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Punit Goenka re-elected IBF prez

MUMBAI: Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) managing director and CEO Punit Goenka has been re-elected as the president of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) for a second consecutive term. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Friday in Delhi, followed by a board meeting.

The IBF board also re-elected Sony Pictures Networks India CEO NP Singh, Viacom18 Group CEO Sudhanshu Vats, India TV chairman Rajat Sharma and Star India MD – South K Madhavan for another term.

India Today Group chairman Aroon Purie was elected as the treasurer of IBF and Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Vempati as the director on the board.

IBF president Punit Goenka said, “I am elated to lead the Industry body for the second consecutive year. It places a huge responsibility on my shoulders to steer the sector through challenges and complexities. I look forward to the support of each and everyone in the fraternity to collaborate with the government and other regulatory bodies to provide an enabling environment to conduct our businesses in a transparent and goal centric manner linking it inextricably to the India’s media and entertainment sector growth story.”

The IBF was set up in September 1999 to promote and represent the interests of television broadcasters in India. It has more than 450 broadcasters as members. These channels account for over 90% of TV viewership and revenue.