Mavenir announced the appointment of Bejoy Pankajakshan to the newly created role of Chief Technology and Strategy Officer (CTSO). An expansion of Bejoy’s previous role at Mavenir as Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), Bejoy will power Mavenir’s leadership in innovation and support the company’s vision to deliver a single software-based network that runs on any cloud.
“We welcome Bejoy into this new role at a time of rapid growth and market success that is driving innovation and advanced technology solutions for our customers,” says Mavenir President and Chief Executive Officer Pardeep Kohli. “Over the last three years, since his appointment as CSO, he has been pivotal to Mavenir’s strategy, investment and M&A activities while providing impeccable technology and product leadership. This noteworthy appointment further solidifies Bejoy’s role in leading the formulation and execution of the company strategy.”
Bejoy’s extensive mobile and telecommunications experience spans more than 2 decades, and includes leadership positions in product and technology development, strategic planning, M&A transactions, competitive analysis, network engineering and design. With a formidable track record driving engagement with engineering, R&D teams, senior management and Board members, he has the unique ability to design complex technical solutions that align to the business vision while championing future technology innovation, strategic planning, market forecasting and competitive trend analysis to accelerate digital transformation.
In addition to leading multiple innovations and launches of world-first technologies both from the operator and vendor side, Bejoy holds more than 30 patents covering next-generation technologies. A member of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program class of 2022, he earned an MS from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from Kansas State University.
As CTSO, Bejoy will focus on setting and developing a coherent architecture direction in partnership with different business units, accelerating the cross-functional alignment of Mavenir’s product portfolio that delivers and creates a path for future technology innovation. He will also manage Mavenir’s standards body participation and patents pool.
“This is not only an extraordinary opportunity but also a great honor to lead Mavenir in technology and strategy,” says Bejoy. “Today, with a rapidly growing team, Mavenir has achieved remarkable milestones for both the company and its global customers. I cannot think of a more important and exciting time to take on such a significant new role. I welcome new challenges and look forward to helping Mavenir realize our bold vision.”
“In this expanded role as CTSO, we look forward to Bejoy playing a key role in the technology alignment both with other Siris companies as well as the Koch companies, given the recent $500M investment in Mavenir,” said Hubert de Pesquidoux, executive chairman of Mavenir and Executive Partner at Siris Capital.