Reliance Entertainment promotes Shibasish Sarkar as Group CEO - Content, Digital & Gaming

Sarkar joined Reliance Entertainment in 2007 as CFO, and thereafter took on a larger role as COO

by exchange4media Staff
Published - Jan 24, 2019 12:29 PM Updated: Jan 24, 2019 12:29 PM
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Anil D Ambani-owned Reliance Entertainment has announced the elevation of Shibasish Sarkar as Group CEO - Content, Digital & Gaming.

Sarkar is a chartered accountant by training and an entertainment industry professional with over 25 years of experience. He joined Reliance Entertainment in 2007 as CFO, and thereafter took on a larger role as Chief Operating Officer (COO), developing operational and financial experience across films & TV production and distribution, digital content, gaming, etc, the company said in a statement.

Sarkar has played a pivotal role in establishing and managing the company’s industry- acknowledged joint venture business model with leading creative filmmakers, including Rohit Shetty, Imtiaz Ali, Neeraj Pandey, S. Shashikant, Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, and Madhu Mantena, amongst others. In addition, he has led the company’s plans to address the growing demand for television, digital and animation content, delivering world-class originals to GEC and OTT platforms. 

In 2018, Sarkar led the highly successful process on behalf of Reliance Entertainment for listing its UK-based gaming company, Codemasters, on the London Stock Exchange.

Talking about Sarkar’s elevation, Amitabh Jhunjhunwala, Vice-Chairman, Reliance Entertainment, said, “Shibasish has been the backbone of our leadership team for over a decade, and has demonstrated excellent organisational capabilities in establishing and scaling up new business operations. We are confident he will lead the company to new heights in the exciting entertainment landscape of the future.”

Sarkar, meanwhile, said, “I am deeply honoured with the trust and confidence reposed in me, and I take this opportunity to thank my extraordinary team, and all partners and associates who have helped build a robust organisation. Our goal will continually be to bring entertainment and joy to global audiences across multiple platforms, thereby building great value for all stakeholders.”

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