In a Bombay Stock Exchange filing on Thursday, the company advised that Sood will serve as an additional director until the date of the next general meeting and “to be eligible has been recommended to shareholders for appointment as a retiring director. by rotation”. at the next General Assembly.
The company also said Balesh Sharma, the first CEO of the Vodafone Idea merger, has stepped down as non-executive director with immediate effect.
Sood is a director on the board of the Vodafone Group’s Indian joint venture – Vodafone Idea Limited (Vi) and Vodacom Group South Africa. He was Group Commercial Director, AMAP and Group Financial Services Director M-Pesa at Vodafone Group Services from September 2018 to September 2020.
He was also a director of the former Indus Towers Limited and Safaricom-Kenya in the past.
In this role, he managed business operations and strategy as well as innovation and transformation projects for the Africa, Middle East, Asia and Pacific regions and as Chief Financial Officer his role was to transform the company of a lean mobile phone- money transfer service based on a digital and scalable FinTech platform.
He started his telecom journey with Vodafone in the summer of 2000 and over the years held several senior management positions including Managing Director and CEO of Vodafone India Limited (April 2015-August 2018).
Sood started his career in the FMCG industry in various roles across India and other emerging markets in Africa and South East Asia, including serving as CEO of Pepsico in Bangladesh.