Network18 elevates Kshipra Jatana as group general counsel

17 Jul,2012

By A Correspondent


Network18 Group has elevated Kshipra Jatana, EVP & Head Legal, News Networks to Group General Counsel. In her new role, Ms Jatana will oversee legal operations and regulatory matters for all group businesses and joint ventures including A+E Networks | TV18, Viacom18, HomeShop18 and India cast.


Earlier, Ms Jatana was the General Counsel at Capital18, the group’s investment arm where she was responsible for deal structuring, legal and compliance for its portfolio investments.


Commenting on this development, Raghav Bahl, Founder & Editor, Network18 said: “Kshipra has been instrumental in managing legal and structuring matters for us, across the group. While, our growth has been led by strong management teams at each of our businesses, the role played by group level talent in driving ‘Network’ synergies cannot be overemphasised.”


Speaking on this, B Sai Kumar, Group CEO, Network18 said: “Apart from managing legal matters, Kshipra has played a critical role in structuring key ventures and transactions in the recent past. Her unique ability to work across businesses and address a range of challenges, positions her well for the task ahead, as the group moves into a new phase of growth.”


Ms Jatana added: “It’s been a great journey and has been full of exciting milestones and the opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds in the industry. As a group we are well poised with a strong foot print across all segments of the industry.  The challenge is to enable a strong defensive framework that allows all our businesses to grow while meeting high standards of legal compliance.”


She brings with her 17 years of work experience in the legal advisory and corporate law space. Prior to joining Network18, she was the General Counsel/Head of M&A at MIH India and has also worked with Star TV and AZB & Partners in the past.



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