Sandip Das is one of Asia’s most respected telecommunications professionals and an acclaimed Chief Executive. He is on the Advisory Board of a UK-based investment company, reputation-management firm Astrum and Exhibitions India, besides consulting for international banks and investment companies. He was formerly the MD & CEO of Reliance Jio, Group CEO and Executive Director of Maxis Communications Berhad, Malaysia and CEO and Board Director of Hutchison Essar Telecom (later Vodafone), India. He holds BE (Mechanical Engineering) and MBA degrees, and is an alumnus of Advanced Management Program (AMP 188) from Harvard Business School, Boston. For four years, he appeared on the Global List of Most Powerful People in Telecom published by Global Telecoms magazine. He has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Indian Telecom by Voice & Data magazine, Cyber Media Publications.