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Board of Directors
 
     
  Mr K.V. L. Narayan Rao
President
Executive Vice Chairperson
- New Delhi Television Ltd.

Mr. Narayan Rao Executive Vice Chairperson, New Delhi Television Ltd., joined the Company as General Manager in January 1995. He was invited to join the Board of the Company in 1998 and has been its Executive Director since then; appointed Group CEO in 2007. As Group CEO, he is responsible for ensuring that the aspirations of the group are met and that NDTV becomes a global Indian media brand, recognized all over the world for its ethics, high standards and achievements. Narayan oversees the businesses of the NDTV Group in India and worldwide and the implementation of a Common Code of Conduct across the group companies and ensures that the group adheres to the highest standards of corporate governance. He played a critical role in the transition and growth of NDTV from a production house to a broadcaster. Prior to joining NDTV, Narayan was with the Indian Revenue Service and has held important appointments during his tenure from 1979-1994 . He began his career as a journalist with the Indian Express. Narayan is also on the Board of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF), and the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA). He is also a Member of the Task Force set up by the Ministry of I&B to look at Broadcasting regulations in India.
 
 
     
  Mr. Ashok Venkatramani
Vice President
Chief Executive Officer
- Media Content & Communications Services (I) Pvt. Ltd. (ABP News)

A mechanical engineer from Mumbai and MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad, Ashok started his career with Unilever, having been with them for 19 years, working on the foods and personal care side of the business in Sales, Marketing and General Management roles. Ashok was holding the position of Vice President and Business Head for Unilever in India till February 2008, heading their largest and most profitable business viz. toilet soaps and skincare business. A strong peoples’ person, he has driven reforms on people management with a great deal of passion and believes in professional excellence through people output. He is currently the CEO of MCCS. He is also a Director on the Board of NBA (News Broadcasters Association) and is an Office Bearer of NBA. He also chairs the Sales & HR Committees of NBA.
 
     
  Rajat Sharma
Honorary Treasurer
Chairman
- Independent News Service Pvt. Ltd.

Rajat Sharma is Chairman and Editor-in Chief of India TV, the Nation’s most watched news channel. He is best known for his popular show ‘Aap Ki Adalat’. The show has continued to captivate viewers for a record 18 years. He has grilled over 750 personalities with a trademark smile in the longest running television show in India’s television history. This show got him the Best Anchor felicitation several times, including the Indian Television Academy Lifetime Achievement Award. Before branching out into television, Mr. Sharma made a mark with distinguished 10-year tenure in the print media, where he was the Editor of important national publications. The transition from a successful print Editor to an international television news personality, and then from a `manager-entrepreneur’ to an `entrepreneur-manager’ are, perhaps, unique in the Indian media. Last year he was acclaimed entrepreneur of the year 2009 at the National Convention organized by Exchange4media. In 1995 he created history by launching India’s first private television news bulletin. This bulletin was beamed across satellite footprints in Asia, Europe and North Africa, and it became the beacon light of freedom and impartiality in the Indian television news genre When Rajat Sharma launched India TV no one had imagined that it will be India’s number one news channel in a short span of four years. Rajat Sharma and India TV are now called nations news leaders. Last year, a nation-wide survey conducted by Hindustan, the leading Hindi daily, named Mr Sharma as the Hero of the media industry. In their citation, the editors of Hindustan noted that "with his commitment to win in the market, Mr Sharma changed the very meaning of television news…and he did not rest until he had taken India TV right at the top." Under Mr. Sharma’s leadership, India TV has created benchmarks in innovation, impact, ratings, time spends, and viewer-support. Indeed, India TV’s newsbreaks have inspired talk shows on rival channels, Bollywood films, BBC documentaries and articles in Time Magazine, even Amul hoardings. The channel’s popularity is no accident. It is the result of Mr. Sharma leading the way on the lonely path of "credibility first." It is the result of the efforts of a self-made man who kept both his feet firmly to the ground, a journalist for whom the viewer’s interest has been paramount.
 
     
Mr. Alok Agrawal    Mr. Ashish Bagga  
Director - TV Today Network Ltd.

