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Dr. Bhupendra Kumar Modi
Dr. Bhupendra Kumar Modi was appointed to the board on31st August 2009 as Non-Executive Director and Chairman,
and was re-elected as Director on 30th April 2010.
From his early days, when he defied family business norms to introduce Photocopying to India, Dr. BKM has always shunned conformity in order to embrace the future.
As a “Futurepreneur” with 30 years of business leadershipbehind him, Dr. BKM has always lived and worked on the principal philosophy of challenging conventional wisdom. In his words “I want to ensure that people everywhere enjoy the highest levels of personal productivity. And today the
mobility of the Internet will drive this more than any other
Over the last three decades Dr. BKM has consistently demonstrated this intent through a series of very successful alliances with category leaders like Xerox, Alcatel, Telstra, Olivetti and more recently with Telekom Malaysia.
He pre-empted the revolutions in Office Automation,
Internet infrastructure, Wireless Telephony and Specialty
In keeping with this thinking, Dr. BKM now wants to foster Western levels of personal productivity for the youth in the exciting geography that extends from the Ivory Coast to Indonesia. To this end, he has created a US $ 2 bn organisation built on some exciting acquisitions to the Spice group. These include very successful entrepreneurial
brands like Nexian in Indonesia, CSL in Malaysia, WellcoM
in Thailand and Media Ring in Singapore, that together
provide a brilliant orchestra of passionate professionals
who will drive leadership in the region.
Dr. BKM is a Chemical Engineer and an MBA from South California, and was awarded a Ph D in Financial Management. He has also been conferred a D Litt in
Mr. Dilip Modi
Non-Executive Vice Chairman
Mr. Dilip Modi was appointed to the board on 30th April
2010 as Director and appointed as Executive Vice Chairman
on 1st October 2010. On 14 May 2011, Mr. Dilip Modi was
also appointed as Managing Director of the Company.
Currently Group President Global Operations – Spice
Group and Managing Director Spice Mobility, Dilip
started his professional career in 1996 working closely
with McKinsey to help restructure the BK Modi Group
businesses. This led to formation of Spice Corp (formerly
Mcorp Global) and its vision to grow in the ICE (Internet,
Communications and Entertainment) domain. He has since
executed instrumental roles, amalgamating the inherited
business acumen with contemporary professionalism to
build the Group into a vibrant, energetic business entity
with a highly skilled team managing the core and strong
businesses forming the periphery.
He built Modi Telstra, India’s first cellular service provider,
and was later instrumental in divestment of this company
through one of the smartest deals. As Chairman-MD of
Spice Communications, he developed ‘Spice Telecom’ into one of the most valuable and enduring brands in Punjab
and Karnataka, the two highly profitable mobile markets
in India. Over the past five years, Dilip founded and set up
Mobility businesses in the areas of Mobile Devices (Spice
Mobile), Mobile Value Added Services (Spice Digital) &
Mobile Retail (Spice Hotspot), which have since emerged
as amongst the leading players in their respective domains
in the fast growing Indian mobility landscape.
Currently Dilip is working towards building a leading
Mobile Internet and Digital Lifestyle company across i2i
(Ivory Coast to Indonesia) with the objective of building
solutions that reduces the digital divide across emerging
markets of Asia and Africa.
Dilip is currently the President of ASSOCHAM (Associated
Chamber of Commerce), a leading industry chamber with
over 400,000 members. He was the youngest Chairman
of the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) and
currently the youngest President of a National Industry
Chamber. Dilip Modi holds a BSc from Brunel University
and MBA from Imperial College London.
Mr. Thomas Henrik Zilliacus
Non-Executive Independent Director
Mr. Zilliacus was appointed as Non-Executive
Director in 28 February 2002 and was last reelected
to his position on 24 April 2008.
Mr. Zilliacus is the founder and Executive
Chairman of Mobile FutureWorks Inc, a company
which develops mobile companies and invests
in the mobile space. He is also the Executive
Chairman of YuuZoo Corporation, a leading
global mobile payments, mobile social networks
and mobile media company. He is the former head
of Nokia’s Asian operations, and the former global
head of Nokia’s brand, corporate marketing, PR &
IR. He is a board member or advisor for several
technology & finance companies in Asia, Europe
and the US.
He holds a Master of Science in Economics and
Business Administration from the Swedish School
of Economics and Business Administration,
Mr. Umang Das
Non-Executive Independent Director
Umang Das is one of the pioneers of the Indian Telecom Industry and was instrumental in establishing Cellular Mobile Telephony Business and the 1st Mobile Call in India.
After establishing Telecom Business of M/s. Crompton Greaves he established the Spice Telecom Business - offering Cellular mobile Services in various parts of the
He is credited for having innovated the new Business model of Passive Infrastructure Outsourcing and Sharing, which got its filip in early 2005 and today has grown to a Rs. 150000 crs (US $ 35 Billion) Industry.
Sensing new opportunities with Govt. allowing Active Infrastructure Sharing he moved over to an entrepreneurial model of offering Active Infra Services by joining SREI - Quippo Group as Managing Director & CEO of Quippo Infocomm Ltd in May 2008. With the merger of the Group's Passive Infra Co. Quippo Telecom with WTTIL (Tata Group), he is the President of merged entity Viom Networks Ltd. having over 40000 Towers across the country and is world's largest Independent Telecom Infrastructure Co. and has recently taken over as Chief Mentor - Viom Networks.
He is currently holding the following positions; Director on Board - SREI E-Sahaj Village Ltd, Director on Board - Quippo Infocomm Ltd, Managing Director - U R Consultants & Impex Pvt. Ltd, Chairman - COAI Infrastructure Committee, Chairman - CSC India Forum, Director General - Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA), Chairman - ASSOCHAM e-Governance and IT Committee, Chairman - FICCI's Telecom Infra Committee & Member - Managing Committees of ASSOCHAM, CII & FICCI.
