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Tata Communications

Vinod Kumar appointed MD and CEO of Tata Communications

Vinod Kumar, director on its board, has been appointed as the new managing director and chief executive officer of Tata Communications. He replaces N Srinath who has been appointed as the MD and CEO at Tata Teleservices and Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra). These changes would be effective February 1, 2011. Mr Srinath will continue to be a non executive director on the board of Tata Communications 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 the managing director of the company’s international operations. Subsequently, he was promoted as the chief operating officer; he 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, Mr 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 


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