STL strengthens global leadership team

Sept. 29, 2020
Sterlite Technologies Ltd (STL) has announced key new executive appointments.

In line with a recent strategic shift toward building advanced platforms for digital networks, including converged access network offerings with disaggregated software and hardware capabilities for both optical and wireless networks, Sterlite Technologies Ltd. (STL) notes it has transformed into an Account Based Organization with a suite of integrated end-to-end technology solutions. Further, STL has made several new executive appointments to reflect this evolution.

STL recently enhanced its technology leadership with the addition of Dr. Krish Prabhu to its Advisory Board. Continuing with this macro shift, STL has also announced a series of customer segment leadership appointments: Stephen Szymanski has joined STL as General Manager and Regional Commercial Executive, Americas; Luis Fernando Leon has been appointed STL's Sales Manager, Central America; Mayur Tanna has been named STL's Head- Enterprise Business, India; and Tushar Shah has been hired as STL's Key Account Manager, United Kingdom. These accomplished professionals will drive the next phase of growth globally for STL.

Per a company statement:

These seasoned leaders bring in extensive experience in driving the growth of technology and services that support the digital experience needs of today’s consumer. They have been credited to collaborate with customers and offer technology solutions and businesses in their zones of expertise and continually deliver sustainable growth in optical interconnects, virtualized radio wireless networks and many other technology verticals.
Stephen Szymanski has over 25 years of experience in business development, product management, and executive leadership. Before joining STL, Szymanski was Senior Vice President, Telecom, for Prysmian Group in North America, where he managed a large portfolio of responsibilities with a keen focus on strategy and operational execution. He has been associated with organizations like EIS Inc., Fiber Optic Sensing Association (FOSA), and Fiber Broadband Association (FBA). Szymanski graduated from College of Charleston, and has pursued executive education from SDA Bocconi School of Management and Rutgers University School of Business. 

Luis Fernando Leon joined STL from Corning Incorporated where he was a top performer excelling throughout in business development and account management areas. With over 24 years of work experience, he has also been associated with organizations like 3M, Prysmian, and Siemens. Leon holds a Master’s degree from the National University of Colombia. 

Mayur Tanna comes with extensive experience in digital transformation, enterprise IoT, and telecom infrastructure. He has over 25 years of experience spanning telecom, 4G/5G Networks, IoT business and enterprise business strategy in companies like Siemens, Marconi, Ericsson, Augere, Aircel and Mobilogix. In his last role, he was the Vice President with Mobilogix, a global IoT company. Mayur is an engineering graduate from the Manipal Institute of Technology.

Tushar Shah joins STL from Infinera, where he handled key accounts and built deep and extensive relationships with customers across the telecom, government and technology sectors. Shah has also extensively worked with large tech organizations like Lenovo, Huawei, Ciena in various sales and business development roles. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from the University of Hertfordshire.    

Tushar ShahSTL

Of these key appointments, Anand Agarwal, Group CEO, STL, commented: “I am excited to welcome Stephen, Luis, Mayur, and Tushar to the STL family. STL will benefit from their global experience and domain expertise in driving our customer engagement through the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Our customers worldwide depend on us now more than ever to drive end-to-end solutions for their specific needs. I am sure these global domain leaders will help us continue to empower our customers and execute our strategic growth plans.”

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