Sunil Joshi has taken over as MD and CEO of Neotel (Pty) Ltd. Prior to joining Tata Communications in 2007, he was based in New Zealand and Australia for over 12 years, working in various capacities with IBM New Zealand Limited, IBM Australia Limited, and TelstraClear Limited where, as Head of Business Markets, he focused on sales, service, solutions, product development and marketing for the business segment. He has over 22 years of experience in the Information Technology and Telecommunications industry.
Sunil steps into his role with a set of the required skills that Neotel can leverage, having played an instrumental role in cross-leveraging Tata Communications’ resources across the world’s fastest growing markets as well as driving the group's Global Enterprise Solutions practice and earlier, its emerging markets strategy across Asia, Middle East, North Africa and India for both Carrier as well as Enterprise segments.
He holds an MBA and a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications together with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. Medical).
Srinath Narasimhan Non-Executive Chairman
Mr. N. Srinath, born in 1962, has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT (Chennai) and a Management Degree from IIM (Kolkata), specialising in Marketing and..
Mr. N. Srinath, born in 1962, has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT (Chennai) and a Management Degree from IIM (Kolkata), specialising in Marketing and Systems.
Since joining the Tata Administrative Services in 1986, Mr. Srinath has held positions in Project Management, Sales & Marketing, and Management in different Tata companies in the ICT sector over the last 24 years.
On completing his probation with the TAS in 1987, Mr. Srinath joined Tata Honeywell, a start-up in the business of process control systems, as Project Executive working till late 1988 on securing various statutory approvals and funding necessary for the project. He then moved to Tata Industries as Executive Assistant to the Chairman, an assignment he handled till March 1992. In that period, he was also part of the team that set up Tata Information Systems (later Tata IBM). From June 1992 to February 1998 he handled a number of assignments in Tata Information Systems Limited in Sales & Marketing to enterprise customers in the banking, retail, petroleum and process manufacturing sectors.
In March 1998, Mr. Srinath returned to Tata Industries as General Manager (Projects) responsible for overseeing the project implementation of Tata Teleservices fixed line telecom service in the state of Andhra Pradesh. In April 1999, he took over as the Chief Operating Officer of Tata Teleservices responsible for Sales, Networks and Information Technology. From late 2000 till February 2002, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Tata Internet Services, a start-up Internet services business serving retail and enterprise customers.
Mr. Srinath joined Tata Communications (then known as VSNL) in 2002 as Director (Operations) when the Tata Group was selected as the strategic partner at the company. Since February 2007 Mr. Srinath has been the Managing Director of Tata Communications Limited & CEO of the Tata Communications global group of companies. Under his leadership, Tata Communications has transformed from a monopoly, public sector undertaking into a global communications services provider offering advanced network, managed and cloud services to customers worldwide.
Mr. Srinath has received several recognitions in the telecom industry. He was named the ‘Telecom CEO of the Year’ in Asia by the leading publishing group Telecom Asia in the 2006 edition of their awards. The Institute of Economic Studies (IES), a research oriented organisation, conferred its Udyog Rattan Award on Mr. Srinath in November 2006. In 2008 and 2009, Mr. Srinath was named as the world’s eighth most influential telecom personality by the Global Telecoms Business magazine as well as the ‘Telecom Person of the Year’ by the India-based Voice and Data magazine in 2008.
Since February 1, 2011 he has been appointed as the Managing Director of Tata Teleservices Limited one of India’s leading mobile service providers.
Vinod Kumar Non-Executive Director
Mr. Kumar joined Tata Communications in April 2004, just when the company was embarking on its international growth. He was closely associated with the acquisiti..
Mr. Kumar joined Tata Communications in April 2004, just when the company was embarking on its international growth. He was closely associated with the acquisitions of TGN and Teleglobe and assumed responsibility as Managing Director of the company's international operations. Subsequently, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer, whilst managing the Global Data Business Unit as well as the Engineering and Operations functions. Mr Kumar was also appointed as a non-executive director on the Board of Tata Communications Limited in February 2007. In February 2011, Mr. Kumar was appointed as the Managing Director of Tata Communications Limited and Tata Communications Limited Group CEO.
Mr. Kumar has been at the forefront of Tata Communications' shift away from traditional network services towards managed services and recently, cloud computing.
With over 20 years of experience in the global telecom industry, Mr. Kumar has an impressive track record in developing business strategies and creating fast growth organizations across the world.
Prior to Tata Communications, he was Senior Vice President of Asia Netcom, responsible for generating top-line growth including strategy formulation, product marketing and sales. He was actively involved in the financial restructuring and eventual asset sale of Asia Global Crossing to China Netcom, resulting in the formation of Asia Netcom.
In 1999, Mr. Kumar joined WorldCom Japan as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to this, he held various senior positions in Global One in the United States and Asia where he has had major responsibilities in market management, sales, marketing, product management, multinational account management and operations.
Mr. Kumar is a Member on the Board of Economic Development Board (EDB), the lead government agency responsible for planning and executing strategies to enhance Singapore's position as a global business centre and grow the Singapore economy. Mr. Kumar is also a Member on the Governing Council of Human Capital Leadership Institute (HCLI) in Singapore, a premier institution for raising human capital management capabilities in Asia.
Mr. Kumar was born in 1965 and graduated with honours in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in India
Kennedy Memani Non-Executive Director
Kennedy Memani is a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA). He has extensive experience working with government ministries and parastatal organisations on issues of..
Kennedy Memani is a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA). He has extensive experience working with government ministries and parastatal organisations on issues of restructuring including privatisation and corporatisation.
Past projects and positions have included:
Representing the Ministry of Public Enterprises in the negotiations for the successful partial privatisation of Telkom and further representing the same ministry in the successful privatisation of Sun Air.
