Leadership

Vinod Kumar

Managing Director and Tata Communications Limited Group CEO

Vinod Kumar is the Managing Director and Group CEO of Tata Communications.

 

Vinod joined Tata Communications in April 2004, just as the company was embarking on its journey of international growth. Vinod has been at the forefront of Tata Communications’ transformation from a traditional connectivity services provider, largely based in India, to a truly global services provider – offering a broad range of managed communication and collaboration services as well as IT infrastructure services.

 

With 25 years of experience in the global telecom industry, Vinod has an impressive track record in developing business strategies and creating fast growth organisations across the globe. Prior to joining Tata Communications, he was a Senior Vice President with Asia Netcom from 2002-2004 where he was responsible for strategy formulation, product marketing and sales. From 1999 to 2002, Vinod worked with WorldCom Japan as its Chief Executive Officer. Prior to this, he held various senior positions with Global One and Sprint International in the United States and Asia.

 

Vinod has served as a Director of the Human Capital Leadership Institute Pte Ltd, York Transport Equipment (Asia) Pte Ltd, Qubit Investments Pte Ltd & Strategy Advisor & Consultant of UST Global (Singapore) Pte Ltd amongst several others. He is also a member of the Business Sector Advisory Council for UN Women.

 

Vinod graduated with honours in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in India and currently lives in Singapore.

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Aadesh Goyal

Chief Human Resources Officer

Aadesh has over 25 years of experience in P&L Management, Human Resources, Operations, Information Technology, Corporate Communications and Program Management and has held global leadership roles in these functions across multiple geographies. He has also been involved in over a dozen M&As as well as playing a key role in the integration of these companies, spread across multiple countries.

 

Aadesh joined Tata Communications in February 2010 from PeopleStrong HR Services where he was the Chairman and CEO.

 

Prior to PeopleStrong HR Services, Aadesh was part of the start-up team of Aricent/Hughes Software Systems where he spent 16 years in a variety of roles including Global Head of HR, CEO of its BPO Business, Head of the Gurgaon centre and provided direction to IT and Corporate Communications functions. He was also a Director on the Board of this listed company.

 

Aadesh has a Master’s degree in Management Studies from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani in India.  He has a passion for community service and has been an active volunteer with The Art of Living since 2000.

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Anthony Bartolo

Chief Product Officer – Collaboration, Mobility and IoT

Anthony Bartolo is Chief Product Officer – Mobility, IoT and Business Collaboration at Tata Communications and is responsible for his business units’ strategy, development and product offerings. Tata Communications is part of Tata Group, a $108.78 billion dollar group of companies.

 

Anthony has over 25 years of functional and general management experience in transformational, high growth environments, ranging from start‑ups to large cap public companies, spanning the entire communications technology ecosystem from telephony, data networking, and machine-to-machine to social networking industries.

 

Prior to Tata Communications, Anthony was at Avaya Communications responsible for the company’s $2.5 billion Unified Communications and Contact Centre portfolios. As a leader of the company’s two largest business units, Anthony was responsible for the 1400 personnel across product management, marketing, R&D and operations divisions. Anthony’s previous roles include President and CEO of Skyrider Limited, a social networking start-up, and Vice President and General Manager of the Wireless Infrastructure, RFID and Software Divisions for Symbol Technologies (acquired by Motorola). He has also held multiple senior leadership positions around the globe during his 12 years with Nortel Networks.

 

Anthony graduated with honours from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia with a Bachelor degree in Engineering (Honours). He has recently relocated to Singapore from Silicon Valley in California.

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Genius Wong

Chief Product officer -Global Network, Cloud Infrastructure and Security Services

Genius Wong is Chief Product Officer, Global Network, Cloud Infrastructure and Security Services for Tata Communications.

 

With two decades of experience in the telecommunications industry, Genius heads up the Tata Communications’ Global Network, Cloud Infrastructure and Security business portfolios.  This includes product, engineering, and global network and access partnerships for the network business lines, as well as product, engineering, and operations for Cloud Infrastructure, and Security business lines.

