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Kabir Ahmed Shakir replaces Pratibha K Advani as CFO at Tata Communications

Kabir brings with him nearly three decades of leadership experience.

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Mumbai: Tata Communications, a global digital ecosystem enabler, has appointed Kabir Ahmed Shakir as its chief financial officer. Kabir will join on October 21st, 2020 and will be responsible for the strategic financial management of the company, including investor relations.

Kabir 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. Until recently, he was the CFO at Microsoft India, responsible for Microsoft’s  overall finance leadership across all entities in India.

Kabir 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.

Tata Communications MD & CEO A.S Lakshminarayanan says, “I am pleased to welcome Kabir into  the leadership team at Tata Communications. Kabir brings with him extensive functional expertise together  with 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.”

Shakir says, “I am very excited to join Tata  Communications. The company has shown remarkable business performance which is being recognised by the market and key stakeholders. Tata Communications have 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.” 

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