Vimal Wakhlu - Chairman & Managing Director of TCIL.
A B.E. from National Institute of Technology, Srinagar 1977, and MBA Marketing from IGNOU, he has more than 38 years of experience in the field of Telecom including e-Networks, Mobile Communications, Satellite Communications, Optical Communications, Troposcatter Communication, Data Transmission, Maritime Communications, and Radio Communication.
Starting his career with NHPC in 1977, followed by Overseas Communications Services (later VSNL and now Tata Communications Ltd.) till 1983, he worked for DoT (Department of Telecom) from 1983 to 2000, and BSNL from 2000 to 2006, in various capacities, including Director Satellite Maintenance, Western Telecom Region, and General Manager Mobile Services in Maharashtra and the North East circles.
Since December 2006 he has been with TCIL in various capacities. He has been instrumental in the successful implementation of the prestigious Pan African e-Network Project.
He has been a visiting faculty on Business of Telecom Management in Narsee Monjee Institute of Management and Advanced Mobile Communications Systems in University of Mumbai, Pune University and Advanced Level Telecom Training Centre (ALTTC).
A Life Fellow of IETE (Institution of Electronics and Telecom Engineers). A Member of IEEE (Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), and a member of the Executive Committee of the Delhi Section.
A Life member of The Telemedicine Society of India.
A member of the ITU APT Foundation of India, and currently its Vice Chairman.
A Member of Broadband India Forum.
He is a Director on Boards of TTL (Tamil Telecommunications Limited) and TBL International, TCIL Saudi Ltd., Bharati Hexacom Limited.
He is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) of the Project Management Institute (PMI).