Leadership

Niral Network's leadership team has a long history of success in technology and business management.
Dr. Inder Gopal

Dr. Inder Gopal

Founder & Chairman

Dr. Inder Gopal is Chairman and Board Member for Niral Networks. He is currently a visiting Professor at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, working on behalf of the Government of India’s Smart City Mission to launch a nationwide Urban Data platform. He was previously Vice President of Software at Ericsson, where he was instrumental in launching their Edge computing efforts. Before that, he was Vice President of Networking at IBM, where he had responsibility for all of IBM’s hardware and software networking products. He has also worked in senior executive roles at AT&T and Prodigy. He has also founded, built-up, and successfully sold two venture-funded start-up companies, ReefEdge and Iptivia, both viewed as pioneering innovators in their space. He served as the Founding Chairman of a leading open source networking software group, OpenDaylight (ODL), recruiting dozens of top-tier companies to participate.

Dr. Gopal has also had a distinguished research career in the area of computer networks, with 20 patents and more than 70 technical publications to his credit. He worked at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, earning two IBM Outstanding Innovation Awards. He has served as editor of several technical journals and was elected Fellow of the IEEE. He has a PhD from Columbia University, New York and a BA from Oxford University, England.

Abhijit Chaudhary

Abhijit Chaudhary

Founder & CEO

Abhijit Chaudhary is the Chief Executive Officer and Board Member for Niral Networks. Abhijit has around 20 years of experience working in Telecommunication and Data Networking industry. He has vast experience in Product Management, Strategy and Innovation. He had previously Co-founded Etrance Networks and Xlayer Technologies and was instrumental in architecting Networking Virtualization, Deep Packet Inspection and Routing products for Mobile Operators and Enterprises. He was part of the initial engineering team of Apigee that got acquired by Google. He had been instrumental in setting up the India Development Centre of Sandvine and helped to grow the engineering team to around 100 staff. He had previously worked with Cisco, Huawei and Motorola as an Architect and Senior Engineering roles.

Abhijit is active with Startup Ecosystem and is an invited speaker in events related to 5G, IOT and Telecom. He holds patent and contributes to magazines in Telecom and Computer Networks. He completed his Masters in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He is a Certified Product Manager from Association of International Product Marketing & Management.