Ropes in former Vodafone executive to bolster smart data opportunity in emerging markets
Mumbai, Singapore, San Francisco, Cape Town, 8 January 2015: Vserv, a leading smart data led mobile marketing platform across emerging markets, today announced the appointment of Shailesh Varudkar as Vice President – Global Business Operations. Shailesh, a veteran in the telecom space, will be instrumental in boosting Vserv’s aggressive expansion plans and will be responsible for driving the company’s global business operations with a strong focus on emerging markets.
Dippak Khurana, Co-founder & CEO, Vserv said, “We are redefining mobile marketing in emerging markets with our smart data platform and are upbeat about the business opportunities in these regions. The vast experience Shailesh brings to the table will enable us to cohesively achieve our future goals in reaching out to the Emerging Connected Billion™ mobile internet users and foster relevant partnerships. We are delighted to have Shailesh on board and are confident that his extensive experience in the telecom domain will help us further strengthen our business.”
Speaking on his appointment, Shailesh Varudkar, Vice President – Global Business Operations, Vserv said, “I am greatly impressed by Dippak and Ashay’s leadership as well as of the Vserv team, as they are extremely passionate about what they do. I look forward to applying my expertise in further strengthening Vserv’s leadership as a leading smart data led mobile marketing platform across emerging markets.”
Shailesh comes with a robust sales and marketing background with 17 years of experience in developing and successfully implementing business strategies for multiple telecom business verticals including establishing ecosystems. He has previously been a key member of the Vodafone India commercial team, responsible for product management, product marketing, relationships with device makers, OS players and chipset manufacturers along with P&L responsibility of the devices vertical. He also successfully set up and ran the Value Added Services team for Vodafone India where management of the ecosystem and profitability was a key responsibility.