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Kushal Sanghvi quits Reliance; To Turn Entrepreneur

The most recent role he held at the company was business head, Reliance Entertainment and Digital and founder and CEO, World Wide Open.

Kushal Sanghvi has stepped down as business head, Reliance Entertainment and Digital (a part of Reliance ADAG) and founder and CEO, World Wide Open, the full-service agency of Reliance ADAG. He is likely to turn entrepreneur.

Kushal Sanghvi quits Reliance; To Turn Entrepreneur

Confirming the development, Sanghvi says, "Reliance was a great journey. I was leading all digital initiatives for the company and had also set up the digital and new media advertising agency World Wide Open. It has been almost 21 years in the industry, and I think, it is time to move on."

When asked what his new venture would be, Sanghvi says, "At this juncture, I can't reveal what I am going to do, but I am going to be on my own."

Sanghvi joined Reliance Entertainment and Digital in March 2014, to set up the Group's digital and new media advertising agency World Wide Open. He quit Span Digital as chief executive officer in December 2013. Span Digital is the specialised digital arm of the Delhi-based Span Communications, where Sanghvi's role was to oversee the launch of Span Communications into the digital space in a big way.

Sanghvi was earlier managing director of Spiider Digital Hub (formerly, Concept Digital), which he joined in May, 2011. Before that, Sanghvi had worked with the mobile technology and marketing firm StratosHear Technologies as executive director, business development, media and alliances, for a short span of about a year.

Before StratosHear Technologies, Sanghvi had worked with Media Contacts, the digital arm of Havas Media, in India. At Media Contacts, he was responsible for business development and the overall growth of the digital agency in the country.

Sanghvi, who has more than 21 years of experience in the media space, has essayed roles in print, digital, television, and OOH. He was also involved in growing the wireless and telephony revenue with the pioneer show Indian Idol.

One of the founder members of Rediff.com, Sanghvi has also worked with companies such as The Times of India Group and Fremantle Worldwide. He holds a post-graduate degree in Business Administration from the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies.