COAI is dedicated to the establishment of a world-class cellular infrastructure and delivering the benefits of affordable mobile communication services to the people of India. COAI membership includes the all private GSM operators and other stakeholders such as infrastructure providers, vendors and chip manufacturers. Over the years COAI has emerged as the official voice for the Indian GSM industry and interacts directly with Ministries, Policy Makers, Regulators, international organizations such as ITU and GSMA, etc in order to ensure that issues pertaining to growth and development of the Indian GSM industry are discussed, debated and understood on a wider platform. COAI has been associated with ITU (D) as a Sector Member for around ten years and has found it to be a useful platform for engaging in a global debate on a gamut of development and regulatory issues.
Mr. Rajan S Mathews is currently working for Cellular Operators Associations of India as Director General.
Prior to joining COAI as DG, Rajan served as COO of US Operations and Corp. CFO and VP of Telargo Inc, ( a Joint Venture of NTT DoCoMo), overseeing all of the company’s Strategic Planning, Business Development, Financial, Treasury, Accounting, Tax, Administrative and Human Resource functions. Prior to joining Telargo, Rajan was President of Afghan Wireless Communications Company, establishing it as Afghanistan’s largest and most profitable telecommunications company. Before this, Rajan served as VP and CFO of Call Sciences Inc., a premier provider of Unified Communications Services (a Soros/Chatterjee Group Company). Immediately before this, he was at A T & T Wireless, where he held a number of senior executive leadership positions, including Divisional CFO, Corporate Controller, President and CEO of one if its largest international joint ventures – Birla-AT&T in India (now IDEA). Earlier in his career, Rajan was a finance executive at such companies as Beatrice International, Tri-Star/Columbia Motion Pictures and senior consultant at Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
Rajan served on the boards of several for-profit and non-profit organizations. He earned both his Master of Business Administration (Finance & Accounting) and Master of Arts (Economics) degrees from Rutgers University (USA) and he is a CPA from the State of New Jersey, USA.