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Gopal Vittal

Gopal Vittal

MD & CEO, India & South Asia


Bharti Airtel


Gopal Vittal is the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer (India & South Asia) of Bharti Airtel Limited. 


In his role as CEO of the country’s largest privately integrated telecom operator, he is responsible for defining and delivering the business strategy and providing overall leadership for Airtel’s India & South Asia operations. 


He was previously with Bharti Enterprises where he was the Group Director, Special Projects (April 2012 – Feb 2013). In this capacity, he worked towards formulating and supporting Airtel’s International strategy and data expansion. Mr. Vittal also held the post of Director, Marketing at Bharti Airtel (2006-08) and made significant contributions towards driving revenue growth, market leadership and building Airtel as an iconic brand. 


In addition, Mr. Vittal has also been with Hindustan Unilever, where he headed the US$3.5bn Home and Personal Care Division. Over a twenty year tenure at Unilever, Mr. Vittal worked on several national and global assignments across sales, marketing and general management.  


Mr. Vittal is an alumnus of Madras Christian College and has completed his MBA from IIM, Kolkata.