Eros International Plc, a leading company in the Indian film entertainment industry, has announced the appointment of Pradeep Dwivedi as Chief Executive Officer of its majority-owned subsidiary, Eros International Media Limited (EIML).
At Eros International Media Limited, Dwivedi will be responsible for managing business growth and operations of the company and for all commercial negotiations and representations in various markets, forums, customers, vendors and regulatory authorities.
Kishore Lulla, Executive Director, EIML and Executive Chairman and CEO of Eros International Plc, said in a statement, “We are delighted to have Pradeep Dwivedi joining us as CEO at Eros India. His energy, leadership credentials and relationships across multiple industries and deep understanding of media and technology business will be an asset in driving our growth. I am looking forward to working with him in successfully executing our strategy.”
Dwivedi said, “The Indian media and entertainment industry is poised for rapid transformation in the digital era and Eros India, with its strong legacy and innovative vision of Kishore Lulla, is all set to take advantage of the enormous market opportunities ahead. This provides a significant springboard to lead large-scale creation of value and business transformation. I am keen to work with all our stakeholders to accelerate growth and further success in the next exciting phase of its journey.”
Dwivedi is an accomplished industry leader with an experience of over two decades in advertising and media business, telecom and technology enterprises, banking and financial services institutions and automotive sector, with established credentials in digital infotainment business as well as print publication, news television channels and experiential events. He has a track record in revenue growth, sales and marketing, value creation, joint ventures and partnerships, corporate investments, business operations and general management. In the past, he has been CEO of Sakal Media Group, Chief Corporate Sales and Marketing Officer of Dainik Bhaskar Group, and worked in leadership positions with organisations, including Tata Teleservices, American Express, GE Capital, Standard Chartered Bank and Eicher Motors in India. He is an active participant in many media industry associations, such as Director of IAA (India Chapter) and a managing committee member of The Advertising Club of India.
Eros International Plc has also appointed Vijay Vaishnav as Chief Finance Officer at Eros Now, the premium OTT South Asian entertainment platform. Vaishnav has financial experience in established media and entertainment organisations such as Zee Entertainment, Viacom18 and Balaji Telefilms to name a few.
Eros International Plc has further strengthened its legal team with the appointment of Bishwarup Chakrabarti as Legal Head at Eros Digital. Chakrabarti, a postgraduate from National Law School, Bengaluru has previously been associated with various law firms and media conglomerates such as Viacom18 and Sony. At Sony, he was heading legal and regulatory affairs for production across the network.