Sawhny steps down as RCom CEO; Barney, Singh acting Co-CEOs

rcomReliance Communications, RCom today said its CEO Vinod Sawhny has stepped down, and William Barney and Gurdeep Singh will take over as acting Co-CEOs with immediate effect. “…The company has accepted request of Vinod Sawhny to step down as Chief Executive Officer of the company with effect from September 30, 2016, to enable him and his family to relocate to New Delhi for personal reasons,” the company said in a BSE filing.

William Barney has been the CEO of Global Cloud Xchange and India Enterprise Business, while Gurdeep Singh was so far the CEO of the company’s consumer business. The announcement comes at a time when Reliance Communications and Aircel have announced themerger of their wireless operations to create a combined entity with assets worth Rs 65,000 crore, marking the biggest consolidation deal in India’s telecom sector.

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