Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
Lakshmi has over 35 years of experience in a broad range of leadership roles across regions and industries. Through the course of his career, he has managed and developed scalable businesses, with deep understanding of the global technology market and enterprises’ growing digital needs.
Prior to joining Tata Communications, Lakshmi was President and CEO of Tata Consultancy Services Japan, Ltd. where he was in charge of accelerating the company’s market opportunity and developing the brand in the region.
Other leadership positions within TCS also include: Global Head of four P&L units (Telecom, Media & Information Services, HiTech and Utilities) that grew to contribute a combined revenue of over $2.4b under his leadership. He had also held the position of Head of UK & Europe where he brought significant growth of the business, resulting in it being recognised as a major IT player locally in the market.
Lakshmi has worked in USA, Hong Kong, Australia, UK, Japan and India. He holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from BITS, Pilani and is an alumnus of London Business School. He is also a long-standing member of IEEE.
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.
Vice President, Marketing Tata Communications
Amit Sinha Roy is Vice President, Marketing. In this role, he is responsible for the Global Market Insights and Global Top Accounts marketing programmes at Tata Communications.
With over 20 years of experience in the ICT industry, Amit defines winning marketing strategies for Tata Communications’ business. This entails delivering market insights for segmentation, targeting and positioning for our key products and solutions across routes to markets through the Market Insights program.
In his current role, Amit is also responsible for the Global Top Account marketing programme focused on achieving specific business outcomes across engaging and enabling our top accounts relationships for specific products and services through strategic account based marketing initiatives.
Prior to joining Tata Communications, Amit was Head of Marketing, Cisco India & SAARC at Cisco India. He has also held various senior marketing and strategy positions at Hewlett Packard, Syntel Inc. and Compaq India.
Amit has a Master of Science (Hons) degree in Physics and a Master of Management Studies from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) in Pilani, India.
Vice President & Head – Asia Pacific
Andrew Yeong is Vice President and Head of Sales for the Asia region at Tata Communications. In his role, Andrew Yeong is responsible for the growth of Tata Communications’ business across all industry verticals, focusing on providing digital transformation services to corporations in the region. He also supports the company’s strategic efforts in growing and maintaining its leadership position in the network infrastructure market, as well as in building deeper penetration with its mobility, IoT, cloud enablement and cybersecurity solutions.
With over 22 years of leadership experience of working with blue-chip technology companies including IBM and Oracle, Andrew is recognised in the industry for his results-driven approach to drive business strategy across sectors and verticals. Having been involved in IBM’s Strategic Outsourcing, Data Center & Managed Services businesses as well as in Oracle’s Channels, Services & Cloud businesses (Middleware/Exalogic), he has won numerous sales excellence awards across his technology career.
Andrew graduated from the Nanyang Technological University in Computer Engineering and from Raffles Junior College.
Head – Internet of Things (Business Unit)
Alok Bardiya is Head of Internet of Things (Business Unit) at Tata Communications. Tata Communications’ IoT business unit is building innovative IoT products and solutions for the enterprise market in India. Alok combines his business building and investing experiences in shaping and scaling this new venture.
Alok has over 20 years of experience in the tech industry across markets such as India, Asia Pacific and the US. He was an entrepreneur early in his career, co-founding a B2B e-commerce company in India which was later acquired by a publicly listed company.
Prior to Tata Communications, Alok led Cisco’s VC investments and M&A for India and Asia Pacific. He has also served on the Boards of early to growth stage startups including WSO2, Servion, Videonetics, Mobikwik and others. Alok continues to be active in the startup-VC ecosystem as a mentor to entrepreneurs and startups.
Alok has also worked with Bain & Co and with AT&T/BellSouth in the US and with the Tata Group in India as a part of their leadership program, Tata Administrative Services.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Delhi and has an MBA with Honors from Wharton Business School, USA.
Vice President, Managed Security Services
Avinash Prasad is the Vice President and Head for Managed Security Services and Content Delivery Network at Tata Communications. In this role, Avinash is responsible for Tata Communications’ global cyber security portfolio, positioning the company’s security services as a recognised brand in the market and expanding the company’s market presence and reach. Avinash has a multi-functional focus on customer management, practice and solution development, business development, innovation and partnerships.
