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Escuela Politécnica Nacional (Ecuador)
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (LABEL (Brazil)
Ajman University of Science and Technology (United Arab Emirates)
Royal Holloway, University of London (United Kingdom)
Grenoble Ecole de Management (France)
VimpelCom Group (Netherlands)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Korea (Rep. of))
Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina (Argentina)
Universidad de Belgrano (Argentina)
National Law University Delhi (India)
Universitaria Agustiniana (Colombia)
Hubei University (China)
Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas (Colombia)
Institut Mines-Télécom (France)
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Saudi Arabia)
Kyung Hee University (Korea (Rep. of))
University College of Bahrain (Bahrain)
State University of Telecommunication (Ukraine)
N-SOFT Technology SA (Mali)
Romanian Maritime Training Centre - CERONAV (Romania)
Kuwait Telecommunication Company (VIVA) (Kuwait)
Centre de Recherche en Numérique de Sfax (Tunisia)
Fondazione Ugo Bordoni (Italy)
Colegio de Ingenieros Mecánicos y Electricistas, A.C. (Mexico)
Gallaudet University (United States)
Axon Partners Group Consulting (Spain)
Higher Colleges of Technology (United Arab Emirates)
ADD International (Bangladesh)
Lodz University of Technology (Poland)
China International Telecommunication Construction Corporati (China)
World University of Bangladesh (Bangladesh)
Aarhus University - Department of Engineering (Denmark)
Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (Dominican Rep.)
Instituto Especializado de Estudios Superiores Loyola (Dominican Rep.)
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (Korea (Rep. of))
Centro Internacional de Investigación Científica en Telecomu (Ecuador)
University of Groningen (Netherlands)
Bournemouth University (United Kingdom)
The University of Zambia School of Natural Sciences (Zambia)
Bharat Broadband Network Limited (India)
The Walt Disney Company (United States)
Mastercard Worldwide (United States)
Panasonic Corporation (Japan)
Sultan Qaboos University (Oman)
Iran University of Science & Technology (Iran (Islamic Republic of))
Agence Ivoirienne de Gestion des Fréquences (AIGF) (Côte d



Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI)

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.

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ITU Global DirectoryCellular Operators Association of India (COAI)
Director General and CEO    
Mr. Rajan S Mathews

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.