Uday Shankar appointed Senior Vice President of FICCI

Sanjiv Mehta, HUL Chairman and MD, named Vice President; Sangita Reddy, MD – Apollo Hospitals Group, elected as President of FICCI

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Dec 24, 2019 9:35 AM

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The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has announced the appointment of Uday Shankar, APAC President and Chairman – The Walt Disney Company. He is also the chairman of the FICCI Media and Entertainment Committee. Shankar served as the chairman and CEO of 21st Century Fox for Asia before his association with Walt Disney.

Shankar, who joined FICCI as vice president in December 2018, helped transform the media and broadcast industry. He has also led many initiatives, including self-regulation and digitisation, which reformed the industry.

Shankar, who is a journalist himself, was also at the forefront of many initiatives in the television news sector. He was the CEO of Star News, the first 24-hour news channel in India. He was also instrumental in launching Aaj Tak and Headlines Today.

Apart from Shankar’s appointment, FICCI has also named Sangita Reddy, managing director of Apollo Hospitals Group as president, and Sanjiv Mehta, HUL chairman and MD as vice president.

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