Engaged to advise in the successful privatisation of Airports Company of South Africa.
Co-chair of the Strategic Equity Partner search for SAA and Chairman of the Aventura privatisation process.
Created and managed a benchmarking process comparing RSA performance and processes for privatisation with worldwide best practice.
Participant in the National Framework Agreement process on privatisation.
Preparation of a master plan for the privatisation of Transnet.
Former SABC Board member and Former Director of the SABC and Mnet.
Kennedy currently holds the following positions:
He is Chairman of Nexus Connexion., Chairman of the Eskom Pension Fund and a Director and Principal in KREM Investment Holdings, KREM Capital and XKM & Associates (now called Burlington Consultants).
Frans Joseph Petrus Ndoroma Non-Executive Director
Frans J P Ndoroma was appointed as Managing Director of Telecom Namibia Limited on 1 November 2002. During the same period he was simultaneously appointed as Chi..
Frans J P Ndoroma was appointed as Managing Director of Telecom Namibia Limited on 1 November 2002. During the same period he was simultaneously appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Namibia Post & Telecom Holdings Limited (NPTH), the holding company under which Telecom Namibia, NamPost and Mobile Telecoms (MTC) reside.
Frans was born in the village of Amutanga, Namibia.. He attended the Roman Catholic primary schools of Omege and Okatana and the secondary school, Roman Catholic School at Döbra where he matriculated in 1973. From 1974 to 1976 the Catholic Church sponsored his studies for a BSc degree at the University of Fort Hare. However, due to Soweto protests at the time, he was expelled before completing the course. In 1978 Frans was offered a bursary by the then Consolidated Diamond Mines (CDM) to study at Leeds University in the UK, where he graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in Mineral Engineering in 1981.
In 1989, Frans successfully completed his Management Development Programme (MDP) at the University of South Africa (UNISA) and then went on to successfully complete his Executive Development Programme (EDP) at the University of Witwatersrand (WITS) in 1994. In 2003 he completed a Telecoms Management Course through TEMIC in Canada.
In September 1981, Frans was appointed as a metallurgical graduate at NAMDEB. Over the 21 years with NAMDEB, Frans occupied various positions including Divisional Plant Superintendent, Metallurgical Manager, Mine Manager of the Orange River Mines and finally Assistant General Manager of NAMDEB. He resigned from NAMDEB in 2002 when he was appointed as Managing Director of Telecom Namibia Limited and Chief Executive Officer of NPTH Limited.
Sanjay Baweja Non-Executive Director
Sanjay Baweja’s is responsible for financial reporting & compliance, treasury and fund management, financial planning and analysis, management assurance, taxatio..
Sanjay Baweja’s is responsible for financial reporting & compliance, treasury and fund management, financial planning and analysis, management assurance, taxation and procurement.
Prior to Tata Communications he was with Emaar MGF Land Limited as Executive President – Corporate Affairs and Chief Risk Officer. He has also worked in several roles across Bharti Airtel, Xerox Modicorp, Digital Equipment and Ballarpur Industries.
A graduate in Commerce, a chartered accountant and a cost & works accountant, Sanjay has more than 25 years of experience. Sanjay’s passions for his work, astute knowledge and the ability to take on challenges have been key drivers in climbing the ladder of corporate success.
Satish Ranade Non-Executive Director
Satish Ranade is the first Company Secretary and Legal Head of Tata Communications Limited, since the year 1987. Satish started his professional career with M/s..
Satish Ranade is the first Company Secretary and Legal Head of Tata Communications Limited, since the year 1987. Satish started his professional career with M/s Maharashtra Electrosmelt Limited, as Dy. Company Secretary where he had served with distinction for over 7 years. He has been a visiting faculty teaching corporate law at a Management Institute at Mumbai.
Satish holds Bachelors degrees in Commerce and in Law from the Mumbai University and is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). His overall experience spans over 36 years in various fields.
Satish had been part of the most momentous stages of Tata Communications’ history, Heading Tata Communications’ legal and corporate secretarial functions from its inception. From a fledgling of a highly regulated wholly owned Government of India undertaking, to a now multi-function private sector telecom major in competitive market, listed on New York Stock Exchange and having more than 40 subsidiaries across the continents - he has seen it all. His contributions in the various stages of the Company’s evolution process have been widely recognised. In this process he also had the opportunity to get hands on experience in various functions including HRD and Finance.
Satish has travelled abroad extensively, representing Tata Communications and India in various International Telecoms forums.
He presently serves on the Boards of Tata Communications Lanka Limited-Sri Lanka, VSNL SNOSPV Pte Limited-Singapore, Neotel (Pty). Limited and SEPCO Communications (Proprietary) Limited -South Africa as also on Indian subsidiaries of Tata Communications viz. Tata Communications Internet Services Limited-Delhi, Tata Communications Transformation Services Limited-Mumbai, and Tata Communications Banking InfraSolutions Limited. He also chairs the Board of two trusts formed by Tata Communications for its employees
Raman Dhawan Non-Executive Director
Raman is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, United King..
Raman is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, United Kingdom. He is currently Managing Director of Tata Africa Holdings (SA) (Pty) Limited - the strategic investment arm of Tata Communications in Africa.
Raman has been with Tata Group for over 30 years. As principal executive of TATA in Africa, he is responsible for co-ordinating all activities and operations of the Tata companies in Africa. Tata Africa has a strong presence in 11 African countries and its businesses include Automotive, Steel, Hospitality, Mining products, IT and Telecommunications, Chemical, Power and Farming. The Board is guided and assisted by him in making all major decisions relating to growth, diversification and fresh investment plans of Tata Group Companies in Africa.
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