Achiever's Success Story
Sudhir K Kunder, Sr V.P. National Head Sales, DE-CIX India
The odore Roosevelt has rightly said, “The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it. Sudhir Kunder has 26 years of experience across the telecom, FMCG, retail and ICT sectors. He is currently Sr Vice-President and National Head at DE-CIX Interwire, and leads the company’s oper- ations in India and the SAARC region. In the past, he has worked with organisations such as Sify Technologies, Tata Communications and Bharti Airtel, where he managed diversified portfolios across business, operations, marketing and sales.
His vast experience across functions in the telecom space has helped him drive business growth at DE-CIX. “Despite numerous challenges, we have moved at an exponential pace and have diligently formulated and executed plans that have led us to achieve a staggering revenue growth of 394 per cent in the past year,” “We have to ensure that the growth momentum is maintained so as to reach an unassailable leadership position in Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata, where we are rapidly expanding. Currently, the DE-CIX Mumbai internet exchange ranks second in the APAC region. For me, the challenge is to become number one in the region within the next 45 days”
Sudhir Kunder has an MBA from KC College and has completed leadership development courses from IIM Ahmedabad and the Tata Management Training Centre. In terms of man- agement style, Kunder practises situational leadership, taking up the role of an innovator and/or an activator as the job demands. “I believe that people matter the most and thus, I act accordingly. This has enabled me to collaborate with team members and stake- holders, along with enhancing my abilities to make difficult decisions.” he said .