Himanshu has been the Managing Director of Idea Cellular Ltd, an Aditya Birla Group company since 2011. He also serves as Director with Aditya Birla Management Corporation Private Limited, the strategic advisory unit of Aditya Birla Group.
A veteran of the Indian telecom industry, Himanshu has greatly contributed to its evolution over two decades. He engineered Idea’s fast-paced growth making it one of the top players and the fastest-growing mobile operators in India. He also led the company’s foray into the wireless broadband business, readying it for the next wave of growth.
Himanshu is on the GSMA Board – the international body formulating and driving global GSM eco-system; and the Chairman of the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI).
He has been consistently recognized for his leadership skills. He was awarded the Voice & Data ‘Telecom Person of the Year Award’ in 2014 and the ‘Outstanding CEO Award’ by CEO India. Business Today recognized him as the Best CEO (Telecom Category) in 2013 and 2015 for his outstanding contribution to the telecom industry.
Himanshu is an alumnus of Birla Institute of Technology (Mesra) and the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
He is currently focusing on getting Idea ready for potential business with specific emphasis on 3G and 4G services.
B.Tech. from IIT Delhi and Post Graduation from Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad with over 34 years of industry experience across Sales, Marketing and P&L Leadership roles. Joined Idea in October 2001; telecom experience of over 18 yrs.
CA and Licentiate CS with over 27 years of industry experience. Joined ABG in August 1986 at Grasim. Worked with ABG in Thailand in Pulp & Fibre, Chemicals and Acrylic Fibre Businesses from 1989 to June 2008. Joined Idea in July 2008; telecom experience of over 5 yrs.
Served in the Indian Army in the Corps of Signals for 30 years before joining the industry. Has an M.Tech from IIT Kharagpur, Post Graduate in Management from AIMA and has attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Joined Idea in January 2001; telecom experience of over 14 yrs.
Engineering graduate from Pune University with over 33 years of industry experience. Joined Idea in Sept. 2005; telecom experience of over 17 yrs.
Over 25 years experience in key positions at Indian & global organizations like Tata Steel, NSN and Wipro BPO. Held P&L positions and managed business turnaround & global start-ups. B.Sc. in Engg. followed by an MS from Northwestern University, USA and MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur. Joined Idea in Jan. 2008; telecom experience of over 7 yrs.
Commerce graduate from Delhi University and postgraduate degree in PM&IR from the XLRI, Jamshedpur with over 25 years of industry experience across organizations like ITC and HCL. Joined Idea in Jan. 2006; telecom experience of over 7 yrs.
Graduate from St Stephen’s College, Delhi and Diploma in International Marketing Management from Delhi with over 29 years of industry experience. Joined Idea in Jan. 1996 ; telecom experience of over 17 yrs.
B.Sc.(Hons) from Delhi University & Engineering graduate from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore with over 38 years of experience across Telecom, FMCG, Hospitality, Manufacturing and Consulting. Joined Idea in Nov. 2006; telecom experience of over 11 yr.
Over 29 years of experience spanning FMCG and Telecom. Held senior positions in Sales, Marketing and General Management in organizations like ITC and Pepsi. Joined Idea in Feb 2004 ; telecom experience of over 9 yrs.
Chemical Engineering graduate and Management postgraduate in Marketing from S.P. Jain Institute of Management Research, Mumbai. Wide experience of 30 years across Sales, Marketing and P&L roles in FMCG, Durables and Telecom industries. Joined Idea in Sept. 2001; telecom experience of over 11 yrs.
Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a bachelor’s degree in law and is a qualified Company Secretary. He has over 25 years of work experience including seven years of experience in telecom sector.