Here is a list of some recent executive movement in the M&E space.
- Shrijeet Mishra has been appointed the COO of BCCL. Mishra will also be a part of BCCL’s Board as its Executive Director. He was previously working at Hindustan Unilever as Executive Director, Food, and Chairman, Unilever Nepal1.
- Ravish Kumar, EVP and GM of regional channels at STAR India, has quit the company. Kumar had joined STAR in 2009 and taken over the responsibility of STAR Pravaha and STAR Jalsha channels2.
- KVL Narayan Rao, CEO of NDTV, has been elevated to the newly created post of Executive Vice- Chairman. Vikram Chandra, who is CEO of NDTV Convergence and NDTV Networks, will replace him as the group’s CEO3.
- Shashi Arora has been appointed the CEO of Bharti Airtel’s DTH/media services and Rajiv Rajgopal the CEO of its broadband/data services. Prior to the new appointments, both of them had been working in Airtel’s mobile business4.
- Ambika Sharma has resigned from the post of COO of Jagran Solutions. Sharma had joined Jagran in April 2005 as National Head and became the company’s COO last year5.
- Tripurari Sharan has been appointed the new Director General of Doordarshan. He will take over from Leeladhar Mandloi, who has been the Acting DG of the government broadcaster for several months6.
1 “BCCL appoints Shrijeet Mishra as COO,” afaqs!, 19 July 2011, via Dow Jones Factiva © 2011 Banyan Netfaqs Pvt. Ltd.
2 “STAR India’s head of non-south regional channels, Ravish Kumar quits,” afaqs!, 3 August 2011, via Dow Jones Factiva © 2011 Banyan Netfaqs Pvt. Ltd.
3 “NDTV to up Narayan Rao, Vikram Chandra,” Indiantelevision, 28 July 2011, via Dow Jones Factiva © 2011 Indiantelevision.com.
4 “Bharti Airtel gets separate CEOs for DTH & broadband biz,” Indiantelevision, 10 August 2011, via Dow Jones Factiva © 2011 Indiantelevision.com.
5 “Ambika Sharma quits Jagran Solutions as COO,” Exchange4Media, 20 July, via Dow Jones Factiva © 2011 Adsert Web Solutions pvt. Ltd.
6 “Tripurari Sharan is new DG, Doordarshan,” Exchange4Media, 25 July 2011, via Dow Jones Factiva © 2011 Adsert Web Solutions pvt. Ltd.