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COAI announces its leadership for the year 2024-25 at AGM 2024

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COAI has recently concluded its Annual General Body Meeting (AGM) for the Financial Year 2023-24, with the announcement of its leadership for the term 2024-25, effective June 2024. Abhijit Kishore, Chief Operating Officer, Vodafone Idea Limited will be the Chairperson, while Mr. Rahul Vatts, Chief Regulatory Officer, Bharti Airtel, will be the Vice Chairperson of the Association. Lt. Gen. Dr. SP Kochhar, Director General, COAI, expressed his heartfelt gratitude to Mr. P.K. Mittal for his support and leadership and welcomed Mr. Abhijit Kishore to COAI.

“I look forward to collaborating with all stakeholders to address the challenges ahead to achieve our collective vision of a digitally empowered society.”

Abhijit Kishore, Chief Operating Officer, Vodafone Idea Limited

Abhijit Kishore, Chief Operating Officer, Vodafone Idea Limited said, “On behalf of the industry, I would like to reiterate our commitment to support the government’s efforts to bridge the digital divide in the country and further catalyse India’s digital transformation.”

“The telecom sector is going through a transformative phase, and we would work in collaboration with Government & Regulators to address issues needing attention.”

Rahul Vatts, Chief Regulatory Officer, Bharti Airtel 

On the occasion, Rahul Vatts, Chief Regulatory Officer, Bharti Airtel reiterated, “COAI has been instrumental in the advancement of connectivity in the country, and I am thrilled to contribute to this evolution as I take over the role of Vice-Chairperson. The telecom sector is going through a transformative phase, and we would work in collaboration with Government & Regulators to address issues needing attention. I take this opportunity to thank the previous office bearers and looking forward to closely work with the members and bring innovative strategies and solutions to advance the telecommunications industry, enhance connectivity and uplift the citizens of our nation.”

Abhijit Kishore comes with a rich tapestry of experience of over three decades with the Indian telecom industry across functions, organisations and geographies. Also, Rahul Vatts is a telecom industry veteran with 29 years of experience and an expert on Telecom & Broadcasting Licensing, Economic Regulations, Spectrum Management and Regulatory Litigation. He also chairs GSMA’s Spectrum Policy Working Group (SPWG), and a member of GSMA’s Global Policy Group, and Spectrum Strategy & Management Group (SSMG). Rahul is also a Governing Council Member of Various Telecom Standardization Bodies in India.

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