Vynsley Fernandes appointed as CEO of IndusInd Media & Communications Limited
The Board of Directors of HVL on August 13, 2018 have noted that Board of Directors of IndusInd Media & Communications Limited (“IMCL”), a subsidiary of HVL has:
a) Appointed Mr. Vynsley Fernandes as Chief Executive Officer of IMCL w.e.f August 01, 2018;
b) Appointed Mr. Amar Chintopanth, Chief Financial Officer of IMCL, as Executive Director on the Board of Directors of IMCL w.e.f. August 01, 2018;
c) Accepted the resignation of Mr. Ashok Mansukhani as Managing Director of IMCL w.e.f August 01, 2018; and
d) Elevated Mr. Ashok Mansukhani as Non-Executive Vice Chairman of IMCL w.e.f. August 01, 2018.
Mr. Vynsley Fernandes is a veteran media executive with over 25 years of experience in delivering and managing assignments globally including DTH & HITS platforms, digital cable networks, and news & entertainment channels.
Mr. Fernandes was the Executive Director at Castle Media Private Limited, a leading technology, Media & Entertainment consulting-to-delivery firm which he co-founded in 2010. At Castle Media, Mr. Fernandes led the consulting practice, focusing on pay television platforms across the SAARC, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to Castle Media, Mr. Fernandes had managed high profile assignments globally - for leading blue-chip media organizations including 21st Century Fox (then News Corporation) and TATA SKY. As Principal Consultant at TATA SKY, Mr. Fernandes was part of the core team responsible for rolling out the premier DTH service across India whilst at STAR News (now ABP News Network) - he was one of the persons responsible for setting up and managing the operations of the network. He also spent a decade at STAR India managing key technology and operations portfolios. Prior to STAR, Mr. Fernandes worked in various content and production roles at leading television stations and production houses.
With an academic background in Mass Communications and Media, Mr. Fernandes is considered a thought leader in the Media & Entertainment space and represents the industry at various forums globally.