Bangalore, November 22, 2013: TV Ramachandran, Resident Director – Regulatory Affairs, Vodafone India has been honoured by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, with an Honorary Fellowship in recognition of his contribution to mobile telephony in India.
The Honorary Fellowship of the IET (HonFIET) is given to the distinguished personalities for their work in any engineering discipline.
Ramachandran who was the first CEO of Essar Cellphone (now part of Vodafone India Ltd), one of India’s earliest cellular service providers, has successfully led the establishment and commercial launch of India’s largest capacity cellular network in 1995. He has been an ambassador for mobile telephone industry growth for 20 years. An MSc in Physics with specialisation in wireless and electronics, Mr. Ramachandran is also currently Chairman of the National Telecom Council of the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India as well as Co-Chairman of the Telecom Committee of the European Business Group in India
Shekhar Sanyal, Director and Country Head, IET India said, “We are delighted to welcome Mr Ramachandran as an Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. His contribution to mobile telephony in India has helped the country emerge as a strong nation in mobile communications and ever more influential in the supply chain and the global market. We congratulate him for his recognition”. Congratulating him on this success, Marten Pieters, MD and CEO, Vodafone India said, “This is a fantastic achievement and a very proud moment for all of us at Vodafone. He has made great contribution to not only Vodafone but to the entire Indian telecom industry. He makes us proud to be his team member.”
Founded 140 years ago, the IET is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community. The IET has more than 153,000 members in 127 countries, with active networks of members in 37 countries. In India, the IET has over 5,000 members and focuses on the Energy, Information and Communications, Transport and Built Environment sectors.