SSTL announces appointments for Karnataka, UP circles
Sistema Shyam TeleServices (SSTL), which provides telecom services under the MTS brand, has appointed Umesh Durve as the chief operating officer of Karnataka Circle. Meanwhile, Siraj Abbasi will be responsible for the company’s business in UP West circle. Durve and Abbasi will report to Dmitry Shukov, CEO, MTS India. Shukov said: “It gives me immense pleasure to welcome Umesh Durve and Siraj Abbasi to the MTS family. Both, Umesh and Siraj have over two decades of industry experience and have been associated with leading telecom companies in the past. They have a proven leadership track record and I look forward to working with them. I am confident that our circle teams in Karnataka and UP West would immensely benefit from their leadership skills and vast knowledge of the industry.” Prior to joining MTS India, Durve was associated with Bharti Airtel as vice president of market operations. He holds over 23 years of industry experience with expertise in sales and distribution, product marketing and market plan execution. He has diversified experience in FMCG, automobile and telecom industry. Abbasi worked with Reliance Communications before this stint. He has over 20 years of experience in sales, distribution management, business development, channel management, key account management and team management in telecom and FMCG industries.