Ashish Bagga is the Group CEO of India’s most diverse, respected and leading media conglomerate: the INDIA TODAY GROUP. He has been associated with the Indian Media business for over 30 years, with earlier stints with the INDIA TODAY GROUP and THE HINDUSTAN TIMES GROUP as Director (Marketing). Immediately before re-joining the INDIA TODAY GROUP in 2001, Mr. Bagga did a short stint as President & CEO with BUSINESS STANDARD for their e-initiative in association with FINANCIAL TIMES, London. Bagga has forged strong partnerships with leading international media brands such as TIME, NEWSWEEK, WALT DISNEY, READER’S DIGEST, FORTUNE, MEN’S HEALTH, GOLF DIGEST, SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW, ASSOCIATED NEWSPAPERS LTD.,U.K., AXEL SPRINGER, DISCOVERY, etc. Mr. Bagga has been a recipient of a publishing scholarship by the Publisher’s Association of U.K. through which he also worked with THE DAILY TELEGRAPH in London. Mr. Bagga is a Physics Honours graduate and an MBA and was also awarded the prestigious British Chevening Scholarship. He is a past President of the Indian Newspaper Society (INS) and is also the past President of the Association of Indian Magazines (AIM). He is an executive member of the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI). As Group CEO of the INDIA TODAY GROUP, he currently oversees the entire Group’s business across Magazines, Newspapers, Broadcast TV, FM Radio, Digital, Education, E-Com, Distribution and Retailing. Under his leadership the Group has grown manifold and has expanded its footprint and influence significantly.

 
 
     
  Mr. M.K. Anand
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
- Times Global Broadcasting Company Ltd. 

M. K. Anand has twenty three years experience in media business management of which five years have been in top management and thirteen years in senior management positions. During these years he has managed diverse media businesses - Broadcasting, Interactive media, Newspapers and Magazines; fourteen years in print; nine years in broadcasting; five years on Interactive Media concurrent with Print and Broadcasting. Prior to joining Times Group, M. K. Anand has spent four years with Disney UTV. He joined UTV in October 2009 as CEO of UTV Global Broadcasting Ltd., and UTV Interactive Ltd., and CEO of Bloomberg UTV. UTV was acquired by Disney and merged with TWDCI in early 2012. He drove multi fold increase in scale and created a profitable 200 GRP network. Mr. Anand reported to Ronnie Screwvala and was supported by a talented Management team, which was entirely home grown and made of Executives he inherited and developed over his tenure. Mr Anand  has spent nineteen years with the Times Group spanning Print, Web and Broadcasting - Joined frontline sales in the print side of the group in 1990. He moved within a year to Product Management for Classifieds. He rose to become Business Head of classifieds in 1996. Managed unprecedented growth in print and web classified business and products. He shifted to Head of Corporate Ad Sales for the print group in 2001. Rewrote pricing strategy and mechanism of the group in 2002. Moved to Head Ad Sales of the newly constituted TV Division in 2004 and became the Business Head of Zoom Entertainment Networks in 2007.
 
     
Dr. Bhaskar Das   Dr. Bhaskar Das  
Group CEO - Zee Media Corporation Ltd.

Dr. Bhakar Das is Group CEO, of Zee Media Corporation Ltd. and is responsible for augmenting the salience of each brand by way of enhanced credibility, relevance & increased consumer traction and also for exploring inter-group synergistic opportunities thereby propelling the group into a high growth trajectory. In his previous role, he was the President of Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd, where he exited after serving the company for 32½ years. Bhaskar has been awarded the ‘Marketing Professional of the Year’ at the India Brand Summit 2006, the ‘Outstanding Marketing Professional of the Year’ at the Indira Marketing Awards 2007, the ‘Brand Super Achiever of the Year’ at the World Brand Congress 2009, the ‘Master Brand Builder of the Year’ at the World Brand Congress 2010, the ‘Greatest Brand Builder of India’ at the CMO Asia 2010-11, the ‘Most Respected Youth Icon’ at Awards for Retail Excellence 2011 by the Asia Retail Congress and the ‘Brand Builder of the Year’ at the Global Leadership Awards 2012. Bhaskar is also a recognized tutor certified by Result Coaching Systems and a prolific speaker, with 750+ hours over the last 29 years, at various industry forums and at reputed business schools like Harvard Business School, The Wharton School, MIT, IIM, IIAS (Shimla), MICA (Ahmedabad), ISB amongst others. He is a member of Academic Council of Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad (MICA) and K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research. He is on The Indian Advisory Board of FranklinCovey – India & South Asia. He holds a Ph.D. in Marketing Management from Pune University, an MBA in Marketing from Calcutta University and MA in International Relations from Jadavpur University. He is currently pursuing his second Ph.D.

