Ashok Kurien Non-Executive Director

Mr. Ashok Kurien (DIN-00034035), is one of the Founder-Promoter and Non- Executive Director on the Board of Dish TV India Limited. Mr. Kurien has been in the business of building brands for over 35 years, particularly in the fields of media and communications. An early bird, Ashok Kurien has the keen eye of driving start-ups in emerging businesses and guiding them to size and scale, such as TV, DTH, Lottery, PR and dot coms, where he invested and mentored, which have been resounding success stories. Mr. Kurien, a well-known personality in the Advertising world, founded Ambience Advertising, one of most formidable creative powerhouse in its first decade. Ambience has come a long way, and was later sold to the Publicis Groupe. As a special advisor to the US $ 7 billion Publicis Groupe, he assists their mergers and acquisitions for India. He is founder and promoter of various business ventures including Hanmer & Partners, one of India's top-three Public Relations agencies; Livinguard Technologies, the world's 1st self-disinfecting textiles, as well as a few other internet ventures.

Despite the great heights he's achieved in this career, Mr. Kurien has his feet firmly rooted to the ground. He believes in commitment to society and is involved with a number of charities, NGOs and social service organizations.

Apart from the Company, as on March 31, 2015, Mr. Kurien holds directorship in one (1) other Indian Public Limited Company viz., Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.

As on March 31, 2015, Mr. Kurien holds 1,174,150 equity shares, comprising of 0.11% of paid up capital of the Company.

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