Technology >> CEO Interviews >> January 26, 2009

Vinod Kumar – Tata Communications Limited (tcl)

VINOD KUMAR is President and COO of Tata Communications Limited. As President of Global Data & Mobility Solutions for Tata Communications part of the $62.5 billion Tata Group Mr. Kumar is responsible for expanding Tata Communications' roadmap and charter into the global communications market. Enhancing the service capabilities and customer-facing activities in strategic markets beyond the shores of India sums up his mandate. In addition to heading these strategic initiatives, Mr. Kumar is also responsible for the Wholesale Data, Global Mobile and International Enterprise lines of business, and for meeting the company's ambitious targets. Mr. Kumar is also a Director on the Board of Tata Communications Limited. He has a wide range of cross-functional experience in the telecommunications industry. He also has an impressive track record in developing business strategies and creating fast growth organizations. He was previously Senior Vice President of Asia Netcom, responsible for all aspects of generating top-line 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, resulting in the formation of Asia Netcom. In 1999, Mr. Kumar joined WorldCom Japan as Chief Executive Officer. 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 at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in India. Profile
TWST: We'd like to begin with a brief historical sketch of the company and a

picture of the things you're doing at the present time.

Mr. Kumar: As a company we've been in existence for over

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