Axiata's unit edotco appoints Vijendran Watson as chief regional officer

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KUALA LUMPUR (March 12): Axiata Group Bhd's subsidiary edotco Group has appointed Vijendran Watson as chief regional officer for the Bay of Bengal to lead the telecommunication tower operator's business in Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka. 

According to edotco's statement today, Vijendran will also continue to serve as the country managing director of Myanmar. 

Suresh Sidhu, edotco group chief executive officer, said in the statement: “As edotco enters the next phase of growth, this appointment will help support the growing business portfolios in these three markets. Potential for growth in these markets is immense." 

"With the tower sharing license in Bangladesh which strengthens the services we can offer, the increasing adoption of next generation technology in Myanmar and the positive push for smart city solutions in Sri Lanka, we feel Vijendran’s wealth of experience in this sector will contribute to our ongoing ambition of becoming one of the world’s top five largest tower companies,” Suresh said.

Axiata's website indicates Axiata owns a 69.88% stake in edotco.