Governing Board

Governing Board

Dr. Subhash Chandra

Chairman

Chairman of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEE) and promoter of the Essel Group of Companies is among the leading lights of the Indian industry. A self-made man, Dr. Chandra has consistently demonstrated his ability to identify new businesses and lead them on the path to success. Dr. Chandra who is referred to as the Media Moghul of India, revolutionized the television industry by launching the country’s first satellite Hindi channel Zee TV in 1992 and later the first private news channel, Zee News. The ZEE Network today has over 670+ million viewers in 169 countries.

Shri Jawahar Goel

Member

Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Dish TV and has been actively involved in the creation and expansion of the Essel Group of Industries. He has been a pioneer in the Direct To Home (DTH) services in India and instrumental in establishing Dish TV as a prominent brand with India's most modern and advanced technological infrastructure.

Shri Ashok Goel

Member

Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Essel Propack. He has been instrumental in establishing Essel Propack as a global player in laminated tubes. Today, Essel Propack is ranked no. 1 in laminated tubes in the world.

Ms. Vijayalakshmi Das

Member

Managing Director and Promoter Director of Ananya Finance for Inclusive Growth (P) Limited. She is the Chief Executive of FWWB, India. She currently is a member of the Board of Access Development Services, Indian School of Microfinance for Women (ISMW)- a school started in partnership with Citigroup and Various MFIs .She is also board member of Invest India Micro Pension Services Pvt. Ltd. - Pension and Insurance Products Company for low income workers.

Mr Mukund Galgali

Member

Executive Vice President - Finance & Corporate Services, Essel Corporate Resources Private Limited. As an EVP at Essel group, involves providing evaluation of accounting policies, process reviews at group level, supporting various entities in financial reporting, managing the statutory and internal audit relationships, Audit Committee presentations, providing support in Corporate restructuring and carrying out specific projects regularly. Actively involved in projects with Group synergies.

Mr Vikas Somani

Member

Deputy Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Essel Corporate Resources Private Limited.Extensive experience in varied sectors such as Media/Entertainment, Oil & Gas, Telecommunications. Involved in Corporate Strategy & Finance including Fund Raising (Domestic and International), Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Planning and Restructuring.

Mr Hitesh Vakil

Member

Chief Executive Officer - Service Excellence Centre, Zee Entertainment Enterprise Ltd. Responsible for providing Shared Service ( across functions) to all business entities in the Areas of F & A, HR & Admin, procurement and IT Infrastructure with best in class systems and processes enabling business heads to focus and pursue their future growth plans.

Professor Md. Irfan Khan

Member Secretary

Director, TALEEM Research Foundation and Chancellor Himgiri ZEE University, Dehradun. Served the Foundation as Associate Director, Head- Research and Finance Controller and contributed extensively in Foundation’s growth since 1998. Professor Khan is one of the nation’s leading demographer known for his contribution in national demographic studies like NFHS, RCH, DLHS and GATS-India executed under the aegis of Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.