Thursday, June 14, 2007

Leaving Airtel

Me with CTO Mr.Sugumaran in a sales function.

The rumours started floating around that Bharti group is planning for going ahead with Managed Services contract and as an effect of that entire engineering dept. excepting couple of managers including me will be transferred to the payrolls of Ericsson or the respective market vendor.
CTO discussed the plan with the engineering departement in one of our Engineering Monthly meetings. So it was confirmed that Mr.Sridhar was going to head the South region from Ericsson side. He wanted me to join as a Project head for the south region under him, but my CTO wanted me to stay with Airtel itself. During this confusion I got an offer from USA thro Mycom North America and I took the decision to leave for US, thinking I will have a wonderful career in US.
Mr.Pandian during this period did my review and recommended me for the Senior Manager position and there was even pressure from the CEO thro HR head to make me stay. I decided to stick to my decision and resigned from Airtel and left CBE by 31st March 2004.

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