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Natarajan Sivasamban (Siva)

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.

Chief Technology Officer

Sharad Katiyar is the Chief Technology Officer at Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS). As the CTO, Sharad is responsible to steer the organization to success by way of design and execution of the organization business strategy. He is directly responsible for Strategy and Marketing, Technology and Innovation, Presales and Solutions for TCTS. Additionally holds the direct responsibility of the Wireless/5G Strategic Business Unit along with execution responsibility for large and complex projects.

He brings close to three decades of experience and has held leadership positions in organizations like AT&T, Lucent Technologies, Alcatel Lucent Technologies (now a part of Nokia) in various global and regional roles in Services Line of Business.

As an accomplished leader, Sharad comes equipped with the ability to build strategic plans and guide company’s operations to capitalise on emerging business opportunities. He has experience in driving 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 close to two decades, 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 Agarwal
Chief Financial Officer

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.

Abdul Wahab
Cluster Business Head Americas

Abdul Wahab is Cluster Business Head, Americas. He also leads the global OEM business at Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS).

Abdul brings more than two decades of extensive experience in Sales, Business operations, Presales & Solutions, Transition & Transformation, Strategic planning and new geography enablement. His experience spans across global business management entailing, breaking new avenues & driving business growth.

All through his career, he has worked on start-up initiatives and played a vital role in establishing TCTS business and growing them globally.

Prior to joining the Tata Communications, he has held several leadership and supervisory roles at Siemens and Hewlett-Packard.

Abdul has earned a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) degree from University of Madras.

Cluster Business Head EMEA

Amit Kapoor is Cluster Business Head, EMEA at Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS).

Amit brings more than two decades of extensive experience in Consulting, Sales, Business Portfolio Management, Digital Transformation and Operations and Platforms & Cloud business, within Telcom, Media and Technology domain.

His experience spans across global business management entailing, breaking new avenues & driving business growth, across UK, Europe, APAC and India.

Prior to joining the Tata Communications, he was the Manging Director responsible for Communications, Media & Technology and Cloud Portfolio at Accenture. He was the Client Executive Director for large Telco clients and has worked on start-up initiatives and led the establishment of Telecom Cloud based Platform business for Tata Consultancy Services as well.

Amit has earned a Bachelors in Engineering from University of Nagpur, India.

Manish Mishra
Cluster Business Head, India

Manish Mishra is Cluster Business Head, India. He also leads the India delivery at Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS).

Manish brings nearly three decades of experience in Satellite and Next Generation Network operations. His experience spans across Managed services for Tier-1 Telecom operations including Transition & Transformation.

He has been a part of the core team setting up TCTS business and growing it globally.

Earlier he has also worked with Space Application Center, ISRO.

Manish has a Master in Technology degree from Maulana Azad College of Technology, Bhopal.

Cluster Business Head ANZ

Bhavesh Bhandurge is Cluster Business Head, ANZ at Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS).

Bhavesh brings more than two decades of experience in Telecom Networks Planning & Operations, Solutions Engineering, Product Management, Sales and Business Development. His experience spans across delivering strategic engagements and driving large strategic transformations projects in collaboration with clients and partners.

Prior to joining the Tata Communications, he has led several leadership and supervisory roles at ANZ.

Bhavesh has earned a Bachelors in Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunications and is a Masters in Business Administration in Finance.

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