New Delhi, March 8 (PTI): BlackBerry today said its India managing director Sunil Dutt had quit the company and would be replaced by Rick Costanzo, who is the executive vice-president (global sales).
"Sunil Dutt has left his position as managing director, BlackBerry India, with immediate effect," a BlackBerry spokesperson said.
In the interim, Costanzo will take over the leadership of the India management team as the smartphone maker starts the search for a new sales lead as soon as possible, the spokesperson added.
"India is an extremely important market for BlackBerry and our aim is to continue to build on our recent momentum with the launch of BlackBerry 10," he said.
Dutt, who has served in the Indian mobile technology and telecom sector for 27 years, had joined the Ontario-based firm in 2011.
Last month, the Canadian phone maker launched its most awaited smartphone Z10, powered by its latest operating system BlackBerry 10, in India. The struggling smartphone maker, which rechristened itself as BlackBerry from Research in Motion in January, is betting on the new platform to turn around its fortunes.
Meanwhile, two internal committees of the department of telecom are understood to have recommended imposing a fine of around Rs 104 crore on Vodafone for allegedly violating licence conditions on international calls in Delhi and Mumbai circles between 2002 and 2003, sources said.