Anupam Shrivastava has been appointed the chairman and managing director (CMD) of state-run BSNL from Jan 15, a company statement said here Friday.
Shrivastava has been appointed CMD of BSNL for a period of five years or till the time of superannuation at the age of 60 years, it said.
“Government is focusing on connecting unconnected people with telecom services including high-speed broadband. As BSNL CMD, it will be my top propriety to work with government in connecting people at affordable cost, expeditiously and at turning around BSNL into a profitable venture,” Shrivastava said after assuming the office.
“I will take up important pending project of NOFN (National Optical Fibre Network), mobile service in Maoist-hit areas,” he added.
Prior to this posting, Shrivastava has served as director (consumer mobility) BSNL. He has also worked as senior general manager at Jodhpur, Ajmer and Jaipur in Rajasthan Telecom Circle.
A 1981 batch of Indian Telecom Service (ITS) Officer, he has three decades of experience in the field of telecommunications, with BE (Electronics & Communications) and an MBA, besides telecommunication training in Japan.
Shrivastava joined BSNL Corporate Office as Director (CM) on 1st May, 2013 and is responsible for the growth of mobile business of GSM / CDMA / WIMAX in BSNL, including all activities related to Sales & Marketing, VAS, Tariff finalization & revenue. As Zonal Director for North Zone he is responsible for monitoring growth and maintenance of Telecom Network in 8 Circles.
He also has overseas working experience in Zimbabwe where he was posted in Harare while representing TCIL as Task Force Leader to upgrade their telecom services. He was associated with 6th G-15 Summit in Harare in 1996.