Shakir will take charge of the new role from 21 October 2020 and will be responsible for the strategic financial management of the company, including investor relations
Shakir brings with him nearly three decades of experience in strategic financial management across diverse industries and geographies. He joins Tata Communications from Microsoft India where he worked as the chief financial officer, responsible for Microsoft’s overall finance leadership across all entities in India.
Prior to Microsoft, Shakir 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.
“I am pleased to welcome Kabir into the leadership team at Tata Communications. Kabir brings with him extensive functional expertise together with a 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,” said A.S Lakshminarayanan, MD and CEO, Tata Communications.
“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..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,” said Kabir Ahmed Shakir, Chief Financial Officer, Tata Communications.