Sony Pictures Television networks business in India, Multi Screen Media Private Limited (Multi Screen), has named Man Jit Singh Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, he oversees SPT’s channels portfolio in India, which includes Sony Entertainment Television (SET), SET MAX, SAB and SET PIX. He previously served as Multi Screen’s interim CEO since February 2009 following the exit of Kunal Dasgupta. The announcement was made today by SPT’s president, networks, Andy Kaplan.
In an official communiqué, Kaplan said, “As interim CEO, Man Jit has provided leadership and stability. After Multi Screen's successes with Indian Premier League cricket and its new programming initiatives, we feel it’s appropriate to continue the consistency in management that Man Jit has provided and are confident in his ability to grow the channels businesses in India.”
Singh said, “We have a brilliant dedicated and creative team at Multi Screen and I'm thrilled to be able to continue the work that I've started. Our chief operating officer, NP Singh, is my partner in managing our businesses and together, we will work as hard as we can to elevate our channels to leadership positions in India.”
Previously, Singh served as chairman of the board of directors of Multi Screen. He joined the board of directors from Diogenes Capital, LLC, a private equity fund in Los Angeles, California, where he was a principal. Prior to that, he was chairman and CEO of Compete, Inc., in Boston, Massachusetts, a predictive analytics service using online consumer behavior data to predict offline sales. Prior to Compete, Singh was CEO of several companies specializing in management recruitment and temporary staffing, including Futurestep, Inc., Korn/Ferry International’s online subsidiary and Talent Tree Staffing Services, a subsidiary of the service conglomerate BET, Plc. He also held senior positions at various management consulting firms including Sibson & Co., LLP in Los Angeles, The Cast Group AG in Zurich, Switzerland and Los Angeles, and Cresap in Los Angeles. He began his career at Nestle India.
He is a graduate of the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA, the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and St. Stephen’s College in Delhi, India.