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The Smart Techie was renamed Siliconindia India Edition starting Feb 2012 to continue the nearly two decade track record of excellence of our US edition.

April - 2010 - issue > Movers and Shakers

Meeting Consumers' Expectations

Sikta Samantaray
Friday, April 2, 2010
Sikta Samantaray
Skilled and experienced, Arun Sarin has been recently appointed to the Board of Directors at Aricent. Sarin is currently a senior advisor at KKR, and prior to that served as Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Group. "The one common thread today in telecom is meeting consumers' ever growing expectations for innovative products and services. Innovation and technology are so tightly coupled today that operators cannot look at them separately," says Sarin.

Sarin's career began at Pacific Telesis Group (PTG), where he held several senior roles. In 1994, he led the review and recommendation committee for the spinoff of the wireless businesses from PTG, which became AirTouch Communications. Subsequently, he was appointed President and COO of AirTouch. And, with the merger of Vodafone and AirTouch, Sarin became CEO of Vodafone's US and Asia Pacific region. Sarin then led the company's re-entry into the Indian market in 2007, and also acquired several other mobile operators in high growth regions such as Turkey, Ghana, Romania, Czech Republic, and Qatar. He retired from Vodafone last year.

Sarin has an MS degree in engineering and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.
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