Digvijay Singh becomes CEO of Nimbus Communications

By , agencyfaqs!, Mumbai | In Media Publishing | January 30, 2008
Singh was earlier chief executive of the wholly owned subsidiary, Nimbus Sport International, which is based in Singapore

Nimbus & #BANNER1 & # Communications, the media, sports and entertainment company, has appointed K Digvijay Singh CEO with immediate effect. Prior to the appointment, Digvijay Singh was chief executive of its wholly owned subsidiary, Nimbus Sport International, based in Singapore.

Singh's mandate entails overseeing all the business verticals of the group, including sports, entertainment, new media, home video and related activities. Akash Khurana will continue as managing director and oversee the mentoring of human resource talent, evolution of best practices, corporate governance and guide the strategic think tank and the board of directors on emerging opportunities and corporate direction.

Harish Thawani, chairman, Nimbus Communications, says, "With Digvijay's leadership, our sports business has grown to be one of the premier sports agencies worldwide. Given his amazing multi-sector experience and track record across media, he was the obvious choice to lead the group across its spectrum of activities."

The board of Nimbus Communications Ltd believes that global Indian executives are best positioned to lead Indian companies with international operations, exploiting growth opportunities in the home market as well as serving culturally similar countries across the world.

Singh says, "I am delighted to be back home and in the midst of the phenomenally talented management at Nimbus at a point in history when India makes the adrenaline flow and the media and entertainment sector is throwing up massive growth opportunities."

Singh, an economics (honours) graduate from St Stephen's College, Delhi University, and a business management postgraduate from XLRI, Jamshedpur, has 29 years' experience. He started his career with Unilever. Singh has been a member of the top management team at Nimbus since 2002. He has spent 16 years (1992-2008) as president, CEO, group CEO and director in TV, print and new media firms.

During 1992-97, Singh was part of the startup team that launched Zee TV and drove growth internationally across India, the UK, Africa and the US - as executive president of Zee Telefilms (1992-95), as chief executive officer of Zee TV International and as managing director of Zee UK/Europe (1996-97). As group CEO of the Indian Express Group of Newspapers (1998-2000), and subsequently as CEO of Internet Company of India Ltd (2000-01), he was involved with publishing and new media.