Avinash has over two decades of experience in business, solutions and customer management across IT, Cyber Security and Consulting. Prior to Tata Communications, Avinash has worked with Infosys, Wipro Technologies and Wipro Infotech. Over the years, he has led multiple practice groups such as Data Privacy, Security Engineering Services, Cloud Security, Managed Security Services as well as Presales and Business Development for these domains.
Avinash holds a B. Tech degree in Textile Technology from IIT, Delhi and an MBA in Marketing & Finance from XLRI, Jamshedpur.
Senior Vice President, Usage Based Services and Voice & Mobility
Christian Michaud drives and executes strategies aimed at delivering revenue growth for Tata Communications Voice & Mobility Core Services. Throughout his career, he has operated at the vanguard of the telecommunications industry’s migration of voice towards data, fixed mobile and the increasing impact of OTT players.
Christian was a key member of the executive team that positioned Teleglobe in international markets, including Asia-Pacific and Europe. He then, via strategic partnerships, transformed Tata Communications’ wholesale voice carrier business from a service to a stable, less volatile business. He also contributed to the growth of new services and innovation in the service provider market.
Christian has spearheaded many industry developments, such as the international rollout of the all-IP infrastructure as Vice Chairman of the board of the i3 Forum.
Overseeing over 1,800 relationships with mobile, voice and internet service providers in over 240 countries and territories, Christian has become an expert in building successful partnerships with international clients across the globe.
SR. VICE PRESIDENT, SERVICE PROVIDER GROUP-GLOBAL VOICE SOLUTIONS
Chief Product and Technology Officer
Genius Wong is the Chief Product and Technology Officer for Tata Communications. In this role, she is responsible for driving strategic product and technology innovation designed to advance the leadership of the company’s platforms, solutions and services – encompassing network, collaboration, and mobility.
She also leads the engineering and operations of Tata Communications’ global network and strategic cable investments and is making transformative steps to build Tata Communications’ next generation network infrastructure through its architecture, technology, skills and process.
This portfolio sits at the heart of unlocking the potential of digital transformation for global businesses – enabling borderless growth, boosting product innovation and customer experience, improving productivity and efficiency, building agility and managing risk.
With two decades of experience in the telecommunications industry, Genius has been instrumental in securing the company’s position as a Leader within the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Services for the last six years.
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.
Vice President and Head – Continental Europe
Kim Bybjerg is Vice President and Head of Continental Europe at Tata Communications. In this role, Kim is responsible for driving the company’s sales, strategic partnerships, and business development strategy in the region. He works closely with the company’s customers and partners and enables them in their digital transformation journey with Tata Communications’ capabilities across next-generation connectivity; mobility & IoT; cloud, edge and security; collaboration, and more.
Prior to his current role, Kim was part of the Mobility & IoT function at Tata Communications, where he drove the global IoT strategy of the company. With his extensive understanding of the IoT market, Kim has been involved in many IoT projects across Europe and beyond, being responsible for the creation and execution of the go-to-market, commercial as well as product strategies.
Kim has over three decades of experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to joining Tata Communications, Kim was the CEO of Teleena – which was acquired by Tata Communications in 2018. Before that, he was Director of Business Development in Europe, Middle-East, and Africa for Jasper (now Cisco-Jasper), a large provider of IoT SaaS services for telecom operators. Prior to that, as Director of M2M for Northern Europe at Vodafone, Kim was in charge of developing the M2M strategy for one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world. Before becoming an expert within the IoT space, Kim held various management positions at Orange, Siemens, IBM, and AT&T.
Kim is Vice-Chairman of the Board at the IoT M2M Council, the largest trade association dedicated to the global IoT/M2M sector. At the Council, Kim is supporting the development of RFP templates and guidelines for IoT technology sourcing and a library of IoT use cases to help buyers identify their needs.
Kim holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and has completed an Advanced Management Program from INSEAD. He also holds a Lieutenant’s degree from Hærens Officersskole and has served for eight years in Den kongelige Livgarde of the Danish Army.
