Rakesh Kumar Upadhyay, who has served as the Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of two leading Indian Telecommunications PSUs - BSNL and TCI, is a seasoned professional with 40 years' experience in the telecommunications sector. He has greatly contributed in the areas of strategy formulation and implementation, regulatory affairs, customer services delivery and execution of complex domestic as well as overseas projects. He has successfully directed multicultural global teams and conducted dialogue and international negotiations at the highest levels. He formulated and led the strategy for a range of initiatives for the introduction of cutting edge technology in various parts of the world including many firsts. He is an expert about evolving global shifts and is adept in formulating effective “local” approaches for much broader objectives.