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NBC Universal elevates Anand Kini as CFO

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MUMBAI: NBC Universal has promoted Anand Kini as its chief financial officer.

Most recently, Kini served as executive vice president, strategy and business insights and since February 2015 as interim CFO.

Kini helped shape NBC Universal’s long term strategic direction, led the data-driven consumer and business insights division and the Information Technology group.In addition to his role as CFO, he will maintain responsibility for these other areas.He remains a member of the Executive Committee and reports to NBC Universal CEO Steve Burke.

"Anand is a very important member of our executive team and his contributions have played a key role in our success. His business sense and his strategic vision have been invaluable.I know that he will bring that same focus and commitment to this new position,” said Burke.

Prior to joining NBC Universal in July 2011, Kini was with Comcast Cable Communications as senior vice president, financial planning and analysis. In that role he managed Comcast Cable’s forecasting, annual budget, and three-year planning process, and served as a key analytical resource to help the cable businesses identify emerging market trends, evaluate competitive positioning and determine attractive growth strategies to drive strong financial returns.

He joined Comcast in 2007 from Activision Blizzard, a video game publisher in Southern Calif., where he was vice president of financial planning. Prior to that, he was director of financial planning for Disney’s Parks and Resorts division.

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