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IBF appointes Star & Disney India’s K. Madhavan as president

He will succeed SPN MD & CEO NP Singh

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Mumbai: At the twenty-first annual general meeting (AGM) of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF), held on 25 September 2020, the Board has elected Star & Disney India’s MD K. Madhavan as the foundation’s new president.

Madhavan will succeed NP Singh, India MD &   CEO, Sony Pictures Networks, who held the position for two years.

The IBF Board has also elected the following office bearers of IBF:-

Vice President-IBF

·         India TV chairman Rajat Sharma

·         Turner International MD (south Asia) Siddharth Jain

·         Viacom18 MD Rahul Joshi

Treasurer-IBF

·         Prasar Bharti CEO Shashi S Vempati 

K. Madhavan said, “It is my honor to lead IBF at a time when the Indian broadcasting sector is going through a tumultuous time, battling the pandemic and instability in the regulatory space. IBF has played an instrumental role in advocating the interests of the sector, and my predecessors have contributed immensely in evolving the foundation’s stature and purpose. I take on this role with a great sense of responsibility and commitment to champion the cause of the broadcasting sector.”

N.P Singh said, “I am pleased that someone of the caliber of K. Madhavan is taking over the reins and will lead the foundation. I welcome his selection wholeheartedly. His in-depth knowledge and insights into the sector will help guide the foundation members through these challenging times. I wish him the best in this new endeavor.”

K. Madhavan has been an active member of IBF since 2012 and is also the chair of CII’s national committee on media and entertainment for the ongoing year. He started his journey with Star in 2009 and took over as the managing director of the network in January 2020.

The other Directors on the IBF Board are as under:

·         TV Today chairman Aroon Purie

·         Sony Pictures Networks MD & CEO & director Bangla EnEntertainment N P Singh

·         Eenadu TV director I Venkat

·         Zee Media Corp MD & CEO Punit Goenka

·         Zee Entertainment CEO-domestic broadcast business - Punit Misra

·         Sony Pictures Networks president (network sales & international business) Rohit Gupta

·         The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific  president &  chairman, Star and Disney India Uday Shankar

·         Discovery Communications India managing director (south Asia) Megha Tata  (co-opted director)

·        Malayalam Communications Ltd  managing director & chief editor John Brittas (co-opted director)

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