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This article, like many others, was first published exclusively for long-term supporters, some time before everyone else got to read it.

After year's absence, Mukesh Bhavnani returns to Bharti Airtel as group GC

Bharti sees more GC shuffles as Bhavnani returns
Bharti sees more GC shuffles as Bhavnani returns

Mukesh Bhavnani has returned to be group general counsel (GC) at Bharti Enterprises after a year of stints as Vedanta's GC and some time out.

He replaces R Sunder Rajan, who had joined Bharti as it's group GC last September, confirmed a company spokesperson.

Bhavnani had left Bharti Enterprises in April 2015, and then joined Vedanta as its group legal counsel and chief compliance officer, according to the Economic Times.

However, Bhavnani left Vedanta according to the ET's September 2015 report .

According to the ET report, Bhavnani was considering moving to the US, where his son lives, and start his own policy advocacy and regulatory litigation firm afterwards.

Around the same time, Bharti Enterprises found GMR legal chief R Sunder Rajan after a nine-month search to head the telecom giant's legal function as group GC, according to the Times of India.

Regarding Rajan, a Bharti spokesperson said: "Rajan has decided to relocate to Bangalore for personal and family reasons but will continue to be associated with Bharti as a consultant based out of Bangalore."

We have not been able to reach Bhavnani or Rajan for comment.

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