Qualifications: MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad; BE (Electronics) from NIT, Surat
Current Affiliation: CEO, GlobalGyan Academy of Management Education
Srinivasa Addepalli is the founder & CEO of GlobalGyan Academy which provides advisory and management education services to corporates. He is a visiting faculty in the strategy area at leading Indian b-schools.
Srini’s teaching is focused on the areas of strategy and leadership development. He works with corporate management teams in the areas of strategic thinking, financial analysis, M&A and integration, ethics & values, innovation, and leadership communication. Srini has (co-)authored several business case studies, which have been published by ISB/HBSP, IIMA and Ivey. His case on business ethics was the Overall Winner at the ISB-Ivey Global Case Competition 2014.
Till mid-2013, Srini was Chief Strategy Officer at Tata Communications, a global provider of
enterprise and wholesale telecommunication services. He was responsible for strategy
development and execution, and managed all new strategic initiatives at Tata Communications including growth plans, entry into new markets and mergers and acquisitions. Earlier, he worked in the Tata group Chairman’s office, coordinating the various telecom activities of the group.
At Tata Communications, Srini was part of the leadership team that transformed a former public sector monopoly into a global leader in network services. He also managed the company’s innovation program, regulatory affairs, corporate communications and brand. He was responsible for the global launch of the Tata Communications brand, replacing the earlier VSNL and Teleglobe names.
Srini was named in the Global Telecoms Business 2010, 2011 and 2012 lists of top 40 global telecom executives under the age of 40 who will lead the industry in future. He serves on the boards of Tata Communications Payment Solutions Ltd. (India's first white label ATM operator), MMP Mobile Wallet Payment Systems Ltd. and Tata Communications Transformation Services Ltd.
Srini holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Ahmedabad. Prior to that, he
graduated with distinction in Electronics Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Surat.