Our Leadership Team

ImageTarun Katial, Chief Executive Officer, ZEE5 IN
With 20 years of experience in Indian media industry, Tarun is currently spearheading the task of establishing ZEE5 as the Numero Uno OTT brand in the country. He is credited with setting up the team and the business at ZEE5 and has worked across content, business, product, technology and data analytics monetisation to build the OTT brand into a cohesive platform. He has also made investments in AI & ML and is the frontrunner for introduction of innovative features that attract and enhance user experiences, making ZEE5 a Single Entertainment Hub. During his career, Tarun worked with advertising agencies like Saatchi & Saatchi, Enterprise Nexus and Ogilvy & Mather, with television network companies like Star Network and Sony Entertainment Television as well as radio network 92.7 BIG FM.

ImageTaranjeet Singh – Chief Revenue Officer & Head News Biz, ZEE5 IN
With 23 years of experience in Digital and Media & Entertainment industries, Taranjeet has worked with companies like Twitter India and BBC Worldwide. At ZEE5, he works to achieve annual revenue targets, identify and sign up annual deals with top ad agencies and clients, and implement various Ad tech tools to optimize advertising revenue and resources. He has also been instrumental in setting up a successful news business. Taranjeet has done his MBA from Amity Business School.



ImageRajneel Kumar – Chief Product Officer & Head Music Biz, ZEE5 IN
Rajneel entered the ZEE5 fold with 18 years of experience and in-depth knowledge of Digital, Telecom, and Media & Entertainment industries. He has worked with companies like Balaji Telefilms and Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd. At ZEE5, Rajneel drives product roadmaps, manages evaluation of sprints, builds new features for acquisition, retention, and monetization of PRDs, and is responsible for setting up a successful music business. He has an MBA from Symbiosis Institute of Foreign Trade.

ImageAparna Acharekar – Head Programing, ZEE5 IN
Aparna is experienced in OTT, Web Apps, and Print and can boast of a career spanning 19 years with companies including Bennett Coleman & Company Ltd. Her role at ZEE5 includes original content creation & acquisition and strategising business goals to deliver content in numerous Indian languages. She is also responsible for driving organic traffic to platforms. Aparna has a Bachelor of Science and two PG diplomas in media & communication as well as e-business.

ImageTushar Vohra – Head Technology, ZEE5 IN
Tushar has 18 years of industry experience in the software and technology space, including being the founder of a few of his own ventures. Some of his responsibilities at ZEE5 include end-to-end platform development, monitoring redundancies of existing infrastructure, evaluating & recommending new tools for monitoring application performance, and optimising infrastructure cost. He has a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

ImageAlbino Mascarenhas – Head HRBP, ZEE5
Albino Mascarenhas has 18 years of experience in the Digital Media & Entertainment and Talent Acquisition space, where he worked for companies including Times Internet Ltd. and Star India Pvt. Ltd. His responsibilities at ZEE5 include working with the leadership team, framing people strategies, embedding culture and values within the team, and driving change management initiatives. Albino has a Bachelor of Commerce from St. Andrews College of Arts, Science, and Commerce.

ImageManpreet Bumrah – Head Biz Dev, ZEE5 IN, & Commercial Digital
Manpreet has 19 years of work experience with in-depth technical and domain proficiency in sourcing, global/local procurement, and more – having worked for companies like Housing.com and Vodafone. At ZEE5, he oversees business partnerships formations, negotiation of contracts, placement of ZEE5 across Connected Devices & other partners pan India, and sales planning & execution strategies. Manpreet has multiple PG Diplomas in Business, Material, and Operation Management, and Mechanical Engineering.

ImageVani Dixit – Head Customer Life Cycle Management, ZEE5 IN
With a career spanning 20 years, Vani Dixit is a consumer market specialist and has experience in FMCG as well as Retail and Banking within companies including Axis Bank and HDFC Bank. At ZEE5, Vani drives activation, renewals and subscribers on SVOD, monthly/daily active users & video views on AVOD, and improves consumer experience. She is an MBA graduate from KJ Somaiya Institute of Studies & Research.


ImageAshutosh Shukla – Head Delivery, ZEE5 IN
Responsible for driving solutions & developing projects in collaboration with the Business, Product, & Technology team, Ashutosh also manages risk & dependencies with vendors and partners and ensures product delivery in accordance with business requirements at ZEE5. He has 18 years of industry experience with companies like Accenture and Tata Consultancy Services. He has a PGPX from IIM, Ahmedabad.

ImageUjjyaini Mitra – Head Data, ZEE5
Ujjyaini Mitra has 12 years of leadership experience in establishing data as a culture at organizations like Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd. and Flipkart. Her role at ZEE5 is to deliver data-driven strategic consultation to businesses by pioneering industry-first solutions, monetizing data through right governance, and making the company future-ready through the power of data. She has an MSQE in Econometrics & Economics from Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.