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Vinod Kumar appointed as the new MD & CEO of Tata Communications

January 13, 2011 | Chris Payatagool
Vinod_Kumar_CEO_Tata.jpgMumbai, January 13, 2011 - Tata Communications Limited today announced that Vinod Kumar, Director on its Board, has been appointed as the new Managing Director and CEO of the company. He replaces N Srinath who has been appointed as the MD & CEO at Tata Teleservices Ltd. and Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Ltd. These changes would be effective February 1, 2011. Mr. Srinath will continue to be a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Tata Communications Ltd and some of its subsidiary/associate companies such as Neotel.
 
Mr. Kumar joined Tata Communications in April 2004, just when the company was embarking on its international growth. He was closely associated with the acquisitions of TGN and Teleglobe and assumed responsibility as Managing Director of the company's international operations. Subsequently, he was promoted as the Chief Operating Officer, and currently manages the Global Data Business Unit as well as the Engineering and Operations functions. Mr. Kumar has been at the forefront of Tata Communications shift away from traditional network services towards managed services and recently, cloud computing.
 
A graduate from BITS, Pilani, Vinod Kumar has over 20 years of experience in the global telecom industry. Mr. Kumar said, "Srinath has been a great leader and motivating force for Tata Communications; I look forward to working closely with him in his new role. Tata Communications' vision of a new world of communications resonates well with what our customers are seeking in the current, rapidly changing environment. It will be a great honour for me to lead the highly capable team at Tata Communications towards this vision."
 
Mr. Srinath joined Tata Communications (then known as VSNL) in 2002 as Director (Operations) when the Tata Group was selected as the strategic partner at the company. He was appointed as the Managing Director & CEO in February 2007. Under his leadership, Tata Communications has transformed from a monopoly, public sector undertaking into a global communications services provider offering advanced network, managed and cloud services to customers worldwide. "It has been the most exciting and challenging period of my life; I am happy that today Tata Communications has built the assets, capabilities and reputation to be regarded as a global challenger. I am confident that under Vinod's leadership Tata Communications will achieve greater success," said Mr. Srinath.
 
 
About Tata Communications
 
Tata Communications is a leading global provider of a new world of communications.  With a leadership position in emerging markets, Tata Communications leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global and pan-India network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises, service providers and Indian consumers.
 
The Tata Communications Global Network includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks, a Tier-1 IP network, with connectivity to more than 200 countries across 400 PoPs, and nearly 1 million square feet of data center and collocation space worldwide.
 
Tata Communications' depth and breadth of reach in emerging markets includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services, leadership in global international voice, and strategic investments in operators in South Africa (Neotel), Sri Lanka (Tata Communications Lanka Limited), Nepal (United Telecom Limited).
 
Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India and its ADRs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange. (NYSE: TCL)






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