An exemplary leader of the business world
Experience is like the polishing a stone receives to become a diamond. Dr. Sushil Kumar Chaturvedi is that polished diamond that has led several national and international Telecom organizations. After thirty-five years of experience, he is now the Group Chief Executive Officer of Ascend Telecom since 2012.
An Alumni of Campion school Bhopal, Awarded Bachelors in Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering with Honors from NIT Kurukshetra, India. The fabulous leader completed his MBA from the prestigious New York Institute of Technology, USA. He joined the Department of Telecom, Government of India as an ITS officer and started his professional journey as a key member of the Joint Indo Soviet Space program, Avionics Design Bureau, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.
Dr. Sushil Kumar Chaturvedi also managed the largest telecom Navratna PSU as the director of BSNL.
Besides that, Dr. Sushil also served as the Telecom Advisor with the International Telecom Union and was responsible for the telecom development of SADC (South African Development Countries. As the Vice President of GDSS Inc. USA, he pioneered and deployed triple-play services across geographies in Africa and SE Asia. Before Ascend, he served as the dynamic CEO of ORG Informatics Ltd.
Telecom is the lifeline and a major contributor to economic growth, and therefore became Dr. Sushil’s logical professional choice. With the intent to bridge the telecom divide in Indian Urban and Rural Tele-density, he envisaged infrastructure as a service with Ascend Telecom. The project flawlessly aligned with the Digital India Vision of the Honorable Prime Minister, implementing the next-gen world-class telecom services pan India at an affordable cost.
Ascend commends the business today with many industry firsts in both infra development, energy supply solutions, remote management, green initiatives, marking their dominance on quality of build and business excellency, thereby a preferred business partner of all Telcos.
The telecom product and services portfolio of Ascend is a one-stop solution for all Telecom infrastructure requirements. The firm is a powerhouse of cost-effective and future-ready products/ solutions/services, which are its key offerings. It is known for pioneering Innovation and differentiation to stay ahead of the curve. Such is the leadership style of Dr. Sushil that he built and he runs his Company with core values that include respect and reward human capital, strive for operational excellence and delight the customer.
In Dr. Sushil’s view, work-life balance is not a challenge but is an opportunity to create a win-win and enjoy the journey. “Profession demands constant innovation, differentiation to stay relevant and ahead of the curve and the family, which is your personal universe needs to be an enabler of your professional success. Prioritization of aspirations of both, rather than one at the cost of other is the key mantra,” he adds.
Having experienced every thick and thin of the business world, he imparts that a business is dynamic, competitive, and always offering new opportunities. Dr. Sushil’s business approach is to explore & exploit the growth opportunities and have mitigation strategies to overcome challenges. It is this kind of business appetite that encouraged his target of achieving a $3 billion market cap by the year 2022.
Dr. Sushil has a track record of setting business landmarks globally through a differentiated and strategic approach, focusing on operational discipline, converting every challenge into an opportunity.
He was presented a PhD from Ecole Supérieure Robert de Sorbon, France. But his achievements are limitless, including the President’s medal for distinguished Telecom services 2001, Director BSNL, Deloitte & Touché Stellar CEO award for fastest growing Telecom/ IT company in the Asia Pacific, 2009, CEO ORG Informatics Ltd, the Bharat Ratna Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Samman Puraskar awarded by the Global Achievers Academy, 2018, and the Indian Leadership Award-2019” for best telecommunication services, to name a few out of the many!
Recently, he won the COVID-19 Hero award by NASSCOM and the Best Telecom Company of the Year award 2020 by National Industrial Excellence Awards. A wonderful father to two, and with exceptional support from his wife, Dr. Sushil Kumar Chaturvedi has become one the most admired global Indians today.
In his message for the readers, he says, “Prepare for the new normal. An opportunity is at your doorstep. Be proactive, innovate, differentiate, and move ahead.” Truly, Dr. Sushil Kumar Chaturvedi is an exemplary leader of the business world. He is an avid philanthropist, philatelist and numismatist.