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DIPA appoints Dhananjay Joshi as Chairman, Sandeep Girotra as Vice-Chairman

Digital Infrastructure Providers Association (DIPA) has appointed Dhananjay Joshi, MD & CEO, Summit Digitel as the Chairman and Sandeep Girotra, CEO, American Tower India as the Vice-Chairman of the association. The changes in the leadership management will come into effective from October 1, 2023.

The telecom industry body concluded its Annual General Body Meeting for the Financial Year 2022-23, with the announcement of its leadership for the term 2023-24.

Dhananjay Joshi takes over as Chairman, DIPA from Akhil Gupta, Chairman, Bharti Enterprises who served as Chairman, DIPA since 2011 and Sandeep Girotra, CEO, American Tower India takes over as Vice-Chairman, DIPA from Amit Sharma Vice-Chairman, DIPA & Former EVP at American Tower Corporation (ATC).

During DIPA’s AGM, Akhil Gupta accepted the request of the Executive Committee(EC) members to hold the position of Patron Member, DIPA and Amit Sharma agreed to be DIPA’s special invitee for all the EC meetings of DIPA to provide insights, advice, and expertise to help steer the association’s activities.

Speaking at the DIPA’s AGM, Akhil Gupta, Former Chairman, DIPA, said, “DIPA as an industry association have indeed played a significant role in ensuring seamless connectivity through the years especially during the tough times like Covid & Natural Disasters, in driving innovation and contributing to the digital revolution in the Indian telecom ecosystem. As the telecom industry evolves with emerging technologies like 5G and beyond, there will be a continuous need for shaping and adapting regulatory policies. DIPA will continue to advocate for policies that support innovation, investment, and fair competition in the industry.”

Amit Sharma, Former Vice-Chairman, DIPA, said,” During my tenure as Vice Chairman, I’ve had the privilege of witnessing the remarkable growth and progress of DIPA. Together, we’ve tackled complex challenges, explored new opportunities, and made significant strides toward our collective goals. I have every confidence that this momentum will continue, and DIPA will reach even greater heights in the future.”

Dhananjay Joshi, Chairman, Digital Infrastructure Providers Association, said,” It is indeed a great privilege and an honor for me to assume the role of Chairman of DIPA. I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all the Executive Committee members for considering me worthy of this significant responsibility. The telecom infrastructure providers resilience and dedication have been nothing short of remarkable, and we shall continue to build upon this foundation of excellence. As we move forward, DIPA will continue to innovate, adapt, and evolve to meet the evolving needs of the telecom industry.”

Sandeep Girotra, Vice-Chairman, DIPA, said,” I express my sincere thanks to all the DIPA Executive Committee Members for reposing their confidence in me. I am committed towards building a substantive agenda of dialogue and a conducive environment to help the telecom industry grow, innovate, and reach even greater heights. DIPA has played a pivotal role in accelerating India’s transition to becoming a robust Digital economy. I look forward to working alongside the Chairman and the Executive Committee in this transformative journey.

Digital Infrastructure Providers Association (DIPA) represents the India’s digital infrastructure industry that develop, build, own and operate the nation’s digital infrastructure.

While announcing the new appointments TR Dua, Director-General, Digital Infrastructure Providers Association (DIPA), said,” As a forward-looking industry, we are committed to leading the way in the adoption and deployment of 5G technology. DIPA will continue to work closely with regulatory bodies, technology partners, and other stakeholders to ensure that India remains at the forefront of this transformative journey. In this endeavor, we will also prioritize sustainability and inclusivity, ensuring that the benefits of 5G reach every corner of our nation and contribute to a more connected and prosperous India.”

CT Bureau

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