Gurgaon, May 25, 2014 – Vineet Taneja is the new Chief Executive Officerof Micromax, India’s 2nd largest smartphone player. He was till recently India Country Head for the IT & Mobile businesses of Samsung India.
Vineet has worked with leading consumer brands like Hindustan Lever, Nokia and Bharti Airtel, prior to Samsung. From performing Sales & Marketing roles at HLL & Nokia to general management responsibilities at Bharti Airtel and Samsung, Vineet has evolved as a respected leader of the telecom industry. Vineet holds a degree in engineering from IIT-Roorkee and is also an alumnus of IIM-Kolkata.
Says Rahul Sharma, Co-founder, Micromax: “Vineet will be an asset in our next phase of growth, his diverse experience will be a great addition to the Micromax leadership in India both from organizational set-up and business growth perspective. Vineet is one of the most respected corporate leaders in the industry and has a great track record of successfully leading diverse brands across sectors.”
“Micromax has been one of the great success stories in India’s mobile eco-system, and has pioneered the democratization of technology for masses by addressing specific consumer needs with constant innovations. We are witnessing an inflection point in the smart devices globally. Therefore, it is a great opportunity for me to lead Micromax into its next phase of growth by consolidating and further strengthening its position in India, and looking at global markets to complete its transition of becoming a global force to reckon with", adds Vineet Taneja.