Vikram Chari

Vikram Chari

Work History

Work History
2008 - Present

Vice President/General Manager


$50M privately held North American Boutique Consultancy Company serving global Fortune 2000 clients.

Vice President/General Manager leading worldwide Management, Strategy Development and Implementation Consultancy in TMT, Digital Video and On-demand Services sectors, including Applications Development, Product & Marketing Management, BSS/OSS & International Program Management for large, medium and small clients such as MSO's, SATCOM/DTH, IPTV, Video/Broadcast Equipment/Systems Manufacturers, Systems Integrators, etc.

2007 - 2008

Director Engineering

Cogeco Cable, inc.

Leadership of the largest group (450 staff with 5 Managers) within Engineering & Technology Group (both outside and inside plant) for cable & broadband infrastructure technology strategy, bandwidth deployment, vendor alliances & partnerships, delivering interactive triple play services (STB driven software and hardware services) over a hybrid fiber coaxial network to residential customers and data services to enterprises.

2000 - 2007

Sr Director Program Management

Intelsat General Corporation (f/k/a Panamsat Corp)

Leadership of International Product/Service Programs worth $ 250 million annually including – Costing, Bidding, Technology Strategy, Broadband Networks, Video Technology and On-demand Applications/Services Development, Value Added Services, Business/Revenue Modeling, Communications & Implementation of Satellite networks.

1999 - 2000

Sr. Director Business Analysis & Strategy

Intelisys Electronic Commerce, Inc.

Leadership of business -  analysis, strategy, business modeling and formulation of international business expansion adopting an aggressive growth strategy for a B2B e-commerce company during the early days of the industry growing the company from 35 to 150 people in six months while taking revenues from US $ 1.5 million to over $ 10 million.

1991 - 1999

Program Manager

Cisco Systems Inc. (f/k/a Scientific-Atlanta Inc.)

Led the international program management and regional business development managing strategic client accounts and program implementation - in the broadband, broadcasting, cable television and satellite communication sectors.Role based in Atlanta, Georgia with worldwide remit.

1987 - 1991

Manager Planning & Projects

Armstrong World Industries Inc.

Corporate Planning, MIS, Operation reporting and project management of green field projects from concept to commissioning & staffing.





IEEE - Communications  & Broadcasting

1983 - 1987

Masters of Financial Management

University of Bombay

Post Graduate Masters program in Financial Management.

1983 - 1979

MBA - PGDMS - Marketing & Inventory Control

University of Bombay

Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies (MBA) - with specialization in Marketing & Inventory Control.

1979 - 1975

Bachelor's of Science (Honors)

University of Bombay

Basic undergraduation degree in science with honors.




Product Management

Cutting edge product management and launch of new products & services internationally bringing in increase in top line revenue streams and bottom line profitability. Resulted in opening a new $ 120 million division in the company. In addition, resulted in Emmy Award for technical excellence.

International Business Development

Transformational Team Leadership

Led multi-cultural teams of 5 to 250 in challenging situations delivering top and bottom line results.

Program/Portfolio Management



  • Extensive Reading,
  • Foreign exchange,
  • International travel,
  • Idea incubator and facilitator
  • Meeting people and developing mutually beneficial relationships. 



To lead a medium to large company either in North America or Internationally in a strategic role which leverages my skills and international experience - preferably in a Senior Executive role in - Business Development, growth strategy, corporate expansion, due diligence, M&A, or joint venture in the fields of CATV, IPTV, Satcom (DTH), Digital Video or related sectors.



- EMMY Award team member for  Technical excellence.

- Lexington's Who's Who Millenium edition

- Cambridge Who's Who Lifetime achievement member


An award winning senior executive in technology a high achiever in a highly competitive and fast changing international blue chip environment.An impeccable background in corporate strategy, operations planning & implementation of high profile networks in  TMT, Cable Television, Satellite Communications, Digital Media, Risk & Governance.A persuasive team leader, consensus building negotiator and team builder who brings a global perspective to business decisions. Demonstrated expertise in:

·Transformational Leadership

·Corporate Planning & Strategy 

·Program/Portfolio Management

·Analysis & Risk Management

·Technology Evangelist 

·International Business Development

·Strategic Planning & Implementation

·Vendor Relationships

·Large Budget and P&L management 

·Cost Control


1994 - 1996

Masters Certificate in project Management

University of Florida