Sterlite Tech makes four new leadership appointments
Sterlite Tech has announced the joining of four new leaders.
Dr. Jitendra Balakrishnan, Chief Technology Officer - Optical Communications, will drive the technology growth engine for Sterlite Tech’s optical communications products business.
Literally a rocket scientist, Jitendra holds a Bachelor’s in Aerospace Engineering from IIT Madras and a Doctorate and Master’s in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University. He brings a wealth of experience from his multiple roles in R&D at Corning over the last 18 years.
Jitendra says, “We are partnering with world-class academia and technology minds to design products for data centres, telcos, defence and rural broadband. We are innovating on technology solutions across the network stack, and I look forward to driving our product roadmap. I see a sense of real purpose, energy and motivation in the corridors of Sterlite Tech, and am delighted to be a part of this fabulous team.”
Dr. Ambica Rajagopal, Head of Data Science, brings immense knowledge in predictive analytics to Sterlite Tech. She will lead the Company’s advanced data and analytics function.
Ambica has a Doctorate in Mathematics from Purdue University and a Master’s in Mathematics from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. She has led successful global data science practices in Fortune 500 companies, and has worked at Cummins, KPMG, RMS and Fidelity Investments.
Anjali Byce, Chief Human Resource Officer, is all set to lead Sterlitians as the Company disrupts its way to ‘transforming everyday living’. She has great plans to build capability and drive culture as the Company grows rapidly.
Anjali is a seasoned HR professional with a fresh perspective. With over 18 years of experience, she has worked at Tata Motors, Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance, Cummins, Thermax and SKF. She has a Master’s in Human Resources from the Symbiosis Centre for Management and HRD, and in Applied Psychology from the University of Delhi.
Manuj Desai, Head of Technology Transformation, is a key enabler in Sterlite Tech’s digital transformation journey. He will drive the information technology function to achieve scale, speed and effectiveness.
Manuj has over 20+ years of experience in corporate development, product development, business operations and strategy. He has held senior positions in AIG, PayPal, Sprint Nextel, among others. He holds a Master’s from The George Washington University.