The board of Hathway Cable and Datacom, at its meeting on December 21, 2012 elevated K Jayaraman to the post of Vice Chairman, while Jagdish Kumar has been made CEO.
Prior to this, Jayaraman has been the MD and CEO of the company.
Kumar moves from Reliance India, where he was President, Media and Entertainment. He had joined RIL in May 2011. He was also with STAR India for almost 16 years. Kumar was STAR India’s COO for South operations. He had joined STAR in 1995 as the company’s CFO, and had held a number of titles, including Senior VP, Finance, at the company’s HQ in Hong Kong since 2004 and VP, Digital Platform Group, in Mumbai from 2001 to 2004.
Prior to joining STAR, Kumar had spent eight years with ITC in a number of roles, including Financial Controller (International Business - Aqua Group), Chennai. He had moved back to India in 2007 and to his role in STAR’s south operations in 2009.