Amba Preetham Parigi
Mr. Amba Preetham Parigi has been Advisor to Chairman for Network18 Media & Investments Limited since October 1, 2015 and served as its Group Chief Executive Officer from January 29, 2015 to September 30, 2015. Mr. Parigi serves as Group Chief Executive officer at TV18 Broadcast Limited. He has been Chief Executive Officer of Television Eighteen India Ltd. since January 2015. He serves as an Advisor of New Enterprise Associates (India) Pvt. Ltd. for its Indian Operations. He serves as the Chief Executive Officer of TIML Golden Square Ltd. Mr. Parigi is a Co-Founder of COAI. He serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Times Infotainment Media Ltd., which is also a subsidiary of BCCL and one of Entertainment Network Promoters. Mr. Parigi served as the Group Chief Executive Officer of India operations at Eros International Plc since August 13, 2009. Mr. Parigi served as the Managing Director of Entertainment Network (India) Ltd until and its Chief Executive Officer until August 2, 2007.
He served as Senior Advisor and Consultant of Accel Transmatic Ltd. since November 10, 2010. He served as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at ENIL/Radio Mirchi.He led and managed the businesses and brands like 360 Degrees and Times OOH Media. He served senior positions in various industries, including telecom. Mr. Parigi joined the Times of India Group in 2000 and lead managed their foray into Radio, OOH (Out Of Home) media and event management. Mr. Parigi served as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Entertainment Network (India) Ltd. until August 2, 2007 and September 30, 2009 respectively. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of BPL Mobile Communications, Mumbai. Mr. Parigi served as Vice Chairman of Entertainment Network (India) Ltd. He serves as Director of Times Innovative Media Private Limited and Alternate Brand Solutions (India) Limited. He serves as a Director of Bennett Coleman & Co. Limited and The Times of India.
He was awarded the 2007 IMM (Institute of Marketing & Management) Award for Excellence as Top CEO-2007 at the 34th World Marketing Congress. He was awarded the 2009 Rensselaer Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Severino Centre of the Lally School of Management, New York. Mr. Parigi holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi and he also holds a Bachelors degree in Economics and a Masters degree in Sociology from the Delhi School of Economics.