| Mr. Vinod Kumar |
Vinod Kumar is President and Chief Operating Officer for Tata Communications, part of the $70.8 billion Tata Group. He is responsible for expanding Tata Communications’ road map and charter in the global communications market. In his current role, Mr. Kumar leads the company’s efforts in service creation, Marketing and delivery.
Besides heading these strategic initiatives, Mr. Kumar is President of Data and Mobility Services and Managing Director for Tata Communications International. Mr. Kumar holds a wide range of cross-functional experience in the telecommunications industry and has an impressive track record in developing business strategies and creating fast growth organizations across the world.
Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Asia Netcom, and was responsible for all aspects of generating topline growth, including strategy formulation, product marketing and sales. He was actively involved in all aspects of the financial restructuring and eventual asset sale, of Asia Global Crossing to China Netcom, which resulted in the formation of Asia Netcom.
In 1999, Mr. Kumar joined WorldCom Japan as Chief Executive Officer and, prior to that, he held various senior positions at Global One in the United States and Asia, where he had major responsibilities in market management, sales, marketing, product management, multinational account management and operations.
Mr. Kumar graduated with honors in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India.