Mr. Himanshu Kapania, Managing Director, Idea Cellular

Himanshu has been the Managing Director of Idea Cellular, an Aditya Birla Group Company, since April 2011. He has engineered Idea’s fast paced growth making it ‘One amongst the Top 3’ players and the fastest growing mobile operator in India. He has also led the company’s foray into Wireless Broadband business readying it for the next wave of growth. 

Himanshu is a veteran in the Indian Telecom industry, contributing to the evolution of the industry, over the last two decades. He has been actively involved in the industry from its early days when India was a two-player Mobile market...

Gopal Vittal, Vice Chairman

Gopal Vittal is the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer (India & South Asia) of Bharti Airtel Limited.
In his role as MD & CEO of the country’s largest privately integrated telecom operator, he is responsible for defining and delivering the business strategy and providing overall leadership for Airtel’s India & South Asia operations.
He was previously with Bharti Enterprises where he was the Group Director, Special Projects (April 2012 - Feb 2013). In this capacity, he worked towards formulating and supporting Airtel’s International strategy and data...

Rajan S Mathews, Director General

Prior to joining COAI as DG, Rajan served as COO of US Operations and Corp. CFO and VP of Telargo Inc. (a Joint Venture of NTT DoCoMo), overseeing all of the company’s Strategic Planning, Business Development, Financial, Treasury, Accounting, Tax, Administrative and Human Resource functions. Prior to joining Telargo, Rajan was President of Afghan Wireless Communications Company, establishing it as Afghanistan’s largest and most profitable telecommunications company. Before this, Rajan served as VP and CFO of Call Sciences Inc., a premier provider of Unified Communications Services (a Soros...

Secretariat

Against the backdrop of constant challenges and proactive measures required, the young and dynamic “Team COAI”, unflinchingly delivers against all odds. It is this team with Mr. Rajan S Mathews at the helm, providing unstinted support and contributing significantly to its membership and towards the advancement, promotion and protection of Telecommunication in India.

The COAI team includes dynamic, highly skilled professionals with a must-do attitude and remarkable proficiency in their respective verticals. Lean and yet highly competent, the Secretariat packs a punch...