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K Madhavan Elected As Chair Of M&E Committee

He has taken over the role from Sudhanshu Vats, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Essel Propack Limited.

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Star & Disney India Managing Director K Madhavan has been appointed as the Chair of National Committee on Media & Entertainment for the year 2020-21.

He has taken over the role from Sudhanshu Vats, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Essel Propack Limited.

CII is in the process of forming the CII National Council for 2020-21.

Madhavan oversees Star & Disney India’s television business spanning across entertainment, sports and regional channels and the studios business in India. He is responsible for driving the growth of the business, focussing on innovation and creating compelling content for consumers.

Madhavan was appointed as the new Country Manager of Disney and Star India in December 2019. He joined Star India in 2009 as its South Head. Under his leadership, the company has built a thriving regional entertainment portfolio. He has been the driving force behind Asianet’s growth as the undisputed leader in Malayalam with more than 50 per cent of market share.

Madhavan’s vision for the regional language network has led the company to set benchmarks in quality programming in South India, which is now being replicated throughout India. The channel is now present in over 100 countries.  In the highly competitive Telugu Language market, Madhavan’s strategy has taken Star MAA to a leadership position in a short span of time.

Prior to his media career, Madhavan was in the banking and corporate finance sector. In 1999, he joined Asianet Communications Ltd. as Director and took charge of the company as the MD and CEO in 2000. He is Director and Vice President of Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF),

He is a post graduate in Commerce from Calicut University and Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB).


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