Leadership / Management

Richard Jacowleff is the Chairman of MNP Interconnection Telecom Solutions India Pvt. Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of iconectiv, LLC doing business as iconectiv.

Richard Jacowleff is Chief Executive Officer of iconectiv. As the authoritative partner of the communications industry for more than 30 years, iconectiv’s market-leading solutions enable the interconnection of networks, devices, and applications for more than two billion people every day.

Mr. Jacowleff began his career with Bell Laboratories in 1981. Since then he has held a series of technical and executive positions at iconectiv, formerly Bellcore, most recently as President of the Interconnection Solutions Business. In these leadership roles, he was responsible for product realization, engineering, and business results in the 125 global markets in which Interconnection Solutions operated.

Mr. Jacowleff also led iconectiv's expansion in the emerging economies of the world and into a market leader of mobile number portability clearinghouse services. Mr. Jacowleff, who is a co-author of a US patent related to distributed data base technology, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from New York Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Computer Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Kshitij Lal brings in wealth of experience and strong telecom industry knowledge to his position as Managing Director at MNP Interconnection Telecom Solutions India Pvt. Ltd. In this role Mr. Lal oversees the ongoing operations and management of the number portability clearinghouse business to the delight of all stakeholders. His charter includes also developing and growing business through the expansion of current activities and new related business opportunities.

Mr. Lal has been associated since the start of iconectiv business in India in 2006 and has played a key role in bringing mobile number portability to India and iconectiv. In a career spanning more than 27 years, he has also worked at AT&T and Airtel and the FMCG sector.

Mr. Lal's experience and expertise is in running successful operation,  senior management, developing sales and marketing plans and their successful execution; alliance strategies; and developing and maintaining key customer relations for the company. He efficiently handles the dynamic and diverse regulatory environment and maintains ongoing relations with various regulatory bodies.

Mr. Lal holds a Bachelors Degree in Commerce from the University of Delhi and an MBA from the Institute of Management Studies.

As CFO & Company Secretary of MNP Interconnection Telecom Solutions India Pvt. Ltd., Sanjay Bhanot is responsible for the overall supervision of the finance, legal, secretarial and compliance functions. A senior executive with diverse industry experience, Mr. Bhanot joined the company after holding the position of Finance Controller & Company Secretary at Silicon Graphics India, where he was a key member of the leadership team. Prior to joining Silicon Graphics he worked with EMR Technology Ventures, British Gas and Eicher Motors Ltd. Mr. Bhanot has more than 24 years of rich experience with expertise in business planning and analysis, setting up new ventures, and processes and policies for internal control, financial accounting, corporate governance, funds management, MIS and statutory compliances.

Mr. Bhanot is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and an Associate of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Law and an Honors Degree in Commerce from the University of Delhi.