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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.

Ms. Preeti Das, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer

In a career spanning over 30 years, Preeti has a rich experience with multiple large organizations globally, holding key positions of responsibility. She has represented a roster of corporate giants, including Oracle, ICICI Lombard and Microsoft. She has held CEO/Board level positions at Birlasoft and Castek (a Canadian Insurance technology firm –an iflex/Oracle acquisition). Her last assignment was Executive Vice President, a CXO position at Sutherland Global services, heading up Digital & IT Services.

Her approach to management is notable for transformational expansion, having driven organizations to develop innovative services that respond to customer demands. A recipient of the 2014 global CEO award and a global women entrepreneur award in 2010, she has shepherded companies beyond their traditional strengths and enabled them to play a vital role in collaborating with global businesses to transform and innovate.

She has just launched her new venture Gennextpro that focusses on the Next Generation Professional Talent. The first unique program Fast Tracks the acquisition of ‘HiPo and Diversity’ Digital/4.0 Talent by engaging deeply with educational institutions to Assess talent in the course of executing projects during their learning cycle. She has been working as CEO of the Company w.e.f. 2nd November, 2018.

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. 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.

Mr. Mayank Jain, Independent Director

Mr. Mayank Jain completed his Bachelor in Engineering and worked at Tata Motors for two years in both Jamshedpur and Pune. He then migrated to Canada to pursue his MBA in the late 90s at the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. Ivey’s MBA has been ranked the #1 MBA Program in Canada consistently by Bloomberg Businessweek. Further, Mr. Mayank holds the distinction of being named to the Dean’s Honour List in his MBA class.

After completing his MBA, he worked at one of the big 4 consulting firms in Toronto, Deloitte Consulting. Here he helped several clients in the mining industry in Northern Ontario to streamline and improve their business processes. He also assisted Bell Canada establish their new billing system for Broadband services.

After his stint at Deloitte, Mr. Mayank went on to join Siebel Systems in the United States, the largest Customer Relationship Management (CRM) company in the world. Siebel also became the fastest growing company globally during the early 2000s. Mr. Mayank held the position of Senior Director of Products for Automotive and Manufacturing industries for a number of years with Siebel.

In 2006, Mr. Mayank moved back home to India to pursue business opportunities, and over the last few years, he has built a Cable TV and Broadband business spanning across 5 states in India and growing at a very fast pace. His company is also partners with Facebook Express Wifi Project providing WIFI Services to many offices, hospitals, malls and outdoor customers.