His last working day is January 31 and he intends to take a sabbatical
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | January 31, 2017
Tony Dâ€™silva, MD and CEO of IndusInd Media and Communications Limited (IMCL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hinduja Ventures, has decided to move on after having spent three years with the organisation. His last working day is January 31, 2017.
Confirming the news to BestMediaInfo.com, Dâ€™silva said, â€śI have decided not to renew my contract with IMCL.â€ť Asked about his next venture, Dâ€™silva said that he has decided to take a sabbatical.
At IMCL, Dâ€™silva has been key in rolling out the headend in the sky (HITS) and NXT Digital project. Dâ€™silva has over four decades of experience spread across media, FMCG and pharma sectors holding senior positions. He has a creditable track record of setting up and scaling up media ventures.
Dâ€™silva began his media foray in 1992 as CEO of Modi Entertainment. In 1997 he helped Zee TV launch its international business in the UK. In 2001, he joined Star as Executive VP and consolidated its TV business, following which he joined the Sun Group in 2007 to set up Sun Direct DTH as CEO, and then took over as Group CEO, overseeing its entire media business, including TV, print and radio.
Hinduja Ventures Limited (HVL) operates across three segments: media and communication, real estate, and investment and treasury. HVL is the holding company of IndusInd Media and Communications Limited (IMCL) and of Grant Investrade Limited (GIL), which has launched the HITS digital platform under the brand name NXT Digital.