Vodacom Group has appointed Balesh Sharma as the managing director and chief executive officer (CEO) of Vodacom South Africa, with effect from July 1, 2020. He will report to Shameel Joosub, chief executive officer, Vodacom Group.

Prior to this, Sharma was serving as the CEO of Vodafone Idea.

At present, Sharma is serving as the director of special projects at Vodafone Group. As part of this role, he has been driving strategic projects globally, including supporting the rollout of new telecom operations in Oman.