Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd has announced the appointment of Asheesh Chatterjee as its Chief Financial Officer. Chatterjee will lead the Finance and Legal side of the business and will also head plans like fund raising, M&A and JVs. At the same time, he will work on the investor community for the company.
Speaking on Chatterjee’s appointment, Tarun Katial, CEO, Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd, said, “Asheesh’s varied finance background across critical financial and legal portfolios, will add tremendous value to Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd., which is a young company at a critical growth juncture. We welcome Asheesh on board and look forward to his expertise in taking this Company through its next growth leap.”
Speaking on his appointment, Chatterjee said, “The brand BIG has successfully created a robust and diversified business model ranging from radio broadcast, television, out of home and live events. I am excited to join the company and work with a young and dynamic team, to achieve the full potential of Reliance Broadcast Network’s growth strategy.”
Chatterjee’s career started with Ernst & Young, as part of their Assurance & Consulting practice and was largely involved in audit and due diligences in the BFSI space. Thereafter, he joined ICICI Prudential AMC as part of the start-up team and rose through the ranks, to become the youngest AVP and was responsible for setting up the finance & compliance functions of one of India’s largest fund houses.
He was a part of the leadership team at Sony Entertainment Television (Multi Screen Media) where, in addition to his finance role, he was involved in execution of the strategic diversification of Sony Entertainment from a single channel operation to a bouquet of channels (MAX, AXN, Animax, PIX, etc). He also played a key role in the company's successful multi-million-dollar bids for telecast rights of some of the biggest cricket properties, in the valuation and acquisition of SAB TV and in setting up the Distribution JV with Discovery Networks.