Mr. Shukla, the Chairman of HFCL is a qualified Electrical Engineer having over fifty five years of immense experience in the telecommunication industry and has worked at very senior positions in various undertakings owned by the Government of India. He has served the Department of Telecom, Government of India for over 35 years. He was the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Telecommunications Consultants of India Ltd. (TCIL) during 1978-86 and thereafter functioned as the CMD of MTNL during 1986-92. Working with MTNL, he spearheaded the delivery of meaningful, efficient and reliable telecom services. Under his leadership, TCIL recorded healthy growth and was adjudged as the Highest Networth Growing Company among the Government undertakings. Mr. Shukla was bestowed with National Award for best export performance. TCIL also won best Government Consulting Company award. Mr. Shukla has also worked with ITI Limited as General Manager. He has been bestowed with various awards for his outstanding contribution to the Telecom Industry including Safal Bharti Award - 1987, Man of the Year Award - 1987, National Integration Award - 1988, Indira Gandhi National Unity Award,Excellence in Performance Award - 1988-89,National Citizen's Award - 1989,Udyog Rattan Award - 1990,IMM's Marketing Man of the Year Award - 1983,Gem of India Award - 1991,Telecom man of the year - 1992
Mr. Nahata, the Managing Director of HFCL , has business experience of over thirty (35) years. He leads the overall strategy and planning, business development and marketing activities of HFCL. He is one of the pioneers in the New Age Telecom sector of India and has been associated with many esteemed forums related to the industry. In recognition of his wide experience in the industry, he was appointed as President of TEMA (Telecom Equipment Manufacturers Association of India) and was recognised as the "Telecom Man of the Millennium" by Voice & Data in 2003. Mr. Nahata's contributions to the telecom sector are commendable and many milestones in the sector have been achieved due to his initiatives and entrepreneurship. Mr. Nahata's expertise and experience is evident by his being one of the members of the board of governors of IIT, Mumbai . He has also been on the board of IIT-Chennai. He was also the Co-Chairman of the Telecom Committee of FICCI and Executive Member of Telecom Industry and Services Association of India. He has also been on the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad and Member of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Government of India alongwith his association with many other bodies.
Mr. Agarwal is graduate in science with a degree in electrical engineering and is a distinguished fellow of Institution of electronics & Telecom Engineers. He has worked as the Chairman and Managing Director of Telecommunication Consultants India Ltd. (TCIL), a Govt. of India Enterprise which renders consultancy and executing turnkey projects in all fields of Telecommunications and played a key role in developing the international business of TCIL. Mr. Agarwal has more than 55 years of experience in all fields of telecom sector. He has spent more than 10 years in Telecom Research and developed indigenous line transmission systems meeting the International Standards for the first time. He has first hand experience of telecom networks of more than 30 countries of West Asia, Africa and South East Asia, where he successfully executed telecom projects and networks. He set up joint ventures with several leading telecom companies of India and foreign countries for execution of consultancy and turnkey projects. He has an immense experience, knowledge and understanding of the telecom networks of a large number of developing and industrialised countries. He has published a number of papers in National and International journals on Telecommunication Networks, Systems and Management.
Dr. Kastia, conferred with the Doctorate Degree in Chemistry has business experience of over 50 years. Dr. Kastia is also a Fellow of British Institute of Management (London). It is under his advisory role , HFCL has grown to its present position as one of the leading telecom companies.
Dr. Kastia has worked at senior executive positions with various organisations like Rajasthan Spg. & Wvg. Mills Ltd., Hindustan Electro-Graphites Ltd. and Shriram Chemical Industries. He was Executive Director of Modern Insulators Ltd. and Willard India Ltd.
Mr. kharbanda, is a member with The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has over thirty five (35) years of experience in managerial positions, project implementation and finance. He is Finance Director of HFCL.
Mr. Rajiv Sharma, aged 52 years, holds a Masters Degree in Accountancy and Business Statistics. Mr. Sharma is also a qualified MBA in finance. He holds a post graduation diploma in international trade. He joined IDBI Bank Ltd in 1993 and presently working as General Manager, Corporate Banking Group – I, New Delhi. Mr. Sharma carries with him more than thirty years of rich experience. Prior to joining IDBI he has served in NABARD for almost six years where he was engaged in refinancing agricultural projects, district oriented monitoring of projects and financing of non farm sector. Mr. Sharma has also worked with BST Limited and looked after marketing and exports activities.