Jaideep Paul is currently the Chief Finance Officer of Airtel Africa, a position he has held since May 2014.
His career spans 30 years across various industries, with over 17 years in telecommunications. He started his career at Pricewaterhouse in 1989. He moved to Hindustan Zinc in 1991 and progressively held a variety of senior roles in HCL, Telstra V-Com and Caltex (a Chevron Texaco JV).
He joined Bharti Airtel Delhi Circle in 2002, moved to Mumbai Circle as Principal Finance Officer in 2004, and became Regional Finance Controller – East in 2006, a position he held until 2007. He thereafter worked as Chief Finance Officer of Bharti Retail Limited (franchisee of Walmart India) for 2 years (2008 and 2009), and moved to Fairtrade LLC Muscat, in the same capacity for a short period of 8 months before joining Airtel Nigeria as CFO in September 2010.
Mr Paul is a qualified chartered accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce (Honors) from University of Calcutta.