Thursday, December 29, 2005

Star of Asia Mr B.K.Syngal IIT Kgp

Star of Asia Mr B.K.Syngal IIT Kgp
Fellow Members,

Let us "Salute" one of IIT-Global's Senior most Members and Distinguished Alumni Mr.B.K.Syngal, currently Vice Chairman of BPL.

As you will read from the article below Mr.Syngal was one of the Stars of Asia in 1998 for his achievememnts.

Believe it or not I had no clue what so ever that he had joined this Forum and blessed us with his presence. Let us hope that every IITian will aspire to achieve what he has.

Ramboaus - Moderator
October 22nd 2002


B.K. Syngal
Reliance Telecomms Ltd.

Mr. Brijendra Kumar Syngal, is Chairman of Reliance Telecomms Limited (RTL) since 1998. RTL is a part of India's largest and fastest growing Reliance Group which spans many businesses including Oil exploration, Oil refining, Polymers, a complete range of Petrochemical products and Textiles. The Reliance Group has a market capitalisation of about US $15 billion.

Prior to joining RTL, Mr.Syngal was the Chairman and Managing Director of Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL) from 1991-1998. VSNL is India's leading provider of International Telecommunications Services and is one of the top ten listed companies within the private and public sectors in India. Under his leadership, Mr. Syngal was responsible for executing a GDR issue raising US$ 527 million in 1997; this was the largest GDR issue out of India to be listed on the London Stock Exchange and also the third largest issue out of Asia (excluding Japan). Mr. Syngal is recognised as the father of Internet and data services in India, which propelled the growth of software export from India.

In 1998, Business Week named Mr. Syngal one of the 50 Stars of Asia, and he was one of six Indians recognized.

Mr. Syngal holds a B.Tech (Hons) and M.Tech, IIT Kharagpur, India; C.Eng (UK), M.I.E.E. (UK), Sr. M.I.E.E.E. (USA), F.I.E.T.E. (India).