Sanjay Nayak, is the Co-founder & CEO of Tejas Networks, Bangalore. Tejas is a pioneering telecom product company from India which has successfully grown to become the market leader in India and a global player in optical networking and packet products. Sanjay is a technocrat with over 25 years of experience ranging across Telecom, Networking and Electronic Design and Semiconductor industry- both in India as well as the US. Prior to founding Tejas Networks, Sanjay was Managing Director of Synopys India, a global leader in Electronic Design Automation.

Sanjay is well regarded thought leader in the Indian telecom and electronics industry and is sought after for his views on technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. He received the “Technovation Sarabhai Award” in 2013 for his contribution to the Indian industry from Indian Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the “Electronics Man of the Year 2011”, from ELCINA, and was selected as one of the “Top-20 Stars of Indian Telecom Industry” by Aegis Graham Bell Awards in 2012. He is the Regional Chairman (South) of India’s Telecom Export Promotion Council (TEPC), is a member of the CII National Committee on ICTE, is a member of Karnataka ICT Group 2020 and is also a member of various Government of India committees, including the National Telecom Manufacturing council. He is also a Trustee of Deshpande Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship.

Sanjay has a M.S. degree in ECE from North Carolina State University and B.S (E&C Engg) from Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, where he was the Gold Medalist of his graduating class.