• Ashish Chandra,     CEO & MD, Bharti Airtel Sri Lanka

    Ashish Chandra, CEO & MD, Bharti Airtel Sri Lanka

  • The telecommunications industry is at an exciting juncture. With the commercial 5G rollout nearing, the sector is expected to undergo a lot of transformation soon. Combined with the ongoing digital transformations and futuristic technology revolutions, it marks the dawn of a new epoch that will be more connected and global. According to ReportLinker, the global telecom market is expected to grow from $2,642.14 billion in 2021 to $2,866.61 billion in 2022 at a CAGR of 8.5 percent. The market is expected to maintain a similar growth pace for the next few years and reach $3,818.36 billion in 2026. The favorable conditions bring a mixed bag of opportunities and challenges to the telecom industry.

  •   Ashish Chandra: Challenges & Opportunities For Telecom Industry In The 5g Era

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  • Top 10 Country Managers - 2022

    A Country Manager is responsible for business development in a new country or region. They are particularly important for companies that are expanding internationally, as they deal with the launch, development and management of local service/product offerings from production to marketing on distribution networks.

    Country managers represent their company in a foreign country. Country managers work within growing industries experiencing global expansion. They manage all operations in a particular region, including recruitment, budgets, planning, and submitting reports. Country managers might also require specialized skillsets and industry related knowledge.

    They are generally recruited for their understanding of the local area, language and market involved, their goal is to define and introduce the right strategy and make sure their business establishes itself successfully in the region, with the help of frequent competitor analysis. They wear many hats, including those of regional CEO, marketing director, intermediary between the parent company and subsidiary, sales manager and support team and some times a wide range of other headwear too. A key factor in a business’ success on a market, a Country Manager should prove the market has potential. This also means bringing in revenue.

    To be a good Country Manager, one needs to be a strategist, unafraid to get things done, and someone the team can rely on. As a brand ambassador and country representative they must educate the company about the country’s needs so it can successfully establish itself and brief the teams working on the company’s expansion plan about the needs, priorities, KPIs and reasons behind the applied strategy.     

    In this issue of the CEO Insights magazine, a list of 'Top 10 Country Managers - 2022', crafted by a team of industry veterans, CEOs and VCs and the CEO Insights editorial team, delivers detailed information about the leadership journey and the inspiring stories.

Top 10 Country Managers - 2022

Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
Heller India Mahesh Tyagi, MD and Country Manager Heller India Despite being one of the youngest corporate stalwarts of the country at present, he is running a highly profitable organization in one the of the most difficult market in the whole world & successfully sailed the company during the worst pandemic phase
PingPong Payments Mukesh Sahu, Country Manager PingPong Payments He is establishing product and business development strategies for one of the country's first digital Cross Border payment platform for international exporters
TVS Motors Narendra Srinivasulu, Country Manager TVS Motors An accomplished professional with 13 years of experience in manufacturing industry sales and marketing, business development, strategic marketing, key accounts management, channel sales and international business
Acara Solutions Navin Gautham, Country Manager & Director Acara Solutions Programmer by qualification, he is recruiting the best workforce efficiently for his clients for nineteen years
KEMET Electronics Rajesh George, Country Manager KEMET Electronics A Leader who knows the way, shows the way, and goes the way
Lumenis Rajesh Singh, Country Manager Lumenis Having rich expertise in the field of sales and operations, he is spearheading projects for the firm
Juniper Networks Sajan Paul, Managing Director & Country Manager Juniper Networks An engineer at heart, passionate about solving the most critical issues in networking technology, With 28 years of experience in the telecom and networking industry, working towards bringing simplicity to the complex network infrastructure of customers in India and the SAARC region
Wipro Satya Easwaran, Country Manager Wipro He has a global work experience driving end-to-end business transformation programs for leading enterprises in different sectors and has held multiple leadership positions in management consulting with a focus on Software-as-a- Service (SaaS), cloud, digital, strategy and transformation
Lookout Inc. Surojit Dasgupta, Country Manager, India & Saarc Region Lookout Inc. Having a vast experience of twenty-three years in the field of Sales and Marketing, he is providing his expertise in sales strategies for India's leading cyber security provider
Carpets Inter Vandana Chopra, Country Manager Carpets Inter A pioneering business leader who aspires to be a change bringer in the market