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GTPL Hathway appoints Viren Thakkar as new chief financial officer

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MUMBAI: GTPL Hathway , one of the major players in the Indian cable TV and broadband industry, has appointed Viren Thakkar as chief financial officer of the company. The appointment ,which will come into effect from 2nd July, was posted on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) website.

Earlier this month, the former CFO of the company Jayanta Pani resigned from his post after spending around one and half year in the company. Pani's last working day at GTPL, where he joined in November 2008, will be 30th June.

Viren Thakkar , a chartered accountant and a cost accountant, started his career in 1991 with Anil Starch Products Limited, an Ahmedabad-based Lalbhai Group company.

The newly appointed CFO has over 27 years of experience in corporate finance, cost control, budgeting, internal control and audit and corporate planning. Earlier, he has worked as CFO in Roquette Riddhi Siddhi Private Limited. He had the responsibility of India, Middle East and Africa Region.

Between 2007 and 2012, Viren Thakkar was general manager - finance at Torrent Power Limited, a part of Ahmedabad-based Torrent Group. He used to manage the finance, accounts, treasury operations, costing and taxation direct and indirect) at corporate level for Torrent Power and group companies. Along with that He was also involved in business development activities and handled insurance portfolio at the group level.

Other than that, the experienced professional was also associated with Doshion Limited (Ahmedabad), Southern Range Nyanza Limited (Uganda), and Gujarat Telephone Cables Limited (Ahmedabad).

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