Shashi Shekar Vempati has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Prasar Bharati on the recommendation of the three-member committee headed by Vice President Hamid Ansari and comprising Chairman, Press Council of India and the President’s nominee i.e. Secretary, Information and Broadcasting. He will hold office for five years. Vempati has been serving as a member (part time) of the Prasar Bharati Board since Feb 2016.
As a part time member of the Prasar Bharati Board, Vempati has served as Chairman of Audit Committee, Member of Finance and Accounts Committee, Technology Committee, Sports Rights Committee and HR Committee.
An alumnus of IIT Bombay, Vempati has over two decades of experience as a technocrat, with specialization in areas of Corporate Management, Technology Consulting and Digital Media. He has worked in Infosys for more than a decade as Product Strategist and Digital Innovator in North America. He currently holds two patents, ‘Real Time Business Event Monitoring, Tracking and Execution Architecture’ and ‘System and method for monitoring and management of inventory of products and assets in real time’ under his name.
Vempati has authored many books, namely ‘Broadcasting Technologies in India’, ‘National Digital Security Architecture in India’, ‘Creating a Global Media Platform out of India’, among others.