Manoj Kohli becomes Bharti MD in rejig, Mittal executive chairman
Sources in the know of the developments said Mittal is likely to hand over day-to-day operations to Kohli and Vittal and concentrate on governance.
The proposals will be taken up for ratification at the company’s board meeting on February 1 when the October-December earnings are scheduled to be taken up, Bharti stated in its filing to the stock exchanges.
However, sources said the proposed changes would broadly maintain the status quo with regard to day-to-day functioning of the company.
Kohli, currently CEO and joint managing director of the international operations (Africa and South Asia), would continue to oversee that function only. Meanwhile, Vittal who takes charge from the outgoing CEO Kapoor on March 1, would not report to Kohli but to Mittal, as announced by the company on January 15.
With the proposed changes Bharti has put to rest, at least for the time, being all speculation that the India and Africa operations would be merged and Kohli would be made the overall CEO or MD.
The first round of restructuring was announced by Bharti on January 15 when