AP Parigi to be Network18 Group CEO

15 Jan,2015

By A Correspondent


Network18 has announced the appointment of veteran media person AP Parigi as Group CEO. Mr Parigi will join the organisation on January 29, 2015. He will be based in Mumbai.


With over four decades of experience spanning sectors including infrastructure, telecommunications, media and entertainment,  Mr Parigi serves an an Independent Director, Times Global Broadcasting Ltd and  Zoom Entertainment Network Limited.


“Mr Parigi has built a raft of customer – facing brands, technologies, businesses and management teams. His wisdom and leadership is sure to take N18 to the next level,” said Adil Zainulbhai, Chairman Network18.


“I look forward to mentor and lead what is perhaps the most talented group of professionals in the Indian media landscape. Network18 is fortunate to have the world’s leading media brands as partners and I am keen to enhance each of these valuable relationships,” said Mr Parigi.


An alumnus of the Delhi School of Economics and the Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, Mr Parigi was Managing Director & CEO of ENIL, the holding company of Radio Mirchi.  Besides being a Director of Times Infotainment Media Limited, Mr Parigi was Executive Vice Chairman of Times Innovative Media Limited (Times Out of Home).


Additionally, he looked at the Times group’s businesses in the internet space, specifically related to Times Internet Ltd and Times Business Solutions Ltd.


Prior to joining the Times Group, he was the Chief Executive Officer of BPL Mobile Communications, Mumbai, a Joint Venture of BPL with France Telecom.


After his Times stint, Mr Parigi was Managing Director & Group CEO of Eros Media International Ltd (India) and post that he he served as advisor to New Enterprise Associates (NEA), India, an affliate of NEA,USA, a $13 billion venture/equity enterprise. Mr Parigi is also on the Business Advisory Council of Said Business School, University of Oxford.


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