Authentic leadership is about winning the trust of people and making them believe in your purpose. It’s about shaping future leaders and not merely creating followers.
Saurav has over 20 years of experience in Media and Entertainment and Financial Consultancy. He has been in the leadership team of NDTV since 2006 first as CFO and later as Co-CEO of the NDTV Group. He has been a part of the core team that spearheaded NDTV’s growth as an industry leader and as the most respected media company in the country.
At NDTV, he was a part of the initial team that worked on NDTV’s diversification of business into entertainment, digital and e-commerce ventures, which involved raising funds and working closely with all stakeholders, the promoters, shareholders, and investors. Saurav also served as a board member in these ventures.
In his 16 years stint in NDTV, Saurav was responsible for handling multiple critical projects, including, but not limited to, business transformation, raising capital and spearheading M&A deals. Saurav had worked on a significant transition of the organization from being a television production company to becoming a broadcaster and in launching the first-ever Initial Public Offering (IPO) of NDTV in 2004.
Saurav is adept at providing leadership in matters pertaining to mergers & acquisitions, managing distressed assets, change management, stakeholder engagement and business strategy. He has vast experience in setting up new ventures, realigning operations, raising seed funding, equity and debt financing, financial restructuring, financial analysis and mitigating risks.
Saurav is a Chartered Accountant with training from PwC in their Global Capital Market Group. He did the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
Saurav is an avid reader and loves to travel. He likes to write in publications, speak at seminars and has been a jury member for various business leadership awards. He is also on the board of Welham Boys School in Dehradun.