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After Pillai, Akhil Rampal quits Hathway

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MUMBAI: A sequence of significant movements are taking place at Hathway Cable & Datacom Ltd. Akhil Rampal, general manager- marketing and communications, has resigned.

Rampal was leading marketing & communications for Hathway including its HD business on a pan-India level. He also led the launch of four new Hathway channels in the music and movies genre- DJAY, Home Theatre, Lamhe and Marathi Talkies including conceptualisation, brand architecture, channel identity, design and packaging and also further, led the brand revamp of the entire channel bouquet of Hathway.

Rampal joined Hathway in February 2015. Prior to joining Hathway, he worked with ESPN and then with Star India as senior manager- sports marketing for seven years apart from his earlier marketing roles in multiple sectors.

On 25 November, Hathway accepted the resignation of MD and CEO Jagdish Kumar Pillai. Pillai had taken over as the MD & CEO of Hathway in December 2012, and led the company’s growth through the digitisation phase establishing its position as one of the leading digital cable TV and broadband service providers in the country. Hathway had announced Rajan Gupta as its new managing director.

Earlier, Hathway elevated Rajaraman. S as the COO of the video business. Rajaraman was the senior VP of business operations, and played an important role in streamlining the business operations of the company including the Phase-III expansion.

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