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Rajesh Kamat
Rajesh Kamat
Rajesh Kamat
Job Title: CEO
Company: CA Media
Country: INDIA

Rajesh Kamat is currently the CEO of CA Media India overseeing the Indian investments for The Chernin Group. 
Kamat was formerly the COO of Viacom18 Group and CEO of Colors, a leading Indian television network. As the Chief Executive Officer of ‘COLORS’, Rajesh put the channel on the forefront of the Indian television. He drove COLORS to the leadership position in 9 months – thus breaking the 9-year old monotony of the Indian GEC space. As COO of Viacom18, Kamat identified incremental growth areas for the overall group and last year formed Sun18, a pan-India television distribution joint venture.
Prior to joining Viacom18, Kamat was Managing Director of Endemol India, where he set up the Endemol operations in India. Under his leadership, Endemol India managed to break away from the traditional perception of foreign production houses working only with their catalogues, by creating a local catalogue, that catered to the specific needs of Indian broadcasters, through scripted programs and non-scripted shows like ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge’, ‘Fame-X’ and ‘Big Boss’ amongst others.
Before Endemol, Rajesh spent close to five years at Star India, where he held key positions across various functions including business planning, media buying & planning, commercial, international business and licensing & merchandising portfolios. It is his diverse experience at Star that laid the foundation for his thorough understanding of the media and broadcast space. At Star he last held the position of Senior Vice President – Commercial & Business Planning and was also a part of the Executive Committee.
One of the most accomplished and respected executives in the Indian media industry he was named Impact media person of year in 2009 at the age of 34.  He was also named as one of the ‘Outstanding Entrepreneurs of Asia Pacific for 2010. 

Rajesh's Biography

Rajesh Kamat is currently the CEO of CA Media India overseeing the Indian investments for The Chernin Group. 
Kamat was formerly the COO of Viacom18 Group and CEO of Colors, a leading Indian television network. As the Chief Executive Officer of ‘COLORS’, Rajesh put the channel on the forefront of the Indian television. He drove COLORS to the leadership position in 9 months – thus breaking the 9-year old monotony of the Indian GEC space. As COO of Viacom18, Kamat identified incremental growth areas for the overall group and last year formed Sun18, a pan-India television distribution joint venture.
Prior to joining Viacom18, Kamat was Managing Director of Endemol India, where he set up the Endemol operations in India. Under his leadership, Endemol India managed to break away from the traditional perception of foreign production houses working only with their catalogues, by creating a local catalogue, that catered to the specific needs of Indian broadcasters, through scripted programs and non-scripted shows like ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge’, ‘Fame-X’ and ‘Big Boss’ amongst others.
Before Endemol, Rajesh spent close to five years at Star India, where he held key positions across various functions including business planning, media buying & planning, commercial, international business and licensing & merchandising portfolios. It is his diverse experience at Star that laid the foundation for his thorough understanding of the media and broadcast space. At Star he last held the position of Senior Vice President – Commercial & Business Planning and was also a part of the Executive Committee.
One of the most accomplished and respected executives in the Indian media industry he was named Impact media person of year in 2009 at the age of 34.  He was also named as one of the ‘Outstanding Entrepreneurs of Asia Pacific for 2010. 

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