Bharti Airtel has announced the appointment of Naval Seth as the head of investor relations. In this role, Seth will spearhead Airtel’s representation amongst investors, lenders, equity partners, and financial institutions and will report to Soumen Ray, chief financial officer, Airtel.

Commenting on the appointment, Soumen Ray said, “We are delighted to have Naval with us. His deep relationships with the investment community, strong subject knowledge in rquity research and capital markets will add immense value to the company as we steer ahead in our growth journey. I wish Naval the very best.”

Seth joins Airtel from Emkay Global Financial Services Limited where he was deputy head of research. Prior to that, he had worked with ICICI Securities Limited. Seth brings with him over 14 years of experience in equity research and capital markets. He has a deep research experience across both business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) facing businesses along with a trusted relationship with the investment community.

Over the years, he has been recognised for in-depth and differentiated research across sectors – telecom, media and consumer discretionary. He has also been consistently voted by institutional investors and also ranked in Asia Money polls.