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Senior Corporate Executives
Alok Agrawal
Anil Srivastava
Anil Uniyal
Kshipra Jatana
Piyush Gupta
Sandeep Khosla
Sanjay Pugalia
Sanjay Sharma
Sarbvir Singh
Senthil Chengalvarayan
Sundeep Malhotra
Umesh Upadhyay
Alok Agrawal
Group COO of Network18
Alok Agrawal, 48 years, is the Group COO of Network 18. A highly driven and accomplished business leader with deep interest in leveraging new media, and opportunities in the digital space, Alok has the mandate of providing Network18 with the strategic vision and leadership towards fulfilling its objective of becoming the first truly global Indian media conglomerate. Alok has over 2 decades of rich experience in leveraging global and regional opportunities, strategizing innovative products and offerings and delivering manifold business growth.

Prior to joining Network18, Alok was CEO, Zee News Ltd. He has also been COO, South West Asia Cheil Worldwide (Samsung Group) and has held leadership positions at Bates 141 and Grey Advertising.

An alumnus of IIT Kanpur & IIM Bangalore, Alok has studied Social Media Marketing at Wharton.
Umesh Upadhyay
President News, Network18
Umesh Upadhyay, President News, Network18 has been working in the field of media and academics for over 25 years. He is an Alumnus of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and the University of Delhi. He has done his Masters and M.Phil from the School of International Studies, JNU. He has served as a member of the Academic Council of Delhi University. He has also been trained at the Film & Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, Asian Institute for Broadcasting Development (Kula Lumpur), BSky B (London), Thames Studios (UK) and CPC (Delhi).

Starting his career as a lecturer in Political Science in the University of Delhi, he has held top editorial and executive positions in some of the prime media brands in India such as PTI, Zee TV, Home TV, SAB TV, Doordarshan, and Janmat. He has been associated with All India Radio (AIR) as a political analyst and commentator. He is member of the Editors Guild of India. Umesh has also held senior position in Academic field as Director of Disha Education Society, Raipur. Apart from managing affairs of Disha Group of Institutions, he was designated as Pro VC of the upcoming Disha University.
Senthil Chengalvarayan
President & Editorial Director, TV18 Business Media
SenthilChengalvarayan, 49 years, is the President and Editorial Director of Network18’s Business Media. In this role, Senthil heads a host of verticals which form part of the group’s Business Media Ecosystem (this includes Business/Tech/Personal Finance magazines, financial portals, business wires and extensions of CNBC TV18 & CNBC Awaaz, business news on the mobile etc.). 

Prior to this, Senthil was the Managing Editor of CNBC TV18, a service he helped start as its editor in 1999. As a pioneer of Business Television in India he led a team of journalists that made CNBC TV18 the most successful media network in the Country. Senthil, who has been a business journalist for over two decades, spent his early years with some of India’s leading business dailies before joining Television Eighteen in 1994 when it was just a 30 man outfit. It was then a company pioneering the entry of private players into Television News in India. Senthil was a key participant in the effort that saw the industry break the shackles of government controlled news and grow into the phenomenon that it is today. 

Senthil has been an invited speaker at a number of industry seminars. He was voted as one of India’s top 5 English news anchors by the Hindustan Times C-Fore Survey in 2007, the first Business Anchor to be included in that list. He is also a recipient of the Young Achiever Award from the Indo US Business Council. 

A Graduate in Economics from Madras University, he has done his Masters in Journalism from the Times Research Foundation.
Sundeep Malhotra
Chief Executive Officer, Home Shopping Venture
Sundeep Malhotra, 50 years, is the the Chief Executive Officer for the recently incorporated " Home Shopping Venture". Prior to joining Network18, he was the Executive Vice President Sales with PepsiCo India. In the six years with the organization, he was responsible for building & activating the fast emerging On Premise & Modern Trade sales channels for India & the Subcontinent. He was also spearheading the Key Customer relationships and building system capability to manage critical channels & relationships. Prior to Pepsi, he had a 5 year stint with Benetton India, as their GM Sales & Marketing for the Indian subcontinent and a 10 year stint with Bata India Ltd, across various functions from Brand Management to Retail Head.

He is a Graduate from Delhi University & has completed his Masters from AIMA, Delhi.
Sanjay Pugalia
Editor, CNBC Awaaz
Sanjay Pugalia, 52 years, is the Editor of CNBC Awaaz. He is a journalist with 25 years of experience across leading media organizations, both print and electronic. Prior to joining Network18, he was the News Director at Star News, having helped Star TV make its successful foray in the business of new dissemination in India. He also served as the Executive Editor of Zee News and Deputy Executive Producer at AajTak when these channels were evolving only to redefine Hindi TV journalism later on. His earlier experience also includes stints with the Navbharat Times, the Business Standard and BBC Radio. He has covered both political as well as corporate events with utmost ease.

He is a Graduate in Political Science & History.
Sarbvir Singh
Managing Director, Capital18
Sarbvir Singh, 41 years is the Managing Director of Capital18. Sarbvir has 17years of global experience in investment management and business operations. He started his career with Emerson Electric in Hong Kong, responsible first for business development across Asia and then marketing in China. Subsequently, he spent five years with Citigroup in New York, where he was responsible for making investments in the global consumer sector. As the Managing Director of Capital18, Sarbvir has been responsible for identifying, investing in and scaling up ventures that meet the investment philosophy of Capital18. Over the past two years, Capital18 has emerged as one of the leading venture capital players in the media & entertainment space and is recognized as a partner of choice for high growth companies across the sector.

