CyanConnode appoints Managing Director for India
CyanConnode, the world leader in narrowband radio mesh networks, announces the appointment of Anil Daulani as Managing Director India, with responsibility for managing the India operation including sales, customer delivery, technical pre-sales and support.
Anil joins CyanConnode from Tech Mahindra, where he held the position of Global Head & Vice President Utilities for the last five years. Prior to joining Tech Mahindra, Anil led the Indian utilities business initiatives for HCL Infosystems for seven years. Anil is a highly experienced executive with knowledge of both the energy sector and IT solutions and has established strategic relationships with CEO/CXO officers at both public and private utilities, resulting in over US$300 million contract wins.
John Cronin, CyanConnode Executive Chairman, commented: “In recent months, we have seen a significant increase in both the number and size of the smart metering opportunities in India, with several tenders now active for hundreds of thousands of units. CyanConnode has established a leadership position in this key market and we are confident that the skills, experience and connections that Anil brings will result in significant revenue growth.”
Anil Daulani commented: “I am delighted to be joining as the projects to rollout smart metering in India are now targeting critical mass. CyanConnode has already won the majority of the projects and is very well positioned to maintain this leadership position as India evolves into the largest global smart metering market over the next several years.”
The CyanConnode pipeline of commercial opportunities in India has grown significantly to US$84 million. Anil will be responsible for both the conversion of these opportunities into contracts as well as their successful delivery, which will result in substantive growth in both revenues and customer payments.
In his role at Tech Mahindra, Anil handled large, complex system integration led project bids, resulting in multi-million dollar contract wins. Working with multiple utilities as an executive sponsor, Anil provided commercial, technical and operational improvements in project implementation. In addition to his project implementation, Anil developed The Utilities Centre of Excellence Team at Tech Mahindra, which provides industry knowledge in digital utilities, smart grids, utility operations, metering, billing and CRM. He has been instrumental in creating SAP and Oracle competences for utilities and is a regular speaker at utility conferences both within and outside India.
Anil joined CyanConnode this week and will be based out of the Delhi office, managing the local team across India, and will be appointed as a Director of CyanConnode Pvt Limited in India.