Senior Vice President- Creative Content & New Business | 9X Media Read More
Senior Vice President- Creative Content & New Business | 9X Media
OVER 20 YEARS OF EXPERTISE IN LEADERSHIP ROLES ACROSS
A&R, CREATIVE CONTENT AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IN MEDIA &
grown the ranks in the business of media and entertainment, an area I am
extremely passionate about. Have held leadership roles with proven and
established organisations , India and globally.
A sharp and proven business acumen and a keen
eye for winning content , discovering and launching music talent in India have
been my core strengths. Some of the biggest names and IPs in the Indian music
business have been my contribution over the years.
areas of specialisations over the years have been:
Across music, television, radio & films.
acumen for growth riders.
development & partnerships.
track record in launching a number of India’s biggest music names today.
communication and leadership skills.
*Ensuring profitable streams within stipulated
timelines & costs.
well connected in the entertainment and media industry.
Mentoring Musicians over the years.
Built a solid track record of success, leading start ups,
turnarounds and setting new divisions and revenue models.
brought by Universal Music Group’s global CEO Mr Max Hole to turnaround a long
time dormant UMG arm in India in 2008.
in by the MD of 9X Media, Mr Pradeep Guha to create new disruptive music
content, a new music label SpotLampe, brand partnerships and new revenue
streams for primary channels of the network.
in by the Ex President of The Times of India Group, Mr Arun Arora to launch
Times Music. Was core management team and led its content for ten years, firmly positioning it as a leader in its
the new talent acquisitions division for the Star TV Network that totally turn
around the way its prime channels, Star Plus, Channel V, Star Sports and Life
OK would create new disruptive content
and hunt down actors , writers and musicians for its prime channels.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT- CREATIVE
CONTENT & NEW BUSINESS.
core responsibilities here are to :
disruptive new content for its prime channels,
in new and established music talent to the network,
up its music label, SpotlampE.
creation and partnerships for the revenue and brand management team,
and developing new IPs for the network.
closely with all arms of the network to achieve a common goal and targets.
head quartered in London, is a spoken word news and entertainment platform.
Consulted with them in creating Indian content, media partnerships across
entertainment and operations to set up its Indian arm in 2015. Led business
development and media partnerships across radio, newspapers, digital platforms
VICE PRESIDENT- CONTENT.
here included creating disruptive content in music and bringing in new and
established talent to the network, actors, writers, musicians from India and
beyond. I worked closely with all prime
channels of the network.
VICE PRESIDENT- CONTENT.
worked with the UMG London headquarters in London, to restructure the content
arm of the India office, its content development and acquisitions. Within a few
months, established Universal in India as one of the most proactive players in
launching new talent, creating new edgy
content, multiple alliances and setting up new
content markets in Punjab and Bengal.
BUSINESS HEAD- MUSIC CONTENT .
content for its new arm Big Music, partnerships with multiple artistes, labels,
international licensing, talent management and movie music.
THE TIMES OF
INDIA GROUP- TIMES MUSIC.
ASST. VICE PRESIDENT & HEAD OF
from scratch a very innovative and successful music label that went on to lead
the country in mainstream clutter breaking
commercial and niche music, globally , across multiple genres. Radically
changed the way spiritual music was heard and perceived. Created a massive
global market for its music with multiple global licensing deals and led the
company for ten years at its global representation at Midem, Cannes. Created
and led massively super successful IPs like The War of DJs for nearly a decade.
with the groups’ multiple properties like Filmfare awards, Femina Miss India
contest, Zoom & Radio Mirchi to maximise potential and growth.
BACHCHAN CORPORATION LIMITED.
HEAD- MUSIC CONTENT.
B was the music arm of ABCL which went on to release super successful film and
non film music. Worked with Mr Bachchan closely on prominent projects and was
the content curator for the Miss World contest brought into India for the very
first time in 1996 by ABCL.
