The GSMA elects Gopal Vittal as the Deputy Chair
Bhubaneswar: The GSMA, a global organisation unifying the mobile ecosystem to discover,
develop and deliver innovation foundational to positive business environments and societal
change has elected new members of the GSMA Board of Directors for a two-year term
beginning 1 January 2023 through 31 December 2024. The GSMA Board elected Gopal Vittal,
CEO of Bharti Airtel Group as Deputy Chair. José María Álvarez-Pallete López CEO of Telefónica
Group, continues to be the Chair at the GSMA.
“The industry is at a pivotal point at the moment, and I am very excited to work with the Board
as we navigate the opportunities and challenges ahead. It is more important than ever that we
work together to ensure that the true potential of the mobile ecosystem benefits people,
businesses and society as a whole”, said GSMA Director General, Mats Granryd. He added that
“we are delighted to welcome the new and re-elected Board members and we thank the
outgoing GSMA Board members for their exceptional support”.
“I am honoured and pleased to be elected to serve as Chair of the GSMA at such an exciting
time for the industry. I look forward to working closely with the rest of the Board, the GSMA
leadership team and our entire membership to address the critical issues facing our industry
and our customers,” said José María Álvarez-Pallete López. GSMA Board Members for the 2023-
2024 Term, There are 26 members of the GSMA Board. Members include senior
representatives from global mobile operators as well as smaller independent operators.