Governing Board

Governing Board

Shri Jawahar Goel


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.

Mr. Umeshkumar Bansal


Senior Vice President, Commercial and Productions at Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited. He holds a degree in Engineering followed by MBA from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi. He has extensive experience across varied function including Banking, Relationship Management, Corporate Strategy, Commercials and Content Production. Involved in procurement and production of content for the network and management of production infrastructure.

Mr. C. S. Viswanathan


Consultant – Corporate Affairs, Zee Media Corporation Ltd.

Mr. Akash Shah


Editor – DNA

Mr Vikas Somani


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.

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.