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Tejas Networks CEO & MD, Mr. Sanjay Nayak Wins ELCINA – EFY 'Electronics Man of the Year' Award

September 19, 2011 - Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Tejas Networks, a leader in next-generation optical networking products, announced today that Mr. Sanjay Nayak, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, has been awarded the ‘Electronics Man of the Year’ Award for 2010-11 by ELCINA, Electronic Industries Association of India. Mr. Sanjay Nayak received the award from Dr. R. Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Advisor to the Prime Minister, at the ELCINA-EFY Awards in New Delhi.

ELCINA instituted the 'Electronics Man of the Year' award in 1987 to recognise outstanding individual contributions of industry captains to the overall development of Electronics in India. Previous recipients of this Award include, among others, stalwarts like Mr. Ratan Tata, Mr. Azim Premji, Mr. N.R. Narayana Murthy, Mr. Mukesh Ambani, Mr Satish Kaura, Mr. Shiv Nadar and many more respected stars of the industry.

Accepting this award, Mr. Nayak said, “I’m deeply humbled by this recognition and thank the ELCINA-EFY Award Comiittee for bestowing this honour on me. Having been closely associated with the telecom industry for the past decade, I see this award as more than just a personal recognition. It is a testimonial to the fact that it is possible for India to build world-class innovation-driven, electronics and telecom products companies, like what we have done at Tejas Networks. Today, Tejas is recognized globally for its excellence in technological innovation and has seen significant customer success.”

"India has the key ingredients of large talent pool and a huge domestic market- which are necessary to build successful global Electronics Systems Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) ecosystem, consisting of product companies, component manufactures and EMS companies. Electronics and telecom manufacturing can play a key role in the coming years, in terms of contribution to our GDP, creating several hundred thousand jobs and reducing our dependence on imports. We are also encouraged to see the government's intent to create supportive policies to stimulate this eco-system," commented Mr. Nayak.

Sanjay's nomination as the ‘Electronics Man of the Year 2010-11’ was a unanimous decision of the eminent panel of judges of ELCINA-EFY Awards. The panel, which included senior Industry leaders and entrepreneurs, commented, "In spite of his great achievements and stature, Sanjay remains an affable, accessible and ever supportive industry friend to all of us. He contributes regularly by providing his insights for the good of industry and for guiding all stakeholders including the government to establish a supportive eco-system. The Award Committee was deeply impressed with the pioneering work done by Mr. Sanjay Nayak, his leadership qualities and ability to build high-performing teams to achieve ambitious targets. Therefore, the Award Committee found him an ideal choice to be ELCINA-EFY's Electronics Man of the Year. "

About ELCINA Electronic Industries Association of India

ELCINA was established in 1967 when India's Electronics industry was still in its infancy. Since then, ELCINA has been well known as an interactive forum for electronics and IT manufacturers. Apart from the basic objective of promoting hardware manufacturing through active representation and advice to the Government, ELCINA has been networking with national and international technical institutions and business promotion bodies to further the interests of its members. Today, in an increasingly liberalized environment, there is greater focus on professional and value-added services rendered by the Association to the Electronics and IT Community. For more information on ELCINA please visit

About Tejas Networks

Tejas Networks is a leading innovator of carrier grade communications equipment. Tejas pioneered the development of cost effective, next-generation optical networking products that enable telecom carriers to converge traditional voice-based transmission networks with the new data-dominated networks. Today, Tejas is a market leader in the highly competitive Indian telecom equipment supplier market and is ranked among the top global companies in optical networking. Tejas products are used in all major telecom networks in India and in over 50 countries around the world. For more information, visit Tejas Networks at

Source: Business Wire India


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