Mr. Sunil Sood is the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone India Ltd. Over the last 15 years, he has played a pivotal role in establishing Vodafone India as one of the country’s largest telecom services companies and an admired brand. During this period, he helped to strategize, design, and lead several industry wide initiatives to enable the adoption of mobile services as the preferred means of communication across all strata of society in India.
During his tenure, Vodafone India’s revenue, number of customers, and network coverage have grown at an exponential rate. He pioneered several services and process improvement initiatives to enhance customer experience and launched innovative products and solutions across customer segments that have revolutionized the state of mobile telephony in the country. Prior to joining the telecom sector Sunil had served the FMCG sector in South-East Asia and Africa, and also held the position of CEO of Pepsico in Bangladesh.
In addition to his responsibilities at Vodafone, he also serves as a Director on the board of Indus Towers, the world’s largest telecom tower company and is a member of several prestigious industry policy forums including CII, FICCI, ASSOCHAM, and COAI.
A firm believer of ‘good for society is good for business’, Sunil conceptualized ‘Project Drishti’, an award winning initiative that provides the visually impaired with opportunities to become financially independent. He was also instrumental in leading Vodafone India to partner with the Indian Academy of Paediatrics and launch the world’s largest vaccination reminder service for its flagship programme ‘Immunize India’.
Sunil Sood receiving his award