About Management

Ajit Shankar, Executive Director & CEO
Ajit Shankar is a former “Indian Engineering Services” officer (‘92 batch) with over 17 years experience in the Telecom industry. During his tenure with the Govt. of India, he was Engineer- in- Charge for construction and maintenance of a number of Telephone Exchanges, residential accommodation for employees, Concrete encased cable ducts, environmental works for telecom equipments, customer service centers and foundations for telecom towers. He was also in charge of the Civil engineering team in restoration and maintenance of the infrastructure of DoT / BSNL in the aftermath of a few natural disasters like Bhuj earthquake & cyclone in Kandla.

After moving to the Private sector , he has worked for Nokia India , TowerVision India, XCEL Telecom, ATC India (American Towers) and Viom Networks (a Tata Teleservices subsidiary formerly known as WTTIL-Quippo) . He worked with TowerVision India Pvt. Ltd. as their first Indian employee-as Project/Commercial Director and later as COO/CBDO of  XCEL Telecom / ATC India Pvt. Ltd. He is a start up specialist  and  has been instrumental in shaping the growth of TowerVision & XCEL Telecom, companies which recorded the fastest growth in the towerco industry during his stint as head of business/operations.

Mr. Shankar has been successful in managing various M&A deals.  He has been involved in lead managing TICS acquisition by XCEL and has also been involved in Transcend  & ETIPL acquisition by ATC and integration activities post acquisition. He was also a member of the core team leading the ATC-XCEL deal from XCEL side.
Mr. Shankar holds a B.Tech (Civil)  degree from IT- BHU and is a  PGDBM (Gold Medalist) from IIM-Calcutta.

 

Pankaj Sharma, VP- Sales & Business Development
Pankaj is an Electronics engineer and MBA with 8 years of telecom industry experience. He combines high energy with uncommon maturity in business relationships. His initial learnings during his yearlong stay in Kabul and three years operating in the middle-East and Africa have helped develop a dynamic attitude and excellent relationship management skills.

Pankaj is professionally very well networked in the telecom industry. He has worked with Aster Teleservices Pvt Ltd, ICOMM Tele Limited, XCEL Telecom Pvt Ltd, ATC India Tower Corporation Ltd, and VIOM Networks (a Tata Teleservices subsidiary formerly known as WTTIL-Quippo). His ability to interact with CXOs for business development and reduce DSOs significantly in comparison to the industry standards, have been great assets to his organisations like XCEL, ATC and VIOM.

He will be responsible for Key account management and Business development for ARDOM


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