Chief Executive Officer
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.
Vice President and Head – Americas
Pathmal Gunawardana is Vice President and Head of the Americas Region at Tata Communications. In this role, Pathmal is responsible for developing near and long-term strategy and driving sales to service providers and enterprises in the region. Pathmal manages the execution of sales programmes, encompassing sell-to and sell-with strategies for the company’s next generation offerings in cloud, network, security, mobility and unified communications and collaboration. In addition, he defines and executes the go-to-market portfolio and owns the overall P&L for the Americas region.
Prior to joining Tata Communications, Pathmal was Vice President of the Global Mobility Vertical Team at Juniper Networks. In this capacity, Pathmal defined the global mobile strategy, cross-functionally leading marketing, partner, and product teams and enabling global field sales teams that covered wireless operators.
Pathmal previously worked at Nokia Siemens Networks, where he held various senior executive roles in sales, solutions management, and business development. He held a dual role as Vice-President/Head of North America Sales Development and Head of the Global Softbank/Sprint customer business team. Pathmal has also worked at Alcatel Lucent Technologies and he began his career as a Systems Engineer at Bell Labs.
Pathmal has a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Mathematics and Computer Science from The University of Denver. He also holds a Master’s degree in International Management from the Josef Korbel Graduate School of International Studies at The University of Denver. Pathmal received an Executive Education degree from The Columbia Graduate School of Business in New York City.
VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS COLLABORATION
Peter Quinlan is Vice President, Business Collaboration at Tata Communications. He is responsible for collaboration and video services, including roadmap, new services creation and launch, go-to-market strategy, operational readiness, and sales overlay support. He has been the main driver of Tata Communications’ strategy in the unified collaboration space.
Peter has extensive experience in sales, channel management, business development, and managed services across Asia Pacific. He began his career as the first employee for Dell Computer in India, helping to set up operations in Asia and opening a liaison office in New Delhi in 1994. He went on to work for Dell in Malaysia and later also helped to set up Gateway Computer in the region. Subsequently, he worked for 3Com and Getronics, and again with Dell where he was the Director of Managed Services, Asia Pacific & Japan before joining Tata Communications in 2007.
Peter delves deeply in South Asian history and Indo European languages.
Peter holds a Master of Arts degree in Asian Studies and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He is fluent in Hindi and Urdu, having studied the languages in the US, India and Pakistan.
Vice President, Go-to-Market Strategy, Tata Communications
Rahul Mathur is Vice President, Go-to-Market Strategy at Tata Communications. In this role, he heads the strategy, planning and execution of the global sales approach serving Tata Communications’ comprehensive portfolio of services.
Rahul joined Tata Communications in 2004 as one of the first employees outside India to expand the business globally. Since then, he has held various leadership positions, both globally and across functions, including product and business development, strategy, commercial management, operations and sales.
Rahul has more than 20 years of experience in the tech-telecom industry and has held numerous strategic positions in Essar Cellphone (now Vodafone), Virgin Mobile Singapore, Dishnet DSL and Aircel before joining Tata Communications. He has held leadership roles in these organisations under corporate finance, product and business development. He has also consulted boutique investment banks on several telecom projects. Within Tata Communications he had developed Business Operations function, had leadership roles in product and before moving to this new role was heading sales for Asia Pacific.
Rahul has a Master of Business Administration degree in finance & marketing and holds a Bachelor degree in engineering with honours in electronics and communication.
Vice President, Global Network Services
Song Toh is Vice President, Global Network Services at Tata Communications. In this role, Song leads the company’s Global Managed Network Services. He is responsible for the P&L, market strategy, product management and market & sales enablement for the network-centric businesses of the company.
In this role, Song works with his team to deliver innovative, cloud-native, agile and user-centric solutions, with a keen focus on customers, monetisation and the competitive landscape.
Song’s experience spans over two decades in developing cross-domain, customer-centric solutions to deliver long term value to enterprises. He has launched disruptive products from startup phase, as well as revitalised businesses in IT infrastructure, e-commerce and healthcare IT domains.
