Sandip Das to join telecom and media consulting firm Analysys Mason1 min read . Updated: 16 Oct 2015, 02:20 AM IST
Das, former MD of R-Jio, was with the board of Reliance Retail Ltd to oversee R-Jio-Reliance Retail integration
Mumbai: Sandip Das, former managing director of Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (R-Jio) who later joined the board of Reliance Retail Ltd to oversee the integration of R-Jio with Reliance Retail, has quit the company to join telecom and media consulting firm Analysys Mason India from 1 November.
He will be joining in a senior advisory role and work alongside the Indian leadership team to help manage a rapidly growing Indian clientele of the consulting firm, said a note released by Analysys Mason.
Analysys Mason is a telecom and digital media-focused global management consulting firm with its India office at Gurgaon. The firm has worked with all leading telecom and media companies in India, the note added.
Das joins a long list of high profile exits that R-Jio has seen in the last several months as the company prepares to launch its fourth generation (4G) telecom services across India by December.
Right after Das’s move to Reliance Retail, Sumit Chowdhury, president of R-Jio quit to start his own venture in February. This move was preceded by Steve Correa, who quit R-Jio in November 2014 as chief of human resources, and Arvind Rao, who headed R-Jio’s valued added services division.
Das joined R-Jio in May 2013 as managing director of the company and in January 2014 moved to a mentorship role in Reliance Retail to manage the sales and distribution channels of 4G-enabled devices through the company’s retail network. Prior to heading operations at R-Jio, Das was the chief executive officer (CEO) of Maxis Group and prior to that he was the CEO of Hutchison Essar Telecom (now Vodafone India).
“Having worked with Analysys Mason as a client in the past, the firm’s intellectual rigour and in-depth industry knowledge, focus on ethics and principle-based consulting, and un-matched track record of solving some of the most pressing C-level strategy and operations issues impacting the telecoms industry has me looking forward to working alongside Analysys Mason," said Das in the note.
Rohan Dhamija, partner and head of India and South Asia at Analysys Mason, said the firm’s technology, telecom and media industry focus has helped in establishing it as the first “port-of-call for a large number of telecom operators in the region across a wide variety of topics such as spectrum strategy, digital services strategy, pricing and go-to-market strategy, as well as operational transformation strategy."