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Sanjeev Aga

Mr. Sanjeev Aga is Managing Director of Idea Cellular Limited, which is among the top four mobile telephony players in India. He is a Director on the Board of the Aditya Birla Management Corporation, and is the Vice-Chairman of the Cellular Operators Association of India.

In a business career commencing in 1973, Mr. Aga has held senior positions in Asian Paints, Chellarams (Nigeria), and Jenson & Nicholson. In 1987, he joined Blow Plast to head the furniture business, was made Chief Executive of Mattel Toys in 1990, and in January 1993 was appointed Managing Director of Blow Plast with multi-business responsibility including the flagship VIP luggage business.

In November 1998, he was appointed CEO of the Aditya Birla Group's telecom JV, Birla AT&T Ltd. He led the company through a period of fast-paced change, through expansion and acquisition, and merger with Tata Cellular Ltd., to be CEO of what became Idea Cellular. From May 2005 until October 2006, Mr. Aga was Managing Director of Aditya Birla Nuvo Limited, a diversified conglomerate with manufacturing and service sector businesses.

Mr. Aga is an Honours graduate in Physics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi and a postgraduate from the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.


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