Ravinder Singh - LIONS DEN 2024

Announcing the Sixth Lion of the Lions Den 2024, Ravinder Singh from du

Lions don’t concern themselves with the opinions of sheep…

As part of The Innovators 2024, ROCCO introduces within the Genesis event an innovation showcase session where companies can present ideas /products or solutions. An important part of this is the Lion’s Den.

Lion’s Den

A Vendor/MNO pitches an innovative idea / product / solution which could help the Roaming, Messaging, Interconnect and Fraud & Security industry to generate revenues or save costs, become more efficient or offer more quality solutions to end subscribers. They will present to a panel of Lions who give live feedback to them in-front of the Genesis audience.

Ravinder Singh

Ravinder is a seasoned telecom professional with over two decades of experience in the industry, specializing in global wholesale business operations. Throughout his career, Ravinder has demonstrated expertise in various facets of telecommunications, from sales strategy and business development to product launches and international partnerships.

Ravinder current role is Head of Global Wholesale Business. He heads a team that offers solutions and manages commercial relationships with over 700 Mobile Operators, Carriers and Service Providers worldwide.

Joining du in 2006, Ravinder quickly made his mark by spearheading the establishment of the International Voice business, achieving a remarkable 50% market share of total International Incoming UAE Voice Traffic within a short span of time. His leadership was pivotal in setting up du’s International Points of Presence (PoP) in key locations like London and Hong Kong, expanding the company’s global reach and service offerings.

Over the years, Ravinder has diversified du’s product portfolio by launching Wholesale Voice Transit, UAE Access Numbers, and International A2P Messaging businesses. His strategic contributions have been instrumental in driving the growth and transformation of du into one of the industry-leading operators. Ravinder is currently working actively to enable IoT, M2M, and Cloud Communication Services to be offered to Global Service Providers.

Prior to his tenure at du, Ravinder held prominent roles in Sales, P&L Ownership, and New Business Development, among other distinguished positions. During his time at Bharti Airtel as the International Wholesale Voice manager, he played a pivotal role in expanding the International Wholesale Voice business, capturing significant market share and establishing key partnerships.

Ravinder, embodying the core values of courage, integrity, and innovation, personifies the spirit of a Lion in the telecommunications arena. His dedication to excellence and his ability to adapt to evolving market dynamics align perfectly with the Lion’s spirit. Ravinder’s unwavering commitment to driving industry growth, fostering innovation, and navigating multicultural environments underscores his reputation as a strategic leader in the telecommunications industry. With a keen eye for opportunities and a relentless pursuit of success, Ravinder continues to inspire his team and peers alike, embodying the Lion’s spirit of leadership, resilience, and unwavering determination.

How Lion’s Den works

  • Companies/ Individuals pitch their idea to the Lions, showing with a maximum of 7 slides the full solution, its name, cost, use, time to market, etc
  • The Lions will listen with an open mind to each idea which is being pitched to them.
  • The Lions will ask direct questions, and debate among themselves the pros and cons of the idea and whether they like the idea.
  • They will give honest feedback/constructive criticism stating why they approve or disapprove of the business idea/solution and provide a final opinion.
  • Lions are intimidating, and not always nice, you don’t know how they will react, but they will ultimately provide good advice

The Lions (all people from MNOs) will rate their innovations, and the audience at Genesis will also have a chance to rate the idea. Both ratings will configure the final ranking of The Innovators 2024 Report.

Find out more about The Innovators here.