Board of Directors


Manoj Kohli
Independent Non-Executive Director
- Axis Bank

Manoj Kohli, aged 63 years, is the Country Head – SoftBank India, SoftBank Group International from 2020 and is supporting over 20 portfolio companies of SoftBank Group and SoftBank Vision Fund such as OLA, OYO, Paytm, Lenskart, Grofers, Snapdeal, WeWork, Delhivery, InMobi, Firstcry, Uber, Swiggy, Unacademy etc. in India. He is responsible for addressing the government, regulatory and public policy issues which help these companies to achieve their full business potential.

Manoj Kohli was the Executive Chairman of the SB Energy – SoftBank Group which is developing over 5GW of solar, wind and hybrid projects in the pipeline for the period from 2015 to 2019.

Previously, Manoj Kohli was the Managing Director and CEO of Bharti Airtel and his key contribution was building Airtel as no. 3 telco in the world from 2 million customers to over 400 million customers. He led Bharti Airtel’s India operations for 100x scale-up before moving to International responsibility for 20 countries and was also responsible for leading the Africa operations which was acquired in June 2010. He has also led formation of world’s largest tower company (Indus and Infratel) for achieving major infrastructure synergies for the industry. He was the Chairman of the Industry Association, COAI.

He holds degrees in Law, Commerce, and MBA from Delhi University. Manoj also attended the “Executive Business Program” at the Michigan Business School and the “Advanced Management Program” at the Wharton Business School.