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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Renuka Ramnath

56 2017 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Vinod Kumar

51 2011 Group Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Non-Independent Executive Director

Pratibha Advani

53 2015 Chief Financial Officer

Manish Sansi

2015 Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Secretary

G. Narendra Nath

2016 Government Nominee, Non-Executive Director

Narasimhan Srinath

55 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director - Panatone Nominee

Uday Desai

66 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Gopichand Katragadda

49 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Saurabh Tiwari

50 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director - Government Nominee

Bharat Vasani

2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Renuka Ramnath

Ms. Renuka Ramnath is Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Ms. Renuka Ramnath is an Independent Director of our Company. She has obtained a graduate degree in engineering from Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, University of Mumbai and a post graduate degree in business administration from the University of Mumbai. She has also completed the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School. She is the Managing Director and CEO of Multiples Alternate Asset Management Private Limited, a private equity firm she founded in 2009. She has over 30 years of experience in the Indian financial sector across private equity, investment banking and structured finance. Earlier, she has served as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ICICI Venture Funds Management Company Limited for close to a decade.

Vinod Kumar

Mr. Vinod Kumar is Group Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Non-Independent Executive Director of Tata Communications Limited. He 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 the Company’s 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. Vinod has been at the forefront of Tata Communications’ transformation from a traditional connectivity services provider, largely in India, to a truly global services provider – offering a broad range of managed communication, collaboration and cloud services, successfully transforming Tata Communications into a truly global organisation that enables large enterprises in their digital transformation journeys. With 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.

Pratibha Advani

Manish Sansi

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), Department of Telecommunications, Government of India since July 2, 2014 with overall responsibilities for the policy formulation and implementation and matters pertaining to Telecom network security of India. Responsibilities include coordination on matters of national security with other wings. Prior to this he was Deputy Director General (Security Audit), Department of Telecommunications, Government of India, for a year responsible for the finalisation of the processes and procedures to conduct of security audit of the networks of Telecom Service Providers. He has over 27 years of experience in telecom including 17 years of senior management experience in the areas of telecom network planning, installation, operation and maintenance, marketing & 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 instrumental in the planning, engineering, deployment and operation and maintenance of 2G GSM network for 500 thousand lines and planning of the 3G network in the Indian state of Jharkhand. 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. He was deputed to Nairobi, Kenya as an expert to conduct a four day Commonwealth Telecommunication Organisation Course on Management of Universal Service Funds.

Narasimhan Srinath

Mr. Narasimhan Srinath is Non-Executive Independent Director - Panatone Nominee of Tata Communications Limited. Mr. Srinath Narasimhan is the Managing Director of Tata Teleservices Limited and Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Limited. With over 31 years of experience within the Tata Group, Mr. Srinath has held various leadership positions across Tata companies in areas such as Process Automation and Control, Information Technology and Telecommunications. Prior to joining Tata Teleservices, Mr. Srinath was the Managing Director and CEO of Tata Communications (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.

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. He is on the board of Tata Communications Limited. 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 IITBombay. In 2015 he received the Outstanding Alumni award from University of Buffalo, and in 2016 he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from IIT Kanpur.

Gopichand Katragadda

Dr. Gopichand Katragadda is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Gopichand Katragadda is the Group Chief Technology Officer and Innovation Head for Tata Sons. In this role, Dr. Katragadda drives technology and innovation for the Tata conglomerate leveraging cross-company synergies. He is a director on the boards of Tata Elxsi Limited, Tata Communications Limited, Tata Communications International Pte. Limited, Tata Teleservices Limited, Tata Autocomp Systems Limited, and Flisom AG. Previously, as the Chairman and Managing Director of GE India Technology Centre, he facilitated funding of crossbusiness innovation, championed the commissioning of new research labs, developed research teams, and helped build GE’s largest R&D Centre – the John F. Welch Technology Centre (JFWTC). Under his leadership, the JFWTC team was contributing to over 300 US patents a year. Dr. Katragadda also served as the chairman for GEBEL. Before joining GE, Dr. Katragadda worked with Karta Technologies, San Antonio, Texas, as Vice President of Research and Development. At Karta, Dr. Katragadda led the development of advanced sensor technology for US government agencies and research consortiums. He also was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas and served on the Board of Directors for Texas Public Radio. Dr. Katragadda provides the voice of technology for various Industry bodies in India including CII and NASSCOM. He is the India Chair for the Technology track of the Indo-UK Joint Economic and Trade Committee, which facilitates the Government to Government negotiations on market liberalisation. Dr. Katragadda chairs the India Development Panel and is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology. He is on the India Council for the Anita Borg Institute. Dr. Katragadda holds MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.

Saurabh Tiwari

Mr. Saurabh Kumar Tiwari is Non-Executive Independent Director - Government Nominee of Tata Communications Limited. Mr. Saurabh K. Tiwari, born in 1967, 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 Telecommunications, Government of India involved assessment of revenue to the tune of Rupees Two Lakh crore annually resulting in collection of ` 11,300 crores (approximately) in the form of licence fee – one of the largest contributors to the non-tax revenue of the Union Government.

Bharat Vasani

Mr. Bharat Vasani is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bharat Vasani is a renowned corporate lawyer in India with international reputation. Presently, he is the General Counsel of the Tata Group, a position he has held since December 2000. Mr. Vasani has over 3 decades of experience at a senior management level in successfully managing the in house legal departments of large corporations with international operations. He is reputed for having the most diverse corporate legal experience, ranging from complex Mergers and Acquisitions to handling highprofile litigations, both civil and criminal. Mr. Vasani is presently Non-Executive Director on the Boards of Tata Sky Ltd., Rallis India Ltd. and Tata Communications Ltd. Mr. Vasani has won several national and international awards, including the Professional Excellence Award from the Harvard Law School in May, 2016.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Renuka Ramnath

2,186,000

Vinod Kumar

50,932,000

Pratibha Advani

27,070,000

Manish Sansi

12,030,000

G. Narendra Nath

210,000

Narasimhan Srinath

719,000

Uday Desai

2,611,000

Gopichand Katragadda

910,000

Saurabh Tiwari

1,155,000

Bharat Vasani

797,000
As Of  31 Mar 2017