SP Narayanan is currently the Business Head – m-Commerce in Idea Cellular Limited managing Idea Money and business correspondent activities in partnership with Axis Bank.
Prior to this he was National Head for VAS in Idea Cellular. He had created a strong VAS ecosystem in Idea with in-house building blocks and over 200 third party content and application partners for VAS. Narayanan has strengthened the VAS organization in Idea by introducing consumer centric organization structure across corporate and circle teams. Prior to Idea Cellular, Narayanan has worked with Vodafone India Limited as Country Head VAS and in Reliance Communications in VAS leadership position.
Prior to his telecom stint, Narayanan has worked with ICICI Ventures for 2 years as Chief - Incubator Fund nurturing and funding early stage start ups .Earlier, Narayanan has worked with ICICI Limited in various positions (Last position held : Senior Vice President ) for 10 years handling a portfolio of Debt and Equity funding to over 200 corporate entities in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry spread across all sectors / industries.
Narayanan is a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT Varanasi (Formerly ITBHU) and a PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad.