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SANJEEVA SAXENA

Email: sanjeeva.saxena@gmail.com/ sanjdel@yahoo.com


Tel.: {Mobile- CHAD} +235 3931878 {Res.- India} +91 11 22615566 (Landline)

Aiming for senior level positions to head operations with Profit Accountability, Business
Development, Network Operations, Project Management and Customer Service Operations with a
reputed organisation in the IT & Telecom Sector.

EXECUTIVE SYNOPSIS
 M. Tech {MS (Electronic Devices)} with over 20 years of experience in Pre-sales, Planning, Budgeting,
Project Management, General Administration, Installation & Commissioning, Operations & Maintenance,
Network Roll out & Management and Customer Relationship Management.
 Now designated as Project Director for OFC Project at STM (www.stmi.com) for project
execution for CHAD, OTRT (body of Ministry of Communication, CHAD, Africa)
 Was designated as Project Manager – OFC Backbone Project of Afghanistan with Ministry of
Communication & IT, Govt. of Afghanistan, till July 20, 2009.
 A skilled planner, strategist and implementer with proven success in devising and implementing strategies
aimed at start up of new operations and service processes, improving network functioning, strengthening
brand image and ensuring delivery of high standard of customer service.
 Adept in end to end project planning and execution of Fixed and mobile Telecom networks, with distinction
of leading the installation and commissioning of switching, transmission, NMS/ OSS, IN platform and billing
services.
 Effective relationship management with corporate bodies for promoting customised/ on-door services, and
with other govt. bodies & telecom operators for interconnectivity solutions.
 A dynamic leader with the ability to motivate people right from the grass root level and take worker unions
into confidence for implementing new and innovative ideas. Leadership Skills in managing large teams and
technical resources gleaned out of extensive experience.
 Excellent communication, relationship management, interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving skills.

Expertise in spearheading the in-depth System Requirement Analysis, Strategic Studies, CAPEX, OPEX,
Business Case Development and Process Re-Engineering. Overseeing the competitive procurement,
evaluation & selection of high value telecommunication, IT and Networking equipment including network
services. Supervising the bids/ RFP preparations for Telecom Projects, Project Reports for Financial
Institutions etc. and familiarity with other relevant documentation & formalities with Government Agencies
and related Ministries for Telecom policies, Telecom Regulatory and Legal Issues.

TECHNICAL PREVIEW

 PSTN, Internet & Intranet Technologies, Networking, software engineering. Inter-working operating system,
TCP/IP network architectures, Routing, network security, LAN, WAN architectures, MPLS-VPN etc.
 Voice and data network design, with detailed knowledge of Public switching, Transmission, Outside Plant,
OSS/NMS, WAN, Broadband, VoIP, Video conferencing etc.
 Program management of large-scale wireless and wireline network infrastructure implementations, using
recognized program management methodologies and cost control.
 Present and future mobile technologies, CDMA, GSM, VOIP, VSAT, SDH/ DWDM etc. Next generation
networks, their application to business and imminent effect on customers. Planned a network that services
customers in every corner of the network. Having a mixed heterogeneous network consisting of
Protocols/technologies such as ATM, IP, Soft Switches, SIP, H.323, ISDN etc.

COMPETENCY MATRIX

Operations Management
 Participating in capacity planning, budget planning and preparation; business process re-engineering,
network element engineering and dimensioning, bill of material validation and procurement requisition
raising.
 Making System Requirement Analysis, Strategic Studies, CAPEX, OPEX, Business Case Development and
Process Re-Engineering requirement for the network expansion plan as well as developing Standard
Operating Procedures for the streamlining the operations.
 Carrying out customization of available features for special business targets and auditing system
performance and proactive plan for capacity enhancements.
 Liaising with external bodies & authorities for requisite approvals & clearances.
 Monitoring & optimising resource utilisation and safety of human and equipment.
Business Development

 Development & Implementation of DPLC (Domestic Private leased Circuits) tariff model for sale of long
distance leased circuits.
 Pre-sales & execution of DPLC & IPLC circuits for US Army, NATO forces, GSM operators, ISPs etc in
Afghanistan.
 Responsible for International Carrier relations with execution of Interconnect Agreements with PTCL,
ROSTELECOM, TIC Iran, UZBEK TELECOM, TAJIK TELECOM etc for leased circuits, Voice/ Data traffic etc.
 Buying bulk IP bandwidth capacity from International carriers and reselling in Afghanistan to various users
including Technical planning and setting up infrastructure to effect this.

Project Planning & Management


 Planning and scheduling site activities to ensure completion of the project within the time and budgetary
parameters and for optimizing resource utilization.
 Identifying & developing vendors for all infrastructure requirements and coordinating with Contractors, Sub-
Contractors, Customers, Vendors and Inspection/ Regulatory Authorities.
 Handling Techno-commercial Support, resource planning, management and optimization as well as risk
assessment and mitigation.
 Overseeing adherence to statutory compliance, preparing financial proposals and technical evaluations for
telecom projects.

