Bharti Airtel has appointed Soumen Ray as its new chief financial officer (CFO) for India & South Asia, effective from December 21, 2021. Ray would be replacing Badal Bagri Bagri, who is moving on to pursue opportunities outside of Airtel.

In his new role, Ray will report to Gopal Vittal, managing director (India and South Asia), Bharti Airtel.

Ray is a chartered accountant comes with over 23 years of experience in financial planning, management accounting, factory commercial, treasury and corporate accounts. At present, Ray is working with Bajaj Auto Ltd., where he is currently the CFO. However, as per sources, Ray has already resigned from his post at Bajaj Auto.

Ray has been associated with Bajaj Auto Ltd since 2018 and has worked across the entire finance, treasury and taxation spectrum. Prior to this, he has held senior positions in finance and strategy at Viacom18, Hindustan Unilever, ITC and Eveready Industries India.