Sethu Madhavan
Sethu Madhavan

Sethumadhavan is based in RGF ES India’s Delhi office and leads the firm’s Technology & Telecom practice. With 27 years of ICT industry experience, he is ideally placed to lead senior leadership search mandates in the sector.

Prior to his current position, he has led strategy, marketing, sales and consulting for telecom giants such as Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei, Philips (now Nokia). He has stewarded technology and high-profile strategy and consulting engagements helping telecom companies and regulators across Europe, South Asia, Middle East and APAC regions in industry transformation programs on Cloud, built on software defined networks. He has advised clients on data monetization, new revenue strategies and business models in a OTT-led consumer era, that is built on new applications of 5G, IoT, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence. Besides, he has also led organizational transformation activities in the context of new technology evolution.
Earlier in his career, Sethumadhavan worked as an R&D Engineer for development of codecs for high-speed optical systems and is known for commissioning India’s first high speed optical project built for MTNL, Mumbai in 1994.
He has also led Transfer of Technology assessments and Joint Innovation program