Sunil Sood is the Managing Director and CEO for Vodafone India with effect from April 1, 2015. Prior to this new role, Sunil was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Vodafone India. Being part of the senior leadership team at Vodafone India, Sunil was responsible for the day to day operations and the P&L management for all circles in the country. He also spearheaded the new business development initiative of Mobile Commerce for the organization.
Sunil also served as the Director - Business Operations for Vodafone India before becoming COO. Sunil started his Telecom sojourn in the summer of 2000 as Vice President, Sales & Marketing for Hutch in Delhi. He soon became a Business head and led the Gujarat, Kolkata and Chennai operations.
Prior to joining telecom, Sunil has had a long career with Pepsi in various roles within India and abroad (CEO for Pepsi in Bangladesh). Sunil has also spent 4 years in Nigeria where he was working to establish the market for Nestles milk and infant formulae in the country. Sunil did his schooling from St. Columbus School, Delhi and followed it up with a B Tech from IIT – Delhi and PGDM from IIM - Kolkata. He is also an alumnus of Harvard Business School (AMP).
Sunil is married to Tanya and has 2 children. He is an ardent lover of art and takes active interest in promoting upcoming talent. He likes to spend much of his spare time with his family. Sunil relaxes by going for a swim or listening to music. He lives by the credo “Success will never come without risks.”