Our Team

United by a common vision of engineering intelligence of the highest quality.

Over Two Decades of Engineering Intelligence

Our Board & Advisors

Shriprakash R. Pandey

Chairman & Managing Director

An expert in all aspects of business, with over two decades of invaluable experience in leading international technology and engineering companies, Shriprakash R. Pandey is the Founder, Promoter, and Managing Director of Commtel.

Shriprakash began his career as a systems engineer with the Australian multinational Olex Cables. He established Commtel Networks in July 1998 and has actively contributed in its growth and rise to date.

His continual quest for learning has seen him recently complete a post-graduate program in artificial intelligence from the University of Texas, Austin and earlier he completed Advanced Management Program from the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad and the Kellogg School of Management in Chicago, Illinois. Shriprakash balances his professional commitments with a true dedication to social causes.

Dinesh R. Pandey

Dinesh R. Pandey

Director & Chief Business Officer

As a Director on the Board and Chief Business Officer, Dinesh R. Pandey is responsible for Commtel’s business growth and expansion in India, the Middle East, North America and African markets. Having started his journey at Commtel in 2004, Dinesh continues to play a vital role in Commtel’s growth story as we expand into new horizons.

Dinesh began his career in sales at S.S. Equipment Pvt. Ltd. Subsequently, he established and operated a highly successful software training center for 5 years. His two decades of solid sales and entrepreneurial experience continues to guide Commtel in its growth journey. Dinesh holds an MBA in Marketing and thoroughly enjoys putting his passion for communication into practice, both on a corporate and personal level.

Satish P. G.

Director & Head of North American Business

Satish P.G. is a Director on Board and Head of Commtel’s business initiatives in North America since June, 2010. Being at the helm of affairs in the region, he has been vital in Commtel’s growth in that market.

He previously held the mantle of General Manager at ERCO GmbH for more than a decade. Equipped with a Management and an Engineering degree in Electronics and Communications, Satish is one of the most engaging persons to interact with.

Expertly handling customer relationships that lead to long term associations for Commtel, he strongly believes in persistence and team work to set new benchmarks.

V. G. Ginde

Advisor on Board

V. G. Ginde is associated with Commtel since its inception in 1998 as an Advisor on legal, taxation and strategic business & corporate issues.

A Commerce and Law graduate from Mumbai University, he is also a Chartered Accountant by training and qualification. His has vast knowledge and nearly four decades of rich experience in the areas of tax litigation both domestic and international taxation and corporate and strategic business matters. Due to his Chartered Accountancy background, he combines his legal knowledge with expertise in finance and accounts.

Walter D'Souza

Advisor on Board

Walter D’Souza is associated with Commtel well over a decade in the capacity of an Advisor on all finance, corporate strategy and business matters.

A Commerce graduate and also a Chartered Accountant by training and qualification, Walter is promoter and Managing Director of Walter Advisors, a boutique consulting firm operating in India, the Middle East and North America. Having worked with multiple organizations across the globe, he has advised corporates on business incubation, planning and funding while also hand-holding several organizations throughout their ventures including effectively planning business exits.

Our Leadership

Girish Dev

Chief Operating Officer - International
HEAD - AI and Digital Transformation

Having spent over 25 years in the financial markets, Girish's career is a journey of leveraging technology to drive growth. He transitioned from the traditional financial sector to the Blockchain and AI technology space, providing diverse solutions across multiple sectors.

Girish has built organizations from the ground up, managed large-scale operations, and navigated through significant market changes. As an inaugural team member of one of India's first online broking ventures and later, a management stakeholder in a nationwide retail financial services group, his expertise lies in managing extensive businesses, leading digitization projects, and implementing sophisticated platforms.

Girish joined us in 2021 to enhance Commtel’s offerings in the technology space.

Vijay Joshi

Chief Operating Officer - India
Projects Engineering & Delivery

A through professional with over 25 years of experience in various aspects of project delivery, Vijay today is the Chief Operating Officer, he possesses a deep understanding of technical, statutory and contractual requirements of International and global customers and has been successfully delivering projects of high strategic importance for Commtel since 2000.

An Electronics and Telecom Engineer from Mumbai University he started his professional journey as a Customer Support Engineer. A well-travelled professional, he is driven by a deep sense of ownership and aspires to take Commtel to greater heights.

Shreepal Gosar

Chief Commercial Officer
Business Contracts & Commerce

Shreepal Gosar is Chief Commercial Officer of the Business Contracts & Commerce group at Commtel Networks. An engineering graduate in Electronics and Telecommunications, Shreepal has over two decades of industry experience and has been with Commtel since 2000. His expert business knowledge and technical expertise in the field of communication and security systems, in India and across the globe, is unrivalled.

