Sanjiv Ahuja
Chairman, Tillman Global Holdings

Speaker Profile

Sanjiv Ahuja is Chairman of Tillman Global Holdings (TGH) and a respected telecom veteran.  TGH is a US-based holding company focused on building businesses with long-term value. The firm invests in and manages telecommunications towers, small cells and smart-city businesses in both developed and emerging markets.  TGH and its associated companies have one of the most extensive global-telecom infrastructure ownership footprints and unparalleled operational and management experience.  The TGH leadership team has built and managed an unmatched portfolio of telecom infrastructure assets in Asia, Africa, Europe and the US. 

Ahuja’s corporate successes have included leading the turnaround and growth of Orange S.A. from 2003 to 2007.  During Sanjiv’s tenure as the CEO, Orange grew from 48 million subscribers to well over 100 million subscribers.  Orange also added several countries to its footprint both in Europe and Africa.  During this period, Orange experienced a dramatic financial turnaround and success on all metrics, including revenue and profitability.

Prior to Orange, Sanjiv led the turnaround of Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bellcore).  During his tenure there (1994-2000), the company doubled revenue and more than quadrupled its profitability.

He has served on several public boards including Telenor S.A., Cadbury’s, Williams-Sonoma, Network Appliance and Vodafone PLC in the UK.

Sanjiv has a degree in electrical engineering from Delhi University, India, and a master’s degree from Columbia University in New York.

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