Multi Screen Media (MSM) has named Man Jit Singh as its chief executive officer, effective from September 7. Singh was made the interim CEO of MSM following the exit of Kunal Dasgupta from the company in February this year.
Singh will oversee the SPT (Sony Pictures Television) bouquet of channels in India, including Sony Entertainment Television (SET), SET Max, SAB and PIX.
Andy Kaplan, president, SPT, made the announcement. In an official communiqué, Kaplan says, "As interim CEO, Man Jit has provided leadership and stability. After MSM's successes with the Indian Premier League and its new programming initiatives, we feel it's appropriate to continue the consistency in management that Man Jit has provided and are confident in his ability to expand the channel's businesses in India."
Talking about his new role, Singh says, "We have a brilliant, dedicated and creative team at Multi Screen Media and I'm thrilled to be able to continue the work that I've started. NP Singh (chief operating officer, MSM) is my partner in managing our businesses and together, we will work as hard as we can to elevate our channels to leadership positions in India."
Earlier, Singh was the chairperson of the board of directors of MSM, which he had joined from Diogenes Capital, LLC, a private equity fund in California.
Singh started his career at Nestle India has been associated with several companies specialising in management recruitment and temporary staffing, including Futurestep Inc., Korn/Ferry International's online subsidiary and Talent Tree Staffing Services. He was also the chairperson and CEO of Compete Inc., Boston, a predictive analytics service using online consumer behaviour data to predict offline sales.
He also held senior positions at Sibson & Co., LLP in Los Angeles; The Cast Group AG in Switzerland and Los Angeles; and Cresap in Los Angeles.
Singh holds a graduate degree from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA; He is also an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and St. Stephen's College, Delhi.