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We want to transform into an all-round media company: Punit Goenka

Interview with MD and CEO, Zee Entertainment

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Urvi Malvania  |  Mumbai 



We want to transform into an all-round media company: Punit Goenka

Murmurs about a corporate rejig within Zee Entertainment have grown stronger over the past few weeks. In conversation with Urvi Malvania, Punit Goenka, the company’s managing director and chief executive officer, sets the record straight on the new corporate structure and provides his take on next year’s IPL media rights bid. Edited excerpts:

What explains the spate of exits over the last four months at Zee Entertainment?

We have had some exits among the functional heads. But that is part and parcel of the business. At times, there is a mismatch in working styles of the organisation and people. We are working with Ernst & Young on right-sizing the organisation, keeping in mind the teeth-to-tail ratio and its structure. You will hear about some more changes on this in the coming quarters. There will be corporate roles and vertical head roles and the overlaps need to be defined clearly. We already have a CEO for live events and a new CEO for broadcast will join on October 1.

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First Published: Wed, August 24 2016. 00:30 IST

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