Dr. Anand Agarwal
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Anand Agarwal has been the CEO of Sterlite Tech since 2003. Under his leadership, the Company has grown from an optical-fibre manufacturer to one of the leading global providers of products, solutions and services for telecom and power industries. He was honoured with the prestigious ‘Broadband Infrastructure Leader Award’ for transforming broadband infrastructure at the Telecom Leadership Forum, 2016. He joined Sterlite Tech in 1995, and has held key positions in operations, projects, business development and sales. He serves as a Director on the Board of Sterlite Tech and its subsidiaries in infrastructure development as well as joint ventures in Brazil and China. He has completed a Bachelor’s in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and Masters’ and Ph.D. from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA.
Chief Finance Officer
Anupam Jindal joined the Vedanta Group in 1998, and Sterlite Tech in 2006. He worked with the aluminium foils and copper-cables businesses before heading finance for Vedanta group’s mining operations in Australia. Being a Chartered Accountant from ICAI, his focus areas have been finance, treasury, accounts and MIS.
K. S. Rao
Chief Operating Officer – Telecom Products & Services
K. S. Rao joined Sterlite Tech in 1993. His key focus areas have been engineering, manufacturing, product development, project management and business development. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Dr. Badri Gomatam
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Badri Gomatam joined Sterlite Tech in 2011 and leads its Centre of Excellence. He has over 22 years of product development, marketing and business development experience in high-speed integrated circuits and optical communications. He has completed his MS and Ph.D from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Head – Telecom Software
Nikhil Jain is one of the founding members of Sterlite Tech’s software division, and comes with over 19 years of experience. He holds a Masters in Computer Applications from LD College of Engineering, Ahmedabad. He plays an influential role in managing and guiding the software division’s global business units.
Head - Global Sales, Telecom Products
Ankit Agarwal joined Sterlite Tech in 2007. He heads global sales for Telecom Products. In addition, he is responsible for identifying and executing strategic opportunities globally. Ankit holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and an MBA from the London Business School.
Head Sales – Telecom Services
Vikas Sehgal comes with over 25 years of industry experience, having spent the last 12 years in the telecom industry. He has been associated with IBM, EMC Corporation, 3Com, NIIT and Digital Equipment in the past. He has done his Bachelors in Telecommunication Engineering from Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
Head Sales – Telecom Software
Vaibhav Mehta has been a part of Sterlite Tech’s software division’s start-up team, and has over 18 years of experience in the areas of product, market and business development for software products in the telecom and media space. He heads Global Sales Operations for the Company’s software business. He holds a BE instrumentation degree from VESIT, Mumbai.
Chief People Officer
Amitabh Hajela joined Sterlite Tech in 2016 from Aon- Hewitt and has two decades of rich experience. He has also held leadership positions at GE Capital, American Express, Aricent and EXL Services. He is an alumnus of MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur.
Chief Transformation Officer
With over 20 years of experience, Nischal Gupta joined Sterlite Tech in May 2017. He has held key positions in transformation, strategy, process excellence, tech integration and program management at Fujitsu, IBM, Lenovo, HP and Flipkart, and has worked in USA, Europe, China and Slovakia. Nischal has a BE in Industrial Engineering, MS in IT Services from SUNY, Buffalo and an MBA from IIM, Bangalore.
Chief Strategy Officer
Gaurav Basra joined Sterlite Tech in July 2015. He comes with over 21 years of experience in corporate strategy development and transformation, innovation management and investment portfolio management. He has been associated with companies, such as Booz & Company, Lucent Technologies, Nokia, Siemens and Mobily. He has completed his MBA from Imperial College, London and Bachelor of Engineering from Pune University.
Chief of Corporate Affairs
Swati Rangachari joined Sterlite Tech in March 2016. She comes with over 21 years of experience in government and industry relations, communications and brand visibility in telecom, financial services, aerospace and IT sectors. She has held leadership positions at Boeing, Ericsson and VISA, among others. She holds an MBA in International Management from the Fore School of Management and from ICHEC Brussels. She has done an executive programme in global leadership from Boston University.
Chief Fulfillment Officer - Telecom Products
Pankaj Priyadarshi joined Sterlite Tech in 2012. With over 30 years of experience, he heads the supply-chain management function with key focus on strategic sourcing. He has completed Mechanical Engineering from BITS Pilani, a certification in leadership from INSEAD, Singapore, and a programme on strategic sourcing management from IIM-Ahmedabad.
Chief Delivery & Technology Officer - Telecom Services
Sanjeev Bedekar joined Sterlite Tech this year to head the Company’s network services portfolio. He has 30 years of experience in IT and telecom, having held leadership positions at Bharti Airtel, Tata Teleservices, Reliance Infocomm, DoT and TCS. He has led roll outs of large Greenfield networks with focus on operations, planning, quality and governance for wireless, optic transport and fixed-line broadband networks in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.