NEW DELHI, INDIA: Vodafone announced that Analjit Singh is to be appointed non-executive chairman of Vodafone India.
Analjit Singh is a leading industry figure in India. He is the founder and chairman of Max India Ltd, as well as its subsidiaries, such as Max New York Life Insurance Co. Ltd, Max Healthcare Institute Ltd and Max Bupa Health Insurance Co. Ltd.
Vittorio Colao, chief executive of Vodafone Group, said “Analjit has been a longstanding, reliable and trustworthy partner in India.”
Nick Read, CEO of Vodafone’s Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific region, said: “I am delighted to announce Analjit’s appointment as Chairman of Vodafone’s operations in India. Analjit brings a wealth of business experience and is one of India’s leading entrepreneurs. He knows our business well, having been the Founder and Chairman of Max Telecom, the business which has grown to become Vodafone India with nearly 150 million customers.”
Analjit Singh commented: “It is a great honour to become Chairman of Vodafone India, a company I have been involved with since its inception. The business has performed strongly in the market under Vodafone’s stewardship and I look forward to working with Vodafone India CEO Marten Pieters and his team as the company continues to compete strongly in the fast-growing mobile market.”
The appointment is effective from 16 February 2012, following formal approval from the Board of Vodafone India.