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Board of Directors


Jagjit Singh Kohli, Managing Director & CEO

Mr. Jagjit Singh Kohli is one of the pioneer’s of the Cable Television and Broadcasting industry in India with several path breaking achievements to his credit. He was among the first to start Cable Television services in the country and been credited with laying the foundation of the cable television industry in the country for the pioneering efforts made by his first venture- Cable Master. Today he is acknowledged as one of the most experienced and respected man in this industry.

In an illustrious career spanning close to three decades, he has set-up and headed major Multi Service Operators (MSO), including InCable, WinCable (now renamed Hathway Cable and Datacom Ltd.) and Wire and Wireless (India) Ltd.

In June 2007, he launched the new entrant in the MSO arena, Digicable Network (India) Pvt. Ltd.; the newest star on the horizon.

Apart from these, he also launched the ETC Music & ETC Punjabi satellite channels, which were subsequently acquired by the Zee Group. He has also launched India Talkies, a premium national Hindi movie channel.

Mr. Kohli is an engineering graduate from the Mumbai University and his passion is to continuously drive innovation in the field of cable television, digital entertainment and media convergence.

 

Yogesh Shah, Joint Managing Director

Mr. Yogesh Shah has over 25 years of experience in Cable TV industry. He was among the first to start the concept of MATV and CATV systems in India. He also spearheaded the early Cable Operators Association to lobby for Copyright for the Cable Television networks and succeeded in getting them their respective copyright holdings.

He was a founder director of ETC Networks Ltd. and is a partner in Encore C-Ads, the first organized company which sold advertisement time on Cable Television networks in India.

Mr. Shah is a science graduate from the Mumbai University. He is also an avid cricket lover and has represented both his school and college in this sport.

 

Surjit Banga, Director

Mr. Surjit Banga has had an illustrious career with the State Bank of India (SBI) lasting over a period of 37 years. During his stint with SBI, he handled key assignments as Chief Regional Manager, Jabalpur (M.P.) and Jaipur (Rajasthan). He was the Chief Executive Officer of the Banks' Paris (France) operations and in that capacity also acted as representative for Portugal, Spain, West and North Africa. He was also elected to represent South Asia Pacific Banks on the Group of Foreign Banks advising the French Banking Association.

In his last assignment prior to his retirement in 2001, he held the office of Chief General Manager (Management Audit) and Managing Director of SBI Factors & Commercial Services Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Banga was inducted as an independent Director on the Board of ETC Network Ltd. and has also chaired its Audit Committee from 2002 to 2008. He was inducted as a Fellow Member of the All India Management Association, New Delhi in 2000. He was awarded the Best Chairman of the Bombay Management Association in 2001.

Mr. Banga is an alumnus of the Rajasthan University from where he completed his post graduation. Apart from all his corporate engagements, he also invests his time a member on the Advisory Board of the Accommodation Times Institute. He is also a Life Member of the Indian Institute of Public Administration, All India Business Council, Bombay Management Association and Consumer Guidance Society of India.

 

Management Team

Asif Khan, Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Asif Khan is a technology thought leader and a successful entrepreneur in his own right. In a career spanning over 25 years, he has successfully started two start-up companies; one for providing a network of digital-signage terminals and point of sale kiosks and the other for developing high-end MPEG based CE devices.

At Digicable, he is a key member of management team and is currently heading the complete technical and technology function for the organization which comprises of multiple functional teams in areas as diverse as Set Top Box Technology, CRM, Project Management, Information Technology, Network Management and Security, Head-End Technology, Middleware and VAS.

Mr. Khan is a BE in Industrial Electronics from Mumbai University and apart from his work is passionate of technology, communication and development of new technology applications for the digital era.

Sisir Pillai, Chief Strategy Officer

Mr. Sisir Pillai has over 22 years of experience in Cable Television, Broadcasting, Marketing and Advertising Sales. He has been associated with the cable television industry from its inception and has worked with most major MSOs and on the broadcasting front has worked in channel distribution and placement with Zee Turner, CNBC TV18, ETC Network and Sahara.

He has been associated with Digicable for close to 5 years now and has played an active role in spearheading & transforming it into one the leading MSOs of the country.

Mr. Pillai is a Pharma graduate from Manipal and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Mumbai University. He also has a keen interest in meditation techniques and has in the past conducted workshops on Stress Management in various forums.

Amit Upadhyay, Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Amit Upadhyay has over 12 years of work experience in the broadcasting and cable television industry. Prior to his association with Digicable, he has held the position of Director- Distribution & Development for BBC Global Channels within the division's South Asia operations. In this role, he was responsible for the distribution and development of the BBC's three international channel brands. Prior to this he was Territory Manager- Marketing and Distribution for Star India Pvt. Limited, where he helped launch Star Movies and Star World as pay channels in India.

Mr. Upadhyay has completed his B.Sc. with a major in Mathematics and a Masters in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance and Marketing from ICFAI. He is also passionate about music, has a natural flair for writing and is an avid sports fan.

P R Balan, Chief Human Resources Officer

Mr. P. R. Balan is heading the corporate affairs function at Digicable which encompasses the sub functions of human resources, administration, facilities and liaisoning.

Mr. Balan in a long and illustrious career spanning with over five decades during which he has been involved in functions like human resources, administration and supply chain management. For the last 18 years he has been in the cable television and media industry. He has been instrumental in setting up the complete end to end HR and Compliance processes for two MSOs in the past.

Mr. Balan has completed his B.A. and LLB form Mumbai University. He is keen student of the human resources subject and in his spare time takes an active interest in guiding new entrants into this function.

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