CHIEF MARKETING AND CONTENT MANAGER.
on all aspects of movie and music production and its marketing. Am responsible for spearheading and leading
to success, some of the country’s biggest musical hits in my tenure there.
of Commerce from the Mumbai University.
in Media and Communications from Xaviers Institute, Mumbai.
Degree in Interior Designing from L.S. Raheja
college of Architecture, Mumbai.
Senior Director, Head - Insights & Strategy | Discovery Inc Read More
Senior Director, Head - Insights & Strategy | Discovery Inc
18 years of work-experience in Corporate Strategy, Business Planning, Consumer Insights & Analytics across industries in marquee organizations.
As a part of the top management team in South Asia, shaped strategy and drove key business decisions in the entrepreneurial initiatives of Discovery Network in India.
Recommended the strategy for Discovery Kids’ channel (DKids) relaunch which zoomed ~500% since then. Created and executing strategic plan for further growth of DKids and DTamil Channel.
Pioneered the use of Data Analytics in Star TV Network as a means for identifying key opportunity areas for organic growth and cutting costs. Recommended (1) strategy to increase the network share by plugging-in consumer and content whitespaces, (2) strategy to increase rural penetration (new channel) and (3) closure of Channel V as a Youth Entertainment Channel.
Conceptualized cloud-based database as a first step towards big data platform that aimed to integrate various data sources for better measurement (viewership), content feedback and advertiser metrics in addition to reducing data extraction time by 90%. Led the creation of mobile app for bringing all this data graphically to everyone’s fingertip for quick decision making across functions.
As a part of Chairman’s office at RIL, program managed the Strategy & execution for Content acquisition for Jio.
At Times Internet, evaluated business plans, recommended cost saving (USD 10 Mn) and value creation measures (Additional revenue ~ USD 5 Mn) that included rejig of Auto (Zigwheels) and shutting down of unprofitable businesses –Email and Shopping. Evaluated multiple potential equity investments. Was a founding member of TLabs, a mentorship based Startup Accelerator by Times Group. Closed funding for 10 startups in Batch 1 & 2.
Symbiosis International (Deemed University)
OSD, Symbiosis Test Secretariat (STS) | Symbiosis International (Deemed University) Read More
OSD, Symbiosis Test Secretariat (STS) | Symbiosis International (Deemed University)
He has taught Film Studies for the past 23 years now.
Apart from that he was the Deputy Director of SIMC for nine years. During the concerned period the Institute was ranked among the top 10 Institutes offering a PG programme in Mass Communication, by various publications every year.
Also, he was the Director of SCMC for 10 years. During the concerned period the Centre was ranked as India’s Best Mass Communication College by the annual India Today-Nielsen surveys for five consecutive years (2013-’17).
He has also taught at FTII, IIMC, Sophia College for Women as well as at the various Film Appreciation Courses organised by NFAI.
Sony Pictures Networks India | SonyLIV
Associate Vice President Marketing | Digital Business | Sony Pictures Networks India | SonyLIV Read More
Associate Vice President Marketing | Digital Business | Sony Pictures Networks India | SonyLIV
Ecommerce Digital Marketing | Strategy, Planning and Execution |
– Ex Yatra | TimesInternet | MakeMyTrip | Sapient
– 13 years of professional experience with Digital
Marketing, strategy, planning and execution and top-industry tools and
resources including agency management
– Social Influencer: 26K+ Followers on Linkedin,
Featured in the top 100 most followed SEO experts on Twitter for 2016,
currently have 56K Followers @pravinsindia http://lnkd.in/eFRZMQV
– Owner of One of the largest Marketing Pro Group
on Linkedin https://goo.gl/Ya5fLB with 2.3 Lac members
– Experienced in creating, managing and empowering
teams to achieve business goals.
– Know how to develop and implement long term and
short term Marketing strategies (Web and App)
– Specialize in devising distinctive strategies to
narrow down focus on ROI
– Proven expertise and innovations and
feet-on-the-street Internet Marketing techniques to turbo charge customer
retention & acquisition.
