PVR appoints Sanjay Kapoor as director

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Marketing | February 04, 2014
With 28 years of experience, Kapoor has worked with Airtel and Xerox India. Currently, he is also a board member at BCCL.

PVR Cinemas has appointed Sanjay Kapoor as director on the board of PVR on January 31.

Sanjay Kapoor

Kapoor has more than 28 years of experience and has worked with companies such as Airtel and Xerox India. He has also played an active role in various industry forums like CII, COAI and NASSCOM for more than 13 years. He has been a board and executive committee member of GSMA, Indus Towers and is currently a board member at the BCCL Group.

Speaking on his new responsibility, Kapoor says, "I am very excited to contribute to the largest multiplex chain in India. PVR is the most respected name in the film exhibition industry and I look forward to sharing my experiences and contributing to the growth of the leading multiplex chain in India."

Ajay Bijli, chairman and managing director, PVR, says, "We are pleased to welcome Sanjay Kapoor to our board of directors. His brand expertise, experience in building large service businesses, digital penchant and consumer insights will be invaluable as we continue to expand our business of exhibiting quality cinema in the country. Our board is looking forward to the perspective he will provide to our strategy and operations as we continue to focus to give the best to our audience."

Kapoor is the erstwhile CEO of Airtel India and South Asia (till May, 2013) and has held several key leadership roles at the company. Before joining the Bharti Group, he worked with Xerox India as director, operations support.

Kapoor holds an MBA degree from Cranfield School of Management (UK) and is an alumnus of the Wharton Advanced Management Program. He earned his bachelor's degree in commerce from Delhi University.

PVR comprises of 408 screens in 95 cinemas spread across 39 cities in India. The company acquired the Cinemax properties in 2012 and currently serves 65 million patrons at pan India level.

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