CEO & Managing Director
Anand Athreya is an industry veteran with more than 25 years of global experience in telecom equipment, networking and software industries, both in technical and managerial capacities. Prior to Tejas, he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer at Juniper Networks, where he served for over 18 years and built several industry-leading products. Prior to Juniper, Anand worked in diverse management roles in Procket Networks, Malibu Networks, Tiara Networks, and also held senior engineering positions at Novell.
Anand earned his B.E in Electrical Engineering from Bangalore University and M. Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from Osmania University in India. He later moved to USA where he obtained an MBA from National University in California and also attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Kumar is the Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Tejas Networks. He has nearly three decades of experience in the field of telecommunications. He is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. In 2000, he received the Swarnajayanti Fellowship from the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, which is awarded to outstanding young scientists to pursue basic research in frontier areas of science and technology.. Kumar has co-authored the bestselling book titled "Optical Networks: A Practical Perspective" which is currently in its third edition. He is also a recipient of the prestigious IEEE W.R.G. Baker Prize Paper Award in 1997 which is presented for the most outstanding paper reporting original work in the Transactions, Journals, and Magazines of the Societies or in the Proceedings of the IEEE. In November 2021, he was elevated to IEEE Fellow status for his extraordinary and continued contributions to the field of optical networking. He is a recipient of the ‘CTO of the Year’ award from ET Telecom in 2022.
Kumar was the first chairperson of the governing council of Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI) which is an organizational partner of 3GPP, the global standards body responsible for formulating 5G standards. Prior to joining Tejas, he was an associate professor at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and a research staff member at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York.
Kumar holds a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering (Electronics) from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras and an M.S and PhD from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA (Caltech). At Caltech he was selected for the IEEE Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Scholarship, an annual award given to only one first year graduate student of Electrical Engineering studying in the U.S.A. Kumar received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT Madras in 2013.
Executive Director & COO
Arnob Roy is the Co-founder, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Tejas Networks. He has over 30 years of experience in research & development, operations and sales in the high-tech industry. Prior to Tejas, he has held senior management positions at Synopsys Inc. and Cadence Design Systems.
Arnob Roy holds a Master's Degree in Science in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA and a Bachelor’s Degree in Technology in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
Sumit Dhingra is the Chief Financial Officer of Tejas Networks. He has over 16 years of experience in corporate finance, performance management, business planning, acquisitions, fundraising, strategic analysis, and project management across a spectrum of industries. Prior to Tejas, Sumit was Assistant Vice President in the Group CFO’s Office at Tata Sons Private Limited where he worked on a number of strategic, financial and transformational projects for the Tata Group. Prior to Tata Sons, he also worked in diverse corporate finance roles in Everstone Capital and Kotak Investment Bank. Sumit holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Management (Calcutta) & BE (Computer Science) from Delhi Institute of Technology.
General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Company Secretary
N R Ravikrishnan is a Graduate in Commerce and Law from University of Madras and a Chartered Secretary. Before joining Tejas Networks Limited, he worked as the Head (Compliance, Audit and Facilities) in Infosys BPO Limited and was also Company Secretary in Infosys BPO Limited and Infosys Limited. He has a very rich experience of over 30 years working at groups like TVS, TATA and Infosys in various functions like Secretarial, Legal, HR, Finance, Audit, Taxation etc. He was also a former Member on the Expert Committee on Taxation and Company Law in Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry.