Sanjay Goel succeeds American Tower Corporation’s Amit Sharma
Succeeding Amit Sharma, Sanjay Goel has been appointed Executive Vice President and President, Asia-Pacific by the American Tower Corporation (NYSE: AMT) and this will be effective from March 16, 2021. Mr. Sharma, until his retirement on July 1, 2021, will serve as Chairman of the Company’s Asia-Pacific region and as Special Advisor to the CEO.
Mr. Sharma led the Company’s strategic expansion into Asia when he joined American Tower in 2007 as Executive Vice President and President, Asia. American Tower is becoming one of the largest independent communications infrastructure providers in India as it has grown its Indian footprint to nearly 76,000 communications sites under his leadership.
Mr. Goel was the President of Nokia’s Global Services of the business group and Nokia Operations before he joined American Tower. Across more than 100 countries, he was responsible for P&L management and Global Services business operations in his role. He was further responsible for procurement, global supply chain, global shared services and quality as part of Nokia’s Global Operations. Mr. Goel has held a number of positions in Asia and Europe, over 30 years of diverse business leadership experience. Along with this, in the Telecommunications and Information Technology industries, he has extensive background and expertise.
Tom Bartlett, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Tower Corporation, commented, “I’d like to thank Amit for his tremendous contributions over the last 13 years, and wish him well in the future. I am extremely pleased to welcome Sanjay Goel to our executive team, and am confident he will leverage his extensive track record of strong leadership and global business experience to effectively lead our Asia-Pacific business into the future as we continue to drive value for our stockholders.”
With a portfolio of approximately 186,000 communications sites, American Tower is a leading independent owner, operator and developer of multitenant communications real estate. To learn more about American Tower, please visit www.americantower.com.