About Us - Key Management: Reliance Broadcast Network Limited


Mr. Abraham Thomas, CEO, Reliance Broadcast Network Limited

Abraham Thomas, the CEO of Reliance Broadcast Network Limited, is an experienced leader, a media evangelist, a brand strategist, an audio entertainment specialist and a digital entrepreneur with a proven track record in building robust organizations, managing high-performance teams and business transformations. He has over two decades of experience in building and scaling media platforms (across TV, Radio, Digital, Print) in India, China and South Asia. He led the television business in the mass, niche and speciality genres, established leadership positions for 3 radio networks, build an online Video business and drove content monetization consistently exceeding industry benchmarks in growth and profitability.

Abraham Thomas began his tryst with media with his stint at Indian Express where he held several positions from Brand Manager to heading Distribution to Brand and Ad Sales. He later moved on to hold leadership roles at leading brands such as Sony Entertainment Network, MTV, RED FM, Radio City and global media major Astro Group. Having extensive knowledge and expertise across diverse business sets, he specializes in forming robust organizations, managing high-performance teams and business transformations.

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Sunil Kumaran - Country Head, Thwink BIG

Sunil is a content and Revenue strategist. He comes with an experience of over two decades in Broadcast and Media Industry. Prior to joining BIG FM, Sunil was the Country Head of The StoryLab (TSL), the specialist content agency of Dentsu Aegis Network. In his former role with Reliance Broadcast Network Limited, Sunil was the Chief Strategy Officer for the Group.

Sunil joined the BIG family in 2018 to lead the network’s marquee Content studio and Talent incubator Thwink BIG. His responsibility involves scaling the Group’s ambitious Content Studio business through development and creation of Original content, talent incubation and strategic alliances. He also oversees the Product and Marketing mandali for the group.

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Asheesh Chatterjee, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, RBNL

As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Asheesh Chatterjee looks at new opportunities and expansion plans in addition to Finance and Regulatory. He leads the Finance and Legal aspects of the business, spearheading key initiatives like fund raising, M&A and JVs whilst strengthening credibility and reputation of the Company within the investor community.

A Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant by qualification, Asheesh brings with him over 15 years of post qualification experience across varied sectors viz. Assurance and Consulting, Financial services, Manufacturing and Media and Entertainment. Having held senior finance positions with leading companies like Moser Baer, Sony Entertainment Television (Multi Screen Media), ICICI Prudential Asset Management and Ernst & Young, he has worked on a diverse portfolio covering strategic finance, corporate structuring, operational finance, tax planning, audit, treasury, and investor/analyst relations.

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Ms. Archanaa Singh, Senior Vice President - Human Resources, Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd.

Archanaa’s significant contribution to her role as Head-Human Resources originates from her versatile understanding of blending behavioral competencies with business competencies. Her passion for fostering, mentoring and promoting entrepreneurial corporate culture has effectively reinforced the ever-changing dynamism of media industry of which Big FM is an integral part. In her tenure of 7 years at BIG, she has swiftly responded to business complexities by creating organization structures, team compositions to drive them for the performance momentum and maintaining the equilibrium.

She is known for breaking free of conventional tenets translating them into avant-garde by empowering the heterogeneous workforce of high performers, unique talents, celebrities and consultants to bring objectivity into spotlight with ease. Her presence has been crucial in leveraging Talent Optimisation going beyond Talent Management. Her expertise could be specified as Innovation coupled with data and psychological tools that surpass across generations at workplace.

A qualified MBA, she has to her recognition the service to renowned industry conglomerates like Aditya Birla Sun Life, Bharti Airtel, Whirlpool and Saint Gobain to name a view. She has been a certified Lead Auditor for ISO 14001-CII, Behavioral Event Interview (BEI) Technique-TMTC. She has actively participated in CMM Workshop –QAI and is a certified DISC Profiling Assessor. Additionally she brings to the fore a recognition of being an OPQ-certified Assessor and Certified Value Leader and Trainer.

The one statement that best epitomizes Archanaa is, “The Genuine Leader who is not a searcher for consensus, but a molder of one.”

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