Mr. Arun Seth has been the Chairman of India Operations at Alcatel-Lucent, S.A. since July 2011. Mr. Seth served as the Chief Executive Officer of British Telecom in India with responsibilities in the SAARC region. He served as a Senior Vice-President in the UB Group in their Corporate Management division in Bangalore and Delhi. He headed the commercial operations of Unitel Communications, the Telecom arm of the UB Group for five years. He has previously worked with HCL and United Breweries. He worked for BT Group in a variety of positions for over 14 years, having set up the BT India office in 1995 as the First Country Manager. He frame-worked the JVs with Bharti in mobiles, VSATs and internet. With over 30 years of commercial and technical expertise in the IT and Telecom Industry in India, he is a regular speaker at seminars for Telecom and IT.
He is currently on the board of Jubilant Foodworks (Dominos), Cadista Pharmaceuticals (in the USA) and Centum Learning, (a Bharti Group Co.), Balmer Lawrie (a PSU). He is also on the Advisory board of TERI and TERI University and co-chairs the Business Council for Sustainable Development for TERI.
An alumnus of IIT Kanpur and IIM Calcutta – he has worked in senior commercial positions in the UB Group, HCL etc.