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Den Networks appoints Manish Dawar as Group CFO

MUMBAI: Multi system operator (MSO) Den Networks has appointed Manish Dawar as its group chief financial officer (CFO) as the company steps up its transformation into a diversified B2C enterprise.

Dawar joins Den from the Vedanta Group where he served as CFO for Konkola Copper Mines since September 2012.

He has occupied board level positions since 1997 and has extensive experience ranging from start-ups to turnaround environments, listed and private companies, change management, dealing with regulators and corporate governance amongst others areas.

Den chairman and managing director Sameer Manchanda said, “It is our pleasure to welcome a veteran professional like Manish in our fold. His rich experience with some of the world’s largest consumer goods companies will be invaluable as Den embarks on a trajectory of rapid growth in digital cable, broadband internet and new initiatives and transforms itself into a B2C brand.”

He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary with over two decades’ experience in various senior level finance and business roles primarily in consumer oriented companies. He has served across geographies covering both India and global markets.

Dawar has spent over 10 years at Reckitt Benckiser, a diversified multinational consumer goods company operating in the health, hygiene and home products segments, where he was the senior vice president - group controller based out of the company’s corporate headquarters in the UK. Prior to this, he served as the regional finance director for Reckitt’s South Asia business and the CFO and company secretary for its Indian operations.

Before this, he spent nearly seven years at Reebok where he served as country manager and was responsible for the launch of the Rockport brand in India and South Asia. He also served as the CFO and company secretary for Reebok in India following a stint as regional controller for Reebok’s New Markets region. He started his career at Hindustan Unilever where he spent over five years in various roles.

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