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STL appoints Sandeep Girotra as its Global Sales Head

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NEW DELHI: Indian technology company Sterlite Technologies Ltd (STL) has announced the appointment of Sandeep Girotra as its Global Sales Head.

In his new role, Sandeep will be responsible for driving the company’s order book and revenues across portfolios, customer segments and geographies. In this role, Sandeep will be a part of the Executive Committee of the company.

With the world witnessing an accelerated digital transformation in the last few months, the digital networks industry is now driving a convergence of wired and wireless technologies for high bandwidth, hyper-responsive networks. STL, being at the centre of this unprecedented opportunity, has transformed into an Account-Based Organisation and is driving tremendous customer value through a solution-based approach and deep engagement. Sandeep’s appointment is in line with this strategic shift and will bolster STL’s efforts to realise the digital dreams of its customers across the globe.

Prior to joining STL, Sandeep was associated with Nokia for 24 years. For the last 10 years, he held multiple executive roles such as Head of India, Head of Asia Pacific and Japan, and Head of Global Sales Transformation. A well-recognised expert in the technology sector, Sandeep has played an instrumental role in delivering formidable financial performance for Nokia India. He is also credited with driving customer intimacy across markets and building agile market-facing organisations.

Commenting on Sandeep’s appointment, Anand Agarwal, Group CEO, STL, said: “As a digital networks integrator, our key account partnerships fuel our business growth as we craft customised and innovative solutions for their core business objectives. Sandeep’s expertise in building long-term partnerships and driving customer value in the digital space will play a pivotal role in establishing us as a solution provider of choice as well as elevate our customer engagement. I welcome him to the STL family.”

“STL has created a niche for itself in the digital networks space with its next-gen converged solutions and the time is opportune for us to scale this business across segments and geographies,” said Sandeep Girotra. “I believe India-based global technology leaders like STL will play a defining role in the future of digital networks. I look forward to driving STL’s future growth journey while creating value for our customers and us.”

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Justice Vikramjit Sen to head Digital Media Content Regulatory Council

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NEW DELHI: The Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) on Monday announced the appointment of former Supreme Court judge Justice Vikramjit Sen as the Chairman of its newly formed self-regulatory body Digital Media Content Regulatory Council (DMCRC).

Besides, six other eminent industry members which include filmmaker Nikkhil Advani, writer and director Tigmanshu Dhulia, filmmaker and writer Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, content producer and distributor Banijay Group CEO and founder Deepak Dhar would also be part of the self-regulatory body, IBF said in a statement.

This Council also includes – Sony Pictures General Counsel Ashok Nambisan and Star and Disney India Chief Regional Counsel Mihir Rale, it added.

“The Council constitutes prominent personalities from the Media & Entertainment industry and Online Curated Content Providers (OCCPs), with experience in IPR, programming and content creation,” it said.

IBF, the apex body of broadcasters, had last week announced to expand to cover digital streaming platforms and is soon going to be renamed as Indian Broadcasting & Digital Foundation (IBDF).

The move was done to bring together the broadcasters and OTT (over-the-top) platforms. It had also announced a self-regulatory body DMCRC for digital OTT platforms.

“The self-regulatory body which is formed as per the mandate of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 with active consultation amongst the creative industry fraternity is expected to create a credible, robust and practical code for content, with an inclusive and fair governance structure,” said IBF.

Commenting over the development IBF President K Madhavan said this is a historical moment for the stakeholders — media and entertainment industry, the policymakers and the subscribers of the OTT platforms.

“I look forward to working with the Council whose mandate is to ensure freedom of expression of the Indian creative industry as well as help the discerning audience of the OTT platforms to have unhindered access to world-class and differentiated content,” he said.

IBF represents television broadcasting and its members provide channels and programmes that deliver about 90 per cent of television viewership in India.

The Indian subscription video-on-demand industry is witnessing faster growth and it has been further expedited after the pandemic. It is expected to have the fastest growth in the media and entertainment sector for next coming years.

According to a The PwC Global Entertainment & Media Outlook 2020-2024, the Indian Media & Industry sector is expected to grow at a 10.1 per cent compound annual growth rate to reach USD 55 billion by 2024.

In terms of individual segment market size as a percentage of total industry revenue, OTT video is expected to see the largest gain and reach 5.2 per cent by 2024, it said.

Source: Press Trust of India

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HCL Infosystems names Alok Sahu as CFO; to succeed Kapil Kapur

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NEW DELHI: HCL Infosystems on Wednesday said its Chief Financial Officer Kapil Kapur has resigned from the company.

The company’s Board of Directors has named Alok Sahu to succeed Kapur for the position of CFO with effect from June 1, 2021, a regulatory filing said.

“… we submit that Mr KapilKapur, CFO of the company has informed the company about his resignation from the said position with the company with effect from the closing hours of May 31, 2021 to pursue other opportunities & interests,” it said.

Alok Sahu, a chartered accountant by profession, is a finance professional who has over 25years of experience in spearheading financial and accounting functions, the filing said.

He has been associated withHCL Infosystems since 1995.

Source: Press Trust of India

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LTI appoints Anil Rander as its Chief Financial Officer

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NEW DELHI: Larsen & Toubro Infotech, a global technology consulting and digital solutions company has appointed Anil Rander as its Chief Financial Officer.

Anil is a seasoned finance leader with more than 27 years of multifaceted experience in driving business performance and growth. His expertise ranges across business and financial strategy formulation, fiscal management, corporate accounting, investor relations, pricing, risk management, internal audit and financial controls.

Sanjay Jalona, CEO & Managing Director, LTI, said “The role of CFO is evolving rapidly, and I am pleased to welcome Anil to our leadership team at this critical juncture in our journey. His financial leadership and business acumen will enable us to chart the next phase of growth for LTI. We remain committed to pushing industry benchmarks on business excellence.”

Anil joins LTI from Tech Mahindra where he was the Senior Vice President for Finance and Legal functions and Global Head of Finance for BPS. Before this role, Anil was with Hutchison Max Telecom Ltd where he looked after management accounting. His other stints have been with Alpic Finance and A.F. Ferguson & Co.

Anil is a Chartered Account, Cost Accountant and a Company Secretary. He has won multiple industry accolades for outstanding contributions during his illustrious career. He will be based out of LTI’s headquarter in Mumbai, India.

 

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