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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Renuka Ramnath

56 2017 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Vinod Kumar

52 2011 Group Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Non-Independent Executive Director

Pratibha Advani

55 2015 Chief Financial Officer

Manish Sansi

2015 Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Secretary

Srinath Narasimhan

56 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director - Panatone Nominee

G. Narendra Nath

2016 Government Nominee, Non-Executive Director

Uday Desai

67 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Saurabh Tiwari

50 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director - Government Nominee

Biographies

Name Description

Renuka Ramnath

Ms. Renuka Ramnath is Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Ms. Ramnath has over 30 years of experience in the Indian financial sector across private equity, investment banking and structured finance. She started her career with the ICICI Group and had leadership roles in investment banking, structured finance and e-commerce. She led ICICI Venture as the MD & CEO of ICICI Venture, to become one of the largest private equity funds in India. One of the most experienced private equity fund managers in India, Ms. Ramnath has a full cycle track record of investing capital raised from global institutions. Ms. Ramnath is a Board member of EMPEA, the global industry association for private capital in emerging markets. She has obtained a graduate degree in textile engineering from V.J. Technological Institute (VJTI), University of Mumbai and a post graduate degree in management studies from University of Mumbai. She has also completed the Advanced Management Program, the International Senior Managers Program from the Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University. Ms. Ramnath was appointed as Director of Tata Communications Limited on December 8, 2014 and was elected as Chairperson of our Company with effect from April 14, 2017.

Vinod Kumar

Mr. Vinod Kumar is Group Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Non-Independent Executive Director of Tata Communications Limited. Mr. Vinod Kumar joined Tata Communications in April 2004, just when the company was embarking on its journey of international growth. He was closely associated with the acquisitions of the Tyco Global Network and Teleglobe and assumed responsibility as Managing Director of Tata Communications’ international operations. Subsequently, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer, responsible for managing the Global Data Business Unit as well as the Engineering and Operations functions. Mr. Kumar was also appointed as a non-executive director on the Board of Tata Communications Limited in February 2007. In February 2011, Mr. Vinod Kumar was appointed as the Managing Director and Group CEO of Tata Communications Limited. With over 25 years of experience in the global telecom industry, Mr. Kumar has had an impressive track record in developing business strategies and creating fast growth organisations across the globe. Prior to Tata Communications, he was a Senior Vice President with Asia Netcom from 2002-2004, and was responsible for strategy formulation, product marketing, sales and generating top-line growth. He was actively involved in the financial restructuring and eventual asset sale of Asia Global Crossing to China Netcom, resulting in the formation of Asia Netcom. From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Vinod Kumar worked with WorldCom Japan as its Chief Executive Officer. Prior to this, he held various senior positions in Global One and Sprint International in the United States and Asia where he had major responsibilities in market management, sales, marketing, product management, multinational account management and operations. Mr. Vinod Kumar graduated with honors in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in India.

Pratibha Advani

Manish Sansi

Srinath Narasimhan

Mr. Narasimhan Srinath is Non-Executive Independent Director - Panatone Nominee of Tata Communications Limited. Prior to joining Tata Teleservices, Mr. Srinath was the Managing Director and CEO of Tata Communications Limited (erstwhile VSNL). Under his leadership, Tata Communications has transformed from a monopoly, public sector undertaking into a global communications services provider offering advanced network, managed and cloud services to customers worldwide. Mr. Srinath has received several recognitions in the telecom industry. For a period of two consecutive years (2008 and 2009), he was named as the world’s eighth most influential telecom personality by the Global Telecoms Business magazine as well as the ‘Telecom Person of the Year’ by the India-based Voice and Data magazine in 2008. Mr. Srinath was named the ‘Telecom CEO of the Year’ in Asia by the leading publishing group Telecom Asia in 2006. In the same year he was also conferred the Udyog Rattan Award by the Institute of Economic Studies (IES). Mr. Srinath has also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Tata Internet Services in late 2000 and Chief Operating Officer at Tata Teleservices Limited in 1999. In the early part of his career, he was Executive Assistant to the Chairman of Tata Industries, a position he held until 1992. He was part of the team that set up Tata Information Systems (later known as Tata IBM) and where, between 1992 and 1998, he worked on a number of assignments in sales and marketing. In addition to being Managing Director of Tata Teleservices Limited and Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Limited, Mr. Srinath also serves as a Director on the Boards of Tata Business Support Services (TBSS), Tata Industries Limited, Honeywell Automation India Limited, ATC Telecom Infrastructure Private Limited, Tata Communications Limited and its related entities. Mr. Srinath holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.

