Sony Pictures Networks India has announced several leadership changes as part of its vision 3.0. These changes will come into effect immediately.
Rohit Gupta, chief revenue officer – ad sales and international business, has been elevated as SPN’s advisor to the management and the board. He will be responsible for advising senior management on industry trends, developments. Gupta has been with the organisation for over two decades and will ‘work closely’ with N.P. Singh, MD and CEO, SPN.
In addition to his existing role as the chief revenue officer – distribution and business head – sports, Rajesh Kaul will take charge of international sales. He will work in-collaboration with the digital team to expand SPN’s brand presence. Neeraj Arora, who currently heads international sales, will now report directly to Kaul.
Sandeep Mehrotra has been appointed head - ad sales, network channels. He has worked with the company for over two decades. In his new role, Mehrotra will report directly to the CEO.
Apart from his current role as business head – Sony Entertainment television, digital business and StudioNext, Danish Khan will take on the additional charge of network channels licensing.
Tushar Shah, business head, English, factual entertainment and Sony AATH, takes on the
additional role of chief marketing officer for SPN. In his new role, he will be responsible for taking the corporate brand to the consumer and furthering its reach.
Aditya Mehta will spearhead the formation of data analytics CoE, apart from his current role of corporate strategy and business development. He will also be responsible for business monetisation, to leverage the power of data and bridge digital and linear revenue opportunities.
Chief finance officer Nitin Nadkarni, will also lead the broadcast operations and network engineering (B.O.N.E) department. Kingshuk Bhattacharya - head, B.O.N.E. will now report to Nadkarni.
Singh said, “SPN has embarked on Vision 3.0 to create a future-ready organisation based on a culture powered by corporate values and a management structure backed by an operating model that accelerates growth. All leadership changes announced today are reflective of that evolutionary intent.”
Manu Wadhwa, CHRO, SPN, said, “The organisation remodeling is a result of our constant focus to strengthen our talent and leadership capabilities and will ensure that we stay ahead of the curve in a dynamic media and entertainment industry.”