Citadel Intelligent Systems (CIS), a Bangalore-based start-up and manufacturer of finest optic fiber solutions, today announced the appointment of Abhinandan Sharma as its Senior Vice President.
With rich experience of almost two decades in the Telecom sector, Sharma has held leadership roles in successfully managing, mentoring and coaching cross-functional teams. In his last tenure, Mr. Sharma served as the Director- Telecom, India & SAARC at CommScope, where he was part of the leadership team to formulate and drive strategies to position the global portfolio of the brand. He has also served various roles at TE Connectivity, Raychem RPG, and Sterlite. His forte includes profit & loss management, strategic planning & execution, sales & marketing, top & bottom line operations, budgeting & forecasting and team building & leadership.
As Senior Vice president, Sharma will be responsible for providing overall business direction and managing P&L for the company.
Announcing Sharma’s appointment, K K Shetty, Managing Director, Citadel Intelligent Systems Ltd. said, “We are delighted to have Abhinandan Sharma onboard. At this stage of our business, we are developing a core team to shape the future business prospects of CIS, aligned with the objectives set forth. Sharma’s strong experience in the domain and effective leadership quality will strengthen the brand. And, with his consistent track record of result-driven growth, revenue, profitability and business acumen, Sharma’s appointment is a strategic step ahead.”
Joining the CIS team, Abhinandan Sharma said, “I’m excited to be a part of the CIS team which has led the brand to achieve exceptional growth within a span of a year since its inception. The brand’s philosophy is aligned with the nation’s digital growth map which will create new chapters in the optic fibre ecosystem. Driven by the same passion, I’m looking forward to meeting the huge market demands with best of CIS offerings.”
In academia, Sharma holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and a master’s degree in marketing management from Pune University and has also completed applied finance from IIM- Calcutta. He has been an active member of the FTTh Council Asia Pacific and till recently, was serving as Vice Chair of Technology and Regulations committee of the council.