 
     
  Mrs. Anurradha Prasad
Chairperson cum Managing Director - News24 Broadcast India Ltd.

Anurradha Prasad is the Chairperson cum Managing Director of the prestigious 360 degree media company B.A.G. Films & Media Ltd.  After completing a Master’s degree in Political Science from Delhi University Anurradha Prasad ventured into the media industry with an assignment in a popular business magazine. In 1993, Anurradha launched B.A.G Films & Media Ltd (then known as B.A.G Films Ltd), her own production house where she created memorable programmes like Poll Khol, Red Alert and Sansani on Star News, Kumkum and Khullja Sim-Sim on Star Plus, Sidhhant on Star One, Dahhej on 9X, Ek Thi Rajkumari on Zee Next, Har Dil Jo Love Karega on Zoom, Rozana and Khabrein Bollywood Ki on Doordarshan. In 2007, Anurradha launched an umbrella brand Broadcast 24 under which she launched ‘News 24’; a 24-hour News channel, in March 2008, she launched India’s first Bollywood news channel E 24, heads a successful radio network Dhamaal 24- a 24-hour radio network on air now at 9 stations across the country, runs the very successful production arm of B.A.G. Films Studio 24. She also reaches out to aspiring media professionals with The International School of Media and Entertainment Studies (iSOMEs), a school dedicated to teach and train media professionals of tomorrow. She has kept pace with technology and has her channels present on cyber space through her web network B.A.G. Convergence. With all this and her forthcoming ventures, Anurradha has led B.A.G Films & Media Ltd to become a 360 degree Media Company recognised as a prestigious media company in India. For her immense contribution to Indian Television, Anurradha has won accolades and awards over the years. She is a member of CII and FICCI Entertainment Committee. She is on the board of Uttaranchal Film Development Council, and is an executive member of Film Producers Guild of India. Anurradha is an avid reader and a music lover. Spending time with her family and loved ones makes for idea of relaxation and rejuvenation.

 
     
Mr. M.V. Shreyams Kumar   Mr. M.V. Shreyams Kumar  
Director - Mathrubhumi Printing & Publishing Co. Ltd.

M.V. Shreyams Kumar, did his PGDBA from Kings Langley College of Management, London. He is Director – Marketing & Electronic Media at the Mathrubhumi Printing & Publishing Company Limited publishers of the Mathrubhumi Daily and ten other periodicals & Mathrubhumi Television Channel titled "Mathrubhumi News" & " Music Channel"-"Kappa" which was launched in March 2013, the 90th anniversary year of the Organization thereby achieving the long cherished goal of cross-media synergy. The television channel is testimony to his vision of creating a re-invented organisation. Currently, he is also the MLA representing the Kalpetta constituency & the Parliamentary Party Leader and chief whip of Socialist Janatha (Democratic).

 
     
Mrs. Jagi Mangat Panda   Mrs. Jagi Mangat Panda  
Director - Odisha Television Ltd.

Mrs. Jagi Mangat Panda has a BSc in Biology and Chemistry degree from Osmania University and has done the Management Development Programme at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad .Ms Panda is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Ortel Communications Ltd., a medium sized company in the broadband telecom space, and its spinoff, Odisha TV, a regional language television channel which includes Tarang, Tarang Music and Prarthana are based in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Ms. Panda has been acknowledged in eastern India as a role model for women entrepreneurs. Ms. Panda has also been an active member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the leading Indian business chamber, having served an unusual two terms as Chairperson (Odisha Chapter) and was also the Chairperson of its Women’s Empowerment Committee, National Council. Other than her business interests. Ms Panda enjoys a game of tennis, bungee jumping ,watching films, and playing the piano.