Singapore, 1 June 2022 - StarHub today announced that it has strengthened its leadership team with the addition of Ayush Sharma as Chief Technology Officer – Transformation & Product. Entering the role on 1 June 2022, Ayush will be responsible for advancing StarHub's network transformation initiatives to accelerate business growth. He will work alongside Chong Siew Loong, Chief Technology Officer – Network Operations, who oversees day-to-day network operations, driving and ensuring network availability, security and resilience. Both executives report directly to Nikhil Eapen, StarHub’s Chief Executive Officer.
"We are pleased to welcome Ayush to the StarHub team at a time when we are executing our DARE+ five-year transformation strategy to evolve our business on the tailwinds of digitalisation. Ayush will play a key role in propelling StarHub to go beyond telco and become a full-on digital services provider of the most enriching connectivity and entertainment services, as well as innovative business solutions for our customers," said Nikhil. "I'm confident that Ayush's passion for disruptive innovation will make a tangible impact on how StarHub will advance and accelerate our DARE+ objectives to enrich our customers’ digital world."
Ayush who brings more than 20 years of experience in delivering ground-breaking technologies and industry-first products, was most recently the Vice President, Head of Metaverse & Edge Platforms Business, Rakuten (USA). He is also a successful entrepreneur, having co-invented "Latency-as-a-service" architecture and algorithms to help MotoJeannie, a start-up business, deliver engaging rich-media interactive streaming, gaming, and XR-based collaboration experiences.
With previous leadership experience at Cisco, Ericsson, and Huawei, Ayush has led the design and technology adoption programs for over 30 fixed, satellite, mobile, and cloud networks globally. He launched several successful initiatives that have helped shape the industry, pioneering solutions ranging from the world's first Wi-Fi calling platform and first router in Outer Space, to the first commercial-grade Software Defined Networking controller.
Ayush holds a Master of Science in Data Communications from Brunel University London, United Kingdom and has completed the Stanford Executive Management program.