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Zubin Driver resigns from Network18

Former CEO of Cell 18 & Group Creative Director, Network 18, to pursue theatre, arts and cinema

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | June 1, 2012

Zubin Driver, CEO, Cell 18 and Group Creative Director, Network 18, has put in his papers to pursue his interest in theatre, arts and cinema. He will be setting up his own theatre company along with a separate production house for creative content catering to all platforms like TV, films, etc.

In 2010 Driver had set up one of India's leading creative production houses, Cell 18, which eventually became one of the most profitable units of Network 18. Being the Creative Director of Network18 for the last 11 years, he has played an vital role in setting up and running the creative teams for five news channels and History 18.

Driver is a graduate in Economics from St Xavier’s College and has done his Master in Literature and Aesthetics from Mumbai University. He has nearly 22 years of experience in the advertising, theatre and film industry.

Driver began his career with Everest Branding Solutions as a copy trainee and later joined O&M as a copywriter. He has also worked with agencies like Madison DMB&B, Lowe Lintas & Partners and TBWA prior to joining Network18.

Confirming his move, Driver said, “The last 11 years at Network 18 have been immensely satisfying and I felt it is best for me to begin a new chapter in my professional life when I am at the top of my game. I would like to wish the best to all my colleagues at Network18.”

Over the years Driver has won a number of awards singularly and as a Creative Director. He has regularly been honoured with prestigious awards at Clio nominations, Ad Club Gold, Promax India and Promax BDA, New York.

He is also the founder of ‘Fight Back’, an online movement that aggregates and activates youth on various political and developmental issues.

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