Managing Director & CEO Dr. Ajit Shankar has over 30 Years of experience in the Telecom Infrastructure management- initially as a Group ’A’ officer in DoT-Govt. of India and subsequently holding senior positions at BSNL, Nokia India, TowerVision, XCEL Telecom, ATC India & Viom Networks. He is a start up specialist and has been successful in managing multiple M&A deals. He has worked with TowerVision India Pvt. Ltd. as their first employee-as Project/Commercial Director, as Chief of Operations /CBDO of ATC India Pvt. Ltd. (including in XCEL Telecom) and later as Sr. VP & Head- Marketing Strategy in Viom Networks. He has been involved in lead managing TICS acquisition by XCEL and was a core team member in ATC-XCEL integration as well as Transcend & ETIPL mergers in ATC. Ajit holds a B.Tech (Civil) degree from IIT (BHU), Varanasi and is a PGDBM (Gold Medalist) from IIM-Calcutta. He has published several research papers in international management journals and holds a Ph.D degree in the area of strategic management from the prestigious G D Goenka University, Gurgaon.
Director & Chief Operating Officer Ravdeep has over 24 years of hands-on experience in overall management of Communication Networks including planning, procurement, installation, operations and maintenance. He has worked with Telecom Infrastructural Consultancy Services Pvt. Ltd, Spice Communications Ltd (subsequently merged with Idea Cellular/VIL), TowerVision (as O&M head and as Opex controller), and American Tower Company (as national O & M head) which has enabled him to develop excellent skills in Business Analysis, leadership of field O&M teams, planning and execution of new products, services and customized solutions, vendor identification, energy cost optimization and planning & strategizing for resource management. Ravdeep Singh is an electronics and communications engineer and an MBA in Finance & Operations, from Bradford University School of Management, UK. Ravdeep is in charge of Ardom's Operations and also leads all new technology initiatives and evaluation of products related to renewable & alternate energy sources.
Director & Chief Business Development Officer Pankaj combines high energy with uncommon maturity in business relationships. His initial learnings during his year long 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 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 the organisations he had served. Pankaj is an Electronics engineer and MBA in Marketing with over 22 years of telecom industry experience. Pankaj is in charge of Ardom's Sales & Business Development and also leads M & A initiatives, business strategy and designing of new service products through bundling of various services.
Rupinder Singh Ahluwalia
President- Strategy An engineering graduate from Delhi University and a fellow of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, Ahluwalia has over 34 years of varied experience. He has worked in areas such as sales, marketing, business development and transition in the IT and ITeS segments. Prior to his current stint, he was President & business head of GTL Infrastructure responsible for all aspects of the business, including customer acquisition, retention and revenue generation. Earlier, he was country manager at CINCOM Systems India, responsible for its operations in the Indian subcontinent, SAARC and the Middle East. He also worked as sales director with Simoco International (formerly Philips Telecommunications India), as national manager with Crompton Greaves and as head of business development with Tata Telecom (formerly Tata Keltron). Ahluwalia’s training with the Indian Air Force proves useful in meeting the challenges of his job.
Vice President- Finance Harish is an experienced finance & accounting professional with more than 26 years of experience across various industries in strategy & finance. His specialties include guiding business decisions based on thorough analysis of existing and projected financial parameters, working in start-up environments, business process re-engineering & restructuring operations to improve profitability & management information systems, strengthening internal financial controls, working capital management, inventory optimization etc. Prior to joining Ardom Towergen, Harish has worked with Avishi Developers, Tower Vision India, Thomson Press and Stellar Information. Having worked in diverse sectors including telecommunication, he brings a positive solution oriented perspective to financial decisions. He is a qualified FCA, FICWA & DISA and a strong leader with diverse business and financial acumen.