Mr. Srinath Narasimhan is the Managing Director of Tata Teleservices Limited and Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Limited, with a subscriber base of over 67 million customers.
Mr. Srinath has held positions in project management, sales and marketing, and other corporate areas in different Tata companies over the last 26 years, having previously been the Managing Director of Tata Communications Limited. He has been responsible for setting up new projects in high-technology areas like process automation and control, computers and telecommunications.
Upon completing his probation at the Tata Administrative Services in 1987, he moved on as a project executive in Tata Honeywell, where he worked till 1988, working on getting various approvals and project funding.
He then joined Tata Industries as executive assistant to the chairman, an assignment he handled till mid-1992. He was part of the team that set up Tata Information Systems (later Tata IBM). In June 1992 he moved into that company on a full-time basis for the next six years, during which he handled a number of assignments in sales and marketing. In March 1998, he returned to Tata Industries as general manager (projects) and worked with Tata Teleservices in this capacity for a year. In April 1999, he moved to Hyderabad as chief operating officer responsible for the operations of Tata Teleservices. In late 2000 he took over as chief executive officer of Tata Internet Services, a position he held till February 2002, when he moved to Tata Communications (formerly VSNL) as Director (Operations).
Mr. Srinath holds a degree in mechanical engineering from IIT (Madras) and a management degree from IIM (Calcutta), specialising in marketing and systems.