N Sivasamban (Siva) is the MD & CEO of Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS) – a 100% subsidiary of the USD 2.5 billion Tata Communications Ltd.
He sets the strategic direction of TCTS’ vision to build and drive value-sensitive and innovative solutions globally. Towards this, he empowers clients to take advantage of the transformative & growth opportunities in a disruptive digital world. At the helm of TCTS’ progressive business operations, Siva leads expansion strategies with a sharp focus on delivering the next stage of sustainable business growth.
Siva is a recognized industry voice and frequently features in key forums and global events as an authority for telecommunications and transformative technologies. He has been an active member of prestigious industry and standards bodies.
Siva has over three decades of industry experience and has been with the Tata Group for over 20+ years. He joined TCTS from Tata Sons Private Ltd., where he was the Vice President and Head of Global Corporate Affairs. Prior to joining Tata Sons, he was with Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS) as the Vice President and Global Head of the Telecom Business Unit. He steered the Telecom business in TCS to sustainable business growth, charting new markets and accounts. It grew to become one of the largest industry verticals within TCS, with a global and diverse Customer and Employee base accounting for business to the tune of USD 1.5 Billion.
Under Siva’s visionary leadership and deep understanding of the business, the existing relationships were deepened and new ones forged. The organization ventured forth with compelling new offerings and a strong Services and Solutions portfolio to become a Partner of Choice for many customers and partners. Siva is known to always put the customer first and is a highly respected figure in the Industry.
Before joining the Tata Group, Siva has played multiple roles across industries in deploying technology to solving business problems, creating new products, markets and business models in various industries such as Telecom, IT, BFSI and Manufacturing.
Siva is a Post-graduate from the University of Delhi, India.
TV Chalapathi Rao is the Chief Operating Officer at Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS).
Chalapathi is one of the founding members of TCTS and has assumed various leadership roles, including the Head of TCTS in 2012-13. Prior to TCTS, he joined Tata Communications over a decade ago in the leadership role driving networks and equipment planning. Prior to joining the Tata Communications, Chala was the COO at IComm.
Chalapathi Rao brings over three decades of experience spanning technical, operations, projects, and sales roles in the telecommunications industry. Post the de-regularisation of telecom industry, Chala moved into the private sector as a Head of Networks Planning for BPL Mobile in Mumbai (one of the first GSM Networks in India), after which he moved to Lucent Technologies and was responsible for designing and deploying Basic Services, GSM and CDMA Network in multiple states across India.
He started his career with Bharat Electronics (Ministry of Defence Establishment) as a Research and Development Engineer. He has also served as a Divisional Project Manager in Indian Railways where he established Digital Exchanges, Digital Microwave Systems and OFC Systems.
Chala has earned a Masters in Engineering (ME) from the prestigious Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and Master of Science, MS (Finance) and CFA from ICFAI, Hyderabad.
Sobhanbabu Chunduru is Country Head, ANZ at Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS).
Sobhanbabu brings close to three decades of extensive experience in network operations, managed services and leading offshore delivery centres. He experience spans across R & D, Manufacturing operations, Quality and Technical Marketing functions with leading telecom vendors and service providers. His work on team's modelling for 'Quantitative Benchmarking of Network Operations Maturity' was nominated for Solution Excellence Award by the TM Forum in 2012.
Prior to joining the Tata Communications, he has led several leadership and supervisory roles at Corning Incorporated, Siemens, Lucent and Hindustan Cables Limited.
Sobhanbabu has earned a Bachelors in Engineering from the prestigious Indian Institute of Science and a Bachelors in Physics from Andhra University. He was also awarded DANIDA Fellowship in Fibre Optics in Denmark.
As the Program Management Office and Wireless Head at Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS), Sharad Katiyar manages organisation level various transformation programs of business/delivery enablement, global partnerships & alliances and delivery partner management. In his previous role he has managed pan India service delivery for some of the key customers of TCTS.
He brings close to 30 years of experience and has held leadership positions in organisations like AT&T, Lucent Technologies, Alcatel Lucent Technologies (now a part of Nokia). Prior to being the Head of India Delivery, he has also led Practice function of TCTS. Under this role, he spearheaded the creation and execution of service strategy roadmaps for TCTS customers.
As an accomplished leader, Sharad comes equipped with the ability to build strategic plans, direct and control the company’s operations to capitalise on emerging business opportunities, and drive profitability and customer satisfaction through improved organisational performance with focus on speed, cost and quality of execution. Being an accredited Project Management Professional (PMP) for the last 15 years, he is strongly passionate about the role of best-in-class Project Management Practices in all forms of Delivery and Operations.
Sharad has earned his Bachelor’s degree from the coveted Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, in Electronics and Communications, and his Master’s degree from the prestigious Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.
Sanjay is Chief Financial Officer of Tata Communications Transformation Services Limited and has more than two decades of work experience spanning in Telecom, Banking and FMCG industries. His functional expertise includes Fiscal planning, Assurance, Internal control and Compliances. In his previous role, Sanjay was heading the Finance department of Tata Communications Payments Solutions Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Communications Limited, which unveiled Indicash – India’s first-ever network of white label automated teller machines (ATMs).
Sanjay has 10+ years of experience in the telecom sector with his association with Tata Communications. He received the prestigious Pro Club award in 2014 for displaying outstanding performance and achieving spectacular results in the Finance department. He was recognised in Top 100 CFOs of India list in 2017 by CFO India.
Sanjay has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from St Xavier’s College, Kolkata. He is an Associate Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India.