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Micromax appoints Sanjay Kapoor as chairman

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Soma Tah
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NEW DELHI, INDIA: Micromax today announced the induction of Sanjay Kapoor, former CEO of Bharti Airtel to the Micromax promoter group and chairman of the board with immediate effect.

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Micromax will be leveraging Sanjay's vast experience in building India's biggest telecom services brand and his industry expertise built playing an active role in prominent industry forums like GSMA, CII, COAI and NASSCOM over the past 13 years.

Rahul Sharma, co-founder of Micromax Informatics Limited said, "Sanjay's strategic and inspirational leadership skills will certainly provide strong impetus to Micromax as we pursue our aim to be the first Indian hardware brand driving success globally. He will be instrumental in building synergies for our existing international businesses and spearhead our foray into other international markets in the near future."

Sanjay is an established global leader in Telecom and allied industry. Sanjay was the CEO for India and South Asia of India's largest telecom company, Airtel (March 2010 till May 2013). Sanjay remains one of the key leaders in building Bharti Airtel from being one of the many players in the industry to making it as the number one telecom player in India, during his tenure with the company from July 1998 to May 2013.

He has also been a board and executive committee member of GSMA, (the global forum bringing together nearly 800 global mobile operators); Board member of Indus Towers (world's largest telecom tower company with a portfolio of more than 1 lakh towers). Presently, Sanjay is an active member on the board of Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd and PVR Limited. He was declared the "Telecom person of the year" at the Voice & Data Telecom Leadership Awards 2012.

Prior to joining the Bharti Group, Sanjay worked with Xerox India as Director-Operations Support.