G. Narendra Nath

Mr. G. Narendra Nath is Government Nominee, Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. G.Narendra Nath, is working as Deputy Director General (Security Assurance), Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Government of India with overall responsibilities for the policy formulation and implementation and matters pertaining to Telecom network security of India. His responsibilities include coordination on matters of national security with other wings, establishment of a National Telecom Security Incident Management Centre, Telecom Testing and Security Certification Centre, Mobile Device Registry and Security Audit of Telecom Networks and preparation of Base Line security guidelines for Security Policy of Service providers. He was member of the committee that produced the DoT report on Net Neutrality. He is chair of the National Technical Committee for Security of Digital Financial Systems and member of the High Level Forum on 5G which is driving the 5G road map for India and is also a member of the Governing Council of the Telecommunication Standards Society of India (TSDSI) and the Indian Standards Development Organisation. Mr. Nath has over 30 years of experience in telecom including 20 years of senior management experience in the areas of telecom network planning, installation, operation and maintenance, marketing and business development and training. He started his professional career with Oil and Natural Gas Commission in maintenance of Real Time Geophysical Data Acquisition, and UHF and VHF communication systems. In 1987 he joined the Indian Telecommunication Service, Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Government of India. He was a faculty at Advanced Level Telecommunication Training Centre, an ITU, UNDP and Government of India established training facility for a period of nine years in the areas of CCS#7, GSM Network planning, Intelligent Networks and Marketing of Telecom Services and was head of the Faculty of Management Courses.

Uday Desai

Dr. Professor Uday B. Desai is an Non-Executive Independent Director of Tata Communications Limited. Dr. Uday B. Desai received a B. Tech. degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, in 1974, an M.S. degree from the State University of New York, Buffalo, in 1976, and a Ph.D. degree from The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, U.S.A., in 1979, all in Electrical Engineering. Since June 2009 he is the Director of IIT Hyderabad and he is also the Mentor Director for IIIT Chittoor. He was the Mentor Director for IIT Bhilai. He has held faculty positions at different universities: Assistant and then Associate Professor at Washington State University and Professor at IIT Bombay. He has held Visiting Associate Professor’s position at Arizona State University, Purdue University, and Stanford University. He was a visiting Professor at EPFL, Lausanne, and has been the Director of HP-IITM R and D Lab. at IIT-Madras. His research interest is in Cyber physical systems, Internet of Things, digital fabrication, wireless communication, cognitive radio, wireless sensor networks and statistical signal processing. He has been a co-author of 9 research monographs, and author of nearly 300 peer reviewed papers in international journals and international conferences. He is a member of many central governmental committees and several governing councils of academic institutions. He was a member of the high-powered committee for review of AICTE. Dr. Desai is a Fellow of Indian National Science Academy, and a Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering. He is the recipient of J C Bose Fellowship. He is also the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award from IIT-Bombay. In 2015 he received the Outstanding Alumni award from University of Buffalo, and in 2016 he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from IIT Kanpur.

Saurabh Tiwari

Mr. Saurabh Kumar Tiwari is Non-Executive Independent Director - Government Nominee of Tata Communications Limited. Mr. Saurabh K. Tiwari holds a Master’s degree in Political Science with a Certificate of Merit from the University of Allahabad. He completed his MBA with specialisation in Finance from National Institute of Financial Management, an autonomous body under Ministry of Finance, Government of India. He has an LLB degree from the Delhi University. Besides being a Fellow of the University Grants Commission, he has taught Political Philosophy in the Post Graduate Classes of the University of Allahabad for two years. After clearing the Civil Services Examination in 1993, he joined the Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service (IP&TAFS). He has wide ranging work experience in the Government of India and PSUs. He was the Deputy General Manager (Finance) of Central Area of MTNL, Delhi which provides service to the elite of India including the President, Prime Minister, Union Council of Ministers, Embassies, High Commissions and the Central Business District. He has also served as the Financial Advisor to various units of the Indian Air Force including the Central Air Command, Bamrauli. He was instrumental in designing and implementing the software for the revision of pension of more than two million Defence Pensioners, spread throughout the country, in accordance with the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission. His assignment as Deputy Director General (Licensing Finance), Department of Telecom, Government of India involved assessment of revenue to the tune of Rupees Two Lakh crore annually resulting in collection of ? 11,300 crores (approx) in the form of licence fee – one of the largest contributors to the non-tax revenue of the Union Government. Mr. Tiwari’s current assignment is as Deputy Director General (FEB), Department of Telecom, Government of India wherein he is responsible for Human Resource Management and Financial Management in the Department of Telecom.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Renuka Ramnath

4,336,000

Vinod Kumar

56,030,000

Pratibha Advani

27,070,000

Manish Sansi

12,030,000

Srinath Narasimhan

1,114,000

G. Narendra Nath

860,000

Uday Desai

2,905,000

Saurabh Tiwari

1,191,000
As Of  31 Mar 2018