Dilip is a new generation tech entrepreneur who has been spearheading mobility innovations.Dilip started his career in the early 90s, working closely with McKinsey to restructure Group businesses. With an eye on the future, he led the entry of his Group into the sunrise telecom sector in 1995 by creating Modi Telstra, India’s first mobile service provider. He rose to become its Chairman in July 1999 before its successful divestment from the Group in 2000.Dilip became the Chairman and Managing Director of Spice Communications, a leading telecom service provider in Punjab & Karnataka. He was instrumental in building 'Spice Telecom' as a dynamic mobile telephony brand, leading the company through a successful and oversubscribed IPO in July 2007.Dilip is currently the Managing Director of S Mobility Limited, the emerging digital innovation company offering mobile internet products and services across India, ASEAN and parts of Africa. He is also on the board of several other Spice group companies including Spice Global, Spice Finance & Spice Enfotainment, in addition to being the executive Vice Chairman of Spice I2I.Apart from managing his businesses successfully, Dilip is equally passionate about playing his role in nation building and this attribute is widely recognized by corporate India.
He is the youngest ever President of the Associated Chambers of Commerce (ASSOCHAM), the oldest chamber of India. He is very passionately driving the ASSOCHAM agenda of "Making Inclusive Transformation Happen" in the country. He was also the youngest Chairman of the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), for the years 2004 -2005.
He was recently awarded the "Youth Icon Award" by the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry for his visionary leadership. He is driven by his firm belief of technology being the key enabler for achieving inclusive growth.
Dilip holds a First Class Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Technology from the Brunel University, London, UK. He has also done his Masters in Business Administration from the Management School at the Imperial College, London, with a specialization in Finance.