Summary

Highly accomplished visionary senior professional with vast international experience. Leadership in steering product and technology – planning, strategy, design, innovation, development & marketing of mobile telecommunications offerings. Commended on expertise and in-depth knowledge of the industry. Impressive track record of developing new concepts, business models and relationships. Promoting strong product and service offerings, emotional and unique selling propositions. Setting clear direction and strategic vision for anticipated business opportunities.

26+ years experience working for global organizations in the telecommunications value web / ecosystem: leading Mobile Network Operators, Device & Network Solution Vendors, R&D Centers, International Bodies & Consultancy Firms in Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe & Africa.

Qualifications

  • Executive Leadership Excellence program (ISB, India)
  • micro-eMBA (Oxford, UK)
  • B.E.(Hons) Electrical Engineering & Telecoms (UNSW)
Email address

anuraj@usa.net

Phone number

+61 449 181 609

Key Organizations / Position Summary

Ericsson, India2008 -10

Director (Head) – Strategy & Innovation

GSM Association, UK 2000 – 01

Director – Terminals & Services

Logica Inc. (Aethos), USA 1997 – 00

Senior Consultant – GSM Terminals & PCS Technology

Optus Communications, Australia 1993 – 97

Senior Digital Mobile Systems/Devices Engineer

Sharp Corporation, UK 2001 -03

Head of Product Planning & Strategy

Siemens AG, Germany 2003 – 06

Director – Technology Marketing, Strategy & Innovation

Spice Corp, India 2007 -08

President – Business Dev. & Group Chief Innovation Officer

Steadworks, Singapore/India/Africa/ Australia 2011

Strategic Advisor & Innovation Evangelist

Critical Skills and Experience

  • Driving Innovation from Idea to Impact (Mind to Market), setting up Innovation hubs, culture and portfolios.
  • Exceptional success in building strong business relationships commanding a powerful global network of influential industry leaders and professionals.
  • Thought Leadership – speaking at prominent global events, TV shows, jury of eminent awards and published several articles.
  • Great drive, character and potential. Creative, ambitious and well organized.
  • Co-Creating and nurturing new ecosystems, products, services with an integral design philosophy.
  • Cross-disciplinary value creation via ‘collabovation’
  • Bridging the gap between marketing & technology building compelling holistic propositions.
  • Innovation Management & Strategic Marketing.
  • Chairing and actively contributing in working groups, steering committees and decision boards.
  • Corporate Alliances / Partnerships; Vendor Management.
  • Cross-dept./divisional & industry liaison management.
  • Strategic vision in aligning Technology to Business Goals.
  • Change Management, Leadership & Teamwork.
  • Working closely with ‘C’ level / top management.
  • Co-ordinating & leading large, multi-disciplinary & geographically dispersed teams
  • Broad knowledge of diverse/emerging technologies & consumer / regional trends.
  • Use-Case & User-Scenario driven to enable concrete User Benefits. Constructing branded/co-branded propositions.
  • Dynamic, analytical thinker with proven problem solving ability.
  • Experienced in effectively motivating & inspiring people.
  • Good understanding of convergent technologies and associated business requirements.
  • Start-Up Operations & Go-to-Market Strategies.

Interests

 

Anuraj is an avid sportsman and enjoys racquet sports, nature, soothing music, traveling, hiking, cycling, photography, philosophy, cosmology. Anuraj aspires to develop solutions that make a difference in under-privileged communities around the world – transforming digital divides to massive opportunities. He likes to push the limits of technology application and drive game changing innovation. He is currently authoring a book: The Philosophy of Innovation – from ‘mindset’ to ‘heartset’.