Vijay Gopal Jindal has joined Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) as Advisor to Naveen Jindal, Chairman. In his role as Advisor to Naveen Jindal, Chairman – JSPL, Vijay Gopal Jindal will provide strategic direction to various business segments and functions of Jindal Steel and Power Limited working closely with the apex leadership of JSPL, Chairman Naveen Jindal and Ravi Uppal, M.D. & Group CEO.
A Media Industry veteran, Vijay Gopal Jindal has more than 31 years of experience in managing businesses, brands, private equity investments and undertaking strategic initiatives. With long stints in senior management positions in organisations like The Times Group and Zee TV, combined with his transformational leadership abilities, he brings to the table a rare blend of managing businesses and funds.
“I am glad to welcome Vijay Gopal Jindal to the JSPL family. Mr. Vijay Gopal Jindal brings in unmatched experience and unparalleled expertise of managing and transforming businesses to unprecedented heights. I am confident that Mr. Vijay Gopal Jindal will add significant value to our future endeavours,” said Naveen Jindal, Chairman – JSPL.
As MD and VC of ZEE Networks, he is credited with having transformed Zee Networks into a multi-channel, multi-national enterprise with forays into the international markets of UK and USA. He has played a proactive role in the creation in some of India’s mega brands in media & entertainment in very competitive environments. Vijay Gopal Jindal was Co-Chairman of marketing and advertising services of Prasar Bharati along with Alique Padamsee. Post his tenure at ZEE, he was Chief of Private Equities, popularly known as Private Treaties in BCCL, which was a pioneering brand building Fund.
“I am happy to be associated with JSPL and participate in the growth story of India’s most admired steel manufacturing and power generation enterprise under the dynamic leadership of Shri Naveen Jindal,” Vijay Gopal Jindal said.
Prior to his tenure at Zee Networks, he had been on the Board of Bennett Coleman and Company Limited (BCCL). He was the CEO of the Economic Times (ET) from 1990-95. During his tenure ET underwent a metamorphosis from a mere journal of Economics to being a market savvy rocking Daily.
He served as an Executive Director at Ansal Properties & Infrastructure Ltd. from August 12, 2010 to August 31, 2013. Jindal has attained the degree of MBA and B.A. (Hons.) in Ag. Economics.