Optus director of government and corporate affairs, Maha Krishnapillai, has announced he will leave the telco.
He has been an active spokesperson for the company and is departing at the end of November due to family commitments.
“[Krishnapillai] has been an outstanding advocate for competition in the telecommunications market not only in his leadership role at Optus but in his previous careers,” Optus general manager of government and corporate affairs, Clare Gill, said in an statement.
“He has represented Optus at a time of major industry reform and ensured that Optus’ position as a champion for competition and consumers is not lost in the complexity of the debate.”
Gill will be assuming Krishnapillai’s role until the company finds a replacement.
Krishnapillai has been with the company for three years. In July 2010, he also took over the role of Optus director of Victoria
Prior to joining Optus, he was the group executive of strategy at Macquarie Telecom. He was with Macquarie for over 10 years.