Investor Relations

Board of Directors

Mr. Dilip Modi, Chairman

Mr. Dilip Kumar Modi was appointed to the Board on 21st August, 2006 as Director and was earlier the Managing Director of the Company.

Mr. Modi is a new generation entrepreneur who has been spearheading business innovations in the mobility segment with technology as the driving force.

Mr. Modi soon after starting his career in the early 90s, led the entry of the Spice Group into the sunrise telecom sector in 1995 by creating Modi Telstra, India’s first mobile service provider. He also founded the country’s earliest VAS companies and mobile retail chains that led the wave of innovations in the telecom industry. He has been instrumental in building a dynamic Spice brand in mobility segment being the Spice Group’s flagship business.

Mr. Modi has been instrumental in expanding the Mobility footprint of the Spice Group across major Asian and African markets and has successfully created a Global and Inclusive Work Culture in the Group, currently headquartered at Singapore.

Apart from managing his businesses successfully, he is equally aware of the responsibility of the industry for affecting a positive social impact. His leadership attributes are widely recognized by corporate India resulting in his being the youngest ever President of Associated Chambers of Commerce (ASSOCHAM), the oldest chamber of India in 2011-12 as also the youngest Chairman of the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), in 2004 -05.

Mr. Modi was also awarded the “Youth Icon Award” by the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry for his exemplary leadership. He is the founder of Ek Soch, a social impact initiative to support innovation and entrepreneurship in the areas of Mobility, Education and Environment.

Mr. Modi holds a First Class Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Technology from the Brunel University, London, UK. He has also done his Masters in Business Administration from the Management School at the Imperial College, London, with a specialization in Finance.

Mr. Subramanian Murali, Non – Executive Director

Mr. Subramanian Murli was appointed to the Board on 7th May 2015 as Non Executive Director. He was associated with leading organizations such as A.F. Ferguson and HCL Group of companies in several senior positions.

Over more than 30 years of experience in industries like IT ,Office automation, Telecom and Mobility, he has gained extensive knowledge and expertise in the areas of fund raising, M&As, Business restructuring, Process Re-engineering, Business turnarounds, Corporate Finance and management.

Presently, Mr. Murali is the Group President, Finance for Smart Ventures Group. He has been associated with the group for 7 years and is actively in charge for Shareholders value creation, Business planning, Corporate Finance, Capital allocation, Treasury management, Management review and overall productivity of all resources within the Smart Venture Group.

His association with the group helped in managing different business cycles ranging from Start ups, steady state growth, rapid and exponential growth, slow downs and closures.

Mr. Murli is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (“ICAI”)

Mr. Shrenik M Khasgiwala, Non -Executive Non Independent Director

Mr. Shrenik M Khasgiwala, Founder of Laniäkéa Holdings, a private multi-family office, partnering with Ultra High Networth families and high potential entrepreneurs for creating new wealth, preserving wealth across generations, unlocking value in current businesses, setting up new businesses, stewarding family investments and coaching new generation entrepreneurs within the family.

Shrenik has more than 23 years of experience covering investing (Brand Capital), scaling businesses (Enam), advising (A.T. Kearney) and auditing (BDO Lodha) businesses and entrepreneurs across a wide range of industries.

Shrenik was the youngest Business Director at Bennett Coleman and Company. He lead investments at Brand Capital into new-age consumer focused verticals, including healthcare, education, financial services, logistics, consumer durables, FMCG, technology, retail, entertainment, travel and apparel.

As Executive Director at ENAM Securities, Shrenik led investment banking relationships and assignments in industries such as Construction, Sugar, Refractories, Media, Technology, Aviation and Ship building. At ENAM, Shrenik was the owner of the firm’s Tata Group relationship and also set up ENAM’s first international office.

Shrenik has led management consulting assignments in Energy, Petrochemicals, Agro chemicals, Software, Media and BFSI working with A.T. Kearney. He has also led audit and advisory work at BDO Lodha& Co across several industries.

He is a commerce graduate from Sydenham College, a Chartered Accountant and holds a PGDM from IIM Bangalore. He was a visiting graduate at the University of Washington Business School in Seattle. He is also holds a Certificate in Investment Management from the Securities and Investment Institute, UK.

Mr. Umang Das, Independent Director

Mr. Umang Das was appointed to the Board on 7th May 2015 as an Independent Director. In the year 2008, Mr. Das joined the SREI group as Managing Director & CEO of SREI Infocomm Services Ltd., spearheading all new business initiatives of the Group in the field of Total Telecom Infrastructure enablement for mobile operators.

After establishing the Telecom Business, he took over as the Managing Director of Spice Telecom and subsequently as Group President of Spice Global Businesses.

Mr. Das holds various prestigious positions in the industry - Chairman of the CSC India Forum, Chairman of GSM India and Chairman of the e-Governance and IT Committee of ASSOCHAM, Chairman of Committee on Telecom Infrastructure of CMAI (The Communication Media and IT Association of India). He is also an active member of the Managing Committees of CII & FICCI advising on Telecom matters. Socially, he is extremely well networked and involved in several CSR related initiatives.

Presently, he holds the position of Chief Mentor at Viom Networks and is actively responsible for establishing the company’s international ventures and forays into managed services. He is a Director of Viom International at both Singapore and Myanmar. He also holds the position of first Director General of TAIPA (Tower & Infrastructure Provider Association), the Industry body formed by all the tower companies.

Mr. Das is an alumnus of the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad and holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering.

Mr. Suman Ghose Hazra, Independent Director

Mr. Suman Ghosh Hazra was appointed to the Board on 7th May 2015as an Independent Director. Mr. Ghosh is a former General Counsel and Executive Vice President –Legal of HCL Infosystems Ltd.

Mr. Hazra began his career in the year 1976 as Zonal Accounts Officer of Tata Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. He specializes in area of Taxation including Income Tax, Sales tax / VAT, Excise Tax, Service Tax, Custom Duty, Merger, Acquisition, Disinvestment and successfully handled CBI and FEMA/FERA cases. He has helped several Indian companies in the process of acquisition and sale.

He has actively issued necessary guidelines to various regions/plant on all India basis for the compliance with the various statutory requirements under Indirect Taxation. He has also participated as a member in the High Powered Committee on Electronic Commerce and Taxation appointed by the Central Board of Taxes, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, New Delhi.

Presently, he is a Legal Consultant and Senior Advisor to MAIT.

Mr. Ghosh is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (“ICAI”) and also a member of Institute of Cost & Work Accountants of India (“ICWA”). He is a Law Graduate also.

Dr. (Ms.) Rashmi Aggarwal, Independent Director

Dr. Rashmi Aggarwal is Bachelor of Science, Law Graduate, Masters’ in Law, and PhD (Patents Law) from Law Department, Punjab University, Chandigarh. She started her career as an advocate in the Punjab and Haryana High Court and Supreme Court of India before joining academics. Dr. Aggarwal is presently associated with IMT Ghaziabad since 2007. She is currently a faculty in the area of Economics, Environment and Policy at IMT Ghaziabad and visiting faculty with IIMs and Management Institutes in France and Dubai.

Dr. Aggarwal research domains are predominately in the area of Corporate laws, Corporate governance, Cybercrimes, Labour Laws and Intellectual Property Rights with more than 70 reputed publications to her credit, including books, international research publications, book chapters, book reviews and case studies. Dr. Aggarwal has presented her research work in national and international conferences in India and abroad including USA, Japan, UK, Hong Kong, UAE and Italy. She has designed and delivered numerous executive training programmes both as a facilitator and Program Director for In-company and Open Company and conducts workshops and training programs for Higher Education accreditation.