Leadership Team

Pradeep Kaul

(President and CEO)

Pradeep has more than 35 years of experience spanning digital, wireless and telecommunications domains. Prior to launching HSC, Mr. Kaul was an Exec. VP of Hughes Network Systems (HNS) & a member of the Office of the Chairman. In growing HNS from a $100M acquisition to the $1.5B level, Mr. Kaul had served as the head of various functional groups, at different points of time, including engineering and global marketing and sales. As part of his career at Hughes, he led the packet switching group during the ‘80’s and the digital cellular businesses during the ‘90s. Pradeep has also published several telecom related articles, served on public and private company boards and has contributed to many key patents in the telecom field. More recently, he has been active in the venture capital world as both an investor and an advisor.

Anil Sharma

(Executive VP, Operations)

Anil Sharma has over 34 year experience in engineering, business development and general management roles with companies like Burroughs, Chicago, Harris corporation, Florida, and Hughes Network Systems, Maryland. Prior to starting Hughes Systique Corporation, Mr. Sharma was the General Manager of the Packet Switch communications division of Hughes Network Systems. While at Hughes Network Systems, Anil went to India as CEO to set-up Hughes Communications India Limited and Hughes Software Systems. He was also the CEO of Hughes Telecom, a Telecom Service Provider in the state of Maharastra in India, at the early stages of its formation and helped shape the direction of the company.

Ajay Kumar Gupta

(Head - Global Business Acquisition)

Ajay has over 20 years experience in communications hardware, software development, sales and marketing. Prior to joining HSC, Mr. Gupta has worked in organizations like the Navy, WESEE, Hughes Network Systems and Hughes Software Systems (HSS) in various technical, business development and managerial roles. As part of his role in the Navy and at WESEE, Mr. Gupta designed hardware and software based control and communication systems for use on ships and on land. While at HSS, he led the Network Management and OSS groups and later headed the US operations of the company (later Flextronics Software Systems) where he was responsible for significant business growth in the Americas. Mr. Gupta has been a member of the Technical Advisory committee at the International Softswitch consortium and is a current member of IEEE.

Vinod Sood

(Head - Global Delivery & Managing Director, India)

Vinod has more than 25 years of experience in Communications Software industry. Previously, Mr. Sood was Head of Engineering and R&D at Hughes Software Systems (HSS) and served on the Board as well. Prior to HSS Mr. Sood worked with C-DOT. He is on the CII National Committee on IT, ITeS & e-Commerce and on the NASSCOM mentor panel for emerging companies. He is a member of Advisory Committee of the Institute of Informatics and Communications, University of Delhi. Mr. Sood is also the Chairman of RMC-CORE in Network Engineering (setup by TIFAC, Department of Science and Technology Government of India, a Government, Academia and Industry partnership initiative).

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