Prior to Tata Communications, Song led Network Automation and SDN/NFV Product Management at Cisco. He has worked with Oracle, Amazon, newScale, Epocrates and Cambia Health Solutions in the past in product, marketing and engineering roles.
Song has worked in USA and Singapore. He received his MBA from INSEAD, France and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Physics from Dartmouth College, USA.
Chief Digital Officer
Srinivasan CR is the Chief Digital Officer for Tata Communications. In this role, Srini is responsible for the overall digital and security strategy and execution for Tata Communications – a global digital infrastructure provider to large enterprises globally. A technologist and a business leader, Srini is also the Global business head for cloud and security businesses at Tata Communications enabling digital transformation initiatives for customers.
Srini will continue to be responsible for creating industry standards in cloud computing solutions for customers coupled with solidifying the internal digital processes and delivering technical solutions to enhance business growth and productivity.
Srini’s experience spans over 25 years in enabling business technology solutions. He has worked in large enterprises, co-founded a start-up, custom- created new platform based solutions and leveraged technology to help build sharper customer experiences and differentiated business models.
In his long career Srini has worked with CMS Computers, Citibank India and Sify. He also had a brief stint at VSNL international. He then went on to co-found 7strata IT Services Pvt. Ltd., a remote infrastructure management company, which was later acquired by Mindtree. He returned to Tata Communications in June 2010 in a leadership position in the data centres division.
Srini has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from University of Madras. He enjoys reading and spending time with family and is currently based in Singapore.
Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
Sumeet Walia is the Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for Tata Communications. In this role, Sumeet will lead and align the global sales and marketing functions around the company’s go-to-market strategy to drive business growth in all markets worldwide.
Sumeet has over two decades of industry experience including a number of leadership roles within the Tata group. Within this time, at Tata Communications, Sumeet was instrumental in shaping the company’s data business and growing and maintaining the company’s leadership position in India.
During this period, Sumeet also led Tata Communications’ foray into next generation managed services, which now account for a lion’s share of the company’s enterprise business. He has also nurtured Tata Communication’s recent foray into the Healthcare platform, right from product development to launching these innovative services and creating a strong customer base.
Sumeet holds a Masters of Marketing Management from JBIMS, Mumbai and a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from Mumbai University.
Chief Strategy Officer
Tri Pham is the Chief Strategy Officer for 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, innovation initiatives 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.
Chief Legal & Compliance Officer
Troy Reynolds is the Chief Legal and Compliance Officer of Tata Communications. In this role, he oversees the company’s global Legal and Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) departments, and advises the company, its board of directors, and management on all legal matters affecting the company. He has served and continues to serve on the company’s board of directors for many of its operating subsidiaries, and is also a member of the legal and compliance advisory committee of Hedera Hashgraph, as well as one of the company’s representatives on its governing council.
Since joining Tata Communications in 2008, Troy has been responsible for a number of different functions within the Legal department.
Prior to joining Tata Communications, Troy was a Special Counsel at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, an international law firm, where he provided legal counsel to a number of organisations in the technology, media and telecom sector. He has also worked with other U.S. based law firms – Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, and Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP – in an overall career spanning over 28 years in corporate and business law.
Troy obtained both his bachelor’s degree and law degree from the University of Kentucky.
Associate Vice President & Head – Middle East, Central Asia and Africa
Vaneet Mehta is Associate Vice President for Middle East, Central Asia and Africa at Tata Communications. In this role, Vaneet is responsible for driving business growth and leading partnerships with telecommunications service providers and enterprises in the region. He provides businesses in MECAA with next generation managed services, driving their digital transformation journey, helping them manage their business risk and expanding their global reach.
Vaneet has over 24 years of experience in telecom and technology across India, APAC, Middle East and Africa. Prior to Tata Communications, Vaneet was Director at Subex Limited where he led Sales in the Middle East and North Africa region. Previously, at Megasoft Limited, Vaneet was responsible for telecom & technology sales in SAARC and Middle East. Vaneet has also held senior positions in Globacom Nigeria, Reliance Communications and Bharti Airtel.
Vaneet did his MBA in International Business and holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Telecom. He has also done a senior management course on strategic planning, financial reporting & analysis and risk management from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.