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IMC Fusion 2013 Award for Excellence in Media Zee Entertainment Enterprises

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IMC Fusion 2013 Award for Excellence in Media Zee Entertainment Enterprises


Mr. Punit Goenka, Managing Director & CEO
Mr. Punit Goenka, an alumni of Mumbai University, is a young and dynamic professional with a strong entrepreneurial background. Punit started his career with Essel Group, a vibrant and dynamic conglomerate with diversified business interests in the realm of Media & Entertainment, Infrastructure, Packaging, and other leading sectors.

Punit, the eldest son of Mr. Subhash Chandra, Chairman of Essel Group of Companies, is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. He has been instrumental in the successful implementation of the Company's pioneering initiatives. Punit also holds an executive position of Managing Director of Zee News Ltd.

In his tenure as a Managing Director & CEO, ZEE has achieved a global recognition and has attained many milestones and has bagged prestigious awards. Dun & Bradstreet – Rolta Corporate Award, Businessworld Infocom ICT Award, to name a few. In his reign, ZEE has consistently touched new heights, expanding its global presence to over 168 countries across the world. His strategic guidance and approach has maintained ZEE's ranking at the top most level in the M&E sector in the annual ET 500 Lists. His futuristic vision has guided the company towards the digitization route. With his key acumen in the New Media domain, ZEE has successfully launched the nation's first Over the Top Television Platform. Being an active member on the board of Indian Broadcasting Foundation, Punit has also played a vital role in the Industry's paradigm shift towards digitization.

Punit has been actively participating in various intensive Management Education Programmes such as the Young Managers Programme at INSEAD, France and Programme on "Birth of Giants" hosted by Young Entrepreneurs' Organization and MIT Enterprise Forum Inc., Boston, United States of America. Nominated for the Impact Person of the Year 2012, Punit is not just a Corporate Leader but a great mentor as well. He was also amongst the esteemed attendees of the Microsoft CEO Summit hosted by Mr. Bill Gates.
Mr. Hitesh Vakil, Chief Financial Officer
Hitesh Vakil, a qualified chartered Accountant with 28 years of experience, is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEE). He joined Zee Network in 1995. As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Vakil is responsible for development and implementations of corporate strategy, financial strategies, budgeting & management controls, risk management, financial management and overseeing financial & managements accounts, treasury, reporting and compliances, taxation, audit, information technology, credit control and managing External Relationship with current and future stakeholders including financiers, bankers, rating agencies etc, for the entire Zee Network globally. Presently Mr. Vakil is also a member of the Board of Directors in joint venture Companies, namely; Media Pro Enterprise India Pvt. Ltd., Zee Turner Ltd., India Web Portal Pvt. Ltd., and subsidiary Company, Taj India Ltd.
Mr. Subhash Chandra, Chairman
Mr. Subhash Chandra, Chairman of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited and promoter of the Essel Group of Companies is amongst the leading lights of the global media & entertainment industry. A self-made man, and a true visionary, Mr. Chandra has consistently demonstrated his ability to identify new businesses and lead them on the path of success.

Mr. Chandra is rightly referred to as the Media Moghul. With his pioneering vision and entrepreneurial mindset to achieve growth, he revolutionized the television industry by launching the country's first satellite television channel -Zee TV in 1992 and later the first private news channel, Zee News. ZEE as a brand today, has achieved a global recognition, reaching over 700 million viewers in 169 countries offering a rich bouquet of 34 channels in general entertainment, sports, lifestyle, movies, english and regional genres and alternative lifestyles having both, local and international presence. Aiming to reach a billion viewers by the year 2020, ZEE is all set to join the league of Emerging Market Multinationals.

For his contributions to the industry, Mr. Chandra has been awarded the 2011 International Emmy Directorate Award at their 39th International Emmy Awards night in New York. Mr. Chandra became the first Indian ever to receive a Directorate Award recognizing excellence in television programming outside the United States.

Mr. Chandra has made his mark as an influential philanthropist in India. He has set up TALEEM (Transnational Alternate Learning for Emancipation and Empowerment through Multimedia) to provide access to quality education through distance and open learning. He is also the Chairman of the Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of India — a movement to eradicate illiteracy from rural and tribal India. The Foundation provides free education to nearly 10,35,444 (1 million +) tribal children across 36,783 villages through one-teacher schools. He is the moving force behind the Global Vipassana Foundation — a trust set up to help people raise their spiritual quotient. Mr Chandra is also the Founder Chairman of Global Foundation for Civilization Harmony (India) (GFCH), an Eastern initiative for conflict avoidance and a partner of the United Nations Alliance of Civilization (UNAOC). The founder patrons of GFCH include His Holiness Dalai Lama and former President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, among others.

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