The Board of Qyuki Digital Media has announced the appointment of Samir Bangara as its Managing Director and CEO, succeeding Poonacha Machaiah. Bangara will assume his new role from June 3, 2013. Qyuki is the media start-up of filmmaker Shekhar Kapur and music maestro AR Rahman.
Prior to this appointment, Bangara was Managing Director of the digital business at Disney UTV, which specialising in games, audio and video content. With 15 years of extensive experience in the media and technology space, Bangara was responsible for driving growth and scaling the digital business of Disney UTV in various avatars.
“More than track record in building companies, what is important to me and AR Rahman is that the goals and dreams of people that join our endeavour are equal to ours. We welcome Samir in joining us both as part of the founding team,” said Shekhar Kapur.
“We at Qyuki are indebted to Poonacha for being able to take the broadest of visions of AR Rahman and myself,” he added.
On his new role, Bangara said, “Unlocking the creative potential of India is an incredibly compelling idea. I was in the midst of starting my own venture focussed on this when I met Shekhar. The ability to partner Shekhar Kapur and AR Rahman and coming aboard Qyuki added terrific synergies to my own ambitions and propel them to the next level.”