Viacom18 has appointed Jyoti Deshpande as CEO of with immediate effect. In her new assignment, she will help bring synergies across all of Reliance’s media interests and investments and further equip the company to drive significant growth opportunities as the industry embraces digital transformation.
After working with Reliance for three years, Jyoti will now spearhead Viacom18's growth journey. In the last three years, she has leveraged her industry relationships to establish Jio Studios as a key player in the media value chain.
Jyoti joined Reliance Industries in 2018 as President - Media Platform & Content, after having built a leading media company and lead its early disruptive entry into the OTT space. She comes with overall 27 years of experience in the media and entertainment business. She is also serving on the boards of Network18 and investee companies Balaji Telefilms and Saavn Media.
Adil Zainulbhai, Chairman, Network18 said, 'Given Jyoti’s rich experience in the media sector around content, distribution and monetisation across traditional and emerging platforms, we believe she is best placed to lead the company and its operations.”
As Viacom18 focuses on growing as a truly integrated media company across broadcast, OTT and content studio business, spanning general entertainment, movies and sports across languages, Jyoti has a significant role to play.