Gopal Vittal is the Managing Director and CEO (India and South Asia) of Bharti Airtel Limited.
In his role as the CEO of country’s largest private integrated telecom operator, he is responsible for defining and delivering the business strategy and providing overall leadership for Airtel’s India and South Asia operations.
He moves into this role from 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.
Prior to this he was at Hindustan Unilever, where he was heading the US$3.5bn Home and Personal Care Division. During the various global and national responsibilities he held during his 20 years stint at Unilever, Gopal gathered a wealth of experience in assimilating the consumer mind set, managing operations efficiently, winning with the customer, building brand and innovating to secure market leadership.
As Director - Marketing at Bharti Airtel from 2006 to 2008, he had made significant contribution towards driving revenue growth, market leadership and building Airtel as an iconic brand.
Gopal is an alumnus of Madras Christian College and has completed his MBA from IIM, Kolkata.