London, 23rd March 2021
Vikas Grover joins Avanti Communications Group plc (Avanti) as its new Chief Technology Officer.
Vikas was recently the founding Chief Information Officer at OneWeb, where he led Global Networks, IT Platforms and Security. Before OneWeb, he was the CIO and EVP Technology Planning at Vodafone India. Vikas brings a rich cross-industry experience from his stint at KPMG (Atos). Vikas will succeed Scott Richardson in the role, who will be leaving the company.
Avanti CEO Kyle Whitehill, “I am delighted to welcome Vikas to Avanti. Vikas is an accomplished Leader in the Telecoms field with a background including Mobile and Satellite organisations. He is also a highly regarded people leader and I have no doubt he will make an excellent addition to Avanti and our Executive Committee.
“I would also like to recognise Scott Richardson’s contribution to Avanti over his 15 years tenure, we wish him the very best for the future.”
Since Avanti launched in 2002, they have had a vision to design, build and launch pioneering satellite technology that would provide coverage even in the most remote or demanding locations. Today they are a leading partner to the communications industry, connecting over 1.7 billion people across 118 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.