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Tarun Katial steps down as Zee5 India CEO

Amit Goenka will continue to lead team Zee5, along with other digital platforms.

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MUMBAI: Zee5 CEO Tarun Katial has put down his papers after four years. He had joined the OTT platform in November 2016 and during his tenure, not only did he steer the platform and help the company gain a leadership position, but was instrumental in conceptualising the brand’s home-grown short video app HiPi, among other things.

A company spokesperson said, “We wish to confirm that Tarun Katial has tendered his resignation, as CEO, Zee5 India. We thank him for his valuable contribution towards the growth of Zee5. Under his able leadership, in a very short span of time, Zee5 has emerged as India’s largest ConTech brand, delivering seamless, superlative content across different consumer touch-points, backed with cutting edge technology. His rich experience and expertise have been invaluable in building a robust digital platform. We wish Tarun the best in all his future endeavours.”

In line with its recently announced strategic restructuring of the organisation, Amit Goenka as the president - digital businesses and platforms will continue to lead team Zee5, along with other digital platforms.

In a career spanning over three decades, Katial has worked at companies such as Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), BIG FM, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Star TV Network, Ogilvy & Mather (now Ogilvy), Enterprise Nexus Lowe.

Under his leadership, the Zee5 platform has amassed 100+ originals across genres and languages and seen 100 million plus downloads.

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