Movement across the upper echelons of edotco

  • Myanmar MD Oliver Coughlan takes on group COO role
  • Director of operations Vijendran Watson takes on Myanmar role
Movement across the upper echelons of edotco

 
AXIATA Group company edotco Group said that Oliver Coughlan, currently the managing director of edotco Myanmar, has been promoted to a new regional role as the group chief operating officer effective Sept 1.
 
Succeeding him in the Myanmar role will be Vijendran Watson (pic above), who will move from his assignment as edotco director of operations and business support.
 
The appointments are in line with edotco’s strategy to strengthen operations across six countries, the company said in a statement.
 
Coughlan, an international telecommunications leader with more than 20 years’ experience in the telecoms and tower industry, was with Netshare Ireland and Myanmar Tower Company (MTC) prior to joining edotco in January 2016.
 
Reporting directly to group chief executive officer Suresh Sidhu, he will share responsibility for edotco’s business operations and growth in Malaysia, Cambodia and Myanmar.
 
Meanwhile, Vijendran has over 37 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and has held many leadership roles in Australia and Asia, the company said.
 
He was previously the founding managing director of Transcend Towers in India, has worked with American Towers, and joined edotco at its inception.
 
“At edotco, we continuously review and refresh our management teams to ensure we operate at the most optimal level to meet the increasing challenges and potential ventures into other emerging markets,” said Suresh.
 
“Today’s announcement affirms our commitment to become the best telecoms infrastructure company in the region, while continuing to enhance diversity within the group,” he added.
 
edotco is the first regional tower services provider in Asia, claiming a portfolio of over 16,000 towers in Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Pakistan and Myanmar.
 
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