Dr. Subramanya Kusnur Joins iTV Network as Senior Director
“SwachhShree” Dr Subramanya Kusnur, an Indian next generation social entrepreneur and the architect of Swachhagraha, a movement to create a culture of cleanliness in India, has joined iTV Network as Senior Director. His presence and support will inspire the network to further leverage its prominence in the Indian news space as it continues to create differentiated, c-suite relevant products that drive sustainable performance across the network’s businesses and geographic regions.
Dr. Subramanya Kusnur is known for his advocacy for water and sanitation and is also the Founder Chairman and CEO of Aquakraft Projects, an entity that creates actionable solutions to drive improvements in areas of sanitation, clean drinking water, health and hygiene across India. He has spearheaded a movement that has been able to successfully leverage innovation, advocacy and capacity building.
He has been recognised with several awards and recognition both in India and globally. Having garnered positive corporate participation for several projects he has been associated with in the past, Subramanya Kusnur’s presence will further amplify the network’s vision and efforts towards developing impactful media services and products.
Speaking on Dr.Subramanya Kusnur’s new role,Kartikeya Sharma, the founder and promoter of iTV Network said, "We are happy to have Dr. Subramanya Kusnur in the team as we set long-range goals and strategise ways to grow the business. We believe his insights will be instrumental in further developing the diverse perspective of our media services, leverage and integrate the capabilities of our network and accomplish complex, multiple-level objectives.”
Upbeat about his association with iTV, Subramanya Kusnur said, “The greatest thing about iTV is that it is built on strong fundamentals of innovation and has demonstrated the highest standards of journalism. It is my great privilege to be a part of the leadership team and contribute towards nation building & democratizing information far and wide.”
Dr.Subramanya, 47, is a Graduate in Science from the University of Mumbai and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Software and Applications. He started his career with CANFINA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canara Bank, a leading Indian Public Sector Bank and subsequently moved to the private sector in the area of Equity Broking, Debt Market Operations, Resource Mobilization and Structured finance. He then leveraged his experience in the BFSI segment to the IT arena where his experience spans from e-business strategies to Enterprise Banking Software, Enterprise Risk Management and Payment Systems. He was also involved in developing a comprehensive strategy for a nationwide project enabling financial inclusion of rural masses leveraging a Mobile Transaction Platform. He brings in rich experience of over 25 years in the BFSI, IT & Public Affairs spanning through both Public & Private Sector, domestically and internationally. He has travelled extensively across rural India and has a strong international exposure by virtue of having traveled across the Middle East, South East Asia, Africa and United States of America. He has held several leadership roles in the past including his position as the Managing Director and CEO of Riskraft Consulting, a provider of risk management services, and General Manager of C-SAM, a mobile wallets and payment solutions company that was later acquired by MasterCard.
He serves as the Chairman of US India SME Council, Co-chairman of the Youth Development and CSR Committee, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, (Government of India) & Member – Foreign Affairs of the Bihar Investment Promotion Committee dedicated to promoting the state of Bihar as an investment and business destination globally. He has been awarded with the prestigious title of the Goodwill Ambassador by the State of Maryland, USA and has won several national & international awards.