Mallik Rao (Yelamate Mallikarjuna Rao) is appointed as the new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Telefónica Germany.
As a member of the Management Board, he will then be responsible for the company's mobile and fixed-network operations. Mallik Rao will take over from Cayetano Carbajo Martin from mid-October, who will take on a new role at the Spanish parent company.
Mallik Rao has more than 25 years of experience in the international telecommunications industry. He began his professional career in 1993 at TATA Telecom, followed by positions at ERICSSON and Nortel Networks. For the first time, Mallik Rao assumed a leading management position with the Indian mobile communications provider Aircel. He then joined the Vodafone Group in 2012, where he initially held the role of CTIO for Vodafone Netherlands. Since September 2015, he has been responsible for Vodafone Turkey in the same function.