On the Social welfare front he has been the President of the Rotary Club of New Delhi. Currently he is the District Director - Digital Literacy & Corporate Services, Rotary Distt: 3010.
Mr Das is an alumnus of the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and an Electrical / Electronics Engineer form the Delhi College of Engineering with Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management.
Ms. Preeti Malhotra
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Ms. Preeti Malhotra was appointed to the Board
on 14th May 2011. She is presently Executive
Director, Spice Mobility Ltd and Group President-
Corporate Affairs, Spice Group. Preeti is responsible
for instituting good Corporate Governance in all
Spice Group entities and during her tenure with the
Group she has handled a number of re-structuring
transactions including IPO’s, takeovers, Mergers and
other JV initiatives of the Group.
Ms. Malhotra is the past President of the Institute of
Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) & was the first
and still the only woman to be elected as President
amongst the premier National Professional Bodies in
Ms. Malhotra was a member of the Dr. JJ Irani Expert
Committee constituted by the Ministry of Corporate
Affairs (MCA), Government of India, to advise
the Government on the New Company Law being
framed. She specifically drove the discussions on
Management, Board Governance and Shareholders
democracy. She is a member on various expert panels
on Corporate laws ,Governance and regulation and
regularily interacts with the MCA and SEBI on the
new laws being framed. She is/has been Chairperson /
Member of various Committees of ICSI and of various
Chambers of Industries in India and is presently also
the Chairperson of the National Council of Corporate
Governance, CSR & Corporate Affairs of ASSOCHAM.
She is also invited by OECD regularly to participate
in the Asian Round Table discussions on Corporate
She has received several awards and citations and
was awarded the Bharat Nirman Talented Ladies
Award in the field of profession in the year 2003
and the prestigious Vocational Service Excellence
Award by Rotary Club of New Delhi in the year
2009. She also received on behalf of ICSI as its Past
President “Recognition of Excellence Award” from
Her Excellency Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil (Hon’ble
President of India ) during the Celebration of India
Corporate Week 2009 by Ministry of Corporate
She is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Company
Secretaries of India and a Law Graduate from Law
Faculty, Delhi University.
Mr. Maneesh Tripathi
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Maneesh Tripathi has more than 25years of work experience and has worked in 3 continents in his tenure with various MNCs like IBM, Philips and Modi Olivetti. He has obtained an Engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunication from RDVV Engineering College Jabalpur. He also has a PGCGM (Management) from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta. Spanning a career with IBM of over a decade in Singapore and Asia Pacific, Mr. Maneesh held various prestigious positions the last IBM role being the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for a US$ 100 million IBM acquisition - Internet Security System, for Asia pacific managing 17 countries.
Mr. Maneesh also headed and managed the Asia Pacific eBusiness practice, was the head of Asia pacific operation handling business operations of USD 3 billion and also led the IBM Services for Security Services Division for Asia pacific which achieved over US$250 Mil in revenues. Prior to IBM, Mr. Maneesh has worked with MNCs like Philips and WIPRO in India and was the Founding Country managers/CEO of the TCPL in India. He has also served in the Middle East & Saudi with ISI Ltd.
His last assignment since 2008 was with the Global Indian Foundation as CEO and Director General for a WW group spanning 8 countries with a valuation of 250 million and in the Education and Charity structure as prime focus.
Mr. Maneesh has a diploma in Tabla from Shankar Sangeet Mahavidyalaya - Allahabad and also is an ardent cricketer having captained the Jabalpur University Cricket team and has played for M.P. State in CK Naidu under 22 for 2 years in 1982-83.
Mr. G.P. Singh
Chief Financial Officer
G P Singh is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has graduated B.Com (Hons) from University of Delhi. He has a rich experience of 25 years working with various manufacturing and service companies. He is computer savvy and passionate about listening to music and using technology in day to day operations.
G P Singh has been associated with the S i2i Mobility Group for the last 16 years and currently working as Chief Financial Officer at holding company level, S i2i Mobility Private Limited. Being a member of senior management team, he is responsible for Business Planning, Corporate Finance, Treasury Management, Investor Relations, and Management Review and to ensure overall productivity of all resources within the S i2i Mobility Group.
In the initial period with the Group G P Singh worked as Chief Financial Officer of Spice Communications Limited, a telecom operator company providing mobile telephony services in Punjab and Karnataka. He has successfully handled Pre IPO and IPO of Spice Communications. He has been dealing with merchant bankers, lawyers and was responsible for road shows within India and abroad. He also played a key role in restructuring Spice Communications by arranging debt, equivalent to USD 265 million. He has also planned and ensured implementation of systems, processes, ERP and other financial and internal controls at Spice Communications from its infancy stage. He played a major role to drive performance management by introducing detailed Management Information System across both circles and in ensuring efficient management of resources and assets of the company.
Prior to joining S i2i Mobility Group, G P Singh had worked for 4 years with Fujitsu India Telecom, a company manufacturing Digital Switching Systems. He was part of initial team and was instrumental in implementation of systems, processes, ERP and other financial and internal controls at Fujitsu India Telecom. He also worked as Head of Accounts & Finance for 5 years with Prestige Group, manufacturer of wall clocks and other electronic items.
The Audit Committee is chaired by Mr. Umang Das and members includes Mr. Thomas Henrik Zilliacus and Ms. Preeti Malhotra.
The Nominating Committee is chaired by Mr. Thomas Henrik Zilliacus and members includes Mr. Umang Das and Ms. Preeti Malhotra.
The Remuneration Committee is chaired by Mr. Umang Das and members includes Mr. Thomas Henrik Zilliacus and Ms. Preeti Malhotra.