Hughes Communication India Private Ltd (HCIPL) today announced that Partho Banerjee, President and Managing Director, has retired as of July 17, 2023. Mr. Banerjee has been a force in India’s satellite industry, having joined HCIPL in 1994 and assumed the role of President in 2001. Under Mr. Banerjee’s leadership, HCIPL commercialized several industry ‘firsts’ including the first distance education satellite business, the first Ku-band services over foreign satellites, and the first flight and maritime license for satellite services in the country.
“Partho leaves a legacy of innovation and collaboration at HCIPL that sets us apart as an employer, a service provider and a partner to customers in India,” said Ramesh Ramaswamy, executive vice president and general manager, International Division, Hughes.
Shivaji Chatterjee assumes the role of President and Managing Director of HCIPL, succeeding Mr. Banerjee and reporting to Mr. Ramaswamy.
“A seasoned and results-oriented business head and technologist, Shivaji has extensive leadership experience at various levels in the company,” said Mr. Ramaswamy. “I am confident that he will take HCIPL to even greater heights.”
A market leader in broadband satellite solutions and managed network services, HCIPL serves leading enterprises and central and state government agencies across more than 150,000 managed sites in India.