NEW DELHI: PVR Cinemas, the largest cinema exhibition company in India, has announced the appointment of Sanjay Kapoor as the Director on the Board of PVR with effect from 31 January.
Sanjay brings with him expertise and understanding to the rapidly growing and changing Indian market. With an experience of close to three decades, global business acumen, perspective and intelligence, Sanjay will advise the PVR Company to achieve greater milestones.
“We are pleased to welcome Sanjay to our board of directors”, said PVR Ltd Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Bijli. “His brand expertise, experience in building large service businesses, digital penchant and consumer insights will be invaluable as we continue to expand our business of exhibiting quality cinema in the country. Our board is looking forward to the perspective Sanjay will provide to our strategy and operations as we continue to focus to give the best to our audience.”
On accepting the new responsibility, Kapoor said, “I am very excited to contribute to the largest multiplex chain in India. PVR is the most respected name in the film exhibition industry and I look forward to sharing my experiences and contributing to the growth of the leading multiplex chain in India.”
With a robust career spanning over 28 years, Kapoor, an Ex-CEO Airtel (India & South Asia), has been instrumental in shaping the growth and diversity of India’s largest integrated telecom service provider and held key leadership positions in the Bharti group till 15 May 2013. Prior to joining the Bharti Group, Sanjay worked with Xerox India as Director - Operations Support.
Kapoor’s leadership extended well beyond the confines of Airtel and he elevated himself as an industry spokesperson globally. For more than 13 years he has played an active role in various industry forums like CII, COAI and NASSCOM. He has been a Board & Executive committee member of GSMA and the Board member of Indus Towers. Presently, Sanjay is a board member of Bennett, Coleman & Co.
Kapoor holds an MBA from Cranfield School of Management (UK) and is a Graduate of The Wharton Advanced Management Program. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Commerce ( Hons ) from Delhi University.