Geetanjali Kirloskar to join Videocon d2h as an Independent Director
Dated: October 26, 2015
Videocon d2h announced that the shareholders of the Company approved the appointment of Geetanjali Kirloskar as an Independent Director, subject to the approval of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Geetanjali Kirloskar is a successful entrepreneur and the chairperson of Sakra World Hospital. She is also a Director in Kirloskar Systems Limited and chairs several committees of leading trade associations such as Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). Geetanjali Kirloskar has also been a successful and reputed advertising professional. She ran her own advertising agency – Pratibha Advertising until 1998, when she entered into a joint venture with Inter Public Group Worldwide (IPG Worldwide), one of the world's largest advertising agencies. She set up the first non-profit venture for cultural integration between two countries, India and Japan, called the India-Japan Initiative (IJI). Geetanjali Kirloskar is also an Honorary Consul for Finland at Bangalore.
"We are delighted to have Mrs. Geetanjali Kirloskar on our board," said Saurabh Dhoot, Executive Chairman, Videocon d2h. "She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the fields of advertising, branding and media. She is a multifaceted and multi-dimensional personality, her dynamism and creative pursuits across various industries are well known. I believe that the vast experience that she brings to the table will be of great value in terms of creative aspects for our brand."
Geetanjali Kirloskar said, "I am an avid user of Videocon d2h services and have tremendous respect for the company's ability to innovate and grow. I am delighted to join the Videocon d2h board and with my experience in advertising and branding, I look forward to contributing to its continued success."
A multi-faceted personality, she has also anchored the first reality show of its kind in India – Life's Like That for Times Now channel. She has acted in Girish Karnad's movie "Cheluvi" and "Samay". She is a keen sportswoman and her interests range from mountaineering, rafting, tennis to golf. She is active through the day, walking more than 12,000 steps per day. She has a regular yoga and fitness routine through the week. Geetanjali is an art collector, travels for historical sight-seeing and writes often for leading newspapers like Times of India, Economic Times and others. GVK, as she is fondly known, firmly believes in women empowerment, the power of youth in India and the development agenda of the present government.