Micromax Informatics Limited, India
1Sanjay Kapoor, in his entrepreneurial avatar, joined the promoter group of Micromax Informatics Limited as the Chairman in June 2014. He is responsible for leading the company’s board and management, building scale to a billion dollar business and transforming it from a ‘Device’ company to a ‘Device & Services’ company.
With an illustrious career spanning over 28 years, 15 of which have been in the telecommunications sector, Sanjay is an established global leader in Telecom and allied industry, Sanjay was the Chief Executive Officer for India and South Asia of India’s largest telecom company, Airtel (March 2010 till May 2013). Sanjay remains one of the key leaders in building Bharti Airtel from being one of the many players in the industry to making it as the number one telecom player in India, during his tenure with the company from July 1998 to May 2013. Sanjay’s leadership extended well beyond the confines of Airtel and he elevated himself as an industry spokesperson globally. For more than 13 years he has played an active role in various industry forums like CII, COAI and NASSCOM. He has also been a Board & Executive committee member of GSMA, (the global forum bringing together nearly 800 global mobile operators); Board member of Indus Towers (world’s largest telecom tower company with a portfolio of more than 1 lakh towers). Presently, Sanjay is an active member on the board of Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd and PVR Limited. He was declared the “Telecom person of the year” at the Voice and Data Telecom Leadership Awards 2012. Sanjay holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Hons.) from Delhi University, an MBA from Cranfield School of Management (UK) and is a Graduate of The Wharton Advanced Management Program.