– Track record of contributing improvement of
quality of traffic through devising unique web strategies and process
– Skilled at optimizing digital marketing campaign
performance through micro tracking, multi facet analyzing and devising tailor
– Experienced with managing large scale annual
paid search marketing budgets.
– Strong ability to influence key stakeholders
through knowledge sharing, lead projects, work autonomously and collaboratively
– Creative capability to see the bigger picture
while giving attention to detail.
– Digital Marketing Blogger contributes to
Specialties: Entire Digital Marketing Expertise
with proven performance : Marketing, Mobile, App, Display,
Remarketing/Retargeting, Programmatic, SEO, SEM, SMM, PPC, Social Media,
Affiliates, Analytics and Audience Targeting, Brand building and promotion,
After completing a degree in computer science and pursuing
post graduate courses in Mathematics and Japanese, He moved towards filmmaking
by choice. He joined FTII Pune in 1991 for a 3 year cinematography course which
got completed in 1994. Since 1995 he has been professionally active in Mumbai.
His years of participation in the Indian Media and Entertainment Industry have
also coincided with the tectonic shifts that our industry has been witnessing
over the past two decades. Having an unconventional approach – both in thinking
and practice with an ability to quickly learn and adapt have been my core
As a result, 3 of the films that he has worked on got
National Award whereas 1 got nominated as the official entry into Oscars from
India. He would consider himself fortunate that he could become part of some of
the key projects which became cornerstones of future trends in an industry
which remains forever compelled to reinvent itself. In 2014 he started a social
enterprise called Cinevidya with a purpose to spread audio visual content
creation skills amidst children at grassroot level all over India.
* Has done more than 1000 TVCs for some of the top indian
as well as international brands; mainly known for feature films “Khosla ka
Ghosla”; “Chillar Party” and “The Good Road”.
A management graduate from UC- Berkeley, Hitesh is a true left and right-brain professional. He has been involved
in versatile roles throughout his career. Ranging from website communication
strategy, design and UI and visitor level analytics at Levi Strauss, to
best in class engagement practices with MakeMyTrip.com. His spread of
responsibilities have helped him hone his skills in performance marketing,
integrated communication and engagement strategy for a brand. In his current
role as Chief Marketing Officer at India’s premiere beauty portal – Nykaa.com,
He spearhead’s digital, main line and customer relationship marketing –
controlling 20% P&L at organisation level.
Kross Pictures India
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Senior Vice President | Kross Pictures India
Chhitra Subramaniam is a Creative Producer, Content Development & Production Executive whose career spans Cinema, Television and Advertising having worked in Ram Gopal Varma’s Factory, Percept Picture Company, Viacom18, Turner International & Wiz Films.
She is the Senior Vice President at Kross Pictures.
Her Advertising career in Client servicing was nurtured at Rediffusion, & Ogilvy.
Chhitra then took a long motherhood sabbatical after which she started work in Films as EP with Sanjay Bhansali.
Chhitra has been part of over 24 films, many hours of TV content and
in the journey Chhitra has worked with celebrated directors like, Meghna Gulzar, Ram Gopal Varma, Shoojit Sircar, Anurag Kashyap, Madhur Bhandarkar, Priyadarshan, Nagesh Kuknoor, Sooni Taraporewala, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury amongst others.
En route, she collaborated with Mrs. Jaya Bachchan on a commemorative documentary on Amitabh Bachchan’s 60th birthday.
She was awarded for her contribution to the film “Hanuman“ the first successful animation feature in India.
Her passion remains running her Animal shelter “ Samovila Foundation, travelling , taking long walks , dancing , listening to stories and cooking
Aggarwal is a passionate media advocate with 20+ years of media experience. She
has worked across multiple brands at both media agencies and advertiser. Her
last assignment was Country Media Manager, P&G where she spent 8+ years and
has now been with Airtel for last 3+ years as VP, Media. She was instrumental
in P&G winning their first Cannes in India in 2006 post which they won many
prestigious international awards for the Gillette Shave India Movement. She
also led media for the high decibel launch of 4G and Payments Bank in India.
