Executive Management

Advisory Panel

Shankar Halder

Shankar has a very rich experience of 29 years with 19 years in the Telecommunications sector in leading organizations in senior roles in Network and IT; he is a well recognized technology leader in the industry for his wealth of knowledge across the whole spectrum of emerging technology
He built the first mobile network in India back in 1995 while working with Modi Telstra Senior as Vice President - Network and Technology. He then moved to Escotel Mobile Communications Ltd as Group Chief Technology and Information Officer

His latest corporate stint was in  Bharti Airtel Ltd where he held various leadership  roles over 9 years and at the time of his leaving them in early 2013, was Group Chief- Network Operations –India & South Asia. During this tenure, Shankar led Technology Strategy for mobile, Fixed Broadband, national and international long distance network, Multi Media & other emerging businesses for Airtel and spearheaded transformation to meet up continuously changing Business and market requirements

He has also been involved with many national and international industry bodies like GSMA, ITU etc. He has also led GSM India as Chairman and contributed as Chairman, Technical Committee of Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) for several years.

He has recently left Bharti, to start a Consultancy firm, Pinnacle Consulting focused on Technology Support and Services. 

At Lighthouse Partners he guides our CXO level Telecom,Technology and IT Search Practice.