Network Design & Engineering


 Designing network layouts & managing installation, configuration and commissioning of various telecom
equipment, as well as planning for switching, transmission, NMS/ OSS.
 Selection of best site from the multiple candidate sites available after site survey & site engineering,
tracking changes in the network and conducting related surveys, etc.
 Setting up facilities for erection, installation, testing and commissioning of various Microwave/ Optical Fibre
SDH Systems/ Switching Equipments/ data handling systems. Overseeing site preparations, mobilisation of
assets for carrying out safe erection/ installation activities.
 Implementing of Network Operating Centres entailing network planning, infrastructure & system design,
and its subsequent operations, optimisation and maintenance.

Technical Services
 Ensuring maintenance of complete telecom network, inclusive of performance monitoring, day to day
network operations, preventive & corrective maintenance.
 Undertaking Fault database management and trend analysis, conducting drive test & organizing testing of
various call scenarios, feature codes & announcements.
 Setting up and managing 24X7-support for entire operations & services.
 Providing Technical advice for customized solutions for corporate customers and ensuring quality resolution
of network related complaints with in TAT. Benchmarking the parameters for the optimal utilization of the
network.

Quality Assurance
 Implementing measures to maintain and meet ISO & ITU standards.
 Ensuring compliance with environmental & safety regulations.
 Reviewing the operational practices, identify the areas of obstruction/ quality failures and advise on system
and process changes for qualitative improvement & conservations.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Aug’09 – till date with STMEA, Dubai, UAE as Project Director- OFC for CHAD Optical Fiber Backbone
Project.

 Prepared RFP (Request for Proposal) for survey of 900 Kms. OFC route and SDH sites.
 Conducted and monitored survey of entire route.
 Got approved all pre-execution drawings, layouts etc. from client.
 Prepared RFP for sub-contracting of work as turnkey execution.
 Evaluation and selection of suppliers and subcontractors.

Sep’06- July’09 with Ministry of Communication & IT, Govt. of Afghanistan as Project Manager –OFC
Backbone Project of Afghanistan
 Astutely monitored, controlled and efficiently executed all the project activities as related to OFC ring
(Backbone- 3200 Km) project of Afghanistan with 72 PoPs. (Project in progress- Project cost : 70 million
USD)
 Scrutinised the proposals submitted by the vendor’s; framed the contract and based on the bidding
document, clarifications and vendor’s proposal.
 Efficiently prepared a detailed Activity/ checklist for execution of OFC backbone project; conducted OFC
Training program on Optical fiber communications for local staff.
 Effectively interacted with vendors for finalization of contract agreement; monitored route and node survey
of 3200 km route; prepared detailed progress reports, checked design documents; looked warehousing and
customs related issues.
 Designed and produced Acceptance Test documents for each Network Element of the project.

Nov’03-Sep’06 with Consulting Engineering Services Pvt. Ltd. Delhi, India as Senior Consultant
(Information & Communication Technologies)

 Distinctively worked on a VOIP project of Communication Experts Pvt. Ltd. A JV of CES and CEI, USA as
General Manager (Operations).
 Executed the activities on a IP based video conferencing project from scratch with India’s largest TELCO,
BSNL covering the entire bandwidth of communication media - convergence, telephony, VOIP gateways,
MPLS VPN, TCP/IP, Media Servers, Routers and worked on protocols like SIP, H.323, RTP, UDP, etc.
 Supervised the Client/ Server Application Designing activities comprising system design for OSS with
delivering innovative solutions and product development services for both circuit switched and packet
switched networks in the areas of Transaction Processing, Service Creation, Element Management Systems,
Business Support Systems, Call Record Exchange and Billing, IP Telephony Solutions and a myriad of web-
enabled solutions including portal design with Internet payment gateway facility.
 Astutely involved in locating venture capital funding, revenue sharing arrangements with BSNL and
interaction with JV partner for product development.
 Oversaw the MIS design, implementation and networking of activities for Gujarat state disaster
management authority (GSDMA); HMIS design and networking activities of Karnataka Health System
Development Project (KHSDP); Computerised Project Management/ MIS design and implementation for
monitoring and evaluation activities of Chattisgarh Tribal Development Society (CTDS)
 Managed the development of Road Information System (RIS) for National Highway Authority of India
(NHAI); business process re-engineering and MIS development for CHATTISGARH State for PWD.

Apr’02-May’03 with Himachal Futuristics Communication Ltd, Delhi, India, General Manager
(Broadband & CATV Networks)

 Supervised the preparation and submission of bid for Ministry of Communication, Kuwait for provisioning of
0.15 million new Telephone Lines and Broadband Network including rehabilitation of 0.6 million lines of
Kuwait telecom network.
 Astutely conducted detailed network study and estimation of work, cost etc. for complete project.
 Successfully planned and designed of DLC/ ONU/ PON based Next Generation Network for rehabilitation
work for provisioning of Voice, ADSL, Ethernet etc. and other broadband services including dimensioning of
equipment.

