Global digital ecosystem enabler, Tata Communications has appointed Kabir Ahmed Shakir as Chief Financial Officer. He will be responsible for the company’s strategic financial, including investor relations.
Prior to this, Shakir was Chief Financial Officer at Microsoft India and was responsible for Microsoft’s overall finance leadership across India.
Shakir brings with him nearly three decades of leadership experience in strategic financial management with a sharp focus on growth, strong business processes, and operational execution across diverse industries and geographies.
Shakir has extensive experience in global markets. Prior to Microsoft, he spent 23 years with Unilever in leadership roles across the globe – as International Funding Director in the Netherlands, Global Supply Chain Finance Director in the UK, CFO of the Home and Personal Care business in India and Global CFO for the Skincare category in the UK.
Speaking on the appointment, A S Lakshminarayanan, MD and CEO, Tata Communications, said, “I am pleased to welcome Kabir into the leadership team at Tata Communications. Kabir brings with him extensive functional expertise together with a deep understanding of digital businesses and start-ups. As the company looks to implement the new vision to be a global leader in enabling digital ecosystems, Kabir’s experience will be valuable in driving transformation programmes as well as profitable and sustainable growth for the company.”
Commenting on his new role, Kabir Ahmed Shakir, Chief Financial Officer, Tata Communications, said, “I am very excited to join Tata Communications. The company has shown remarkable business performance which is being recognized by the market and key stakeholders. Tata Communications has a clear, ambitious strategy and a strong leadership team. I look forward to building on the company’s financial strategy and delivering value to shareholders, as the company continues on its path of achieving profitable growth and being seen as a leading digital ecosystem enabler globally.”