BS Shantharaju has over 15 years of experience as CEO across four large enterprises. He retired as CEO of Indus Towers, the world’s largest telecom tower company valued at around $15 billion. He was also the CEO of New Delhi International Airports, where he led the organisation’s transformation post privatisation. As Managing Director of Gujarat Gas Company (then subsidiary of British Gas), he led it to a major growth trajectory. He has also been the Chief Financial Officer and Country Managing Director of SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited for Bangladesh. He is a qualified accountant, has an MBA degree from the International Management Institute, New Delhi and is an alumnus of London Business School. He was among the final shortlisted candidates for the CNBC Asia Business Leader Award in 2005. He has also been a speaker at various leadership forums, including at Harvard Business School.