The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has announced the appointment of Lt. Gen. Dr. S.P. Kochhar as its director general (DG). He takes over from Rajan S Mathews, who served as COAI’s DG since 2010.

Kochhar retired as signal officer in chief, the head of the ICT wing of the Indian Army, where he was responsible for planning, executing and operating all Telecom and IT networks of the Army.

Prior to that, he was additional director, general personnel in the Indian Army. Till recently, he was serving as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Telecom Sector Skill Council of India.