Rakesh Chandra Tiwari has assumed charge as Director (Marketing) of ITI Limited
Earlier Tiwari was working as Principal General Manager of BSNL Limited
Bengaluru: Rakesh Chandra Tiwari has taken over as Director (Marketing) of ITI Limited, a Miniratna PSU under the Department of Telecommunications, on Thursday. Prior to joining ITI Limited, he was serving as Principal General Manager of BSNL Limited. According to an earlier order from the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), Tiwari has been appointed to the post with effect from January 1, till November 30, 2023, i.e. the date of his superannuation, or until further orders, whichever is earlier.
PSU Watch was the first news organisation to report when Tiwari was recommended for the post of Director (Marketing) of ITI Limited by a PESB selection panel on July 2. He was selected for the post form a list of two candidates, who were interviewed by the selection panel. Another candidate was from Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL).
Profile of Rakesh Chandra Tiwari
Tiwari is a graduate from REC Kurukshetra in Electronics & Communications Engineering. He is PGDM from MDI Gurugram consisting of National Management Programme (NMP). Later he had completed PGP-PMP from IIM Ahmedabad specializing in Public Sector Management. He also holds an MBA in HR from Manipal Sikkim University.
Tiwari is an Indian Telecommunications Service (ITS) officer of 1985-batch. He possesses more than three decades of rich and diversified experience in telecom management, switch installation, quality assurance, network planning & operations, project implementation, enterprise business development, marketing of fixed-line services etc.
Before joining ITI Limited, Tiwari was looking after Enterprise Business portfolio as Principal General Manager at BSNL. He has been instrumental in handing prestigious projects like Network for Spectrum (NFS) and BharatNet. He had arranged many seminars and skill development courses at Ahmedabad & Jalgaon. He has also been awarded as ‘Sanchar Sarthi’ for his exceptional services at DoT and BSNL.
New role and responsibilities
As Director (Marketing) in ITI Limited, Tiwari is the head of the marketing division of the company. He is responsible for the marketing operations of the company, including the formulation and implementation of marketing policies, keeping in view the company’s profitability and objectives.
ITI Limited, formerly known as Indian Telephone Industries Limited, is India’s first Public Sector Unit (PSU), established as a departmental factory in 1948. In 1950, ITI Private Limited was incorporated as a private limited company. Ever since it has contributed significantly to the country’s national telecom network. With manufacturing facilities spread across five locations and a countrywide network of marketing and service outlets, the company offers a range of telecom products and total solutions, covering the spectrum of switching, transmission, access and subscriber premises equipment.
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