TAIPA names T R Dua as DG; Umang Das new Vice-Chairman

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NEW DELHI: The Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA) has appointed TR Dua as the next Director General with immediate effect, while outgoing Director General Umang Das has been elevated to the position of Vice-Chairman.


“We were extremely impressed with the work done by Dua in the past years at TAIPA in his capacity as Executive Director,” said Akhil Gupta, Chairman,TAIPA.

Dua’s, who was earlier the Executive Director of TAIPA, appointment comes at a crucial time for the association with the Indian telecom industry trying to capitalize upon the opportunities created in the light of the recently concluded spectrum auctions.

“Over the last years and under the leadership of former Director General, Umang Das, TAIPA has expanded its role in supporting the unified vision of furthering the role of the country’s telecom infrastructure sector in creating a connected India. Our objective is to build on this foundation, strengthen our presence and visibility across India. I am confident that Dua will be able to successfully drive this vision”.


“With Dua spearheading the Association now, TAIPA’s aim will be to further spread its engagement deep and wide, across the country. I look forward to continuing to work with him through the transition year of 2015, and am confident that TAIPA is in very good steering hands,” Das said.

“Our Association has a strong role to play vis-à-vis policy makers and the broader stakeholder community in addressing the enabling policies for our sector’s competitiveness, while contributing to the goals of ‘Digital India’ in terms of connectivity, innovation, empowerment and employment, “Dua said.

Dua is an engineering graduate with diploma in business management and export marketing and has an experience of over 35 years in the telecom sector and held very senior positions as a director in leading telecom companies like Bharti Airtel, Shyam Telecom and Cellular Operators Association of India.

Besides holding key positions, he works very closely with institutions like ITU, APT, WWRF with regards to many issues like spectrum, climate change etc.

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