Gaurav Gokhale appointed as COO, Endemol Shine India

Gokhale previously worked with Star India, where he handled distribution for Star Sports across India

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Oct 12, 2018 9:31 AM

Endemol Shine India, the content production company has appointed Gaurav Gokhale as Chief Operating Officer, according to media reports. Gokhale, along with CEO, Abhishek Rege will work together to bolster the company's growth, as his appointment aims to drive diversity of the business and create a strong presence in the television and digital content arena. Gokhale will also lead all strategic operations related to production and he will be instrumental in driving business development and identifying new verticals for the company.

Commenting on the appointment, Abhishek Rege, CEO, Endemol Shine India, said, “Gaurav’s rich experience and deep understanding of today's dynamic environment will help Endemol Shine India to leverage business opportunities and create new benchmarks in the industry. His keen vision and interesting outlook on the entertainment business is sure to add an edge to our business."

Speaking about his new role, Gaurav Gokhale, said, “Leaps in creativity, technology and affordability of data have made high-quality content accessible to Indian consumers like never before. It’s an honour to work with one of the leading and most valuable content production companies in India. I am looking forward to working closely with Abhishek and Endemol Shine India’s high-performance team to further evolve and grow the business,” said Gokhale.

Gaurav Gokhale has over 10 years of experience in the industry and holds an MBA from INSEAD (France/Singapore). Previously, Gokhale has worked with Star India, where he handled distribution for Star Sports across India. He was also instrumental in launching the Indian Super League and Hockey India League, and he played an important role in the business transition and rebranding of Star Sports.

Prior to his work with Star Sports, Gokhale worked with Nimbus Communications Limited as Head of Strategy and Business Development, where he managed corporate strategy, transactions and M&A opportunities for the company. Gokhale began his career with BCG India, where he worked as a management consultant helping organisations solve strategic issues and improve business performance.

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