Nimbus Communications Ltd, the Mumbai-headquartered media, sports and entertainment company, has appointed K Digvijay Singh as CEO with immediate effect. Prior to this appointment, Singh was based in Singapore as CEO of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Nimbus Sport International Pvt Ltd.
Singh will progressively oversee all the business verticals of the Group, including sports, entertainment, new media, home video and related activities. Akash Khurana will continue as Managing Director and oversee the mentoring of HR talent, evolution of best practices, corporate governance and guide the strategic think tank and the Board of the company on emerging opportunities and corporate direction.
Commenting on Singh’s appointment, Harish Thawani, Chairman, Nimbus Communications Ltd, said, “With Digvijay’s leadership, our sports business has grown to be one of the premier sports agencies worldwide, which made him the obvious choice to lead the Group across its spectrum of activities given his amazing multi-sector experience and track record across media.”
The Board of Nimbus Communications believes that global Indian executives are best positioned to lead Indian companies with international operations, exploiting growth opportunities in the home market as well as serving culturally similar countries across the world.
Singh said, “I am delighted to be back home and in the midst of a phenomenally talented management at Nimbus at a point in history where India makes the adrenaline flow and the media and entertainment sector is throwing up massive growth opportunities.”
Singh has been a member of the top management team at Nimbus since 2002. He has 29 years of experience, of which 16 years (1992-2008) have been as President, CEO, Group CEO, and Director in TV, print, and new media firms.
Over 1992-97, Singh was part of the start-up team that launched Zee TV and drove growth internationally across India, the UK, Africa and the US, as Executive President of Zee Telefilms Ltd India (1992-95), and as CEO, Zee TV International & Managing Director Zee UK/Europe (1996-97). As Group CEO of the Indian Express Group of Newspapers (1998-2000), and subsequently as CEO Internet Company of India Ltd (2000-01), he was involved with publishing and new media businesses. Singh began his career with Unilever with 10 years in detergents sales and brand-management.