Tata Communications names Vinod Kumar as new CEO, managing director

Tata Communications (NYSE: TCL) is doing some executive shuffling this week as it appoints Vinod Kumar as its new Managing Director and CEO.

Effective on Feb. 1, Kumar, who served as the service provider's COO, President and Managing Director, takes over from Srinath Narasimhan who has been appointed MD and CEO of Tata Teleservices and Tata Teleservices Ltd. Narasimhan will retain his role as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Tata Communications Ltd and some of its subsidiary/associate companies such as Neotel.

Kumar originally came to Tata Communications in 2002, a time when the service provider was starting to grow its international presence.

Among his early achievements was his role in the acquisition of both the former TGN and Teleblobe and transitioning the service provider away from traditional network services toward managed services and most recently, cloud computing.

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