Manish Prakash Drops Airtel To Join Telenor

Bharti Airtel’s director of strategic alliances, Manish 53773812Prakash, is leaving the country’s top telecom operator after a stint of over two and half years, to join Norway’s Telenor Group as the head of enterprise, a person familiar with the matter told.

Prakash, who is currently serving his notice period at Bharti Airtel, will join Telenor in September to spearhead the group’s enterprise or B2B business globally. At Telenor, he will operate from Singapore, which is the second headquarter after Oslo, Norway, the person added.

Telenor Group is one of the leading mobile operators in the world, with 211 million mobile subscriptions. It has airtelmobile operations in 13 markets, including India.

ET queries sent to Bharti Airtel and Telenor went unanswered at the time of going to press. Prakash declined to comment.

Bharti Airtel, in July, restructured the enterprise business with the appointment of Ashok Ganapathy as director, Airtel Business, who now reports to Gopal Vittal, CEO & MD (India & South Asia), Bharti Airtel.