Thursday, September 10, 2009

Booz & Company Appoints Ashish Sharma as the Telecom Practice Head for India

Global management consulting firm Booz & Company appoints Ashish Sharma as Principal to lead the firm’s Telecom Practice in India. Ashish brings with him over ten years of consulting and line management experience in the telecom and services industries. At Booz & Company, Ashish’s focus will include strategy development, organization transformation and performance improvement work for companies operating in the telecom sector. Ashish will be based out of Booz & Company’s New Delhi office.

Commenting on the new appointment, Mr. Suvojoy Sengupta, Managing Director, Booz & Company India said, “We welcome Ashish as a part of our team. We believe his expertise in the telecom sector coupled with his prior experience in strategy and operations consulting for some renowned multinational telecom majors will bring great value to our business in India”.

Prior to joining Booz & Co., Ashish was with the Singapore office of McKinsey and Company. He has engaged with operators, equipment manufacturers, private equity players, and regulators across US, Southeast Asia, India, Africa, Middle East and Europe.

His past projects also include developing the India entry strategy for a global telecoms major, developing the national regulation plan for a major Mideast country to bring it in line with its WTO commitments, leading the distribution and go-to-market strategy for a multinational electronics major, developing the national broadband plan for a southeast Asian country, amongst other assignments. Ashish has also extensively worked with mobile telecom companies across Africa on products, pricing and distribution excellence.

“I am excited to join Booz & Company and be a part of its telecom practice in India. The telecom chapter of India is a very exciting one and has many challenges to offer. I look forward to taking on this new role. Together with our teams, we will work to add value to our clients and create enduring relationships by delivering the essential advantage they need to survive and thrive in a changing world” said Ashish.

About Booz & Company

Booz & Company is the oldest management consulting firm – the first to use the term “management consultant,” and the only firm to be a top-tier provider of consulting services in both the public and private sectors around the world. Booz & Company works closely with the world’s leading institutions to create and deliver the essential advantage they need to survive and thrive in a changing world. Booz & Company spun off from Booz Allen Hamilton in July 2008 and has set up operations in India to focus more on developed markets.

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