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Vivek is a customer centric and execution-oriented international executive with 20+ years of diverse leadership experience with market leaders in the high technology and global communications industry. With experience across business management, sales and marketing, operations, strategic planning, technology and hands-on P&L management, Vivek leverages passion, entrepreneurial drive & business acumen for success in mature, emerging & new market ventures. Having lived and worked in USA, India and UK, Vivek has worked across country, region and global organizations. He is recognized for building and leading highly effective multi-cultural global teams with a track record of creating shareholder value through building greenfield businesses and transforming existing businesses.
Vivek is a Senior Advisor at Telesat, a global leading satellite operator, which is building a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) global satellite constellation to provide low latency broadband connectivity across the world. Vivek was the Chief Commercial Officer at OneWeb and has worked for 13+ years with Vodafone as the founding CEO (Interim) of its Global Service Provider business (Vodafone Carrier Services (VCS)), SVP and Global Head of Data and Connectivity business and SVP of its Northern Europe and Americas business of VCS and CEO of its Carrier, Wholesale and Global Enterprise business in India.
Prior to Vodafone, Vivek co-founded India’s first private international carrier at PCCW’s JV in India - Data Access. He has also worked with Tejas Networks, iBeam Broadcasting (a pioneer in Content Delivery Network) and Cisco Systems.
Vivek holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, a Master’s degree in Physics and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani, where he graduated at the top of the class in both majors.