Srinvasa Addepalli

Srinvasa Addepalli

Founder & CEO of GlobalGyan Academy

Srinivasa Addepalli is the founder & CEO of GlobalGyan Academy which works with corporates and managers with leadership capability development services. He has been a visiting faculty in the strategy area at leading Indian b-schools including IIM Ahmedabad, NMIMS, TAPMI, IIM Nagpur, and IIT Hyderabad. Srini's teaching is focused on the areas of business acumen. He works with corporate management teams in the areas of strategic thinking, commercial acumen, M&A and integration, ethics & values, innovation, and leadership communication. Srini has (co-)authored several case studies, which have been published by ISB/HBSP, IIMA and Ivey. His case on business ethics was the Overall Winner at the ISB-Ivey Global Case Competition 2014. Till mid-2013, Srini was Chief Strategy Officer at Tata Communications, a global provider of enterprise and wholesale telecommunication services. He was responsible for strategy development and execution, and managed all new strategic initiatives at Tata Communications including growth plans, entry into new markets and mergers and acquisitions. Earlier, he worked in the Tata group Chairman’s office, coordinating the various telecom activities of the group. At Tata Communications, Srini was part of the leadership team that transformed a former public sector monopoly into a global leader in network services. He also managed the company's innovation program, regulatory affairs, corporate communications and brand. He was responsible for the global launch of the Tata Communications brand, replacing the earlier VSNL and Teleglobe names.

Srini was named in the Global Telecoms Business 2010, 2011 and 2012 lists of top 40 global telecom executives under the age of 40 who will lead the industry in future. Srini holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Ahmedabad. Prior to that, he graduated with distinction in Electronics Engineering from the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Surat.