Puneet Handa

Puneet Handa

Senior Vice President – Radio Access Network and Portfolio & Strategy Office , Rakuten Mobile

Puneet is an accomplished business leader with a disruptive mindset shaping business strategy at Rakuten Mobile. In his current role, he leads Rakuten Mobile’s open and interoperable RAN solutions strategy and roadmap, collaborating with a diverse ecosystem of telco and enterprise vendors and partners to create and deliver customized RAN products and solutions. He also leads a diverse strategic portfolio to maximize customer experience, budgeting, costs optimization and end-to-end portfolio management for Rakuten Mobile’s network division.

Throughout his career, Puneet has achieved significant milestones, leading impactful 2G, 3G and 4G business and technology transformations for Nokia/Alcatel Lucent, and Airspan. His leadership style is collaborative, inclusive, and empowering, encouraging teams to take calculated risks and bring forth innovative ideas to advance Open RAN technology and enhance customer experience.

He holds a master’s degree in international business and is currently based in Tokyo.

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