Srikanth Balachandran moves from Bharti Global, joins Oneweb as CFO

Appointment assures continuity for OneWeb; under his stewardship, Airtel engaged in intense M&A, grew its customer base five-fold and expanded operations to 18 countries


A chartered accountant and a commerce graduate from the University of Madras, Balachandran started his career as a management trainee at Unilever, where he spent 23 years

BS Web Team New Delhi
OneWeb, the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite network owned by the UK Government, Bharti Global and other strategic investors, have announced the appointment of Srikanth Balachandran as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

A press release issued by Bharti Global says that Balachandran has joined from Bharti Global, where he was CFO since October 2018, prior to which he was CFO of Bharti Airtel for seven years. 

The release says under his financial stewardship, Airtel engaged in some intense M&A, grew its customer base five-fold to become the world’s No.3 mobile operator in subscriber numbers, and expanded its operations to 18 countries. Balachandran was closely associated with Airtel’s launch and scaling up of the Satellite TV business in India and the expansion

First Published: Feb 19 2021 | 1:59 PM IST

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