 

Prior to joining Tata Communications, Genius served as Vice President of Product Management and Development for Asia Netcom, where she was responsible for the development, launch and management of Asia Netcom’s entire portfolio of products and services for both the enterprise and carrier markets. She also played a crucial role in the development of Asia Netcom’s product and network platforms as well as the formulation of complex solutions to meet the unique requirements of individual customers.

 

Genius previously served as the General Manager of Technology Support and Development for New T&T, a FTNS operator in Hong Kong. In this role, she played a key part in the start-up of the organisation. Genius also worked for IBM IGN where she was an instrumental player in establishing the company’s presence in Hong Kong.

 

Genius holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington in the United States.

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James Parker

Chief Revenue Officer

James Parker is Chief Revenue Officer for Tata Communications. In this role, he leads Tata Communications’ global sales organisation whose mission is to enable service providers, enterprises and partners to be successful in a digital-first world.  He is accountable for the strategic vision and execution that delivers superior value, experience and performance across all customer and markets segments.

 

James has been in the high-tech industry for over two decades, spanning software and telecommunications in developed and emerging markets. He has a track record of building high-energy and high-performing leadership teams that have successfully delivered profitable growth through multiple technology and business transformations.

 

Before joining Tata Communications, James was Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing for CenturyLink Business for Enterprise, driving the growth of the company’s cloud, hosting, co-location and consulting businesses. Before that, he spent more than 13 years at Microsoft – where he held a number of leadership roles focused on enterprise B2B sales in North America, Asia, and Europe.

 

James holds an MBA from the University of Toronto – Rotman School of Management and is based out of London.

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John Freeman

Chief Legal & Compliance Officer

John Freeman is the Chief Legal and Compliance Officer of Tata Communications. His responsibilities include providing strategic direction and guidance to the Company’s legal, regulatory, corporate secretarial and compliance functions globally.

 

In addition to the legal function, he also manages the Company’s Internal Audit and Supply Chain Management groups and is responsible for enabling a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of the Company’s supply chain, risk management, internal controls and governance processes.

 

John has over 20 years of handling a wide array of cross-border legal and business issues specific to multinational organisations in the information and communications space. Prior to joining Tata Communications, John served as General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel to several multinational telecommunications and managed services companies headquartered in Asia, the US and Europe.

 

John also serves on the Company’s board of directors for its major operating subsidiaries and joint venture companies, and has served in a non-executive capacity on several external boards. John obtained both his undergraduate degrees (Economics / Political Science) as well as his Juris Doctorate from the University of Minnesota where he graduated magna cum laude.

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John Hayduk

Chief Operations Officer

John Hayduk is the Chief Operations Officer at Tata Communications. As COO, John is responsible for creating synergies between Customer Service Operations, Information Technology and Business Excellence teams to enable a world-class customer experience by strengthening the company’s execution capability. Achieving the company’s strategic vision by building an open infrastructure, partner ecosystem and platforms, implementing the company’s goals and creating new paths for competitive transformation in the digital age is also one of John’s key responsibilities.

 

John has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. He began his career at Bell Communications Research as a Senior Engineer in 1990 and later at Telcordia Technologies where he spent the next decade in various senior management positions. As Group Senior Vice President Network Systems he led multiple large-scale projects right from software development focused on development of high volume, real time transaction processing systems and operations support systems for telecommunications service providers to building and establishing a new business unit focused on operations software for new service introduction and service assurance solutions targeted at wireless service providers.

 

John earned his Masters of Science degree in Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon University and his undergraduate degree in Computer Science from The Pennsylvania State University.

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Julie Woods-Moss

Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer

Julie Woods-Moss is the Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer at Tata Communications.

 

As the Chief Marketing Officer, Julie is responsible for all company-wide marketing & communications. She also leads the Innovation mandate for the company, working closely with the start-up ecosystems & academia as well as leading the internal entrepreneurship programme at Tata Communications.

 

Julie was rated the 16th most influential CMO in the world by Forbes in 2017. She is a member of the Advisory Board for the Tata Group Brand; an advisor to the Boston Consulting Group; to Dial Partners, an independent corporate finance and strategic advisory firm and a board member of OneAccess, a physical and virtual networking company.

 

Julie is passionate about the role of women in STEM and is the founder of Tata Communications’ ‘Winning Mix’ group, established to improve policies and programmes to promote the professional development of women and minorities at Tata Communications.

