Putting an end to all speculations, Ronald D’Mello, CEO, UTV-UK, has put in his papers. With over 15 years’ association with the organisation, D’Mello had held several key positions at UTV – from Director-Operations and Finance to COO. He was recently put in charge of UTV-UK as its CEO, where he was spearheading the new media business vertical of UTV and was based in the UK and India as required.
Confirming the development, D’Mello said, “It is very much true that I have put in my papers. I will be serving a notice period till the end of this month.” When asked about his future destination, D’Mello refrained from divulging any information.
“It has been a long association with UTV for the last 15 years. The decision to quite was based on mutual understanding,” D’Mello added.
He has been a founding member of UTV and New Media Initiatives. He has been a UTV board member and holds a stake in the company. The UTV-UK vertical that D’Mello handled was a house of UTV's New Media Initiatives, including its animation business UTV Toons, its post production and SFX business UTV Post, as well as the recent controlling investment in ‘Ignition UK’, a console game development and publishing company, and mobile and online gaming company ‘India Games’, the controlling interest of which UTV is acquiring.