VFX Gaurav Banerjee named as CEO of SPNI

Gaurav Banerjee to join SPNI as CEO

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) has appointed Gaurav Banerjee as its new CEO, succeeding NP Singh. Singh, who has served as SPNI’s MD and CEO, recently announced his departure from the company, simultaneously also hinting at a succession plan.

Bannerjee has resigned from Disney+ Hotstar, where he managed content for Hindi entertainment. He also served as the business head for Star Bharat, overseeing Hindi and English movies, kids and infotainment, and regional channels in the eastern region. According to the Disney Star website, Banerjee played a pivotal role in shaping their diverse entertainment portfolio, covering multiple languages and overseeing original series and films. He managed all content for Hindi entertainment TV, including six of the top 10 shows on Star Plus. Additionally, he was responsible for iconic TV brands such as Star Gold, Star Jalsha, Star Bharat, and the National Geographic Channel. 

Banerjee has also served on the board of directors of the Indian Broadcasting & Digital Federation, the industry forum for media leaders in India, and on the core technical committee of BARC India, the organisation responsible for measuring television ratings in India. None of the concerned companies have officially released a statement about the appointment yet.