20th July 2024


India’s First Do Tank linking Tech and Geopolitical Power

Sanjay Nayak

Sanjay Nayak is the Co-founder, MD & CEO of Tejas Networks (Bangalore, India) India’s pioneering R&D driven, optical and data networking products company. Tejas is one of first Indian deep-technology product startups, to have successfully grown to a publicly-listed company.

Sanjay has over 30 years of global experience and is a well-regarded thought leader for the telecom and electronics industry and startup eco-system. He has contributed significantly to various Indian government policies and industry initiatives and has been inducted as a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) for his dynamic leadership in building great scientific Institutions which have immensely contributed for the faster development of the country

He is currently the Chairman, FICCI’s Science, Technology & Innovation Council and was the Co-Chairman of the Telecom Export Promotion Council (TEPC) of India.

Sanjay has received several awards for his contribution to the Indian industry, including the “CNBC Awaaz CEO of the Year 2019- Technology”, “Technovation Sarabhai Award” for his contribution to the Indian industry from Indian Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the “Electronics Man of the Year 2011” from ELCINA, “Top-20 Stars of Indian Telecom Industry” by Aegis Graham Bell Awards.

Sanjay has a M.S.  from North Carolina State University Raleigh (USA) where he has been inducted in the “ECE Hall of Fame” and B.Sc (Engg.) from Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, where he was the Gold Medallist of his class.