Optus director of government and corporate affairs, Maha Krishnapillai, will be moving to Australia Post.
Krishnapillai, an industry veteran, will be bowing out of his role with Optus this month. It was previously cited that he left due to family commitments.
He has been with Optus for three years after moving from Macquarie Telecom where he had previously worked for 10 years.
An Australia Post spokesperson confirmed Krishnapillai will be joining the Government-owned postal service company’s retail services division. His exact job title has yet to be disclosed and he will be reporting to Australia Post executive retail services general manager, Christine Corbett.
The news was first reported by Communications Day.
His job will involve growing Australia Post’s existing telecommunications business. In recent years, the company has introduced prepaid mobiles and broadband services to its product range.
It appears Krishnapillai will be using his telco expertise to expand on Australia Post’s retail telecommunications business.
“Our Future Ready strategy identifies three key objectives, become a self-sustaining letters business, grow in parcel ecommerce and become a trusted services provider,” the Australia Post spokesperson said in a statement. “Our objective of becoming a trusted services provider is centred on the areas of financial services, identity services and communications.
“These existing businesses leverage our investment in our retail infrastructure across more than 4,400 outlets and have been identified as areas of growth for Australia Post.”
Optus general manager of government and corporate affairs, Clare Gill, will be taking over Krishnapillai’s position at Optus until a replacement is found.
ARN was unable to reach Krishnapillai at the time of publication.