Prime Focus Technologies appoints Raghunath Mohanrao as COO; replaces Ganesh Sankaran

MUMBAI: Prime Focus Technologies has appointed IT veteran Raghunath Mohanrao as its new chief operating officer. Mohanrao will replace PFT co-founder and former COO Ganesh Sankaran.

Mohanroa joins PFT with an eye toward furthering PFT’s growth within the global media and entertainment markets. Sankaran is taking a sabbatical for 15 months to pursue an MBA, while remaining on the PFT Board of Directors.

"I’ve wanted to go back to school for my MBA for some time now, and with PFT in such a strong position, I know this is the right time. I’ve known Raghu for well over 18 years and am confident he is the right fit for PFT. I look forward to his leadership to take PFT to the next level of its growth journey,” said Sankiaran.

"Ganesh is taking a well-deserved break from the hot pursuit of building PFT from its inception in a garage to where it is now. Raghu is an accomplished technology leader in the media and entertainment space and his background and skills offer the best fit for what PFT requires as it charters the next level of innovation, delivery excellence and growth,” added Prime Focus Technologies founder and CEO Ramki Sankaranarayanan.

"PFT’s breadth of technology offerings and opportunity for transforming media and entertainment companies are two of the many reasons for my interest and excitement as I take over the position of COO. I look forward to bolstering the unwavering customer and people focus, delivery excellence and innovation at PFT,” added Mohanrao.

Mohanrao will join Ramki and the PFT executive team at the annual NAB Show, a key event for both PFT and the media and entertainment industry as a whole. Initially, he has worked as the telecom, media and entertainment industry leader at IBM, managing IBM's globally integrated capabilities.

He also focused on worldwide growth strategy as vertical delivery head at Wipro Technologies, responsible for services delivery including profit and loss for telecommunications and worldwide media and entertainment businesses in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. 

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