She identified ideas like Sim sampling with Economic Times, Roshandan and
Google countdown clock.
S Pasricha an
Indian actor and comedian , known for creating viral videos in which he
plays the character of ‘Pammi Aunty’. Starred in TV soaps documentaries
and Theatre musicals. Ssumier has worked across different mediums and has
tasted success in the industry over the years. Not just confined to Comedy
Ssumier has raised his voice for various Social issues like Cancer , Aids ,
Women Safety ,Women Empowerment & Homosexuality….
Ssumier’s USP lies in the fact that he can
connect with his audiences on a very personal level owing to the funny and real
life experiences that he creates through his videos. His slice of life content
based on his observation of daily life scenarios leaves people in splits and
has attracted love from people of almost all ages, genders and countries
who often refer to him as their Stress buster, Aunt Agony,
Aunty-Depressent , Aunty-Preneur and a digital friend.
at House of Commons ,United Kingdom Parliament for his Contribution To
British Punjabi Culture , to the Youth Icon of India by INDIA
Today and Entertainer of the Year Awardin USA..
Ssumier Pasricha Has Won Numerous Awards around the globe for this Digital
Content… his Latest achievement is From TIMES NOW ,POWER BRAND
Digital Media TrendSetter Award 2019… Today Ssumier enjoys the popularity
in every Possible country especially amongst Punjabi community and has
become the Power Brand PAMMI AUNTY with who’s unique style of marketing every
possible brand wants to collaborate with.
Power Brand Digital Media Trendsetter Award
Comedian in a Web Series – IWM Digital Awards
Star Entertainer Award 2018
of the Year – Content Award at VDOnxt Awards
Internet Sensation Award – Nickelodeon ka Digital Star – Nickelodeon Kids
by House of Commons UK for contribution to Indian British society &
Magazine 25 of Delhi’s most Influential entrepreneurs
Head Marketing and Digital Social Media | Raymond Limited Read More
Head Marketing and Digital Social Media | Raymond Limited
Franklin Templeton Investments
Marketing Director – CEEMEA | Franklin Templeton Investments Read More
Marketing Director – CEEMEA | Franklin Templeton Investments
is an integrated marketing communication professional with over 16 years of
extensive experience in building brands for both global and Indian companies.
his current role as Marketing Director, CEEMEA for Franklin Templeton, Balaji
is responsible for marketing strategy and building brand SOV for the CEEMEA
region. The region covers over 20 countries across Central and Eastern Europe,
Middle East and Africa and focuses both on institutional and retail businesses.
to this role, Balaji was Deputy Head – Marketing for Franklin Templeton India
and was responsible for leading all key brand initiatives. Balaji has been one
of the early adopters of leveraging gamification, video content and
storytelling in the mutual fund industry to promote investor education in the
online space. His deep understanding of consumer marketing and customer
lifecycle journeys have won him multiple awards in India and globally across
creativity, content, innovation and effectiveness. Very recently, he was
conferred with the citation of “Marketing Influencer of the Year” by DMA Asia
at the 2018 DMA Asia Echo Awards.
Policybazaar.com and Paisabazaar.com
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Associate Director & Head Marketing | Policybazaar.com and Paisabazaar.com
Vice President (Marketing) | Cinestaan Film Read More
Vice President (Marketing) | Cinestaan Film
Director, Marketing | Dolby Laboratories Read More
Director, Marketing | Dolby Laboratories
Future Group India
Chief Marketing officer- FBB | Future Group India Read More
Chief Marketing officer- FBB | Future Group India
As a marketer at fbb, she gets to work on an exciting role of building this young brand. The brand is 10
years young and it has grown by leaps and bounds especially in the past 3 years. They’re associated with
prime properties like IPL and Miss India which further creates an exhilarating experience. Their objective
is to democratize fashion in India and They’re actively doing so.
