President and Business head – Fixed Line of Reliance Jio, Vijay Jain has stepped down from the position, reports ET. Jain joins other top-level executives across functions, who have quit the 4G entrant in last few months
“Jain was also involved in the rolling out of Wi-Fi networks for the telecom operator across the country. He equipped around 1200 colleges in the country with Jio Wi-Fi,” a person told ET, adding that Jain also helped connect a number of homes with Jio’s 1 Gigabyte per second wireline service in some cities on trial basis.
Another person said that Jain has now joined the advisory board of a west coast company, and he is currently working on his ecommerce startup, which will work in the government space.
Reliance Jio and Vijay Jain’s response is still awaited.
Jio is rolling out a fiber to home wireline network in select cities to offer customers internet speeds of up to 1Gbps, and is likely to launch the services in various metro cities starting with Mumbai and Delhi.
Jio, which kicked off commercial voice and data services in September, has seen some other high-profile exits as well. The telco’s senior vice president on customer experience, Mitchell Windsor; Rammohan Sunderam – senior vice president of Digital Marketing; and Nitin Bhandari Vice President – Digital Payments Business left the telecom company in quick successions.
The telecom operator has already lost key executives like Pradeep Shrivastava, who was serving as the chief marketing officer; chief digital marketing officer, senior vice president digital channels, Martijn de Jong,chief cloud architect Soren L Hansen, assistant vice president – data science & analytics of cloud engineering Hari Charan Rao, assistant vice president – security operations Maya R Nair and Pawan S Yadav, business head of public Wi-Fi, have also left the company in quick succession.
In June, Amitabh Jaipuria, who managed Jio’s mobility business, had also resigned.