Apr 27, 2006, 11.46 AM | Source: Moneycontrol.com
FLAG Telecom appoints Punit Garg as its new Head
FLAG Telecom on Wednesday announced the appointment of Punit Garg as its new Head in place of Patrick Gallaghar. Prior to this appointment as President of FLAG Telecom, Punit was President, International Business, Reliance Infocomm Ltd., which is a part of Reliance Communication Venture Ltd. and a member of the Reliance-Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (Reliance-ADA Group). Punit continues to be a member of the parent’s senior management team, while Patrick moves on to become the FLAG Telecom Non-Executive Vice Chairman.
Punit's appointment is expected to hasten the process of assimilation for the global carrier with its parent company under the new management and put it on a faster growth trajectory.
"Punit's long stint at Reliance Infocomm and his understanding of its objectives and approach will be extremely beneficial for FLAG Telecom, Reliance Infocomm and, our customers. The change will help us in charting out a new growth path for the global carrier,” said Anil Dhirubhai Ambani, Chairman, FLAG Telecom.
An engineer by training, Punit joined Reliance Infocomm in January 2001 and went on to hold a number of key leadership positions in the company. Planning and launch of fixed call fixed wireless phones, public calls office and broadband are some of the initiatives he spearheaded here.
Prior to joining Reliance Infocomm, Punit was Managing Director, Lockheed Martin Global Telecom responsible for joint ventures and business management for South Asia. He has also held senior executive positions in leading global organization such as COMSAT, Jet Airways and Equant (formerly SITA).