Gopal Vittal, MD & CEO (India and South Asia), Bharti Airtel has been elected to the Board of GSMA for the 2019-2020 term.
Gopal will join 25 other distinguished leaders from across the world to provide strategic guidance and roadmap to the organisation, which represents more than 750 of the world’s mobile operators. The GSMA also represents over 350 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors.
Commenting on the appointment Gopal Vittal said, “I feel privileged to have been given the opportunity to serve the world’s premier mobile association. I look forward to working with the GSMA Board members to put out the industry’s growth vision in an increasingly digitally integrated world.”
Bharti Airtel has had a longstanding association with the GSMA. Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman, Bharti Airtel has served as Board member of GSMA between 2005 and 2008 and as the Chairman of Board of GSMA between 2016 and 2018.
Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 16 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 3 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers.
In India, the company’s product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed home broadband, DTH, enterprise services including national and international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G, 4G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 444 million customers across its operations at the end of September 2018.