Kunal Dasgupta (pictured), CEO, Multi Screen Media Private Limited (earlier known as Sony Entertainment) has put in his papers.
The announcement was made by Sony Pictures Television International's (SPTI) president, international networks, Andy Kaplan. The Multi Screen Board has appointed Man Jit Singh, chairman of Multi Screen’s board, to assume Dasgupta's CEO duties on an interim basis. A company statement says that the search is on, in the meantime, to appoint a new CEO.
"Kunal was one of the first people to join what was then our only channel in India, Sony Entertainment Television, and has played an instrumental role in growing our channels business to what it is today," said Kaplan. "Kunal has amazing relationships with India's top directors, producers and actors, plus close ties to the cricket world. While his experience and leadership will be greatly missed, we are fortunate that Multi Screen has strong existing management and the business is strategically focused."
Dasgupta (pictured) joined SET before its launch in July 1995 and was one of the first employees. Prior to joining the company, he held executive positions at Mattel Toys and later, the DGP group.