"Our new Director - Regulatory and External Affairs will be P Balaji. He joins us from Nokia India, where he was the Managing Director till recently," Vodafone said in a statement.
    
Balaji is expected to join next month. Vodafone's current regulatory head TV Ramachandran and external affairs director Rohit Adya will retire over the next few months.
    
The country's second largest telecom operator will be merging the regulatory and external affairs functions to be headed by Balaji.
     
"TV Ramachandran, Resident Director (Regulatory Affairs and Government Relations) and Rohit Adya, Director (External Affairs) are set to retire over the next few months. We are using this opportunity to fine-tune our organization structure by merging the Regulatory and External Affairs functions for there are strong areas of synergy between them," Vodafone said.
    
Adya will continue to serve the company in the capacity of Chairman of the Vodafone Foundation.
    
"He will be involved in setting up the CSR activities of Vodafone in India and will drive the governance around this important domain," Vodafone added.

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