Vinay Agarwal has put in his papers as CEO at DishTV, the direct-to-home company of the Zee Group. Agarwal had joined DishTV in June, 2008 and was based at the company’s headquarters in Noida. Prior to joining DishTV, he was associated with Grindwell Norton Ltd, a Saint-Gobain Group company, as President - Abrasives.
Commenting on Agarwal’s move, Jawahar Goel, Managing Director, DishTV, said, “As of now, we are not looking at replacing Agarwal. I will be looking after all the work that was done by Agarwal in the organisation.”
Agarwal has an experience of 28 years spanning telecom, consumer durables, consultancy services and engineering industries in diverse organisations. During his tenure, DishTV consolidated had its position as the country’s largest DTH platform, which today carries 225 channels and enjoys approx 5 million subscribers on its platform.
At Grindwell, he was credited with creating new marketing models for the company and implementing a new project to increase the business thrust and profitability. He was also a member of the Global Management Committee for Saint-Gobain Abrasives and of the Apex Committee of Saint-Gobain India.
An alumnus of IIT Kanpur and IIM Calcutta, Agarwal began his career in 1980. His rich experience in consumer marketing, operations management and financial management functions has helped in the evolution of a wide bandwidth of brands at Saint-Gobain, RPG Cellular, BPL Mobile and Shriram Group.
Besides this, Agarwal has been actively associated with Ball and Rollers Bearing Manufacturers’ Association of India as its President and has represented the association at key bodies of CII. He was also the Founder-Member and Secretary of IIM Calcutta Alumni Association, Delhi Chapter, and is a Member of the Advisory Council of Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management.