Airtel Business, the B2B unit of Bharti Airtel has appointed Harish Laddha as CEO – Emerging Business. He will report to Ajay Chitkara, Director & CEO – Airtel Business.
The company said that in his new role, Harish will be responsible for identifying and leveraging growth opportunities in emerging categories such as the Small and Medium Business (SMB) segment. He will lead a dedicated team to bring to market highly differentiated offerings for these emerging segments.
“As the Indian economy evolves over the next decade, the SMB segment, in particular, offers a massive opportunity to enable the digital transformation of tens of millions of traditional businesses. Airtel Business with its end to end portfolio is well-positioned to serve the requirements of these businesses. I am delighted to welcome Harish on board and am confident that under his leadership we will create a sharper focus on the emerging growth opportunities,” said Chitakara.
Harish is an alumnus of Narsee Monjee Institute of Management and holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Telecommunication from MIT, Pune. He has over 25 years of experience, across Ingram Micro, Tata Communications and Tech Pacific.
In his last role as the Executive Director – India Sales at Ingram Micro, he was responsible for driving over $3 billion annual revenue stream. Prior to leading Sales, he was the Director for Ingram’s Cloud Business in India, wherein he built the business from the ground up.
Airtel Business clocked Rs 14.407 crore in revenues for FY ended March 2021. It is India’s largest player in the B2B connectivity space and its portfolio includes Cloud, Data Center, IoT, Cyber Security and Ad Tech.