OML Elevates Gunjan Arya As CEO, Dhruv Sheth As COO
In her new role as CEO, Gunjan will take on the overall responsibility of running and leading OML, devising and executing the growth strategy for the company
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OML announced the appointment of Gunjan Arya as its Chief Executive Officer, Dhruv Sheth as the Chief Operating Officer and Saurabh Abbi as the Chief Business Officer (New Initiatives and International Business).
The newly elevated leadership team — all Managing Partners at OML prior to these appointments — will take on their new roles with immediate effect, leading OML into its next phase of growth and expansion. Ajay Nair will continue in his role as Managing Director of the company, focusing on new opportunities for the company.
In her new role as CEO, Gunjan will take on the overall responsibility of running and leading OML, devising and executing the growth strategy for the company with support from Dhruv Sheth and Saurabh Abbi in their new roles as COO and CBO respectively.
The live events, brand solutions, global creator network teams and HR will continue reporting to her directly. In the business of building brands since the age of 16, Gunjan has formerly worked with a number of global and Indian ad agencies including, Arnold Worldwide in Boston and chlorophyll in India.
As COO, Dhruv will continue to oversee the content division at OML as well as supervise the finance and legal functions. Additionally, Dhruv will lead the integrated creator and artist management team, while bringing organizational efficiencies across businesses at OML. Dhruv joined the company in 2012, as a production intern for the David Guetta concerts, and has steadily risen through the ranks. He has an instinctive sense of picking up talent and has expanded the artist management roster at OML to 75 artists from 17 artists seven years ago. Amongst the shows Dhruv has produced at OML are ‘Comicstaan’, ‘One Mic Stand’, ‘Pushpavalli’, ‘Laakhon Main Ek’ and ‘Chacha Vidhayak Hai Humare’. Having already produced over 200 hours of content for multiple digital platforms in the last couple of years, Dhruv has an interesting line-up of content-led shows coming up next year.
Saurabh, in his new role as CBO (New Initiatives and International Business), will be responsible for developing and launching new business verticals as well as international businesses at OML. His tenure with OML has kept him deeply connected with its legacy arm of Artist Management and he will continue to lead international touring for artists. Saurabh has shaped a unique career path over the last 17 years. Traversing through varied roles that range from leadership in people practices to envisioning and setting up operations for successful businesses, Saurabh’s extensive repertoire of work before he joined OML in 2012 includes stints in companies such as Global Vantedge and WNS among others. Saurabh's expertise in people management and the intricacies of leading businesses has helped him ensure the popularity of OML-represented artists in India and across the globe.