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V. Raghunandan has been appointed as the secretary of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). This comes after Sunil Kumar Gupta was granted a two-month extension till May 31, 2021, to continue as secretary, TRAI in March this year. Gupta will now take charge of field units under the 22 Licensed Service Areas (LSA), as senior deputy director general at the office of director general – Telecom in Department of Telecommunications.

Alok Srivastava has been appointed as head, enterprise business for North and East circles of Vodafone Idea (Vi). He has rejoined Vodafone Idea from Writer Information where he served the company for almost 2 years as the country head. Recently, Shabnam Syed joined as executive vice president of postpaid marketing to bring high-value customers to its network. Reema Jain also took charge as the telco’s chief digital officer while Tanuja Rai Pradhan joined as head-consumer insights. The company also appointed Sanjay Jolly as executive vice president–technology, hub operations.

Rajesh Nambiar, chairman and managing director of Cognizant India, has been appointed as the president of Digital Business & Technology (DB&T). Nambiar, succeeds Malcolm Frank, executive vice president and president, digital business & technology, who notified Cognizant of his intent to retire effective 1 September, after spending 16 years with the company.

STL has appointed Technology Advisory Council for its Access Solutions business, which focuses on wireless and open networking technologies. The council will constitute Hank Kafka, Guy Lupo, and John Medamana, senior professionals who are pioneers in the areas of wireless systems, software orchestration systems, software-defined networking, and passive optical networks.

Subhas Mondal has been appointed as vice president–R&D, 5G business, HFCL. In his prior role, he was a Wipro Fellow, a member of the Governing Council of TSDSI and a Vice chair of Global SDO strategy task force.

Anup Purohit has been appointed as chief information officer, Wipro Limited. In his most recent role as the CIO of Yes Bank, Anup was in charge of spearheading business technology transformation and digital innovation strategy.

A Gururaj has been appointed as managing director, Optiemus Electronics Limited. Gururaj has previously spearheaded Reliance Communications, Flextronics Technologies, and TVS Electronics.

CB Velayuthan, former senior vice president, global sales, IP & optical networks at Nokia, has joined data center company, Equinix as the global managing director strategic alliances. Prior to Nokia, he worked with Wipro for over 5 years.

Bhaskar Sambasivan has been appointed as president, CitiusTech. Prior to this, he was president of patient services and chief strategy officer of Eversana Life Sciences.

Siki Giunta has been appointed as head, cloud- consulting business, HCL Technologies Ltd. Giunta joins HCL Technologies from Accenture.

Paresh B Lal has been appointed as grievance officer for India, WhatsApp.

Kristen Ludgate has been appointed as chief people officer, HP Inc. Ludgate joins HP from 3M, where she served as chief human resources officer.

Sameer Garde, president (India and SAARC), has resigned after spending 4 years at Cisco India.

Gaurav Basra, chief strategy officer, Sterlite Technologies Limited passed away recently. With significant international consulting experience, Gaurav worked closely with the leadership team to develop long-term strategies for growth. Basra had 20 years’ corporate experience at Booz & Company, Lucent Technologies, Nokia, Siemens, and Mobily.

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