• Was at the level of Addl Secretary in Indian Engineering Service I.T.S. and retired in November 2012.
  • 2010-2012 : On deputation to BSNL as State Head BSNL, Kerala State
  • 2008-2009: Prior to this was State Head for BSNL, Jharkhand State
  • 2000-2007 : On foreign service to Qatar government as senior expert and advisor in QTel and Doha Asian Games 2006
  • 1977-1999: Worked for 23 years in different capacities (Director – Telecom, GM and CGM) in DoT, Govt of India, in various states in India and Bombay.
  • 1975-1976: Tata Company as Management Trainee and subsequently in management cadre.


  • Commercial Transactions and Contracts
  • Franchisee Contracts and Disputes
  • Government Contracts & Tender Issues
  • Telecom & IT
  • Statutory Arbitrations
  • Foreign Trade/Cross border Transactions
  • International Contracts and Development Loans
  • Infrastructure Development, EPC
  • PPP(Private Public Participation)

Work Experience

  • As Indian Engineering Service ITS officer having over 35 years of progressively responsible multi-disciplinary managerial experience in Government Department and organizations of which more than 22 years in responsible senior positions and 7 years in Top position.
  • Experience covers Technical, Financial, Legal, Procurement, Projects execution, Contract Management. Handled hundreds of legal/court cases. Having good exposure to legal issues.
  • As Head of the State for Telecom, well experienced in directing the delivery of a range of administrative services involving finance services, MOUs with external partners and clients, Contracts management, Commercial transactions, administrative, Procurement, meeting and logistic services, as well as a variety of client related services for the customers.
  • Collaborated with Japanese and French companies and other MNCs for execution of projects in Bombay with World Bank and OECF Funds and in State of Qatar.
  • Experience of working in international environment for Qatar Government (Q- TEL) for
  • years as Senior Telecom Expert with varied advisory services. Played key role in Doha Asian Games 2006, which was conducted in a magnificent way.


  • Most commendable drafting and oral communication skills
  • Adoptive to multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity
  • Excellent experience in negotiating with international organizations
  • Expertise in managing complex and demanding competitive environment where technological changes are rapid


  • Awarded GOLD MEDAL for the Best Electronics Engineer in the University.
  • Secured FIRST RANK in Final B.E., and was a rank holder throughout.


  • Earned the admiration for transforming one of the telecommunication wise most backward districts in Kerala into most modern one.
  • Earned the admiration as transformed poor mobile communication network and services of Jharkhand state into most reliable modern one.
  • Has the distinction of successfully turn around the telecom circle in just one year and earned the admiration as the only profitable circle in the country.
  • My services and contributions for Qatar and Doha Asian Games was highly applauded

Arbitration/Mediation Experience

  • Handled more than 100 domestic arbitration cases
  • Participated in 5 major International Arbitrations involving millions of Dollars.
  • Arbitration cases handled involving MNCs from European, US, Asian and Gulf Countries.
  • Mediated several commercial and franchisee disputes.

Faculty Assignment

Visiting/Guest Faculty on PPP, Contract Management and Arbitration – Prestigious management institutes in India and abroad
Speaker/Guest Lecturer on PPP, Contract management and arbitration in various forums.

Practice Areas: Corporate and Commercial, Information Technology, International Arbitration, Mediation

35 years

Affiliations and Certifications:

Info Park Cochin, Kerala DIRECTOR IN BOARD OF DIRECTORS June 2010 to Nov 2012
Planning Commission Kerala Expert Committee On Infrastructure Development ADVISOR Sep 2011 to Nov 2013
Institution Of Electronics And Telecommunications Fellow Feb 1999
All India Management Association Fellow Aug 2002
Indian Institute Of Public Administration Life Member June 2004
Computer Society Of India Life Member July 1999
Kerala International Center Member Oct 2010
Member of SCOPE Forum of Conciliation and Arbitration (SFCA)
Member of Indian Council of Arbitration (ICA), Delhi
Member of ICADR, New Delhi since July 2009.
FACT Panel of Arbitrators and Conciliators of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry since April 2006.
Panel Member of International Arbitral Centre of the Austria Federal Economic Chamber since Jan 2014.
Member of MCCI Panel of Arbitrators, Permanent Arbitration Court Mauritius since Feb 2014


PG Dip. in ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution)
M.B.A (Finance)
PGDM (Mktg)
B.E. (E& C)
I.T.S, B.E, M. B. A, P.G.D.ADR, F.I.E.T.E, F.I.M.A, MIIPA

Language/s: English, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam
Address: 404, Mithila Apartments, Near Karangalpady Market
City: Mangalore

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Listing Title: Premachandra