Dishtv, the direct-to-home company of the Zee Group, has appointed Vinay Agarwal as its new CEO. Agarwal will be taking charge from June 23, 2008, and would be based in the company’s headquarters in Noida. Prior to joining Dish TV, Agarwal was associated with Grindwell Norton Ltd, a Saint-Gobain Group company, as President-Abrasives.
Agarwal brings with him a vast experience of 28 years spanning telecom, consumer durables, consultancy services and engineering industries in diverse organizations. At Grindwell, he is credited with creating new marketing models for the company and implementing a new project to increase the business thrust and profitability. He was also a member of the Global Management Committee for Saint-Gobain Abrasives and of the Apex Committee of Saint-Gobain India.
Announcing Agarwal’s appointment, Jawahar Goel, Managing Director, Dishtv, said, “We are glad to have Vinay with us. We are confident that his leadership experience will provide great impetus to the growth plans of Dishtv.”
An alumnus of IIT Kanpur and IIM Calcutta, Agarwal started his career in 1980. His rich experience in consumer marketing, operations management and financial management functions has helped evolution of a wide bandwidth of brands at Saint-Gobain, RPG Cellular, BPL Mobile and Shriram group.
Besides this, Agarwal has been actively associated with Ball and Rollers Bearing Manufacturers’ Association of India as its President and has represented the association at key bodies of CII. He was also the Founder-Member and Secretary of IIM Calcutta Alumni Association, Delhi Chapter, and is a Member of the Advisory Council of Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management.