Promoter and Former Chairman
Mr. Gautam Adhikari (September 23, 1950 – October 27, 2017) was former Chairman of TV Vision Limited. He along with Mr. Markand Adhikari co-founded Sri Adhikari Brothers Group, a leading Indian M&E conglomerate with interests in Broadcast, films, content production and publishing. Mr. Gautam Adhikari has to his credit many films and serials that he has directed in his illustrious career. He was known as one of the pioneers of Indian Television & Media Industry and has won Limca Books of Records in 1999 for 'directing maximum episodes’. The Group has grown manifold under the guidance of Mr. Gautam Adhikari, whose valuable contribution, guidance, led the company to the path of growth.
Mr. MarkandAdhikari is among the pioneers in the Indian broadcast landscape and is credited with introducing sponsorship based programming. Under his inspired leadership the group became the 1st publicly listed television production company in the country. His strategy has guided the SAB Group to become a leading player in the Indian M&E space. His foresight for the post C&S era led to the group’s successful entry into broadcast with path breaking ventures like SAB TV, Janmat, Mee Marathi &Mastiii. He also shaped the group’s foray into regional Hindi GEC space with focused channels like Dabangg, Dhamaal and Dillagi.
Mr. M Soundara Pandian aged 58 years, is a Non-Executive Independent Director of our Company and a Graduate in ‘Business Management’ from Madurai Kamaraj University and has also obtained professional qualifications such as “Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Banking & Finance”, Mumbai, “Certified in ‘IT Security’ and ‘Customer Service & Banking Codes and Standards’ by IIBF”. He is a Banking Professional having 31 years of Banking Experience and has served in various capacities including ‘Head’ of Bank Branches. He is having a flair for ‘Corporate Governance’. The banking experience of Mr. M Soundara Pandian will enliven the Group’s exposure to the entire gamut of ‘Financial Activities’.
Dr. Ganesh P. Raut aged 60 years, is a Non-Executive Independent Director of our Company and a Mechanical Engineer (1984) from B.I.T., Sindri. He has vast experience of 33 years in engineering, operation, maintenance, construction, commissioning, quality assurance and management. He possesses the unique skill set & qualifications of Science, Engineering, Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Operation Management) and Ph.D (Business Administration). His Doctoral Thesis titled, "Corporate Governance Practices: A Comparative Study between India & UK” provides comparative insight into corporate governance practices across different dimensions, countries, time period & nature of companies. Dr. Ganesh P. Raut’s doctoral works on Corporate Governance analyzes difference in the corporate structure, functioning bodies, roles of Independent Directors & various officials, performance evaluation, accountability etc., which shall be beneficial to the Company.
Mr. Umakanth Bhyravajoshyulu aged 66 years, is a Non-Executive Independent Director of our Company and a Science Graduate from Government College, Ananthapuram and also obtained Professional Qualifications such as MA (Economics), MBA (Finance), CAIIB & PGDIRPM. He has worked with Syndicate Bank as the Senior Management Grade-V - Assistant General Manager. He has more than three decades of experience in banking sector. Mr. Umakanth Bhyravajoshyulu is expert in charting out the Group’s financial growth strategy.