Prior to joining fbb she has worked across FMCG and Beauty & Personal Care Industry for almost 12
years across roles in Category development, Brand & Marketing and Research.
Kinsane Entertainment Inc.
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Chief Marketing officer | Kinsane Entertainment Inc.
Pranab Punj is the Chief
Marketing Officer for Kinsane Entertainment Inc. As a seasoned marketing
professional with 16 years of global experience in building brands for the
media, entertainment, and digital industry,
Pranab leads the efforts to take Kinsane’s fun characters to kids across the
Pranab was Vice President – Global Marketing at Vserv, managing its brand and
driving communications, research, events and digital marketing. Earlier, as
Director of Digital Media at Viacom 18, he led marketing and the web business
for regional language channels and brands, such as Nickelodeon, VH1, and Comedy
Central. Pranab was instrumental in building the digital media business of Turner
Broadcasting Systems from scratch. He also spearheaded the launch of India’s
top online gaming portal and award-winning brand Zapak across platforms.
contribution in this area has been recognized through several awards, such as
Top 100 Marketing Leaders, ‘Best Digital Marketing Professional’ at Mobbys, and
‘Digital Media Campaign of the Year’ at CMO Asia. He
is on the jury of several noteworthy industry awards and events, such as E4M
Ink Awards, DMA Content Marketer of the Year, and Government of Karnataka and
IAMAI Mobile 10X Hackathons. Pranab
is also a regular speaker at industry events such as DMAi, IAMAI, and IIT Kharagpur.
Pranab has a postgraduate
degree in management from Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies. Pranab is
a die-hard Batman fan, and he loves immersing himself in comics. If he were to
look back at his 11-year-old self, his
advice to himself would be to make the most of those carefree years – be
curious, explore, have lots of fun, and read lots and lots of comics.
Nitin is VP and Head of User Acquisition for the premier OTT service Hotstar and has been with them for 2 years now. In his previous stint, he was Head of Marketing for ShopClues and led the marketplace’s hyper growth in a hyper competitive market. Prior to joining ShopClues, Nitin bootstrapped a health nutrition start-up, Health Raga and was instrumental in setting up its e-commerce channel. He has over 10 years of experience working in diverse industry sectors such as automotive, banking and consumer internet. Passionate about consumer insighting and brand building, he is an astute marketer who brought his combined expertise in marketing, data analytics and technology to his various roles. Nitin has done MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur and B.Tech in Computer Science from JIIT Noida. He enjoys travelling to islands and is an avid open water diver.
Amit is an avid #Marketer with extensive experience in Digital and traditional media strategy. He loves mining for consumer insights and building brands through storytelling #advertising. He is currently putting a method to the madness for non-linear hyper-growth as Head growth marketing for Zoomcar.
An Engineer and an MBA graduate, with 10+ years of global experience in the digital & branding space, Amit has led Marketing, digital transformation and growth for companies in his previous assignments with Noon, Shopclues, PayU, ZO, Maxus & Percept. Established marketing of a MENA region biggest e-com Noon from scratch as a Head Performance and branding, in his last role.Attachments area
Burger King Corporation
Head- Digital marketing, Delivery & Partnerships | Burger King Corporation Read More
Head- Digital marketing, Delivery & Partnerships | Burger King Corporation
Efficient, innovative & results driven professional with 6+ years work experience in e-Commerce domain, handling Digital Marketing, Strategic Alliances & Partnerships Executing successful Digital/Online Marketing campaigns for customer acquisition initiatives – Strategic Alliances & Partnerships, Affiliate Marketing, Mobile App Marketing, Re-targeting Specialize in building scalable products that provide compelling business value Highly detail-oriented & execution focused with strong networking, mentoring and consensus-building skills
After completing a degree in computer science and pursuing post graduate courses in Mathematics and Japanese, He moved towards filmmaking by choice. He joined FTII Pune in 1991 for a 3 year cinematography course which got completed in 1994. Since 1995 he has been professionally active in Mumbai. His years of participation in the Indian Media and Entertainment Industry have also coincided with the tectonic shifts that our industry has been witnessing over the past two decades. Having an unconventional approach – both in thinking and practice with an ability to quickly learn and adapt have been my core strengths.
As a result, 3 of the films that he has worked on got National Award whereas 1 got nominated as the official entry into Oscars from India. He would consider himself fortunate that he could become part of some of the key projects which became cornerstones of future trends in an industry which remains forever compelled to reinvent itself. In 2014 he started a social enterprise called Cinevidya with a purpose to spread audio visual content creation skills amidst children at grassroot level all over India.
* Has done more than 1000 TVCs for some of the top indian as well as international brands; mainly known for feature films “Khosla ka Ghosla”; “Chillar Party” and “The Good Road”.
Head- Branded Content | Moneycontrol.com Read More
Head- Branded Content | Moneycontrol.com
Debdatta is a former business journalist turned Content Marketer. She
has worked with some of the biggest media brands in the country including The
Hindu, Times Group and NDTV. She currently works as the Editor of Branded
Content for Money Control, Network 18’s largest digital platform. She believes
that in the current age of information technology, content is the king for any
kind of marketing. Especially when it comes to effective ways of telling the
story of brands and organisations.
General Manager- Marketing & Digital | ShowBox Channel Read More
General Manager- Marketing & Digital | ShowBox Channel
Prabhjyot Singh is a Marketing professional with 15+ years of experience in the industry. His experience spans across sectors like media houses, e-commerce and digital agencies. Currently, he is the General Manager – Marketing & Digital, Strategic Planning, Events & Content at ShowBox – National 24×7 Music TV Channel.During his career, he has been responsible for the launch campaigns, media buying, budget allocation, overall growth of the companies, scaling up the e-commerce business through digital mediums, generating new revenue streams and strategic planning for the new business development. Worked on several expansion plans in entertainment media, digital, publishing, OTT.
Senior Vice President- Creative Content & New Business | 9X Media Read More
Senior Vice President- Creative Content & New Business | 9X Media
OVER 20 YEARS OF EXPERTISE IN LEADERSHIP ROLES ACROSS A&R, CREATIVE CONTENT AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IN MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT.
Have grown the ranks in the business of media and entertainment, an area I am extremely passionate about. Have held leadership roles with proven and established organisations , India and globally.
A sharp and proven business acumen and a keen eye for winning content , discovering and launching music talent in India have been my core strengths. Some of the biggest names and IPs in the Indian music business have been my contribution over the years.
My areas of specialisations over the years have been:
*Content- Across music, television, radio & films.
• Film Director
• Content Creator
• Film Marketing, Distribution & Sales Consultant
• Develop Strategies for Film Marketing & Release
• Trade & Studio Networking
• Script Analyser from Commercial Apect
• Chairman Events, IFTDA, Indian Film & TV Directors Association
• Written & Directed ‘7 HOURS TO GO’ (June 2016), ‘MICKEY VIRUS’ (Oct 2013) and Solid Patels (Unreleased)
21 years of experience in: Content Creation | Production | Filmed Marketing | Film Exploitation/Distribution | Film Programming | Content Acquisition | Cinema Management | Movie Promotions | Strategy Development | Developing Film, Production, Cinema Process and Systems | Cinema Tactical Marketing | Brand Building | Advertising | Cinema Launch | Corporate Communications | PR | Event Management | Visual Merchandising | Merchandise Development and Promotion
Archana Tiwari Nayudu
Archana Tiwari Nayudu
Director – Content & Communications | upGrad Read More
Archana Tiwari Nayudu
Director – Content & Communications | upGrad
Archana is part of the leadership team at upGrad, which is a high-growth EdTech promoted by Ronnie Screwvala. It is positioned to be a disruptive leaders in EdTech and towards curating human capital to serve the future. The company has been awarded the ‘Best Tech for Education’ by IAMAI in 2019. upGrad also received the ‘Best Education Brands’ award by Economic Times and has made it to LinkedIn’s ‘Top 25 Start-ups’ two years in a row in 2018 and 2019. Archana comes with over 18 years of professional experience with a strong focus on creativity, context and commercial goals spread across all mediums and formats of media : Print, Digital, Television & Live Events including CNBC TV 18 & The Economic Times. She is experienced at front ending brand outreach projects as well as managing seamless backend processes. Skilled to deliver original content and creative ideas, she has created and managed end-to-end content and communication marketing projects. Rich B2B experience, hands on working experience with SMEs and start-up eco-system globally, Archana has the distinguished career with highlights including being invited by the Rashtrapati Bhavan to curate Global Innovation roundtable and being part of international forums along with being the force and face of ET Digital Transformation Series in her past assignments. Highly networked professional with strong connects with industry influencers, academia and policy makers, she believes education and technology when combined has the potential to change the future and fortune of Bharat & India. She promotes learning for all and learning as a way of life to stay relevant amidst technological disruption and economic upheavals.
