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Atul Khatri wins ‘CEO’s Got Talent’

Emerges victorious after competing against eleven other contemporaries at a fun-filled evening

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | March 10, 2014

Atul Khatri, CEO of Kaytek Computer Services Pvt. Ltd. winner of CEO's Got Talent receiving the trophy. Click on the image to enlarge. Atul Khatri, CEO of Kaytek Computer Services Pvt. Ltd. winner of CEO's Got Talent receiving the trophy. Click on the image to enlarge.

After weeks of speculation and excitement, Atul Khatri, CEO of Kaytek Computer Services, was announced as the winner of FremantleMedia India’s first-ever corporate initiative under the ‘Got Talent’ franchise, ‘CEO’s Got Talent’. March 7, Friday evening, brought together mavericks of the corporate and entertainment industry on a common platform in Mumbai. The gala event witnessed 12 CEOs of India Inc. competing against each other while showcasing their varied talents.

Khatri who entertained the audience with a rib-tickling stand-up comedy act was adjudged as the all-round champion CEO, who not only excels at business but also at cultivating a personal interest.

Pankaj Chaturvedi, Executive Director and CEO, Rich Graviss Products, who crooned some beautiful songs, and David Fischer, Chairman, The Xlantic Group, who sang a rock number, were the first and second runner-up, respectively.

Produced by FremantleMedia India, ‘CEOs Got Talent’ is a first-of-its-kind initiative that aims to recognise the creativity and talent amongst CEOs is set to air on CNBC TV18 on March 22 and 23, 2014. It was judged by a panel of jury members comprising actor Raveena Tandon, director-producer Mahesh Bhatt and Raj Nayak, CEO of Colors channel.

Khatri said, “Owing to our hectic routines, we often find it difficult to pursue our passions. CEO’s Got Talent has been truly enriching and a welcome break from our busy schedules. This feels extremely special because we have come out of the boardrooms to showcase our talent and give back to the society by supporting Genesis Foundation.”

Anupama Mandloi, Managing Director, FremantleMedia India, said, “CEO’s Got Talent is a first-of-its-kind adaptation of the ‘Got Talent’ franchise, and the response that we have received has been very encouraging. We would like to thank our partners CNBC TV18, Genesis Foundation and Blackberry Messenger, who have enabled us to create a unique property that has engaged Corporate India and brought forth their fun side for the world to behold.”

Prema Sagar, Founder Trustee, Genesis Foundation, said, “We associated with CEO’s Got Talent with a sole purpose in mind – to raise funds for the assistance of critically ill children. The incredible response that the event has received gives us confidence that today’s head honchos are sensitized about maintaining a balance between work and their hobbies, and are willing to go the extra mile for the benefit of the society at large.”

The 12 CEOs who participated in CEO’s Got Talent and put their best foot forward were:

Sr. No Name Designation Organization Talent
1 AshwinDeo Founder and Managing Director Trinity Vintners Pvt. Ltd. Classical Singer
2 Atul Khatri CEO Kaytek Computers Pvt. Ltd. Stand-up Comedian
3 MehmoodCurmally Managing Director Rhythm House Singer
4 Pankaj Chaturvedi Executive Director and CEO Rich Graviss Products Pvt. Ltd. Singer
5 David Fischer Chairman The Xlantic Group Singers
6 T. C de Sousa Partner and Executive Director FWC LLP Design & Strategy Singer
7 Sumit Chowdhury President Reliance JIO Accordian Player
8 Atul Ahuja CEO Savana Consulting Singer
9 Ajay Chopra Executive Chef The Westin Mumbai Garden City Singer
10 MamtaSekhri Managing Partner Papa Pancho Dancer
11 N. Jayakumar Managing Director Prime Securities Limited Singer
12 Daniel Weber CEO Sunlust Pictures Singer & Guitarist

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