Mr. Vikas Shah

Vikas imagesMr. Vikas Shah, COO, Water Health
Mr. Vikas Shah is currently working as the Chief Operating Officer of WaterHealth International (WHI). Based in Hyderabad, Vikas manages the global operations of the Company, WHI is a community water purification company (based in USA) that provides clean and safe water to underserved communities around the world. With a footprint of over 500 plants and serving a population of five (5) million consumers, WHI runs operations in India, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Bangladesh and purifies over sixty (60) million litres of water every month. WHI is pursuing an audacious goal of serving about 100 million customers (in the underserved areas) by 2020.  

Prior to WHI, Vikas worked as President – Tata Teleservices. He was one of the oldest employees of TTSL and joined its Marketing Services Group in 1998 in Andhra Pradesh. From then he worked in various functions in the organization including Public and Village Telephony, Sales, Collections and Business Excellence. In his last role, Vikas managed the Access Business Unit (ABU) which comprised of Rural, Point of Sales (PoS) Calling Card and Payphone businesses for Tata Teleservices. From 2002, Vikas and his team grew the Business Unit revenues from a mere 30 crores to over Rs. 1,700 crores in a span of 6 years i.e. from 2002 to 2008.

Vikas started his career as an Associate with PSi Inc., a consulting cum venture capital firm located in USA. From 1992 to 1997 Vikas worked for some of the major Fortune – 500 companies i.e. John Deere, Amoco Chemicals, Con Agra and others. He was primarily involved in market analysis and planning entry strategies for US companies into India.

Vikas has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration specializing in Finance.

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