Hathway appoints Jagdish Kumar as MD and CEO

26 Dec,2012

By A Correspondent


Hathway Cable & Datacom Ltd has appointed Jagdish Kumar as the Managing Director and CEO of the Company with effect from December 21, 2012 and elevated K. Jayaraman to the post of Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors with effect from December 21, 2012. Consequently, Mr. Jayaraman ceases to be the MD and CEO of the Company with effect from the said date.


Mr Kumar, a Chartered Accountant, has more than 25 years of professional experience having worked in numerous leadership positions with blue‐chip companies like ITC Ltd, STAR TV and Reliance Industries Ltd. Mr. Jagdish Kumar is an experienced media professional having worked in various roles within STAR TV (a Newscorp venture) both in India and the headquarters in Hong Kong.


During his stint with STAR TV he has worked on several aspects of the TV Broadcast business including, Content, Distribution, Marketing, Broadcast Infrastructure, Digital Platforms, Business Development and Finance. He also represented STAR TV’s interests on the Board of Hathway as a director. Recently, he worked with Reliance Industries Limited, as President ‐Media & Entertainment. He was part of the Digital services ( including 4G wireless services) project team set up to launch a high‐speed Broadband service across the whole of India.


He was responsible in devising Content plans and forging relationships with numerous Content providers for Films, TV channels, Music, Gaming and New Media. He brings to the current role his experience spanning every aspect of the broadcast and distribution space and will guide Hathway through the critical digitization phase of the cable TV industry.


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2 responses to “Hathway appoints Jagdish Kumar as MD and CEO”

  1. Prakul says:

    Dear Sirs, congrats to both of you… regards Prakul