Sameer Pitalwalla, CEO and Co-Founder, Culture Machine Media, will be moving on from his current role by the end of December 2019. He will continue with Rainshine Entertainment, the holding company of Culture Machine, as an advisor and will oversee some of its existing long-format shows.
The business post Pitalwallaâ€™s transition will be led by Anuraag Srivastava, Chief Operating Officer of Rainshine Entertainment.
Pitalwalla quit his position as director, interactive division, The Walt Disney Company India, and teamed up with Venkat Prasad, 38, an engineer with a business management degree from UCLA Anderson, to launch Culture Machine in July 2013. (Prasad had worked with YouTube in the US for seven years).
Prior to this, Pitalwalla had stints with Times Internet, Times Television Network, DNA and Techtree.