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Videocon d2h Ltd (VDTH.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Saurabh Dhoot

30 2007 Executive Chairman of the Board

Anil Khera

55 Chief Executive Officer

Rohit Jain

39 Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Avanti Kanthaliya

43 Chief Financial Officer

Himanshu Patil

50 Chief Operating Officer

Siddharth Kabra

37 Vice President - Sales

Radhika Dhoot

31 2015 Non-Executive Director

Jeffrey Sagansky

65 Non-executive Non-independent Proposed Director

Harry Sloan

65 Non-executive Non-independent Proposed Director

Nabankur Gupta

67 2012 Independent Director

Pradeep Rathi

62 2012 Independent Director

Karunchandra Srivastava

71 2012 Independent Director

Shivratan Taparia

71 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Saurabh Dhoot

Mr. Saurabh Pradipkumar Dhoot is Executive Chairman of the Board of the company. He has served on the board of directors of Videocon d2h since January 31, 2007 and was appointed as an Executive Director on October 5, 2012 for a term of five years. Mr. Dhoot is also a director of two major shareholders of our Company, Synergy Appliances Private Limited and Solitaire Appliances Private Limited. He has more than eight years of experience in the field of mergers and acquisitions, finance, investor relations and corporate communications. Mr. Dhoot holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Imperial College in the United Kingdom.

Anil Khera

Mr. Anil Khera is Chief Executive Officer of the company. He started his career with the Videocon Group in 1985 and joined Videocon d2h as the Chief Executive Officer on July 1, 2008. Mr. Khera is currently responsible for the overall supervision of the operations of Videocon d2h. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce and master’s degree in business administration marketing) from the University of Mumbai, India.

Rohit Jain

Mr. Rohit Jain is Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the company. Mr. Jain is a qualified chartered accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has 20 years of experience in the field of consulting, finance and business management and has worked at Price Waterhouse Coopers and Hewitt Associate (India) Private Limited. Mr. Jain joined Videocon d2h on June 1, 2010, and his present role is to conceptualize and implement the overall business and financial strategy of Videocon d2h. Mr. Jain is also responsible for the supervision of our human resources and other corporate functions. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Delhi University.

Avanti Kanthaliya

Mr. Avanti Kumar Kanthaliya is Chief Financial Officer of the company, He is also a qualified cost and works accountant from the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. Mr. Kanthaliya has also completed a four month full-timer residential management education programme at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has over 20 years of experience in the field of finance and accounts management. Mr. Kanthaliya has been with the Videocon Group since 1996 and joined Videocon d2h on July 1, 2008. He currently heads the finance department of Videocon d2h and is responsible for developing and deploying our corporate financial policy in line with our strategy. Mr. Kanthaliya holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in commerce from the Mohanlal Sukhadia University.

Himanshu Patil

Mr. Himanshu Patil is Chief Operating Officer of the company, He has over 26 years of experience in the field of marketing, operations and technology and has been associated with organizations such as Onida, Adina Electronics and Videocon Industries Limited in the past. Mr. Patil joined Videocon d2h on February 1, 2009 from Videocon Industries Limited, and his present role is to conceptualize and implement the overall operational and technology strategy of Videocon d2h. Mr. Patil holds a master’s degree in management studies from the University of Bombay.

Siddharth Kabra

Mr. Siddharth Kabra is Vice President - Sales of the company. Mr. Kabra has over 14 years of experience in Sales and Marketing. He has been employed by the Videocon Group since 2000 (at Videocon Industries Limited and Techno Kart India Limited (formerly Next Retail India Limited)), and he joined Videocon d2h on July 3, 2009 and currently supervises the sales department. Mr. Kara’s role entails establishing the sales operations strategy of Videocon d2h. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Cardiff Business School, University of Wales, Wales.

Radhika Dhoot

Ms. Radhika Saurabh Dhoot is Non-Executive Director of the company, Since March 31, 2015. She has a honors degree in Economics from the University of Nottingham, UK. She is married to Mr. Saurabh Dhoot and has been leading the renewable energy division of Videocon Group since early 2011.

Jeffrey Sagansky

Mr. Jeffrey F. Sagansky is Non-executive Non-independent Proposed Director of the company. He has served as president from April 2013 to March 2015 of Silver Eagle Acquisition Corp., a blank check company which completed a business combination with Videocon d2h Limited in March 2015. He is a proposed director of Videocon d2h. Mr. Sagansky served as president from February 2011 to January 2013 of Global Eagle Acquisition Corp., and he is a director of GEE. Mr. Sagansky has served as Chairman of Hemisphere Film Capital, a private motion picture and television finance company, since 2008. From February 2009 to April 2011, he served as non-executive Chairman of RHI Entertainment, Inc., which develops, produces and distributes original made for television movies and miniseries. From December 2002 to August 2003, he was Vice Chairman of Paxson Communications Corporation, a television network and stations group. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Sagansky served as Chief Executive Officer of Paxson Communications Corporation. Prior to joining Paxson Communications Corporation, Mr. Sagansky was Co-President of Sony Pictures Entertainment, or SPE, a motion picture, television, and home entertainment production and distribution company which is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, or SCA, from 1996 to 1998 where he was responsible for SPE’s strategic planning and worldwide television operations. Prior to his position with SPE, Mr. Sagansky served as executive vice president of SCA, which he joined in 1994. Prior to joining SCA, Mr. Sagansky was President of CBS Entertainment, a television network, from 1990 to 1994. Mr. Sagansky previously served as president of production and then president of TriStar Pictures, a motion picture and television production and distribution company, from 1985 to 1989. He is currently a director of Starz and Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc., two publicly traded media companies.

