News: Sony Pictures Networks India names Gaurav Banerjee as CEO


Sony Pictures Networks India names Gaurav Banerjee as CEO

Gaurav Banerjee has succeeded N.P. Singh, who led SPNI over his 25-year tenure.
Sony Pictures Networks India names Gaurav Banerjee as CEO

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI), announces the appointment of Gaurav Banerjee as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective on or before August 26, pending regulatory approvals. 

Gaurav Banerjee will succeed N.P. Singh, who led SPNI over his 25-year tenure. Singh will move into the role of Non-Executive Chairman to support this transition through the end of the fiscal year.

With a career spanning over two decades, Gaurav brings a wealth of experience in content creation and strategic leadership. He previously held the positions of Head of Content for Hindi Entertainment & Disney+ Hotstar and Business Head for Star Bharat, Hindi & English Movies, Kids & Infotainment, and Regional (East). In these roles, Gaurav not only oversaw content curation across multiple languages but also spearheaded original series and films that resonated deeply with diverse audiences, earning him a reputation as an innovative and forward-thinking leader.

Gaurav’s media journey started as an assistant producer and anchor at Aaj Tak. From there he moved to Star News, where he started producing and anchoring Prime Time News shows. Gaurav holds a master's degree in filmmaking and T.V. production from Jamia Milia Islamia University and an undergraduate in history from St. Stephens, Delhi.

"I am looking forward to leading talented teams as we explore new frontiers in original programming, enhance our viewers' experiences, drive our distribution footprint across India, and significantly boost our revenues. Together, we will set new benchmarks in entertainment and deliver exceptional value to our audiences and stakeholders,” said Gaurav.

Ravi Ahuja, Chairman of Global Television Studios and President & COO of Sony Pictures Entertainment, commented on the appointment, saying, "N.P. Singh's leadership has been instrumental in shaping SPNI into the powerhouse it is today. I am confident that Gaurav, with his proven track record and visionary approach, will continue to drive SPNI's success. Gaurav's expertise in content creation and strategic leadership will lead SPNI into an exciting new chapter of growth and achievement.”

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