Mr. Dilip Modi was appointed to the Board on 21stAugust, 2006 as the Director of the Company and has been its Chairman since 18thFebruary, 2014 and was re-designated as Non-Executive Chairman w.e.f. 1stOctober, 2019. Mr. Modi is one of India’s most successful second-generation entrepreneurs and has pioneered several new technologies in the mobility and technology sector in India. Mr. Modi is passionate about creating usable and affordable technologies that can help improve the lives of people.
In the last two decades, he created a strong portfolio of businesses within the mobility and technology sector, starting from successfully launching India’s first mobile service – Modi Telstra in 1995 that also hosted the very first mobile phone call made in India. After a successful divestment of Modi Telstra in the year 2000, he launched Spice Communications in Punjab and Karnataka, which soon became one of the most valuable and enduring brands in the two highly profitable mobile markets of the country.
Mr. Modi has also been closely involved in industry forums and has held the position of Chairman of the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) and has had the honour of being the youngest President of ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce). He has worked on key industry programmes, which includes ‘Making Inclusive Transformation Happen.’ His efforts in the industry were duly recognised as he was conferred the ‘Youth Icon Award’ by the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Driven by the firm belief that technology can become a key enabler for achieving inclusive growth in the country, his group’s current business interests in the fintech space exemplify this vision by furthering the digital and financial inclusion goals.
An alumnus of the prestigious Imperial College, London, Mr. Modi completed his Master’s in Business Administration with a specialisation in Finance. He also holds a First Class in Bachelor’s of Science in Management Technology from Brunel University, London.