Member of the Board of Management Deutsche Telekom AG for Europe
Since January 1, 2017, Srini Gopalan is responsible for the Europe segment of Deutsche Telekom AG.
Gopalan was previously responsible for consumer business at Bharti Airtel in India, which covered broadband connections and satellite TV, in addition to mobile communications. His main focus was to position Airtel in what is an otherwise very price-sensitive market through innovative offerings. Before joining Bharti Airtel, Gopalan worked in the UK for over ten years – at first in a number of functions for Capital One, which he left as Managing Director UK in 2009. He then worked as Chief Marketing Officer at T-Mobile UK and was part of the management team that led T-Mobile UK to the joint venture with Orange, everything-everywhere. He then transferred to Vodafone UK, where he was Director of the Consumer Business Unit for three years.
Gopalan studied Business Administration at the renowned St. Stephen’s College in New Delhi and later earned his MBA at IIM Ahmedabad, India’s leading business school.