On 17 April, the TV viewership rating agency BARC India appointed Aaditya Pathak as Executive Vice President-Partnerships & Growth. Elbert D’silva was given promotion as Product Leadership and Excellence Team head. They will report to BARC India COO Romil Ramgarhia.
Manu Wadhwa has been appointed as Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) by Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI). She is a member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) – National Leadership & HR Committee, Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) – Asia Pacific Advisory Board, Chandigarh University Corporate Advisory Board, and Jombay Think Tank Forum.
Disney India’s country head Abhishek Maheshwari has been appointed by the school learning app Byju as President of its international business. He will oversee the global expansion team and will be responsible for driving growth across markets by formulating and executing appropriate Go-to-Market strategies and product adaptation, including the Osmo products.
Ankit Desai, who had started his carrier in 2003 as an ad sales executive in Dainik Jagran and later moved to GroupM – Mindshare Fulcrum as a Media Planner, has been appointed by the video streaming platform Hotstar as vice president – digital sales strategy.
Pandurang Nayak has been appointed as chief technology officer of its digital arm. He will report to Network18 Digital Head Puneet Singhvi, and will be based in Mumbai.
Deepak Mittal and Bhanu Pratap Singh have been appointed as Additional Directors in the category of Independent Directors by the leading multi system operator (MSO) Siti Networks.
Sanjay Gupta has been appointed by The Walt Disney as India manager and will also have direct responsibility for the studio business in India.
Sabrina D’Souza has been appointed by Star India as marketing head, English cluster. D’Souza has been with Star since February 2019.
Renuka Ramnath has been appointed by the media group Network18 as an additional independent director. She is Founder, MD & CEO, Multiples Alternate Asset Management, and has years of experience in investing capital raised from global Institutions.
On 30 March, the leading MSODEN Networks’s board approved the appointments of three Reliance executives; they are: Anuj Jain, Geeta Fulwadaya and Saurabh Sancheti, all appointed as additional directors.
Maruti Indoria, who has worked with SonyLIV, Times Internet, DB Digital, Sify Technologies and Business Standard, has been appointed by the media group Network18 as Business Head for CricketNext.
Sony Pictures Entertainment India, the production and distribution studio, has promoted Lada Guruden Singh to Director, Creative Development.
Enterr10 Media has appointed Joy Chakraborthy as CEO. The company was established in 2004 by Manish Singhal, and owns and operates four channels -Hindi movie channel Enterr10, Bhojpuri GEC Dangal, Bhojpuri movie channel Bhojpuri Cinema, and Marathi movie channel Fakt Marathi.
Dish TV CEO Anil Dua has been made as an Additional Director of the company in the category of Executive Director. The board of the DTH platform Dish TV India has approved the appointment on 26 March.
As K Vijaykumar, Managing Director (MD) and CEO, Sun TV Network, has left, the media group has appointed R Mahesh Kumar as the new managing director. He is currently the president of the company.
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