Lt. Col. Hardeep Singh Bedi, Chairman & Managing Director(CMD)
Lt. Col. Hardeep Singh Bedi, VSM joined the Indian Army, following his three generation old family tradition of serving the nation in the Army and was commissioned in the 72nd armored regiment. A National Defence Academy pass out, Lt. Col. Bedi developed management qualities during his tenure in the army. He got an opportunity to learn computers in the Army's Faculty of Computer Technology at MCTE, Mhow. After the completion of his training, Lt. Col. Bedi was appointed as an instructor in the faculty. As part of the student projects, Lt. Col. Bedi got an opportunity to interact with the industry thought leaders and at the same time propose solutions to them. He was thereafter called upon to develop a large number of technology solutions for the Chief of the Army, General K Sundarji and various Army Headquarters Directorates. After his initial success in the field, Lt. Col. Bedi was posted to the Army Headquarters to coordinate the Army's Automation plan.
Lt. Col. H.S. Bedi was awarded the `Vishisht Seva Medal' (VSM) by the President of India for his role in the computerization of the Indian Army.
After serving the Indian Army for 22 years, Lt. Col. Bedi recognized his entrepreneurial skills in the field of Information Technology and decided to leave the Indian Army to start his own company. He took over the business of Tulip as its Director. His leadership and vision has enabled the company not only to constantly grow into more profitable business segments but also to attain the leadership position in every segment that it has functioned in.
Under his guidance, Tulip Telecom Services has established itself as one of the strongest network connectivity players in the industry. Tulip has achieved enviable success in a short span and has experienced exponential growth with a turnover of Rs 2351.1 Crores (USD 525 Million) for the FY 2011 with an employee strength of over 3700.The company has been successful in creating immense value for all its stake holders.
Lt. Col. Bedi, Often addressed as the 'King of Wireless’, envisaged the beginning of a new era in connectivity. Today, Lt. Col. HS Bedi, is a well-recognized business leader in the IT and telecom industry and has vast experience in this field.
Deepinder Bedi, Executive Director
Deepinder Singh Bedi is the Executive Director of Tulip Telecom Ltd since 2005. Deepinder joined the company in 2000 as a management trainee and has been associated with the company since then. Under his current role as the Executive Director of the company, Deepinder serves on Tulip’s board and is responsible for developing and executing the company’s long-term growth strategies.
Deepinder had also worked in different roles for EMC Corporation and done projects for State Street Bank in the US. He earned his Bachelor degree in Electronic Engineering from Nagpur University as well as MS in Information Systems and MBA from Boston University.
Deepinder is an active member of various industry chambers including CII and ASSOCHAM. He is currently the Co-chair of ASSOCHAM e-Governance committee and member of the CII National Committee on Telecom and Broadband.
Mr. Deepak Khanna – Joint CEO
Deepak Khanna, as the Joint CEO of Tulip, holds the responsibility to lead the next wave of growth within the company. He leads different industry verticals including BFSI, IT/ITES, Mid Market & MEP, all regional business across the country as well as the carrier and alliance businesses.
He has valuable experience of over 20 years of which the last 15 years has been in the telecom industry leading hi-growth business across start-up, green field, turnaround and in rapid change environment, his association has been with companies including Bharti Airtel, Escotel, DSS Mobile Communication, Tata Group and the HCL Group. In his last assignment at Bharti Airtel, he was heading the Airtel Business Services division as Director Operations. He has spearheaded the Data business transformation of Airtel across the SMB sector in the country and has built a market leadership position within this space.
Deepak has done his Masters in Marketing from Symbiosis institute of management studies, Pune and has actively participated as well as conducted various leadership, telecom & strategy forums organised by CLL Europe, Microsoft APAC, IIM and other prestigious institutes.
Mr. Ashu Malhotra – Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Mr. Ashu Malhotra is the Executive Vice President, Human Resources. He is responsible for spearheading the HR function of all our group companies. He brings with him 20 years of rich experience of having worked in companies like Dabur, Max India, Honda Cars, Bharti Airtel and Alcatel Lucent.
He has been in the Senior Leadership Role for the past 10 years. He brings with him Corporate experience from the telecom industry. In his last assignment, he was the Country Head - HR for Alcatel Lucent for all Group companies including Managed Services. Prior to that, he was Head HR for Fixed Line Business in Bharti. He has handled Global and Asia Pacific International assignments while working with Honda.
He has done his Masters in Human Resources from Xaviers Institute and certification in Training & Development from Carnegie Mellon. He is a certified Trainer on TQM and Corporate Governance and Yellow Belt in Six Sigma.