S Sundaram has joined Republic, Arnab Goswami’s media entity, as Group CFO for the TV and Digital venture. In a career spanning three decades, Sundaram has served as CFO for 15 years in different organisations – his footprint running across Finance, Legal Compliance and Business Development functions. He was CFO for the Times Network between 2005 and 2012. Sundaram now takes charge of the financial leadership at Republic.
Commenting on S Sundaram joining his team, Goswami, Founder, Republic, said “I have known Sundaram closely for 12 years now. We at Republic are privileged to have a professional of his calibre onboard. He’s easily one of the best CFOs in the business today. We are excited to have him with us.”
Republic CEO Vikas Khanchandani said, “Mr Sundaram’s range of experience in financial leadership is unparalleled in the broadcast business. His successful stint in the Broadcast industry and three decades of experience will help Republic scale new financial benchmarks.”
On joining Team Republic, Sundaram said “Having known Arnab as a colleague and friend for so long and seeing him rewrite the rules of television, I am excited to be with him at Republic and see him become India’s voice for the world.”
Sundaram has been part of a large bouquet of businesses: Consultancy (A.F.Ferguson & Co), FMCG (PepsiCo India), Luxury Consumer Products & Services (Bausch & Lomb India & INOX Leisure), Internet (india.com),Television News Media (Times Global Broadcasting).
Apart from being hands-on with Financial and compliance management, the depth of his start-up exposure has equipped Sundaram to be an active business participant, essential to build a robust business process within an efficient value chain from scratch.