At the helm of NTT business in India, Sharad Sanghi oversees three key business entities viz. NTT India Ltd., NTT Com India and NTT Netmagic.
Sharad is responsible for growing the NTT business in India, with over 6500 employees, 10 high-density and hyperscale data centers delivering both transformational services elements including managed hybrid infrastructure, and cloud services, as well as its foundational technology solutions and services to over 5000 enterprise customers.
Sharad is also the CEO, Global Data Centers and Cloud Infrastructure (India), NTT Ltd. Sharad Sanghi exemplifies what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur, to generate returns for all stakeholders, and be deeply connected in everything one does. His passion and commitment to deliver value to clients is evident in the way he founded a customer-focused service organization called Netmagic in July 1998, which was later acquired by NTT, a Fortune 500 company.
Sharad is considered a pioneer in the Indian cloud computing space, and his vision has helped NTT-Netmagic become a leader in the Public Cloud services market in India. His strong leadership, coupled with his understanding of the India market and the NTT businesses, will be invaluable for the growth of these three key business entities.
Sharad is an industry veteran with over 20 years of extensive experience in developing Internet backbone infrastructure and providing Internet services. He is also the Co-chairman of the Data Center Council of apex associations’ namely the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Associated Chambers of Commerce of India (ASSOCHAM).
During a six-year stint in the US, Sharad worked for Unified Network Management Architecture Group at AT&T Bell Labs, the Backbone Engineering Group of NSFNET (ANS) and the Router Systems Development Group of Advantis (IBM Global Network). He has also helped Merrill Lynch and Bankers Trust design and deploy Wide Area Networks.
Sharad is an Electrical Engineer from IIT Bombay and holder of a Master’s degree from Columbia University, New York. He is also the recipient of IIT Bombay’s Distinguished Alumnus Award 2021, a prestigious recognition conferred upon alumni for their outstanding achievements in the spheres of academia, industry, public service and social welfare.
Mr. Alok Bajpai has joined the Board of Directors of Netmagic (An NTT Communications Company). Alok took charge as Global Chief Financial Officer at Netmagic in February, 2017. Over a career spanning more than 25 years, he has built an impeccable and illustrious record in Corporate Finance and Legal functions. His key areas of interest and expertise include Fund Management, Financial Reporting, Merger & Acquisition and Treasury Management.
Alok is a chartered accountant, a CPA from Colorado and an MBA from Manchester Business school. In his previous assignment, Alok was Global CFO at CSS Corp. After a stint in Canada, he returned to India and joined Infosys as Finance and Accounts Head in 2004. He then worked at Intelligroup as their Global CFO and later with Aditi Technologies as India Head and Global CFO.
This assignment marks a return to the NTT Group for him, as he had been part of NTT Data following their acquisition of Intelligroup. In fact, he was part of the strategic turnaround team that helped grow the stock price for Intelligroup by 400%.
In the course of his career, Alok has worked across geographies, with organisations in North America, Africa and India and also across diverse industries, varied cultures, and in different roles. This has helped enrich his professional as well as personal perspective giving him the acumen to appreciate situations and solve problems more holistically.
Alok enjoys travelling and networking. A keen sportsman, he’s a tennis and badminton enthusiast who is working on his golf game as well. His family includes his wife, who is pursuing her PhD in Hyderabad an elder daughter based in London and a younger daughter who is currently pursuing academics.
Nitin Mishra is head of Cloud services business in India and also serves as Board Director on some of NTT Ltd’s India companies. The India business is part of NTT Ltd, which is US$11 billion global technology Services arm of the NTT Group.
Nitin has almost 25 years of industry experience in the ICT domain and Indian Enterprise market. He has been a key Management member of the erstwhile Netmagic for over 21 years and has played many significant multi-functional roles. Netmagic was acquired by NTT and is now integrated into NTT Ltd.
Prior to current role, He was responsible for driving revenues and profitability across all NTT-Netmagic product lines including Data centres, Cloud, Network, Managed services and security. He was instrumental in productizing services leveraging future technologies that enabled the company to enter new business areas and gain first mover’s advantage.
He was also overseeing Business Planning, Large Bids and Internal business process automation functions.
During his tenure, the company’s services portfolio expanded to cover spectrum of Managed Hosted Services, Industry Leading Advanced Security and Cloud Services (IaaS). Each of these service lines have matured into significant revenue streams and contributed to the growth of the company. During start-up phase, as member of Netmagic’s Founding Team, Nitin played a crucial role in bringing on investors, managing marketing, sales and business development.
Prior to joining the company, Nitin briefly served in companies such as VSNL (Tata Communications) and HCL Comnet. Nitin has authored many articles and regularly writes on topics in the technology domain, He also speaks at various forums on Cloud and Infrastructure Management.
Nitin holds an engineering degree in computer science from VJTI (1991-95), Mumbai and PGDBM from XLRI (1996-98), Jamshedpur.