Ajay Pandey


Staff member
Jul 22, 2003
Ajay Pandey took over as MD of Neotel (Pty) Ltd in December 2005. He is the dual Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to this, he was with Tata Communications in India as President of the project for the company's telecoms initiative in South Africa. He has had over two decades of work experience, with over a decade in the telecoms industry. He has held many positions in the Tata Group's telecoms business.

As President of Tata Teleservices Limited, Pandey led the company's Programme Management Office (PMO & New Circle group), which was responsible for scaling up the company's existing operations as well as the launch of services under the Tata Indicom brand, in a project of US$ 1.2 billion across new telecoms geographies in India.

Pandey has held senior level positions such as President of Tata Indicom Enterprise Business Unit (TIEBU), which he set up in early 2003, and CEO of Tata Internet Services Limited. He is now a Board Member of this company. Prior to this he was the COO for Tata Group’s first company to set up the Basic Telephone Circle. Prior to joining the telecoms industry, he was part of the office automation industry and consumer durable industry in India.

Pandey is a mechanical engineer from REC Kurukshetra, an alumnus of London Business School and a Fellow of the Telecoms Executive Management Institute of Canada. He has published a book titled "Are You Fishing In the Right Ocean", a self-help book for young and upcoming professionals.



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