Sharad Sanghi

'91; CEO AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, NETMAGIC

Sharad Sanghi is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Netmagic. Sharad has over 25 years of extensive experience in datacenter, cloud services and internet backbone infrastructure. Sharad founded Netmagic in 1998 with the singular vision of becoming India’s leading managed hosting service provider. He 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. Under his leadership, Netmagic saw 3 successful VC funding rounds with Nexus Venture Partners, Fidelity, Cisco Systems and Nokia Growth Partners. In 2012, Sharad led the acquisition of the company’s majority stake by NTT Communications Japan.

Prior to Netmagic, 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 organizations like Merrill Lynch and Bankers Trust design and deploy Wide Area Networks.

Sharad earned his bachelors degree from IIT-Bombay and holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University. Mr. Sanghi is also part time Director (in an advisory capacity) on the Board of Bharat Electronics Limited, a Government of India Maharatna company.