Anand Chandrasekaran joins Bharti Airtel as Chief Product Officer

14 Apr,2014

By a correspondent

 

Bharti Airtel announced the appointment of Anand Chandrasekaran as its Chief Product Officer for its India operations. Anand will lead product conceptualization, design and development across the B2C segment of the company and will report into Srini Gopalan, Director – Consumer Business. He will be responsible for driving best in class user interfaces, content partnerships and product experiences across all current and future offerings across the internet ecosystem.

 

Announcing the appointment, Gopal Vittal, MD & CEO, Bharti Airtel (India & South Asia) said, “We are delighted to have Anand on board as we sharpen our focus on innovation. I am confident that his rich experience and in-depth understanding of technology and the internet ecosystem will contribute to our endeavor of building an organization of the future.”

 

Anand joins Airtel from Yahoo where he was Sr. Director of Global Search Products and a member of the search leadership team. Previous to this role, he was Sr. Director & Head of Product for Mobile, which was the fastest growing part of the Search & Commerce Business Unit for Yahoo.

 

Anand is a proven entrepreneur with experience of leading product development, growth and revenue in mobile, consumer internet, search, maps, local and big data across numerous Fortune 500 companies. Prior to Yahoo, Anand was Director of Product Management at Openwave. Anand also co-founded and helped build Aeroprise Inc. before joining Openwave.

 

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