Risks must be taken if wholesale is to survive, says Aircel’s head of business solutions, Chandan Ghosh. Here he shares his views with Kavit Majithia on the shifting paradigm between the wholesale segment and the rest of telecoms.
Chandan Ghosh is, by his own accord, a risk taker. When he’s not immersed in the world of wholesale telecoms and fighting against the threat to his long distance business, he can be found hurtling around Delhi’s infamous and anarchic roads on his Harley Davidson. Even undergoing open heart surgery in April 2011 hasn’t stopped Ghosh from enjoying a Scotch or two, or partaking in a bit of “unconventional cooking”.
It takes a brave man to walk away from a lucrative position at one of the largest telecoms companies in the world, Bharti airtel, to join a company at least three times smaller in a business department largely revered as dying.
Ghosh did precisely that when he took his position at Indian company Aircel in 2007 as head of its long distance and wholesale business. His motive? That he didn’t want to sit at Bharti, simply count the...
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