The 120 Media Collective spruces up senior management team

26 May,2015

By A Correspondent

 

Shilpa Ambre

The 120 Media Collective announced two senior appointments, Shilpa Ambre, as Chief Financial Officer of the company and Vishal Nongbet as Senior Vice President & Business Head of their recently launched brand, Sooperfly – a joint venture with UK’s Diagonal View, dedicated to the empowerment of Asia’s digital video ecosystem. Both Ambre and Nongbet will be based in Mumbai and will report to Roopak Saluja- Founder & CEO, The 120 Media Collective.

 

While Shilpa will be responsible for all Finance, Legal Affairs and Investor Relations of The 120 Media Collective and its sub brands – Jack in the Box Worldwide, Sniper, Bang Bang Films and Sooperfly, Vishal will be entrusted with building the Sooperfly team and business and running day to day operations including content, distribution and monetization across APAC.

 

Vishal Nongbet

A reputed corporate finance professional, Shilpa comes from Komli Media, bringing in multi industry experience of 17 years in Digital Media, Information Technology Enables Services (ITES) Auditing and Financial Services. Shilpa’s expertise lies in Fund Raising & IPO listing, Mergers and acquisition, Business Modeling & Financial Planning , ERP Implementation, to cite a few. Shilpa has also worked with Hexaware Technologies for close to seven years. Her professional knowledge extends across US, UK and South East Asian compliance, accounting and tax regulations.

 

Vishal, with diverse experience across the media industry of more than 15 years, has held several leadership positions at The Times Group, Mahindra & Mahindra, Webaroo, Kodak India in the past. Prior to joining Sooperfly, Vishal was heading the India business for InMobi.

 

“The company has undergone a metamorphosis of sorts over the past three years, from being a combined entity of a production company and a social media agency to one that is pushing the boundaries and blurring the lines between communications, entertainment and technology. As we embark on an ambitious growth plan over the next 36 months, bolstering our leadership team with top talent is essential. Keeping the company adequately funded and observing the highest standards of compliance and governance will be key and having someone of Shilpa’s experience and capability overseeing things is of paramount importance”, said, Roopak Saluja, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, The 120 Media Collective.

 

“While the last two decades have been all about the democratisation of content, there has never been a better time than now for advertisers to engage their audiences via owned rather than paid or earned media. Sooperfly will be looking at harnessing the immense talent in the space, building content brands direct to audiences, and finding that sweet spot between content creators and advertisers”, said, Vishal Nongbet, Senior Vice President & Business Head, Sooperfly (a part of The 120 Media Collective).

 

Additionally, Chahna Rupani, Senior Producer, Bang Bang Films has been promoted to Executive Producer, Sniper, and will primarily be responsible for driving revenues and growth and also ensuring excellence and efficiencies for both commercials and content production and Sanket Kunde has been appointed Group Head of Production.

 

Shilpa and Vishal join The 120 Media Collective at an exciting time, as the company transforms into an end-to-end multi-platform content player that creates, produces, distributes, monetizes, creates engagement around and promotes the content that it produces. While The 120 Media Collective continues to build on its distinct offering of high-end film production capabilities and best-in-class digital marketing resources under one roof, it has strengthened its unique position with the recently launched brands, Sniper, aimed at redefining commercials and content productions and Sooperfly, dedicated to empowering video. With new appointments and recent promotions, the Management Committee of the company comprises Roopak Saluja – Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Heather Gupta- Chief Talent Officer, Shilpa Ambre – Chief Financial Officer, Abhishek Razdan – Executive Vice President & Business Head, Jack in the Box Worldwide, Vishal Nongbet – Senior Vice President & Business Head, Sooperfly, Chahna Rupani- Executive Producer, Sniper and Sanket Kunde – Senior Vice President & Group Head of Production, and will be instrumental in key decision-making and giving the company strategic direction.

 

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