At the helm of Indus Towers, is an exceptional management team. With their rich experience and knowledge, they are taking the lead in cementing customer relationships, maximizing operational efficiencies and finding new ways to take Indus and India towards a better future.
Chief Executive Officer Tejinder Kalra
Chief Operating Officer Hemant Kumar Ruia
Chief Financial Officer Sameer Sinha
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer Rajinder Kumar
Chief of Legal & Company Secretary Chakrapani Perangur
Chief Information Officer Mandeep J. Sachdeva
Chief Supply Chain Management Officer Sarabhjit Singh
Chief of Internal Audit & Assurance
Chief Executive Officer, Indus Towers
Bimal Dayal is the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Indus Towers. Bimal Dayal joined Indus as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) in February 2010 and since then has led the Company to achieve many milestones.
Bimal has worked with prestigious organizations like Ericsson in Sweden & Sri Lanka overseeing the entire range of ’Manage & Operate’ functions, including planning, O&M, Rollout/ Deployment and Network Assurance. He has worked with global operators like BT Global in Maxis, Hutchison & Telenor. In Sri Lanka, as Country Manager and Managing Director of Ericsson Telecommunications Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, he successfully steered the company to become the country’s number one player in telecom infrastructure. Prior to his current assignment, Bimal was with Qualcomm India & South Asia as Country Manager and Vice President - Business Development.
Bimal holds the alumni status for Harvard Business School, where he pursued the Advance Management Program in 2014.
Chief Operating Officer, Indus Towers
Tejinder Kalra is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Indus Towers. Tejinder has done his engineering from Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology and Executive Diploma in International Business, from IIFT. He brings with him over 26 years of experience in telecom and telecom services industry.
Prior to joining Indus, Tejinder worked with Nokia, where in his most recent role he was the Global Head for Bharti Business. He has worked with Nokia for over 13 years, and has been a pivotal part of their growth story and managed the end to end P&L ownership for Bharti Telecom business globally. He has vast experience in Strategy development, implementation and service delivery across geographies. Before his last role, he was the Sub-region Head for Central, East and Western Africa, in an earlier role where he helped set-up Nokia’s Airtel operations in Africa. Tejinder has been associated with Reliance Infocomm, Satyam Infoway, Sprint RPG India amongst other organizations in past.
Hemant Kumar Ruia
Chief Financial Officer, Indus Towers
Hemant Kumar Ruia is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Indus Towers Limited. Hemant is a Chartered Accountant, a Cost Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst and brings with him over 23 years of diverse experience across industries in various coveted organizations.
Prior to joining Indus, Hemant worked with Reliance Retail Limited as the CFO. He played a business partnering role across various brands with Reliance Retail – Reliance Fresh, Digital, Jewellery, Trends, Footwear and Reliance Markets. Before Reliance Retail, he was associated with Agro Tech Foods Limited (subsidiary of ConAgra Foods Incorporated), for over 7 years, as the Chief Financial Officer. He started his career with Larsen & Tourbo, and has since then worked with ICI India Limited and Reckitt Benkiser India, before moving to Agro Tech Food Limited. Hemant has extensive experience in Business Partnering, Funds Management, Information Systems, Legal and Secretarial and other aspects of leading the Finance function.
Hemant is a winner of the ‘Top 100 CFO Award’ for four consecutive years from 2013 to 2016 as well as the ‘CIO & Leader Business Impact Award for 2015.
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Indus Towers
Sameer Sinha is CSMO (Chief Sales and Marketing Officer) in Indus Towers since September 2009.
Sameer has been in the telecom industry for over 20 years and has worked is Sales and Marketing with prestigious organizations like Ericsson, HCL and Dun & Bradstreet.
He has had a long stint of 12 years with Ericsson during which he clinched several key deals that helped position Ericsson as the market leader in telecommunication field in India. He also did an assignment with Ericsson Global HQ in Sweden where he handled business in South-East Asian market. In his current assignment at Indus Towers, the Nation’s largest telecom tower company, he is responsible for Sales, Business Development, Marketing Communications and Collections for the Company. During his tenure, the revenues of the Company have grown 2 times and tenancy ratio has grown from 1.6x to 2.3x.
He is a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & MBA from University of Rajasthan, as well as alumnus of Columbia Business School, New York.
Chief of Legal & Company Secretary, Indus Towers
Mr. Rajinder Kumar is the Chief of Legal, Corporate Laws and Company Secretary (CLCS) of Indus Towers since August 2008. His academic qualifications include B.Com. (Hons), LLB, FCS, DLL and an MBA. Mr. Kumar has valuable experience in successfully managing entire legal functions, including litigation, compliances and corporate affairs / laws and major contract negotiations in telecom, ITES, manufacturing and service sectors. He has dealt with joint ventures and foreign collaborations, mergers and amalgamations, restructuring of companies, IPOs, corporate governance and related matters in Indian as well as multinational companies from Japan, Korea, USA, UK and other European jurisdictions. Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Kumar was working with Exl-Service, a US based company as Vice President-Legal and Company Secretary.
Chief Information Officer, Indus Towers
Mr. Chakrapani Perangur has been the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Indus Towers since February 2010. His educational qualifications include a Masters in Electronics along with a post graduate program in computers. Mr. Perangur was recently recognized by Data Quest as the “Power CIO 2009”. He is associated with various CIO and CTO organizations, both in India and abroad. He has been with prestigious organizations such as Airtel as CIO South, Tata Cellular, Hyderabad and Birla AT&T, Delhi, (currently Idea AP and Delhi). Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Perangur worked with Tata Sky as CIO.
Mandeep J. Sachdeva
Chief Supply Chain Management Officer, Indus Towers
Mr. Mandeep J. Sachdeva is CSCMO (Chief Supply Chain Management Officer) in Indus Towers. He has done his B.Sc in Production Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mesra. Mandeep has over 28 years of experience and has worked with Mahindra & Mahindra, Maruti Udyog Limited and Escorts Tractors Limited.
Chief of Internal Audit & Assurance, Indus Towers
Sarabhjit brings with him over sixteen years of professional experience. Prior to joining Indus, he was associated with Deloitte as a Senior Manager delivering Internal Audits, Risk Assurance, Sarbanes Oxley Compliances, Business Process Evaluation and Process Redesign for clients across Telecom, Technology and Manufacturing industries; some of which were Bharti Airtel, Unitech Wireless, Verizon, VIOM Networks, MTN, Grameen phone, Hewlett-Packard etc . His responsibilities included evaluation of design and operating effectiveness of internal controls, identifying areas for control improvement, assisting clients in institutionalizing processes and control frameworks along with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance & Risk Consulting services. In addition, he helped clients to improve and optimize their business and IT process by evaluating their existing process for control or design gaps, design the controls framework and help define & implement business or IT process at the desired maturity level. Prior to Deloitte, he was associated with Oracle Corporation as a Senior Auditor – Sarbanes Oxley Readiness. His key responsibilities at Oracle included Risk Assessment Analysis and Sarbanes Oxley Compliance for Oracle’s various internal processes for 89 countries worldwide.
Sarabhjit is a Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has completed his Bachelor of Commerce from Delhi University. In addition, Sarabhjit is also a Certified Internal Auditor from The Institute of Internal Auditors, U.S.A and an Information System Auditor fromInformation System Audit and Control Association, U.S.A. He has also done ISO 27001 LA certification.