Arun Sarin, the Indian born and educated CEO of the world’s largest telephone company Vodafone has resigned from his spot. The surprising move came after five years and a profitable turn around for the company. Mr Sarin almost doubled the number of phone connections the carrier has by penetrating markets like India and Africa.
Arun Sarin is leaving Vodafone after showing good profits and leaving the company in a much better shape than when he joined it.
Sarin graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur with a B.Tech degree in Metallurgical Engineering in 1975. In 1978 he gained a MS in Engineering and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
Prior to this he did his schooling from Military School Bangalore, Bangalore. He excelled in studies, sports and co curricular activities. He was known for his sharp intelligence and good sporting skills especially in hockey and boxing in school. He started his career as a management consultant before moving, in 1984, to Pacific Telesis Group in San Francisco.
So whats next for this successful Indian CEO.Â Internet is abuzz with speculation that Arun might lead Tata’s push for a bigger global foot print. He does sound like a right candidate for the job and has all that it takes. Tata is spread out in almost all industries and there is no body better than Arun currently to manage all that. In effect Arun would be doing what Ratan Tata did before he retired.