Managing Director and CEO
Sharad Sanghi is the Managing Director and CEO of Netmagic, an organization that he founded in July 1998, and now an NTT Company.
Sharad is responsible for growing Netmagic to be India’s leading Managed Hosting and Cloud Service Provider, with over 1100 employees and 9 data centres delivering services to over 2000 enterprise customers across the globe. His passion and commitment to deliver value to clients by building a customer focused service organization is infectious across the company.
Sharad is considered a pioneer in the Indian cloud computing space, and his vision has helped Netmagic become a leader in the Public Cloud services market in India.
On the business side, Sharad led Netmagic through 3 successful VC funding rounds with Nexus Venture Partners, Fidelity, Cisco Systems and Nokia Growth Partners. He led the 2012 acquisition the company’s majority stake by NTT Communication Japan - a first in the Indian data centre market.
Sharad is an industry veteran with over 20 years of extensive experience in developing Internet backbone infrastructure and providing Internet services. He is also Part time Non-official Director on the Board of Bharat Electronics Limited, appointed by the Government of India.
During a six-year stint in the US, Sharad worked for Unified Network Management Architecture Group at AT&T Bell Labs, the Backbone Engineering Group of NSFNET (ANS) and the Router Systems Development Group of Advantis (IBM Global Network). He has also helped Merrill Lynch and Bankers Trust design and deploy Wide Area Networks.
Sharad is an Electrical Engineer from IIT Bombay and holder of a Master’s degree from Columbia University, New York.