Roundup: Airtel has a new CEO, Idea launches new Android phone and Myntra appoints Chief Strategy Officer

Bharti Airtel appoints Gopal Vittal as new CEO

Airtel CEO Gopal Vittal
Airtel CEO Gopal Vittal

Telecom operator Bharti Airtel has appointed Gopal Vittal as its new Chief Executive Officer in India. He suceeds Sanjay Kapoor who was CEO- India and South Asia and resigned earlier. Vittal, who reports to the company’s Chairman and Managing Director Sunil Mittal, will take on the new role From March.

Vittal is an IIM Kolkata alumnus and has over 20 years of experience in various companies.

Airtel announces free data for Facebook for a month

Airtel has launched a new plan for Facebook users on Airtel. Prepaid customers on Airtel can now access Facebook for up to 500 MB data until February 15. For most data enabled phone users, Facebook is one of the apps that takes up most data.

Idea launches affordable Android phone

Mobile operator Idea Cellular has launched another affordable dual sim 3G smartphone called Ivory. The phone runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ahd has a 1 GHz processor. Ivory has a 3.5 inch touch screen and has 4GB internal memory with 512 MB RAM. Its retailing for Rs 7,390.

Investopresto announces free financial planning for women

Investopresto has launched a new financial planning tool which is free for women and designed to help women achieve financial independence. An expert assesses your financial risk appetite and investment needs. He then suggests specific investments ranging from stocks, mutual funds, fixed deposits and gold funds to help you build a diversified investment portfolio suited to your financial needs. More details here.

Myntra appoints former SAP Labs exec as Chief Strategy Officer

Online retailer Myntra has hired Prasad Kompalli as its first chief strategy officer. The former SAP labs executive will setup and head the corporate strategy and business analytics team at Myntra, the company said. Prasad was the Senior Vice President of Technology and Innovation Platform at SAP Labs before joining Myntra. He also holds 8 patents in his name in the mobility and integration areas and a publication in IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) about large scale transnational software development.

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