 

Julie brings more than 20 years of experience in senior executive roles in leading international corporations including IBM, UPC (part of Liberty Media group) and BT.

 

Julie is a LinkedIn and Twitter influencer with over 20k Twitter followers. She has been featured in the Northern Power Women’s Top 50 Power List for 2017 which recognises the leaders and change makers, making a positive difference and impact. Julie was recognised in July 2016 by The Economic Times Telecom as one of ‘top ten women across the globe in the telecom and tech industry’. Julie is also on the list of Global Telecom Business’ ‘50 women in to watch in Telecom sector in 2016’ and Hot Topics’ ‘100 most influential B2B marketers in Europe.’

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Madhusudhan Mysore

Chief Executive Officer – Tata Communications Transformation Services

Madhusudhan Mysore is the Chief Executive Officer of Tata Communications Transformation Services Ltd. (TCTS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Communications Limited.

 

Madhusudhan’s key focus at TCTS is to enhance and build momentum for business growth around new and evolving technology services around wireless, NFV, SDN, Mobility services etc. He is also tasked with creating state of the art professional service capabilities across the globe, including developing and integrating strategic partnerships.

 

Madhusudhan’s professional career spans over 29 years in Telecom and IT with challenging roles across various multi-national organisations like AT&T, Lucent and BPL. He has led the rollout and operations of GSM, CDMA, NGN & MPLS networks across the globe during his career. Prior to this role, Madhusudhan was the Chief Network Officer & lead the Customer Services and Operations at Tata Communications. Functions like Service Delivery, Service Assurance, Service Management, Field Operations, Facility Support, Complex Solutions support, Technology Operations and Infrastructure Management reported into Madhusudhan.

 

Madhusudhan has been an intrinsic part of the management at Tata Communications and has held various leadership roles across engineering, network operations and customer service.

Madhusudhan holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Vishweshwarayya College of Engineering (UVCE) Bangalore, India.

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Pratibha K Advani

Chief Financial Officer

Pratibha K Advani is Chief Financial Officer at Tata Communications. She is responsible for the strategic financial management of the company, including investor relations & corporate affairs.

 

Pratibha has over two decades of varied experience ranging from financial strategy, project financing, M&A, risk management, and legal and secretarial. Prior to joining Tata Communications, Pratibha was the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at NIIT Technologies where she led the Finance, Secretarial, Compliance, Regulatory, Legal, Secretarial and Investor Relations function for the group spanning across 24 subsidiaries and branches globally.

 

Pratibha was also the Chief Financial Officer at Barclays Shared Services Pvt. Ltd. (a subsidiary of Barclays Bank Plc) and Vice President Finance & Chief Financial Officer at GE-SBI Cards.

 

Pratibha has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from Shri Ram College of Commerce and is a Chartered Accountant from ICAI. She is a recipient of the CNBC TV18 ‘CFO of the Year’ award under the ITSS category and has several accolades to her credit. She was also awarded the Business Today ‘Best Woman CFO Award’ in 2014 and the GE Chairman’s Excellence Award for three years (2004-2006) consecutively. Pratibha was also included in the CFO100 League of Honour – 2015.

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Tri Pham

Chief Strategy Officer

Tri Pham is Chief Strategy Officer at Tata Communications. He is responsible for strategy formulation and execution, as well as managing all major strategic initiatives including growth plans, entry into new markets and mergers and acquisitions.

 

Tri has over 18 years of experience in the investment banking industry focusing on the telecommunications, media and technology industries in Asia. He has advised many of the world’s leading IT and telecommunications companies and executed some of the largest mergers and acquisitions in the region.

 

Most recently Tri was running his own consultancy; having moved from HSBC where he was a Managing Director looking after TMT, Asia Pacific, from 2008 to 2011.

 

Tri was also an Executive Director at ABN AMRO Bank from 2004 to 2008. During this time, he was co-head of TMT, Asia Pacific. He was also a Director at Merrill Lynch International from 1994 to 2003, where he was head of South East Asia TMT.

 

Tri holds a Bachelors and Master’s degree in electrical engineering from the John Hopkins University. He was also named a Ford scholar at the Wharton School while pursuing his MBA.

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