New Delhi:

Bharti Enterprises (“Bharti”), on Tuesday announced the appointment of Rajesh Sud as managing Director – Financial Services. He will report to Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder and Chairman, Bharti Enterprises.


Rajesh takes over from Soumen Ghosh (Sam) who successfully led and turned around the financial services business. In his new role, Rajesh will lead the Group’s financial services businesses (Bharti-AXA General Insurance and Bharti-AXA Life Insurance) and will also be on the Board of Airtel Payments Bank. In addition, he will guide the groups’ current and future interests in the financial services businesses.


Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder & Chairman, Bharti Enterprises, said, “I am confident that Rajesh’s vast experience and domain expertise in the financial services sector will add immense value to Bharti’s existing business.”


Prior to joining Bharti, Rajesh was the executive vice chairman and MD at Max Life Insurance. Rajesh brings over 25 years of experience in the Indian banking and life Insurance industry.


Rajesh started his career at Bank of America and was a key member of the team that createda very successful consumer banking franchise in India and was an integral part of theteam that transited that business to ABN Amro Bank, upon its sale in 1999.