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Reliance Entertainment names Shibasish Sarkar as group CEO-content, digital and gaming

He joined in 2007 as CFO and thereafter took on a larger role as COO.

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MUMBAI: Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Entertainment has announced the elevation of Shibasish Sarkar as group CEO - content, digital and gaming.

Sarkar is a chartered accountant by training and entertainment industry professional with over 25 years of experience. He joined Reliance Entertainment in 2007 as CFO and thereafter took on a larger role as COO, developing tremendous operational and financial experience across films and TV production and distribution, digital content, gaming, etc.

He has played a pivotal role in establishing and managing the company’s industry acknowledged joint venture business model with leading creative filmmakers, including Rohit Shetty, Imtiaz Ali, Neeraj Pandey, S Shashikant, Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, and Madhu Mantena amongst others. In addition, he has led the company’s plans to address the growing demand for television, digital and animation content, delivering world-class originals to GEC and OTT platforms. 

In 2018, he led the highly successful process on behalf of Reliance Entertainment for listing its UK-based gaming company, Codemasters, on the London Stock Exchange.

Reliance Entertainment vice chairman Amitabh Jhunjhunwala said, “Shibasish has been the backbone of our leadership team for over a decade, and has demonstrated excellent organisational capabilities in establishing and scaling up new business operations. We are confident he will lead the company to new heights in the exciting entertainment landscape of the future.”

Speaking about his elevation, Sarkar stated, “I am deeply honoured with the trust and confidence reposed in me, and I take this opportunity to thank my extraordinary team, and all partners and associates who have helped build a robust organisation. Our goal will continually be to bring entertainment and joy to global audiences across multiple platforms, thereby building great value for all stakeholders.”

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