Mao heads Mahindra Comviva, a global leader in providing mobile solutions beyond VAS and a subsidiary of Tech Mahindra.
Mao’s career has been dedicated to the development and deployment of innovative software communications solutions in rapidly growing markets. With his deep domain expertise in telecom and experience in a range of operational and marketing roles, Mao has transformed high potential businesses into successful organizations.
Prior to joining Mahindra Comviva, Mao was the President and COO at Aricent, where he was instrumental in building the company from a relative start-up to a globally recognized brand. Mao was also a core member of the Center for Development of Telematics (CDOT), where he made a significant contribution to research and development in telecom switching.
Mao has been recognized with the prestigious 'Distinguished Fellow' award by The Institute of Directors (IOD) in 2012. He has been listed in “India’s Top 20 CEO 2013” by Haryana IT, Telecom, and Enabled industries Confederation (HITEC) India for spearheading the company's growth and for setting benchmarks in the mobile VAS industry.
Mao holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India.