October 16, 2015. Vodafone Fiji has announced the appointment of Mr.Rajnesh Prasad as its new Chief Marketing Officer. Mr. Prasad is not new to the teleco-industry having joined the mobile giant as Engineer -Data Services in 2003 following a short stint as a tutor at USP. He has served in various capacities in the organization in the last 12 years before being promoted to the current position.
Starting his career as a graduate engineer, Mr. Prasad has come through the ranks to become Manager Consumer Applications, then moving to the Head of Business Development, Head of Broadband Services. He was appointed in an Executive Role as the General Manager Sales and Marketing last year before being promoted into his current role as the Chief Marketing Officer. Mr. Prasad will oversee the whole Sales & Marketing portfolio for Vodafone Fiji.
A graduate in Computing Science and Information Systems from the University of the South Pacific, Mr. Prasad also holds a Masters in Business Administration from Warwick University in UK and a Masters in Information Systems from Central Queensland University, Australia. He is a Certified Microsoft Professional and holds a Diploma in Project Management. He also completed his Executive Management Program from Stanford University, in 2013.
Mr. Prasad has been instrumental in the design and development of some very key and innovative solutions to add to the Vodafone suit of products. The development of the Vodafone Fiji M-PAiSA Mobile Money system was his brainchild which went on to win the 2011 Mobile Money for Unbanked Award at the Global Mobile Award for the best mobile money deployment.
He has played an integral part in several other network systems and value added services. Mr. Prasad’s active role in the launch of Vodafone’s 4G services, Data campaigns and introduction of affordable smartphones has been crucial additions for the growing data sector.
Mr. Prasad said, “I am proud to work for a company like Vodafone which has fulfilled my career aspiration and provided a career growth path, provides opportunities to challenge the norm, risk taking and innovation which helps bring out the best in me. I continue to learn and grow in a very competitive and dynamic ICT sector that offers new challenges and opportunities every day.”
I look forward to my new role to inspire and mentor my subordinates to mould future leaders and an committed team to take Vodafone to even greater heights”.