TV Ramachandran, resident director – Regulatory Affairs, Vodafone India has received an Honorary Fellowship from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
The fellowship is in recognition of his contribution to mobile telephony in India. Before joining Vodafone India, he spent around 12 years as the director general of the Cellular Association of India (COAI), the telecom body for GSM operators.
Ramachandran is also currently chairman of the National Telecom Council of the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India as well as co-chairman of the Telecom Committee of the European Business Group in India.
“It has been possible with the support from my team at Vodafone, who have unflinchingly supported me at all times and continue to help to face and overcome many serious challenges and spur me on to higher efforts,” said Ramachandran.
Ramachandran was the first CEO of Essar Cellphone (now part of Vodafone India), one of India’s earliest cellular service providers, who spearheaded the establishment and commercial launch of the country’s largest capacity cellular network in 1995.
He was Founder-Chairman of the Indian Chapter of the worldwide GSM Association.