Tata Communications Elevates Sumeet Walia To CMO

Tata Communications, a leading global digital infrastructure provider, announces the appointment of Sumeet Walia as its Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. In this role, Sumeet will lead and align the global sales and marketing functions around the company’s go-to-market strategy to drive business growth in all markets worldwide.

Commenting on the appointment, Vinod Kumar, Managing Director and CEO, Tata Communications, said: “Sumeet is an accomplished business leader who has the ability to continuously adapt and understand the dynamic business environment in which we operate with a proven track record. With his understanding of our business, industry and culture, I am confident that Sumeet will successfully lead the market efforts as we drive growth and greater momentum for our customers and partners.”

Sumeet has over two decades of industry experience including a number of leadership roles within the Tata group. Within this time, at Tata Communications, Sumeet was instrumental in shaping the company’s data business and growing and maintaining the company’s leadership position in India.

“I am delighted to lead Tata Communications’ Sales and Marketing efforts globally around the company’s go-to-market strategy to drive business growth in all markets worldwide. With relentless focus on execution and customer centricity, I look forward to working closely with all our customers and partners worldwide to deliver success to them through the power of hashtag digital transformation,” said Sumeet.

Prior to joining the Tata Group, he was a part of the start-up team at Hughes Telecom. At Tata Communications, Sumeet has been responsible for significantly growing the business over the years and has been instrumental in growing and maintaining Tata Communications’ leadership position in the enterprise data market in India. During this period, Sumeet led Tata Communications’ foray into next generation managed services, which now account for a lion’s share of the enterprise business. He has nurtured Tata Communication’s recent foray into the Healthcare platform, right from product development to launching these innovative services and creating a strong customer base.

Sumeet holds a Masters of Marketing Management from JBIMS,Mumbai and a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from Mumbai University.

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