After a 14-year stint with Zee News, RK Agarwal has joined Essel Group’s cable company Wire and Wireless India Ltd (WWIL) as Chief Financial Officer. He took charge from May 1, 2009. At Zee News, Agarwal was the Finance Head, and his last day at the organisation was April 30, 2009.
Commenting on his move, Barun Das, Group CEO, Zee News Ltd, said, “This move is part of the rotation policy that the group follows. I had an excellent experience working with Agarwal for the past year and a half. I am sure with his experience and competence he will make significant contribution to WWIL growth going forward.”
Confirming his move, Agarwal said, “I have been with Zee News for a fairly long time. I have taken up this new role as I was looking for some more challenging assignment.”
Before joining Zee News Agarwal was in Assam and was associated with Assam Estates Textile Co-operation.
Wire and Wireless is one of India’s leading cable television distribution companies and has presence in 109 cities in India with over 6.7 million customer reach, 400 centers, 4,000 LCO partners, 73 analog headends and 7 digital headends. Essel Group has diverse national and global business interests encompassing media programming, broadcast and distributions, specially packaging, entertainment, telecom and trading with a market capitalisation of over $1.7 billion. WWIL service offers include Analog Cable, Digital Cable Television, Broadband, HITS Satellite Television, and Local Television Channels. All services are marketed under the Siti brand umbrella.