Sumanta Kumar Ray is a native of Mumbai in India and has 30 years of experience in the telecom industry. He has worked for quite a number of global organisations and firms like the Indian Air Force, Vodafone, Lucent Technologies in Singapore, Bonsal Networks India, Reliance, Visafone, Ooredoo Qatar and Huawei Technologies in Nigeria where he performed roles as Chief Technology Officer, GM Operations, Flight Lieutenant, Programme Manager, MS-Director and Vice President-Wireless Operations for these multinationals.
He holds a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree in electrical engineering from Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (Formerly UCE), Burla and has attended various professional and management training and workshops while pursuing his career.
He is a Multi-tasking and result- oriented tech person with varied international exposure. Some of his key contribution to the industry include contributing towards operationalising business strategy, enhancing customer service experience, maximising revenue earnings, maximising asset utilisation, team building and conflict management. He likes to drive continuous improvement initiatives with focus on quality, lean management, efficiency, resilience, business profit and customer delight. He worked with TSPs and MSPs and brought a rich experience in managing projects of large-scale networks and transition management. He understands the concept of the GAFA model of business and digitalisation.
He was working with ITES companies, India in an advisory role to support strategic business initiatives before taking up the role of Chief Technology Officer and now Acting Chief Executive Officer, Pan African Towers.