Suruchi Ahuja to be CEO of family’s Tillman Infrastructure

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New York-based tower company Tillman Infrastructure has appointed Suruchi Ahuja as CEO.

She was CFO of the family-owned company, which is led by Sanjiv Ahuja, former CEO of Orange UK and former president of Telcordia Technologies.

Sanjiv Ahuja, Tillman Global Holdings chairman, said: “Suruchi has demonstrated strong vision, leadership and execution capabilities in her previous roles. In her new role, we are confident she is going to lead Tillman Infrastructure to un-precedented success as a leading player in this industry.”

Suruchi Ahuja (pictured) replaces Bill Hague, who previously held the CEO role and is being appointed vice chairman of the company. Hague is a former executive VP of AT&T. Tillman has been working with AT&T, and also Verizon, for a number of years. 

Sanjiv Ahuja said: “I would like to thank Bill for the steady guidance he provided Tillman over the past four years. He has played an instrumental role in making Tillman Infrastructure the leading build-to-suit telecom tower company in the US. I look forward to working with him as the vice chair.”

The move comes only days after the family group appointed another ex-AT&T executive to a senior position. Bill Smith, who retired as president of AT&T Technology Operations in September 2016, is to be chairman of Tillman Networks, the family’s digital infrastructure services company.

Since leaving AT&T he has been interim CEO of Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), based in San Francisco.

Smith said about his new role: “Tillman Networks is executing on a disruptive approach to serving its customers’ network deployment needs and I look forward to working with the team.”