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Led by an exceptional team

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.

Bimal Dayal
Chief Executive Officer
Tejinder Kalra
Chief Operating Officer
Hemant Kumar Ruia
Chief Financial Officer
Manoj Kumar Singh
Chief Technology Officer
Shankar Iyer
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
Rajinder Kumar
Chief of Legal & Company Secretary
Vinod Sivarama Krishnan
Chief Information Officer
Mandeep J. Sachdeva
Chief Supply Chain Management Officer
Sarabhjit Singh
Chief of Internal Audit & Assurance
Pritpal S Kular
Chief Human Resource Officer

Bimal Dayal
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.


Tejinder Kalra
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 2017 as well as the ‘CIO & Leader Business Impact Award for 2015.


Manoj Kumar Singh
Chief Technology Officer, Indus Towers

Manoj Kumar Singh is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Indus Towers. He is heading Technology as well as the Regulatory Affairs & Sustainability function. He has been associated with Indus since inception. He brings with him over 28 years’ experiences in techno commercial projects and end-to-end deliverables of the project/ campaign, analysis of client requirements, estimations, risk, metrics identification, workforce management & effective utilization of teams.

He represents Indus in various Industry Bodies ie. TAIPA, COAI, FIICI, CII etc. He is driving the policy advocacy agenda for telecom infra providers. He is also Chairman of Energy Committee of TAIPA and is actively engaged with the industry and the government for Green Telecom Policy & reducing carbon footprint. He has been an anchor in making Indus the first telecom infra company to release Sustainability Reports since FY13-14. He is a coveted speaker on Green Energy in Indian Telecom space & has represented Indus at various international forums.

Manoj is also spear-heading the Indus’ CSR journey and the company has been recognized & awarded with ‘Annual Change maker award’, ‘National award for excellence in CSR & Sustainability for its CSR agenda and programs.

Prior to Indus he has worked with SRF as Associate Vice President & Kanoria Chemicals as General Manager. He has led various Green Field Power Projects & has extensive experience in Technology innovation.

Manoj holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with Leadership Program from Harvard & Management Program in Public Policy (MPPP) from ISB.


Shankar Iyer
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Indus Towers

Shankar is responsible for Sales, Business Development, Emerging Businesses, Marketing Communications and Collections with a focus on Customers.

Shankar was one of the founding employee members and was a Regional Director until August 2015. Collective experience of over 24 years with a diverse set of multinational companies: Titan Industries, Diageo, Coca-Cola, Hutchison-Essar (Vodafone), Paramount Airways, Bharti Infratel Limited, Quippo Telecom Infrastructure (SREI Group)-President and Sixth Energy Technologies as President.

In his previous two companies, Shankar has dealt with Private Equity players, Merchant Bankers with respect to Debt and Equity arrangements for Sale and Lease-back of Telecom assets and developed in-depth business understanding of International Telecom and Tower Industry in Russia, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar, Bangladesh and MENA region (Iraq, Algeria and Tunisia). He is a Graduate in Economics with Post-Graduation in Marketing & Advanced Management Program. He is an Alumnus of IIM – Bangalore and Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.


Rajinder Kumar
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.


Vinod Sivarama Krishnan
Chief Information Officer, Indus Towers

Vinod Sivarama Krishnan has over 24 years of Business and Technology Leadership experience across India, Germany and the Netherlands.

Through stints at Hindustan Unilever, General Electric and Wal-Mart India, Vinod has had the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the best Business and IT leaders and partners both in India and globally. Leading an e-Commerce P&L has helped him develop a unique outside-in perspective to using technology to solve business problems.

Over the years, Vinod has been recognized and awarded for his understanding of the key drivers of business, his partnership with business leaders and ability to identify and execute on digital transformation opportunities. He is a regular panelist at Business and CIO forums and a contributor to industry journals on technology topics.

Vinod holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.


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. 


Sarabhjit Singh
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.


Pritpal S Kular
Chief Human Resource Officer, Indus Towers

Pritpal S Kular is the Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) at Indus Towers Limited. Pritpal brings with him over 28 years of rich and diverse experience across various facets of Human Resources and Business Strategy. Prior to joining Indus, Pritpal worked with General Motors India as Vice President, Human Resources. Before that, he has held several leadership positions across global organisations such as Federal – Mogul, Max Bupa Health Insurance Company, Heidelberg Cement and GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare. Over a span of 3 decades, he has worked extensively in creation of Employee Value Proposition, Employer Branding, creating coaching oriented culture and has also championed organisation design initiatives. He is a certified practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, a Certified Executive Coach and a Certified Assessor for Occupational Personality. Pritpal is a member of the Advisory Board at Chandigarh University and is also an Advisor to “Dockabl” a start-up in HR. Pritpal is a Commerce graduate from Punjab University, with Post Graduation in Personnel Management from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar as well as Post Graduate Diploma in HRD from National Institute of HRD, Madras.

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Did You Know?
  • Indus' far-reaching
    footprint gives a
    fisherman in Kerala
    crucial real-time access
    to the best price for his
    perishable catch

  • Over 50,000 livelihoods
    have been generated
    by Indus Towers,
    additional spin-off jobs
    created by its network
    of vendors, customers
    and partners
  • Indus has saved
    India a spectacular
    US$3 billion in capital
    sharing telecom
  • Indus has made
    the mobile phone
    for India’s
    sabziwallah, coolie and
    milkman, increasing their
    earning potential manifold
  • Indus is bridging the
    rural-urban divide
    the small-time farmer
    in Uttar Pradesh gains
    access to a transparent
    market price and bigger
  • Indus’ TOC holds the
    potential to host a rural
    healthcare network
    help track immunizations
    or manage epidemics
  • Indus is affording the
    schoolgirl in Rajasthan
    the chance to use
    learning opportunities
  • Indus’ solar powered
    telecom towers
    leading the way for
    clean, low cost energy
    in india
  • Indus’ TOC can host
    key e-governance
    such as
    census profiling, tracking
    Unique Identity Database
    Numbers (UIDs) or the
    fair distribution of
    rationed items
  • Of every 5 calls made in
    India, 3 are made
    through an Indus site.


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