Rohit Sethi

Principal

Education

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)
Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech), Electronics & Communication Engineering
Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi, India
Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Past Experience

Boston Consulting Group
Consultant
Citibank, IBM
Intern

Rohit has 12+ years of strategy and operational consulting across the Middle East, Europe, and Asia, where he has developed in-depth expertise in Telecommunications/ ICT/ Digital trends, business models, and regulations.

He has led large assignments in multiple countries covering diverse capabilities such as strategy development and implementation, organizational review and transformation, sales and commercial strategy, market and potential entry assessment, technology strategy development, business, and financial planning, operational excellence, transaction support (incl. due diligence) and program management.

A selection of Rohit’s key projects has been indicated below:

  • Developed 5-year corporate strategy/ transformation plans for several telecom operators
  • Developed turnaround strategy for a telecom services provider in the Middle East
  • Designed Customer Experience (CX) strategies for multiple telecom operators
  • Developed diversification strategy into digital businesses for a leading utility player in GCC
  • Supported multiple organizations with identification of/ partnering with relevant start-ups
  • Developed 5-year national program for an ICT regulator in the Middle East to increase broadband penetration in the country
  • Developed regulatory framework for managing Internet of Things (IoT) in a GCC country
  • Updated Telecom Act to a comprehensive Communications and Information Technology Act for a country in the Middle East
  • Conducted multiple red flags audits, due diligence, and feasibility studies for telecom and utility players covering infrastructure aspects such as mobile, fixed/ fiber, data centers, etc.

Recent Publications

Attracting foreign direct investment in cultivating digital economy
Foreign direct investment (FDI) is a catalyst for digital economy development. With competition increasing as countries announce various FDI-attractive policies, policy makers must think strategically, not tactically. Nations should actively direct investments into targeted digital services with a focused approach. Investment policies, incentives, and the investor pitch must resonate with the country’s unique strengths – human capital, business ecosystem, or technological capabilities.
Telecoms: Leveraging adversity to leapfrog into the future
The telecoms industry has been able to weather the COVID-19 storm better than many sectors, and has even increased its importance for communicating in a locked-down, socially distanced world. What will be the longer-term impacts for different parts of the sector? This article examines the current environment and explains how CXOs can prepare for the potential challenges and opportunities in a postcrisis world.

Rohit has 12+ years of strategy and operational consulting across the Middle East, Europe, and Asia, where he has developed in-depth expertise in Telecommunications/ ICT/ Digital trends, business models, and regulations.

He has led large assignments in multiple countries covering diverse capabilities such as strategy development and implementation, organizational review and transformation, sales and commercial strategy, market and potential entry assessment, technology strategy development, business, and financial planning, operational excellence, transaction support (incl. due diligence) and program management.

A selection of Rohit’s key projects has been indicated below:

  • Developed 5-year corporate strategy/ transformation plans for several telecom operators
  • Developed turnaround strategy for a telecom services provider in the Middle East
  • Designed Customer Experience (CX) strategies for multiple telecom operators
  • Developed diversification strategy into digital businesses for a leading utility player in GCC
  • Supported multiple organizations with identification of/ partnering with relevant start-ups
  • Developed 5-year national program for an ICT regulator in the Middle East to increase broadband penetration in the country
  • Developed regulatory framework for managing Internet of Things (IoT) in a GCC country
  • Updated Telecom Act to a comprehensive Communications and Information Technology Act for a country in the Middle East
  • Conducted multiple red flags audits, due diligence, and feasibility studies for telecom and utility players covering infrastructure aspects such as mobile, fixed/ fiber, data centers, etc.

Recent Publications

Attracting foreign direct investment in cultivating digital economy
Foreign direct investment (FDI) is a catalyst for digital economy development. With competition increasing as countries announce various FDI-attractive policies, policy makers must think strategically, not tactically. Nations should actively direct investments into targeted digital services with a focused approach. Investment policies, incentives, and the investor pitch must resonate with the country’s unique strengths – human capital, business ecosystem, or technological capabilities.
Telecoms: Leveraging adversity to leapfrog into the future
The telecoms industry has been able to weather the COVID-19 storm better than many sectors, and has even increased its importance for communicating in a locked-down, socially distanced world. What will be the longer-term impacts for different parts of the sector? This article examines the current environment and explains how CXOs can prepare for the potential challenges and opportunities in a postcrisis world.

More About Rohit
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)
    Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech), Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi, India
    Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Boston Consulting Group
    Consultant
  • Citibank, IBM
    Intern