From www.efytimes.com on June 10, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009: UK-based mobile handset maker Meridian Mobile has appointed Prem Kumar as chief executive officer for its India operations. With India having embarked on a renewed growth phase, Kumar has come from the board of the parent company to focus on spearheading the company’s growth strategy for India given the emerging landscape and the new opportunities afforded by the telecom sector.
Kumar brings with him over twenty-seven years of experience in consumer goods, technology and management consulting, in both India and abroad. He has spearheaded growth of companies in regions like Europe, USA, Russia, China and South-East Asia, amongst others. Though a visitor to India in the past, Kumar now returns to be based here after nearly fifteen years abroad.
Meridian Mobile has now made the Fly mobile phone available in 25 countries, including Europe, Russia, China, and South-East Asia, apart from India. Fly is now available in over 7,000 mobile retail stores across 145 cities in India.