Business Director, Luxury Grooming | Raymond Consumer Care Read More
Business Director, Luxury Grooming | Raymond Consumer Care
A passionate consumer marketer and business enthusiast with 2 decades of experience across consumer goods sector with companies like Pepsico, Bayer, Nerolac & Currently working as Business Director – Luxury Grooming at Raymonds. He has played a key role in building PARK AVENUE as one of India’s foremost Male Grooming brands at Raymonds. Apart from consumer marketing, he loves watching movies in multiple languages
Vidyut Patra is Associate Vice President, Special Projects, WWM Group. Having joined Worldwide Media in 2013, Vidyut in his current role is responsible to extend the brand proposition of the titles and create monetizable original content (fiction & non-fiction) for TV & digital while overseeing all business operations and leading cross functional teams. With a deep understanding of creative businesses, his strengths lie in incubating & managing new businesses and projects that help meet long & short term objectives of the organization.
An alumnus of the reputed Bournemouth Media School, UK, Vidyut has spent over 13 years in the Media and Entertainment industry. Starting his career with brands like Radio Mirchi & Channel V, Vidyut went on to become the brand manager for 9XM. He later moved on to a content solution role at MTV and also spent time heading events and client servicing for them. Post his stint at Viacom 18, he further went on to take up leadership roles; beginning with heading the Mumbai station for Red FM and then as the Business Head of Femina Believe.
Coming from a strong broadcasting background, Patra’s forte lies in brand development, content creation, strategy & revenue.
Angad Bhatia is a part of the senior leadership team at Times Internet. He is the Founder of MensXP and the COO of TIL’s emerging media track called Indiatimes Lifestyle Network. At Times Internet, he founded the Indiatimes Lifestyle Network which includes Indiatimes.com, MensXP, iDiva, WhatsHot etc. and led it through an explosive growth phase, from 5 million to over 40 million unique users in 18 months. ILN is a youth and new media collective that is built around the social web. In December 2016, Indiatimes.com was ranked the world’s most engaged brand on Facebook ahead of Fox, CNN, Nytimes, Huffington-Post, Buzzfeed, etc.
• Senior Professional, with eighteen years of experience in feature Film/Tv Productions. • Director for an Indo-Swedish Production film “Boy In Bollywood”. • Screenwriter for feature films “Hum Tum Shabana” and Jia aur Jia”. • Five-minute feature director for nonfiction Tv shows. • Pre-Wedding film director for India’s biggest wedding filming “Ram Bherwani Productions”. • Strong leader with motivational management style and reputation for building and retaining highly motivated film Production teams and networks. • Results-oriented achiever with a successful track record for completion of films, Tv projects on schedule; within budgets. • Established relations with key players, strategic partners and significant talents from the Indian Film Industry. • Expertise in all filmmaking aspects having hands on experience on all pre-production, on floor filming and postproduction on all size of films and Tv fiction / non-fiction shows.