Content production company Endemol Shine India has appointed Gaurav Gokhale as Chief Operating Officer (COO). The appointment is a step to further diversify the business and create a strong foothold in the television and digital content space.
In his new role, Gokhale will work closely with Abhishek Rege, CEO, Endemol Shine India, to leverage growth for the company. He will oversee all strategic operations related to production and play a key role in new business development and in identifying new verticals for Endemol Shine India.
With an MBA from INSEAD (France/Singapore) and over a decade-long experience in the industry, Gokhale previously worked with Star India where he handled the all-India distribution for Star Sports. He played a pivotal role in launching Indian Super League and Hockey India League and was instrumental in handling business transition and brand refresh of Star Sports.
Prior to joining Star India, he was associated with Nimbus Communications Limited as Head of Strategy and Business Development. Here, he managed corporate strategy, transactions and M&A opportunities for Nimbus. Gokhale started his career with BCG India where he worked as a management consultant helping organisations solve strategic issues and improve business performance.
“Gaurav’s rich experience and deep understanding of today's dynamic environment will help Endemol Shine India to leverage business opportunities and create new benchmarks in the industry. His keen vision and interesting outlook on the entertainment business is sure to add an edge to our business,” said Rege.
“Leaps in creativity, technology and affordability of data have made high-quality content accessible to Indian consumers like never before. It’s an honour to work with one of the leading and most valuable content production companies in India. I am looking forward to working closely with Abhishek and Endemol Shine India’s high-performance team to further evolve and grow the business,” said Gokhale.