At Commtel, his unique business acumen and a natural flair for attention to detail equips Shreepal to take on end to end responsibilities. Involved in setting company goals, internally aligning resources to achieve those goals, Shreepal is an ever-available and a key Commtelian

Prasad Gopal Pai

Senior Vice President
Technology Solutions & Engineering - Pre-Sales

A valuable asset to the company with his Technical Solution Designing capabilities, Prasad Pai joined Commtel Networks in 2009 as Head of Technology Solutions & Engineering for the MEA Region after 23 years of prior industry experience.

Upon completing his B.E. in Electronics and Industrial Electronics from University of Pune, Prasad gained valuable experience handling large-scale projects in a multicultural work environment. Having worked through years of technological developments in different geographies, his technical prowess is profound.

Shantiprasad Chamoli

Senior Vice President
Solutions Application & Test Centre

Taking on and delivering the promises made to our customers, Shantiprasad has been one of the mainstays of Solutions Application & Test Centre

A person full of wits and liveliness, he is an integral part of Commtel with over 25 years of Industry exposure and a Diploma in Electronics to his name.

He consistently rose through the ranks after joining Commtel in 1999 and has efficiently executed various turnkey projects over the years. He possesses strong capabilities in projects and contracts management.

Dr. Upendra Manyam

Senior Vice President
Technology Solutions & Engineering - Pre-Sales

Senior Vice President of Technology Solutions & Engineering - Pre-Sales at Commtel Networks, Dr. Manyam has over the years, since his joining in 2008, become one of the pillars of the company.

Holding a Doctorate and M.S in Fiber Optic Materials from Rutger University, USA, 12 US Patents, several Research Papers to his credit and serving on the Fiber Optics Panel of the US National Science Foundation’s SBIR program, he at Commtel is deeply involved in designing integrated Telecommunication and Security System solutions.

B. Tech. in Ceramic Engineering from I.T.B.H.U, Varanasi and over two decades of experience in development and application of fiber optic technologies, Upendra is a thorough professional. A perfect mix of academic brilliance meeting real life application.

Alhad Hamine

Senior Vice President
Projects Engineering & Delivery - Fiber Optic Sensing Solutions Business

With Commtel since it’s inception, Alhad today leads the Fiber Optic Sensing Solutions team with admirable technical and commercial know-how.

A Bachelor of Science (Technical) degree and core knowledge of fiber optic technology and digital telecommunication systems has helped him play a crucial role in maintaining high customer satisfaction levels.

A decision maker in every aspect of his department, Alhad is a man of few words and one of the few pillars of strengths on which Commtel stands.

R. Ramachandran

Vice President
Business Process & Sustainment

Calm, focused and effective, ‘Rama’ as he is fondly called, holds the position of Vice President- Business Process & Sustainment. His role encompasses both project management and accounts management for all the key Commtel customers in the Middle East and African Region.

A diploma holder in ‘Instrument Technology’ with rigorous training in optic fiber technology and digital telecom systems equipped him to serve Commtel since 2001 and the professional industry for over 2 decades now.

Having a keen eye for executing projects with prudent planning, troubleshooting and negotiating abilities, Rama continues to deliver when it matters.

Narendra Das

Senior Vice President

Dedicatedly aligned with the company goals since starting with Commtel in 2005, Narendra Das today plays the pivotal role of proficiently heading the Admin team at Commtel. A Commerce graduate, he worked at various large companies in the field of accounts and logistics, accumulating work experience spanning over 2 decades.

With a natural flair for man-management and a robust trait of getting things done, Narendra is a powerhouse of energy, juggling efficiently between all the key tasks he handles.

His burning zeal to excel, risk taking ability and an attitude of challenging set norms sets him apart, complementing values of what Commtel stands for.

Pravin S. Patil

Regional Head (NCR)
Projects Engineering & Delivery

Pravin Patil is the Regional Head for entire Northern Region (India) operations and has been at the helm of affairs in that region for Commtel. A Science graduate (technical), he has constantly updated his knowledge and experience in the sphere of optics and digital communication systems.

A vital part of our journey, since his joining in 2009, Pravin has excelled in the role that requires him to be customer facing while also managing the internal set-up in our Northern Region offices. Meticulous and strong willed yet very calm and approachable, Pravin continues to be a dedicated leader at Commtel.

CA Santhakumar K. G.

General Manager
Finance & Accounts

Finance management is one of the most critical aspects in a growing company and requires experts to be in charge. ‘SK’ as he is fondly called, is exactly that.

SK completed his B.Com from Calicut University and mastered finance and accounts by becoming a CA from the esteemed Institute of Chartered Accountant of India (ICAI).

Joining Commtel in 2008, his professionally enhancing journey from an accountant to finance head, has seen SK acquire excellent relationship management skills with a knowhow of liaising with government bodies and banks for statutory compliances and smooth business operations. He is an asset to Commtel with all the experience and ingenuity he brings in his line of work.

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