Bharti MD Manoj Kohli quits Airtel board

Bharti Enterprises managing director Manoj Kohli has resigned from the board of Bharti Airtel, marking his formal exit from the telecom business of the group.

Manoj Kohli, managing director Bharti EnterprisesIn a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange, Bharti Airtel said that Kohli has resigned as non-executive director.

Informing about changes in composition of the board of directors of the company, Airtel said Shishir Priyadarshi has been appointed as an independent director.

Kohli had been involved in telecom business of Bharti in various roles since 2002. He led Bharti Airtel's India operations for eight years, during which its customer base grew from 1 million to 140 million, before moving to Airtel's Africa operations in 2010.

Kohli relinquished his position as managing director and chief executive officer of Airtel's International Business to take over as MD of Bharti Enterprises in April 2014.

Since then he has been involved in retail, financial services, agro-products, real estate, and the Bharti SoftBank.