New Delhi: Chalapathi Rao has joined Orange Business Services as General Manager for India, effective March 14, 2022.
Orange Business Services announced the appointment of Chalapathi Rao as GM India on Thursday. Rao has taken over the charge from Bala Mahadevan, who retired from the company after spending the past decade.
As a successor of Mahadevan, Rao is responsible for Orange Business Services activities and growth in India.
Rao is an experienced leader with a successful track record in the telecom space. With over three decades of multi-domain experience including R&D, Operations, Technology and Sales,
He joined Orange Business Services from Tata Communications Transformation Services Ltd (TCTS), where he served as COO. Prior, he held successive leadership positions at BEL, Indian Railways, BPL, Lucent and Tata Communications Group.
“I am pleased to welcome Chalapathi in his new role. His passion for technology, his deep industry experience and diverse knowledge of IT and telecom make him the perfect fit to drive our continued expansion in India,” said Nick Lambert, SVP and Head of Asia-Pacific, Orange Business Services.
“Chalapathi will be instrumental in supporting our customers’ digital transformation and re-enforcing our position as a leading network-native digital services company,” added Lambert.
“I am excited to join Orange Business Services at the time when the shifting dynamics of technology adoption and usage across India present a unique opportunity for our customers to grow,” said Chalapathi Rao, GM – India, Orange Business Services.
“I look forward to working closely with our team of experts, as well as our eco-system, to partake and enable successful digital transformation in India,” added Rao.