Amba Preetham Parigi has been appointed as the Group CEO at Network18.
Parigi has over 40 years of experience spanning infrastructure, telecommunication, media and entertainment. He is an alumnus of the Delhi School of Economics, and holds an MBA, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi.
He served as Managing Director & CEO of ENIL, which runs Radio Mirchi among other business. Under Parigi۪s leadership, brand Radio Mirchi emerged as India۪s largest private FM radio network, with a daily listenership of well over 25 million.
Currently, Parigi serves an Independent Director, Times Global Broadcasting Ltd (Times Now) and Zoom Entertainment Network Ltd, both owned by Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. (BCCL).
Besides being a Director of Times Infotainment Media Ltd, Parigi was Executive Vice-chairman of Times Innovative Media Ltd (Times Out Of Home) which owns the largest out-of-home properties in India. In addition to his responsibilities at TOI, Parigi also oversaw the group۪s businesses in the internet space, specifically related to Times Internet Ltd and Times Business Solutions Ltd.
Prior to joining the Times Group he was Chief Executive Officer of BPL Mobile Communications, Mumbai, a joint venture of BPL with France Telecom.
Parigi has built a raft of customer-facing brands, technologies, businesses and management teams. His wisdom and leadership is sure to take N18 to the next level, said Adil Zainulbhai, Chairman, Network 18.
I look forward to mentor and lead what is perhaps the most talented group of professionals in the Indian media landscape. N18 is fortunate to have the world۪s leading media brands as partners and I am keen to enhance each of these valuable relationships, said Parigi.