Newsmaker: What makes Vittorio Colao of Vodafone an artful dealmaker


It was sometime in the middle of October 2015, and reporters waited outside then telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad’s office in the capital’s Sanchar Bhawan. In the minister’s chamber was Vodafone Global Chief Executive Vittorio Colao and his A team trying to bring the tempers down.Prasad was upset that the India head of Vodafone had said that “comments of the [telecom] minister and the secretary don’t count as the view of the entire government.” The context was the government plan to penalize telcos for call drops. Colao came out of the meeting and …
Source: Business Standard