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Mr. Arun Seth

(BT/EE/1973)

Mr.Arun Seth, Chairman & Co-founder Global Groupware Solutions, has been mentoring and scaling start-ups in the energy, healthcare, data infrastructure, and education areas.

Profile

Mr. Seth did his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1973 and went on to do his MBA from IIM Calcutta in 1976. He is recognized as the earliest Indian Telecom leader. He currently chairs the NASSCOM Foundation. He has served as the Chairman of British Telecom, India, and Alcatel for 20+ years. He was also on the Executive Committee of NASSCOM for the last 10 years. He is a charter member of TiE, IAN and is on the boards of TERI, TERI University, IIM Lucknow, Dominos India, Cadista Pharma, Avendus Capital, Samtel Avionics, Centum Learning, and 'Team Indus', India's finalist for Google Lunar X Prize.

Mr. Seth's inclination towards social work and helping others led him to serve on the board of NASSCOM Foundation, HelpAge India, and Katha. Mr. Seth was appointed as the Chairman of Telecom Equipment Manufacturers Association of India (TEMA), National Development Council for Start-ups in 2020. He is the recipient of the prestigious IITK Distinguished Alumnus Award 2019.