Airtel ex-CEO Sanjay Kapoor joins PVR

Bharti airtel’s former CEO Sanjay Kapoor has joined the board of PVR Cinemas. He had quit from Bharti airtel, India’s largest telecom operator, in 2012. He joined the PVR Cinemas as director of the board and the position is effective from 31st January 2014.

On accepting the new responsibility, Sanjay Kapoor said, “I am very excited to contribute to the largest multiplex chain in India. PVR is the most respected name in the film exhibition industry and I look forward to sharing my experiences and contributing to the growth of the leading multiplex chain in India.”

After quitting from Airtel he had joined Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. as board member.

“We are pleased to welcome Sanjay to our board of directors”, said Ajay Bijli, chairman and managing director, PVR. “His brand expertise, experience in building large service businesses, digital penchant  and consumer insights will be invaluable as we continue to expand our business of exhibiting quality cinema in the country. Our board is looking forward to the perspective Sanjay will provide to our strategy and operations as we continue to focus to give the best to our audience.”

Sanjay’s leadership extended well beyond the confines of Airtel and he elevated himself as an industry spokesperson globally. For more than 13 years he has played an active role in various industry forums like CII, COAI and NASSCOM. He has been a board & executive committee member of GSMA and board member of Indus Towers. Presently, Sanjay is a board member of Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

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