Raakesh Menon

Raakesh Menon

Works at:

Tata Communications Ltd

Location in:

Singapore, Singapore

Raakesh Menon

Currently

Works at:
Tata Communications Ltd
Location in:
Singapore, Singapore

Bio

Hands-on experience in Product Management including Product Development & Product Market Strategy; Telecom environment - Product Management, Sales Consultancy, & Network Engineering.


Significant exposure in Emerging & Global Markets (Middle East, North Africa, Turkey, India, Asia Pacific, Europe).


Well versed in business case preparation & presentation towards CAPEX investment; management of strategic partners and discussion of global agreements.


Track record of conceptualizing and executing strategies to accomplish key organizational targets.


Strong business acumen. High-level leadership and mentoring ability. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Raakesh has worked/studied in

  • India
  • Singapore
  • Spain

Raakesh speaks

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Malayalam

Raakesh has experience in

  • Telecoms

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Work

2008 – present

Senior Product Manager

Tata Communications Ltd , Singapore
  • Currently involved in commercial launch of the $250 million TGN-Eurasia sub-sea cable system linking India to Europe via Middle East besides finalizing commercial agreements with consortium members of IMEWE cable system.
  • Assigned charge of product P&L, strategy for International Private Lease (IPL) product line in Middle East & North Africa (MENA), Turkey & also APAC region apart from IP Transit product P&L for MENA region from FY 10-11.
  • Involved in development of strategic commercial relations post identification of key growth needs with providers in MENA.
  • Maximize product reach and establish business relations and agreement with Etisalat, Telecom Egypt, BATELCO and QTel.
2005 – 2008

Product Manager

Tata Communications Ltd , India
  • Functioned as Product Manager for Wire-line (Fiber), Wireless (WiMAX) and VSNL Broadband Ltd. (VBL) managing the entire product lifecycle, business cases, launch strategy and P&L through a team of 2 members.
  • Focused on market analysis, sales readiness and pricing for launch of WiMAX for enterprises across 120 cities in India.
  • Worked along with all LoB’s & Engineering/Operational functions towards overall product strategy, deployment & maintenance
  • Played key role in sign-off of pan India access infrastructure sharing agreement between Tata Communications and Tata Teleservices Ltd thus avoiding duplication of capital investments.
  • Managed a team of two
2004 – 2005
(Nov – Oct)

Business Solution Consultant

Airtel Enterprise Services , India
  • Functioned as Product Consultant for MPLS based telecom services for ITES, Manufacturing and Channel sales verticals
  • Involved in key enterprise customer wins in the region as technical commercial consultant.
2003 – 2004
(Oct – Oct)

Product Manager

Reliance Infocomm Ltd , India
  • Focused on client premise equipments for Access Services.
  • Functioned initially as part of the Network Planning and Engineering team involved in designing of Metro Ethernet Network in 100+ cities.
2000 – 2003

Network Solutions and Engineering

Tata Internet Services Ltd , India
  • Involved in testing, deployment and troubleshooting of IP network & routing.
  • Winner of the Supernova Award for the contribution in setting up of Bangalore Internet PoP (node)
  • Cleared Cisco CCIP exam for BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) routing

Work

2008 – present

Senior Product Manager

Tata Communications Ltd , Singapore
  • Currently involved in commercial launch of the $250 million TGN-Eurasia sub-sea cable system linking India to Europe via Middle East besides finalizing commercial agreements with consortium members of IMEWE cable system.
  • Assigned charge of product P&L, strategy for International Private Lease (IPL) product line in Middle East & North Africa (MENA), Turkey & also APAC region apart from IP Transit product P&L for MENA region from FY 10-11.
  • Involved in development of strategic commercial relations post identification of key growth needs with providers in MENA.
  • Maximize product reach and establish business relations and agreement with Etisalat, Telecom Egypt, BATELCO and QTel.
2005 – 2008

Product Manager

Tata Communications Ltd , India
  • Functioned as Product Manager for Wire-line (Fiber), Wireless (WiMAX) and VSNL Broadband Ltd. (VBL) managing the entire product lifecycle, business cases, launch strategy and P&L through a team of 2 members.
  • Focused on market analysis, sales readiness and pricing for launch of WiMAX for enterprises across 120 cities in India.
  • Worked along with all LoB’s & Engineering/Operational functions towards overall product strategy, deployment & maintenance
  • Played key role in sign-off of pan India access infrastructure sharing agreement between Tata Communications and Tata Teleservices Ltd thus avoiding duplication of capital investments.
  • Managed a team of two
2004 – 2005
(Nov – Oct)

Business Solution Consultant

Airtel Enterprise Services , India
  • Functioned as Product Consultant for MPLS based telecom services for ITES, Manufacturing and Channel sales verticals
  • Involved in key enterprise customer wins in the region as technical commercial consultant.
2003 – 2004
(Oct – Oct)

Product Manager

Reliance Infocomm Ltd , India
  • Focused on client premise equipments for Access Services.
  • Functioned initially as part of the Network Planning and Engineering team involved in designing of Metro Ethernet Network in 100+ cities.
2000 – 2003

Network Solutions and Engineering

Tata Internet Services Ltd , India
  • Involved in testing, deployment and troubleshooting of IP network & routing.
  • Winner of the Supernova Award for the contribution in setting up of Bangalore Internet PoP (node)
  • Cleared Cisco CCIP exam for BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) routing

Education

2010

Harvard University

Management in Public Policy - Sustainable Cities in a Globalised World (Oe)
2009 – 2010

IE Business School

Global MBA (MBA)
1996 – 2000

NIIT Technologies

Systems Management (Diploma)
1995 – 1998

University of Delhi

B.Sc (H) (Bachelors)

Achievements

  • Recognized for accomplishment of 100% MENA region revenue targets for IPL product ($5+ Million) in the last 2 fiscals
  • Successfully launched IPL services in new regions like UAE Qatar Saudi Bahrain Egypt and Kuwait in partnership with major telecom carriers in each country
  • Successfully launched WiMAX & MMDS based Wireless access services in 100+ cities/towns in India leading to significant growth in business for other products