CyanConnode has appointed Anil Daulani as managing director India, with responsibility for managing the India operation including sales, customer delivery, technical pre-sales and support.
Anil joins CyanConnode from Tech Mahindra, where he held the position of global head & vice president Utilities for the last five years. Prior to joining Tech Mahindra, Anil led the Indian utilities business initiatives for HCL Infosystems for seven years. Anil is a highly experienced executive with knowledge of both the energy sector and IT solutions and has established strategic relationships with CEO/CXO officers at both public and private utilities, resulting in over US$300 million contract wins.
The CyanConnode pipeline of commercial opportunities in India has grown significantly to US$84 million. Anil will be responsible for both the conversion of these opportunities into contracts as well as their successful delivery, which will result in substantive growth in both revenues and customer payments.
John Cronin, CyanConnode executive chairman, commented: “In recent months, we have seen a significant increase in both the number and size of the smart metering opportunities in India, with several tenders now active for hundreds of thousands of units. CyanConnode has established a leadership position in this key market and we are confident that the skills, experience and connections that Anil brings will result in significant revenue growth.”
Anil Daulani commented: “I am delighted to be joining as the projects to rollout smart metering in India are now targeting critical mass. CyanConnode has already won the majority of the projects and is very well positioned to maintain this leadership position as India evolves into the largest global smart metering market over the next several years.”