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Sify Technologies appoints Dr. Ajay Kumar as director on the board

ISN Team
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Sify Technologies appoints Dr. Ajay Kumar

Dr. Ajay Kumar, an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the 1985 batch, has been appointed as a new Director on the Board of Sify Technologies Limited.

Dr. Kumar recently retired from his position as the Defence Secretary for the Government of India. Throughout his distinguished career, he has demonstrated extensive expertise in technology and policy, contributing significantly to various government initiatives.

Dr. Kumar's experience

During his tenure in government service, Dr. Kumar played a pivotal role in several key projects.


He spearheaded the defence startup ecosystem through the iDEX initiative from 2017 to 2022 and was instrumental in advancing the Digital India campaign, which included projects like Aadhaar and UPI between 2014 and 2017. 

Additionally, he supported startups in the drone and space sectors from 2020 to 2021 and boosted the performance of Defence Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) from 2018 to 2022.

academic credentials

Dr. Kumar holds a B.Tech in electrical engineering, a Master's degree in applied economics, and a PhD in business administration from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management.

After retirement, he joined the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, as a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Departments of Management Sciences and economic sciences.

Leadership comments

Sify Technologies, India's leading Digital ICT solutions provider, welcomed Dr. Kumar's appointment with optimism. Raju Vegesna, Chairman of Sify Technologies, expressed his pleasure, stating, "We are pleased to welcome Dr. Kumar on board. I am convinced that his vast experience across multiple industries will add value to both our business strategy and corporate governance."

Dr. Kumar also shared his enthusiasm, saying, "It gives me immense pleasure to join the Board of Sify Technologies Limited. Uniquely positioned, Sify stands out with its converged ecosystem of Networks, Data Centers, and Digital tools. Over the years, they have also built a strong reputation for corporate governance."

Kumar's appointment coincides with the departure of three long-serving Directors, Dr T H Chowdary, C B Mouli, and C E S Azariah, who have completed their tenure.

Sify Technologies, a Fortune 500 company in India, continues to focus on the evolving ICT requirements of the digital economy, providing comprehensive solutions through its Data Centers, Cloud, Networks, and Digital services.

The company is expanding its infrastructure with plans to launch new data centres in Noida and Chennai in fiscal 2025 and additional expansions in Mumbai and other locations.