New CEO for Endemol Shine India


Deepak Dhar has stepped down from his role as the managing director and CEO of Endemol Shine India, which will now be led by Abhishek Rege.

Dhar was appointed as creative director of Endemol India in 2006 and was promoted to managing director in 2008, then managing director and CEO of Endemol Shine India in 2015. Dhar will be working alongside Rege during a transition period through to the end of 2017.

Rege joined Endemol Shine India as head of commercial and legal in 2008, went on to be promoted to chief operating officer in 2012 and has since led the company’s business strategy and operations across television, film and online.

Rege commented: “I want to say a big thank you to Deepak for his leadership and support over the years and wish him the very best in his next venture. These are incredibly exciting times for Endemol Shine India, and the world-class teams we have here. The success of global titles such as Big Boss and Fear Factor, alongside our ever-growing slate of drama and film, has propelled the company to the number one position it holds in the Indian market today, and the strength of our IP and talent ideally positions us for further growth.”

Dhar said: “My journey at Endemol Shine will always hold a special place in my life. We started with a small team and big dreams back in 2006. Today, we have grown the company to be the largest content producer in the country with expertise spanning across scripted and non-scripted television content, digital content and films in multiple Indian languages. The opportunity to lead Endemol Shine in making its vision a reality in India is something that I will always cherish. It has been a privilege to helm a company with disruption at its very core and to be able to bring innovation and scale to everything that we sought out to do.”