He holds a degree in business management from IIM Ahmedabad and is a graduate of IIT Delhi.
Anil Srivastava
Senior Vice President - Corporate Affairs & Company Secretary, Network18 Group
Anil Srivastava, 56 years, is the Senior Vice President - Corporate Affairs & Company Secretary of the Network18 Group. He has extensive experience in handling public issues, corporate laws, legal, finance, foreign exchange, Trade mark, Information & Broadcasting matters in career spanning over 29 years in organizations such as Kitply Industries (1984 - 1991), Lifeline Injects (1991 - 1993), Phoenix Group (1993 - 1998).

At Network18 he has been instrumental in raising of funds through Public, Rights Issues as well as debt funding. He played an active role in the restructuring of the Group and has handled a number of due diligence processes for the group companies. As a senior management person in Network18, he is responsible for managing the public issues & secretarial matters, finance, strategy related matters including Intellectual Property related matters across the Group apart from dealing with Information & Broadcasting Ministry. He manages the affairs of 3 Indian Listed companies and a large number of closely held companies including foreign companies.

He is an alumnus of University of Delhi (graduating batch of 1976), Post Graduate in Commerce and a Fellow member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India and a law graduate.
Anil Uniyal
CEO, CNBC TV18 & CNBC Awaaz
Anil Uniyal, 40 years,joined the Group in 2001. Prior to his appointment as the CEO of the CNBC Channels, Anil was leading the commercial arm of the Group, Network18 Media with responsibilities for driving the top line for the CNBC Channels and Forbes India. He has played a leadership role in building different revenue verticals for Network18, from inventory sales to setting up the customized solutions business. As the CEO, Anil is responsible for the strategic, financial and operational management of India's No.1 business news network.

Anil is a Graduate from Delhi University & a Post Graduate in Marketing.
Kshipra Jatana
Group General Counsel, Network18
Kshipra Jatana is Group General Counsel for Network18. Kshipra oversees legal operations and regulatory matters for all group businesses and joint ventures including A+E Networks | TV18, Viacom18, HomeShop18 and Indiacast. Earlier Kshipra has been Head, Legal for the Groupís news networks and General Counsel at Capital18, the groupís investment arm where she was responsible for deal structuring, legal and compliance for its portfolio investments. Kshipra brings with her 17 years of work experience in the legal advisory and corporate law space. Prior to joining Network18, she was the General Counsel/Head of M&A at MIH India and has also worked with Star TV and AZB & Partners in the past. She holds a degree in law & sociology from the University of Delhi.
Piyush Gupta
Operations Director and CTO, Broadcast at Network18
Piyush Gupta, 40 years, is the Operations Director and CTO-Broadcast at Network 18. He is responsible for setting up the work processes and technology within the group. Prior to this role he led various projects for Network18 including designing of studios and setting up various facilities at Mumbai and NOIDA. Starting with launch of CNBC TV18, India’s first business news channel, all TV channels under the umbrella of Network18 were setup and launched under his leadership which include but not limited to CNBC Awaaz, CNN IBN, Home Shop 18 and Colors. He also maneuvered the migration of broadcast operations of Viacom channels viz MTV, Nick and vh1 from Singapore to India after yet another successful takeover of IBN7 (earlier part of Jagran Group).

He comes with rich experience of more than 17 years in the field of broadcast operations. He has been responsible for scaling up as well as setting up new verticals in Operations within the group. Starting with a small team consisting of 20-25 people in late 90s now he leads indisputably the best team having strength of 250+ professionals spread across the network. He joined Network18 in 1996 as Broadcast Engineer and has worked here since then apart from a short stint with NDTV.

He is a Graduate in Electronics from Delhi University and a member of EMPC (Electronic Media Production Centre) committee at IGNOU.
Sandeep Khosla
CEO, Network18 Publishing
Sandeep Khosla, 48 years, is the CEO of Network18 Publishing. Network 18 Publishing encompasses Business to Consumer (B2C) magazines, Business to Business (B2B) magazines and Business Directories Division (BDD).The division also conducts exhibitions, produces TV content apart from generating & publishing content for the web. As a natural extension to the magazines, the division conducts seminars, conferences and awards for diverse industries. Sandeep brings with him over 25 years of rich experience in the media industry and has been with the Network18 group for the past 2 years. Before joining the group Sandeep headed the Business Publications Division, International Marketing and Special Events & Projects group at The Indian Express. In his earlier stint at The Indian Express, Sandeep was the Head of All India Sales & Marketing, The Financial Express, Lokasatta & Screen. Sandeep is a graduate from Kanpur University & has undergone the LMI course from Mumbai.
Sanjay Sharma
Director Operations, Network18 & COO - IBN Lokmat
Sanjay Sharma, 42 Years, is the Director Operations of Network18 and COO of IBN Lokmat, the regional news channel of IBN18 and Lokmat. Sanjay had worked with NVL (NVL was the first company to provide technical support and guidance in the broadcast arena in India) for first 4 years of his career. He joined Network18 in 1994 and has been involved in each and every project which Network18 group has undertaken in the last 15 years. Sanjay is responsible for all the technical and operational related matters of the broadcast, web and print businesses of the group. He is also responsible for the business aspects of IBN Lokmat.

Sanjay has done his B.Sc. in Electronics from Delhi University.
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