NEW DELHI: Telecom operator Uninor, the 100% subsidiary of Norway-based Telenor Group, has appointed Suresh Bagrodia as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Quazi Mohammad Shahed as its Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO).
Both Suresh and Shahed will be based at Uninor’s corporate office in Gurgaon.
“Bagrodia brings good finance management experience with right capabilities to set up a robust financial reporting process, policies and controls. With his proven abilities in finance, I am confident he will be able to establish an efficient financial discipline and build the organization for future to realize our Internet for All ambition,” said Vivek Sood, CEO, Telewings Communications Services (Uninor).
Bagrodia comes with an experience of more than 30 years in financial management and business strategy with different companies. In the last 18 years, he has worked in the telecom sector where he has proven his abilities in business partnering, negotiations, risk management, financial reporting, working capital and credit management. In his last role, he worked as National Business Finance Officer of Vodafone India and had a long stint of 16 years in different capacities.
Bagrodia is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Calcutta University.
“I am delighted to join Uninor, an organization known for a highly motivated team and culture of transparency and empowerment. I look forward to bring value to the organization to deliver on financial goals and to contribute effectively on building organizational strength,” he said.
Quazi Mohammad Shahed comes with an experience of over 26 years and has worked across geographies like South Asia, Middle East, Malaysia and UK in the leadership roles and on global projects for British American Tobacco (BAT). In his last assignment, Shahed was CHRO of Grameenphone (GP) in Bangladesh. He joined Grameenphone in November 2012.
“With his tremendous experience in HR across different markets, Shahed brings the right capabilities to develop extensive engagement programmes amongst Uninor employees. His proven expertise in HR, will help us to establish the right organizational competencies that will prepare us for the next phase of growth. I welcome both Shahed and Suresh to the Uninor family,” said Sood.
“I am excited to be part of Uninor and look forward to be part of a highly motivated team. Passionate and inspired employees, and customer centricity are at the core of our strategy and together we will work to take our engagement levels to new height,” said Shahed.
Shahed has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from North South University, Bangladesh.