Lt. Gen. Dr. S.P. Kochhar
COAI (Cellular Operators Association of India)
A decorated military veteran, he retired as ‘Signal Officer in Chief’, the head of the ICT wing of the Indian Army, where he was responsible for planning, executing and operating all Telecom and IT networks of the Army. He was the Additional Director General Personnel of the Indian Army earlier to that, wherein he was handling the HR and Empowerment functions of the 11-lakh strong force.
He was the first CEO of the Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) and served there till recently, prior to joining COAI. He holds a PhD, MTech, two MPhils, and has been a member on the Executive Council of National Board of Accreditation, Jamia Millia Islamia and on the Academic Councils of IGNOU, Veltech and others. He also served as an Adjunct Professor with BITS Pilani and IGNOU for several years. Besides, he has also been a member of the interviewing boards of UPSC for Civil Services and Engineering Services.