SRK gets KKR CEO Venky Mysore to also helm ‘Red Chillies’

20 Feb,2013

By Nandini Raghavendra

 

Shahrukh Khan’s Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) CEO, Venky Mysore will take on the additional responsibility of Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd as CEO. He will take full responsibility for all the operations of the production house in addition to his role as CEO and MD of the KKR.

 

Riding on the back of over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry across several global markets, Mr Mysore has held several senior leadership positions in the US, Canada and Asia and has built many successful businesses. He has been heading KKR since Oct 2010 and has led KKR to become a successful and profitable businesses also the defending champions in the IPL.

 

“Venky is a seasoned business professional and I am delighted that he will take over as the CEO of Red Chillies which has established itself as one of the leading production houses. The VFX division is among the best in the business. Venky has done a fantastic job as the CEO of KKR and I am confident that he will be able to lead Red Chillies to a much higher level of performance and professionalism,”” said Mr Khan.

 

As for the KKR CEO, the additional responsibility is an opportunity to work with “”The biggest brand which means huge opportunities ahead of us. I look forward to this exciting challenge as we strive hard to build a world class organization.”

 

Red Chillies, owned by SRK and Gauri Khan, was founded in 2004 from what was previously called Dreamz Unlimited. So far, Red Chillies has produced ten films and co-produced five of which two are yet to release. The VFX vertical, a particular favourite of SRK’s has been involved in projects outside their own movies, the latest being Kamal Hassan’s Vishwaroopam.

 

Source:The Economic Times

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