Eros International has announced the appointment of Ali Hussein as Chief Operating Officer of Eros Digital. He will be spearheading Eros’ digital initiatives, including Eros Now, its cutting-edge digital over-the-top (OTT) South Asian entertainment platform.
Hussein brings with him extensive experience through his impressive track record of over 15 years in the media entertainment and digital space. Ali has been an entrepreneur and Board Advisor to Discovery Networks and other start-ups in the media and technology domain. His experience spans across organisations such as Google, Viacom 18 and Hungama where he has held key positions. His expertise comes from complex mandates across mobile marketing, content syndication and distribution.
Rishika Lulla Singh, CEO, Eros Digital, said, “We are delighted to have Ali join the leadership team at Eros. The impact of digital technology on media consumption is growing at a rapid space, making this sector one of the most exciting in present times. At ErosNow, we are in a robust growth phase and continue to reinvent ourselves as a digital company. With Ali’s experience in media, entertainment and the digital space, we look forward to further capitalising our digital expansion strategy and I wish him all the best.”
Speaking on his appointment, Hussein said, “This is an exciting time for the Indian digital landscape and we are poised to become India’s largest digital entertainment company. I truly believe Eros Now is an established global player is best positioned to leverage this space with the strength of its vast content library and dominant market share and I am very happy to be a part of this opportunity to take the company to the next level.”
Eros International Plc (NYSE: EROS) is a global company in the Indian film entertainment industry that acquires, co-produces and distributes Indian films across all available formats such as cinema, television and digital new media.