Telenor Group owned Uninor telecom operator has appointed Mr. Yogesh Malik as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with immediate effect. Current Uninor Managing Director Sigve Brekke will continue to be responsible for all of Telenor affairs in India as the Head of Telenor Group’s Asian Operations.
Yogesh Malik joined Uninor in 2011 as COO of the company, where he has been responsible for developing a highly efficient operating model that has made Uninor a preferred choice for customers in the hypercompetitive Indian market. He has previously held executive positions at Telenor Group headquarter in Norway, and has served as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Telenor Group companies in Ukraine and Bangladesh.
“Since Yogesh Malik joined the company as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in 2011, he has played an instrumental role in establishing Uninor as the most affordable mobile operator. His focus on operational efficiency and innovations that benefit the mass market has contributed to making Uninor India’s fastest growing service provider,” said Sigve Brekke.
“For me, Uninor is and will always be a challenger. Our successful entry into the Indian market has provided us with a strong platform for growth, and our clear ambition for the future is to continue taking market share by being recognized as the most attractive choice for mobile services in India. I look forward to work with a team that with its “winning every day” attitude and passion for innovation continues to impress me by beating expectations again and again”, added Yogesh Malik.
Sigve Brekke will continue to have overall responsibility for Telenor affairs in India as the head of Region Asia and will formally take over as Chairman of Uninor once necessary regulatory clearances are secured.