Harry Sloan

Mr. Harry Evans Sloan is  Non-executive Non-independent Proposed Director of the company. Chairman and chief executive officer from April 2013 to March 2015 of Silver Eagle Acquisition Corp., a blank check company which completed a business combination with Videocon d2h Limited in March 2015. He is a proposed director of Videocon d2h. Mr. Sloan served as chairman and chief executive officer from February 2011 to January 2013 of Global Eagle Acquisition Corp., a blank check company which completed a business combination in which it purchased Row 44, Inc., or Row 44, and 86% of the shares of Advanced Inflight Alliance AG, or ARIA, in January 2013, and he remains a director of the combined company, Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (“GEE”). From October 2005 to August 2009, Mr. Sloan served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., or MGM, a motion picture, television, home entertainment, and theatrical production and distribution company, and thereafter continued as non-executive chairman until December 2010. From 1990 to 2001, Mr. Sloan was Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SBS Broadcasting, S.A., or SBS, a European broadcasting group, operating commercial television, premium pay channels, radio stations and related print businesses in Western and Central and Eastern Europe, which he founded in 1990 and continued as Executive Chairman until 2005. In 1999, SBS became the largest shareholder of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., or Lions Gate, an independent motion picture and television production company. Mr. Sloan served as chairman of the board of Lions Gate from April 2004 to March 2005. From 1983 to 1989, Mr. Sloan was a Co-chairman of New World Entertainment Ltd., an independent motion picture and television production company. Mr. Sloan was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1987 to the President’s Advisory Council on Trade and Policy Negotiations (ACTPN).

Nabankur Gupta

Shri. Nabankur Gupta is Independent Director of the company. since October 11, 2012. He was appointed as an Independent Director with effect from September 30, 2014 for a term of five years according to the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013. He has over three decades of experience in project management, marketing, sales, general management and business strategy. He was the first Indian to be recognized by the Advertising Age International, New York, in 1995 with the title of “Marketing Superstar”. Currently, he is the Co-founder and Chairman of Blue Ocean Capital and Advisory Services Private Limited and the founder Chief Executive Officer of Nobby Brand Architects & Strategic Marketing Consultants. Mr. Gupta holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India.

Pradeep Rathi

Shri. Pradeep Ramwilas Rathi is Independent Director of the company. since October 11, 2012. He was appointed as an Independent Director with effect from September 30, 2014 for a term of five years in terms of the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013. He has more than 34 years of experience in the field of finance and business. Mr. Rathi is the Managing Director of Sudarshan Chemical Industries Limited. He holds a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Columbia University.

Karunchandra Srivastava

Mr. Karunchandra A. Srivastava is Independent Director of the company. since October 18, 2012. He was appointed as an Independent Director with effect from September 30, 2014 for a term of five years. He is a senior retired civil servant of the Indian Administrative Services and has 38 years of experience in the field of governance and administration. Mr. Srivastava has held important positions with the Government of Maharashtra and the Government of India, including the Municipal Commissioner, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai; Chairman, Second Maharashtra Finance Commission, Government of Maharashtra, Administrative Staff College Campus, Mumbai; Additional Chief Secretary (Home Department), Government of Maharashtra, Mantralaya, Mumbai; Metropolitan Commissioner, Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority, Mumbai; and Joint Development Commissioner, Small Scale Industries, Ministry of Industries, Government of India. Mr. Srivastava holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in arts from the University of Lucknow, India and a diploma in system management and development administration.

Shivratan Taparia

Shri. Shivratan Jeetmal Taparia is Independent Director of the company. since October 11, 2012. He was appointed as an Independent Director with effect from September 30, 2014 for a term of five years in terms of the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013. He has more than 37 years of experience in the field of project management, production, finance, marketing and planning. Mr. Taparia also sits on the board of directors of The Supreme Industries Limited, one of the suppliers of some accessories for multi-dwelling units to our Company. Transaction amounts between our Company and The Supreme Industries Limited were Rs.2.62 million, Rs.0.50 million, Rs.0.58 million for fiscal years 2013, 2014 and 2015, respectively. Mr. Taparia holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pune, India.