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Ronald D’Mello becomes UTV COO, while Zarina Mehta takes charge of Hungama TV

24-March-2006
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Ronald D’Mello becomes UTV COO, while Zarina Mehta takes charge of Hungama TV

UTV Software Communications has announced senior management changes. Ronald D'Mello, Director-Operations & Finance, takes over as Chief Operating Officer of UTV Software Communications Ltd., while Zarina Mehta, Founder Director of UTV and Head of Programming, Hungama TV, takes over as Chief Operating Officer, Hungama TV.

With these changes, Ronnie Screwvala, CEO of UTV, will now focus on providing strategic direction in the areas of content development, revenue generation and new opportunities through organic and inorganic growth across all lines of businesses. Screwvala and D'Mello will work jointly on corporate strategic initiatives, investor management and business development.

In his new role, D'Mello will be fully responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the company, including running of each of the profit centres as also all aspects of implementation, finance, HR, legal, cost management and business servicing.

In her new role, Mehta will oversee all aspects of channel operations and management.

Commenting on these developments, Screwvala said, “UTV is one of the largest, fully integrated media companies in the region, and it is our relentless endeavour to ensure constant focus on our key business areas, with an eye to future opportunities. These new responsibilities for Ronald and Zarina will ensure that our current businesses continue to have a single-minded focus, while I can drive creative development, revenue maximization and new business opportunities.”

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