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Punit Goenka Is New IBF President

The Indian Broadcasting Foundation holds its 17th annual general meeting; Rajat Sharma, N.P. Singh, Sudhanshu Vats, K. Madhavan elected as vice-presidents

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Punit Goenka, managing director and CEO, Zee Entertainment Enterprises, has been elected as the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) president.

The 17th annual general meeting of the IBF was held in New Delhi on Friday.

The IBF Board of Directors also elected Rajat Sharma (Chairman, India TV), N.P. Singh (CEO, Sony Pictures Network), Sudhanshu Vats (Group CEO, Viacom 18), K. Madhavan (Managing Director, Asianet Communications) as Vice-Presidents.

K.V.L. Narayan Rao (Executive Vice-Chairperson, NDTV) will become the Treasurer of the Foundation for a period of one year.

"I am delighted to lead the Indian broadcasting sector at a time when there is a lot of churning and India is being looked upon as global destination for investments. In the ensuing and continuing efforts of making India as a broadcasting superpower, I wish to work in a most collaborative manner with the Government, Industry and other stakeholders for realization of the sector's value chain to the optimum," Goenka said.

Outgoing IBF President Uday Shankar said, "I cannot think of a more suitable person than my dear friend, Punit Goenka to handover the leadership of IBF. Over the years, Punit has eminently helped me in navigating IBF through these volatile times. He is also the primary architect of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC). His intelligence, dynamism and maturity will be great assets for IBF and the Indian media."