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Sterlite strengthens global leadership team across domains

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NEW DELHI:  Sterlite Technologies Ltd (STL) recently announced a number of key leadership appointments to expand its capabilities to offer end-to-end advanced solutions for digital networks and drive its next phase of growth.

These appointments span across domains and global markets in STL’s core areas of network services, software and 5G/broadband ecosystems. Some of the accomplished professionals who joined STL are:

Srinivas Jagadeesan as Head, Wireless Product Development
Keith Rowley as Chief Delivery Officer, Network Services, United Kingdom
Anjan Das as Chief Policy Advocacy Officer
Saikat Mitra as Chief Operating Officer, Network Software
At a time when digital technologies have become a catalyst for innovation, ubiquitous connectivity and smarter digital networks have become more vital than ever. These appointments are in line with STL’s strategic intent of delivering technology-led solutions which will shape the industry and form the foundation of gigabit societies of the future.

STL is strengthening its virtualised cloud-based access solutions portfolio, which is key to STL’s Wireless and Wireline Access plans.

Srinivasan will focus on strengthening STL’s open RAN & pFTTx hardware portfolio. He has 30+ years of experience in systems engineering, product development and product lifecycle management in wireless, telecom & networking, automotive, telematics, consumer electronics, defence and aerospace.

Prior to STL, Srinivasan was associated with Altran (Aricent), a CapGemini company as AVP-Engineering, where he managed semiconductor systems and embedded software.

Keith will help STL drive the growth of technology-led network services in the UK market. Keith comes with over 20 years of experience in the communication industry, and has led strategic initiatives including restructuring and driving transformational programmes across organisations.

In his last role, he was the Chief Delivery Officer at Flomatik Network Services – UK Wide, where he was responsible for the service delivery and operational functions of the company.

Anjan brings decades of experience in policy shaping and will drive STL’s engagement with the country’s digital ecosystem. He has worked for more than three decades towards improving and strengthening India’s Innovation-Economy Ecosystem.

Prior to joining STL, Anjan worked as Executive Director at Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), where he conceptualised and led commissioning and implementation of many institutional mechanisms, policies and schemes.

Saikat will be responsible for driving the company’s network software business, a key piece of STL’s end-to-end solutions portfolio, with a special focus on technology innovation, customer engagement and delivery.

He brings in more than 24 years of experience in the Telecom and IT industry. He joins STL from Dynacommerce India (acquired by Tech Mahindra), where he worked as Global Head of omni-channel Solutions. Saikat has previously held key leadership positions in organisations like Redknee, Nokia Networks and Siemens Communications.

“I am excited to welcome Srini, Keith, Anjan and Saikat to the STL family. These are very exciting times for STL as we are looking to build our repertoire of end-to-end capabilities and enter the next stages of growth,” said Anand Agarwal, Group CEO, STL

. “I am sure we will benefit from their strong experience and immense knowledge in creating unmatched customer value, while staying true to our purpose of transforming billions of lives through digital networks,” he added.

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Justice Vikramjit Sen to head Digital Media Content Regulatory Council

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NEW DELHI: The Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) on Monday announced the appointment of former Supreme Court judge Justice Vikramjit Sen as the Chairman of its newly formed self-regulatory body Digital Media Content Regulatory Council (DMCRC).

Besides, six other eminent industry members which include filmmaker Nikkhil Advani, writer and director Tigmanshu Dhulia, filmmaker and writer Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, content producer and distributor Banijay Group CEO and founder Deepak Dhar would also be part of the self-regulatory body, IBF said in a statement.

This Council also includes – Sony Pictures General Counsel Ashok Nambisan and Star and Disney India Chief Regional Counsel Mihir Rale, it added.

“The Council constitutes prominent personalities from the Media & Entertainment industry and Online Curated Content Providers (OCCPs), with experience in IPR, programming and content creation,” it said.

IBF, the apex body of broadcasters, had last week announced to expand to cover digital streaming platforms and is soon going to be renamed as Indian Broadcasting & Digital Foundation (IBDF).

The move was done to bring together the broadcasters and OTT (over-the-top) platforms. It had also announced a self-regulatory body DMCRC for digital OTT platforms.

“The self-regulatory body which is formed as per the mandate of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 with active consultation amongst the creative industry fraternity is expected to create a credible, robust and practical code for content, with an inclusive and fair governance structure,” said IBF.

Commenting over the development IBF President K Madhavan said this is a historical moment for the stakeholders — media and entertainment industry, the policymakers and the subscribers of the OTT platforms.

“I look forward to working with the Council whose mandate is to ensure freedom of expression of the Indian creative industry as well as help the discerning audience of the OTT platforms to have unhindered access to world-class and differentiated content,” he said.

IBF represents television broadcasting and its members provide channels and programmes that deliver about 90 per cent of television viewership in India.

The Indian subscription video-on-demand industry is witnessing faster growth and it has been further expedited after the pandemic. It is expected to have the fastest growth in the media and entertainment sector for next coming years.

According to a The PwC Global Entertainment & Media Outlook 2020-2024, the Indian Media & Industry sector is expected to grow at a 10.1 per cent compound annual growth rate to reach USD 55 billion by 2024.

In terms of individual segment market size as a percentage of total industry revenue, OTT video is expected to see the largest gain and reach 5.2 per cent by 2024, it said.

Source: Press Trust of India

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HCL Infosystems names Alok Sahu as CFO; to succeed Kapil Kapur

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NEW DELHI: HCL Infosystems on Wednesday said its Chief Financial Officer Kapil Kapur has resigned from the company.

The company’s Board of Directors has named Alok Sahu to succeed Kapur for the position of CFO with effect from June 1, 2021, a regulatory filing said.

“… we submit that Mr KapilKapur, CFO of the company has informed the company about his resignation from the said position with the company with effect from the closing hours of May 31, 2021 to pursue other opportunities & interests,” it said.

Alok Sahu, a chartered accountant by profession, is a finance professional who has over 25years of experience in spearheading financial and accounting functions, the filing said.

He has been associated withHCL Infosystems since 1995.

Source: Press Trust of India

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LTI appoints Anil Rander as its Chief Financial Officer

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NEW DELHI: Larsen & Toubro Infotech, a global technology consulting and digital solutions company has appointed Anil Rander as its Chief Financial Officer.

Anil is a seasoned finance leader with more than 27 years of multifaceted experience in driving business performance and growth. His expertise ranges across business and financial strategy formulation, fiscal management, corporate accounting, investor relations, pricing, risk management, internal audit and financial controls.

Sanjay Jalona, CEO & Managing Director, LTI, said “The role of CFO is evolving rapidly, and I am pleased to welcome Anil to our leadership team at this critical juncture in our journey. His financial leadership and business acumen will enable us to chart the next phase of growth for LTI. We remain committed to pushing industry benchmarks on business excellence.”

Anil joins LTI from Tech Mahindra where he was the Senior Vice President for Finance and Legal functions and Global Head of Finance for BPS. Before this role, Anil was with Hutchison Max Telecom Ltd where he looked after management accounting. His other stints have been with Alpic Finance and A.F. Ferguson & Co.

Anil is a Chartered Account, Cost Accountant and a Company Secretary. He has won multiple industry accolades for outstanding contributions during his illustrious career. He will be based out of LTI’s headquarter in Mumbai, India.

 

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