Dec’94-Mar’02 with HFCL, Delhi, India as Dy. General Manager (PSTN)

 Supervised the project co-ordination, process definition, process verification etc. of network implementation
and Operational activities for Punjab Basic services project.
 Oversaw the detailed network planning including Marketing projections, Roll out plan, switching,
Transmission Backbone and Backhaul networks, Access networks, Operational support systems, GIS
deployment, call centre etc. for Punjab basic services project.
 Astutely prepared RFPs for all network elements like switching systems & IN services, backbone and
backhaul transmission systems , CDMA network, broadband network, , outside plant network, OSS , GIS,
etc for Haryana & Delhi basic services projects.
 Handled the evaluation of proposals in view of implementation of voice and data technologies, IN network,
Broadband solutions, call centers etc. related to all aspects like Technical, Commercial, Financial etc.
 Successfully conducted techno marketing detailed Telephone demand survey to assess the market potential
of telephone services to be provided by private operator in two of the major city Gurgaon & Faridabad of
Haryana Telecom circle; detailed copper planning for cities of Faridabad, Gurgaon, Panipat including
backhaul Transmission Planning, etc.
 Instrumentally conducted survey and detailed network planning & design for Haryana & Delhi circle; Project
Management of establishing GSM network for the state of Gujrat.
 Efficiently prepared and submitted proposal/ bids for 9 circles / states for Basic Telephone Services to DOT;
for GSM Services for 7 states to DOT. Prepared proposal for Mobile Radio Trunking Services for 35 Sites/
Cities.
 Appreciation Letter received from Management for managing, writing Bid preparation for Fixed & GSM
services.

PAST JOB HISTORY

 Feb’93-Dec’94 with MTNL, Delhi, India as Divisional Engineer.


 Mar’90-Feb’93 with Dept. of Telecom (Indian PTT), Kanpur Telecom, Gwalior Telecom &
Advanced Level Telecommunication Training Centre (ALTTC) Ghaziabad, India as Assistant
Divisional Engineer.
 Aug’85-Mar’90 with Indian Telephone Industries Ltd., Mankapur; lastly desiganted as Assistant
Manager. Joined from August’85-June’88 as Assistant Executive Engineer; got a promotion from July’88-
March’90 with Indian Telephone Industries Ltd., Mankapur as Assistant Manager.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 Fellow Member of IETE


 Student Member IEEE -ex
 ISHM ( International Society for Hybrid Microelectronics) –ex
 PMI ( Project Management Institute, USA)

TRAININGS UNDERWENT

Undergone following Trainings in India and Abroad:


 Had three months training at the works of CIT Alcatel, France, about setting up the
Telecommunications Components Plants including all details pertaining to project management,
planning, plant layout, production planning and control, electronic maintenance, etc.
 Went to ESI Portland USA for a month on training for hardware and software of laser systems.
 Attended many Customer-Training Programmes on PC based application languages and
automation.
 Many courses on Quality Management, Safety, Maintenance Management (NPC), Productivity,
etc.
 Undergone rigorous and extensive training at Advanced level Telecommunication Training
Centre (ALTTC), Ghaziabad, India and Telecommunication Training Centre (TTC) Jabalpur on Public
Administration, Management, Basic and Wireless Telecom Services, Switching Systems, Transmission
Systems, Outdoor Telecom Plant, Network Planning & Designing, Value Added Services, Data
Communication, Networking, etc.
 Attended many Seminars and Conferences, presented and published Technical Papers in Indian
and International Journals.

RESEARCH PAPER/ ARTICLES PUBLISHED

Research Papers
 Investigation on Furnace Air Atmosphere in Thick film firing process. Presented at Fourth Annual
Conference, December 7-9 1988, Poona, India; © International Society for Hybrid Microelectronics.
 Electrochemical Investigation of Hydrogen Absorption in Titanium - based Intermetallics. Published in
International Journal for Hydrogen Energy, Vol. - 14, No. 5, pp 331-337, 1989; ©International Association
for Hydrogen Energy 1989 (co-author; Dr. Jitendra Kumar, ACMS. IIT Kanpur).

Articles
 Development of billing & Traffic control system for Digital Electronic SPC Exchanges - EFY Nov. 1993.
 Mobile Radio Trunking -EFY Sep. 1995 (co-author, P.K. Majumdar).
 Need for ATM-EFY October 1997.

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS
 B. Tech {Electrical Engineering} from REC Warangal in 1983.
 M. Tech {MS (Electronic Devices)} from IIT Kanpur in 1985.

PERSONAL VITAE

Date of Birth : 19th September 1962


Permanent Address : 14-B, Pocket-B, DDA SFS, Mayur Vihar – III, Delhi-110096 (India)
Passport Details : No. Z 1903630; valid till: August 03, 2019.