Deutsche Telekom names Srini Gopalan to lead Europe business
Mr. Gopalan, currently Consumer Director India at Bharti Airtel Limited, an Indian telco, is was responsible for consumer business in 23 different regions of India, which covered broadband connections and satellite TV in addition to mobile communications.
Before joining Bharti Airtel, Mr. Gopalan worked in the UK for over ten years – at first in a number of functions for Capital One, an American financial services provider, which he left as Managing Director UK in 2009.
He then worked as Chief Marketing Officer at T-Mobile UK, where he was responsible for marketing and sales. He was part of the management team that led T-Mobile UK to the joint venture with Orange, everything-everywhere. After this, he served as Director Consumer Business Unit at Vodafone UK for three years.
Mr. Gopalan studied Business Administration at the renowned St. Stephen’s College in New Delhi and later earned his MBA at IIM Ahmedabad, India's business school.
Mr. Gopalan will join Deutsche Telekom on October 1st and, after an onboarding period, will assume the duties of Claudia Nemat – who will head the new Technology and Innovation Board department and relinquish responsibility for the Europe segment – effective January 1st, 2017.