Home » 11 December 2019 » The Executive Shuffle- OML announces new leadership, elevates Gunjan Arya as CEO, Dhruv Sethi as COO, and Saurabh Abbi as CBO

The Executive Shuffle- OML announces new leadership, elevates Gunjan Arya as CEO, Dhruv Sethi as COO, and Saurabh Abbi as CBO

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OML today announced the appointment of Gunjan Arya as its Chief Executive Officer, Dhruv Sheth as the Chief Operating Officer and Saurabh Abbi as the Chief Business Officer (New Initiatives and International Business). The newly elevated leadership team will take on their new roles with immediate effect, leading OML into its next phase of growth and expansion. Ajay Nair will continue in his role as Managing Director of the company, focusing on new opportunities for the company.

The last three years have been remarkable for the new businesses OML has built and for the multiple new live, branded and content experiences it has executed. This has been largely due to the excellent leadership of Gunjan, Dhruv and Saurabh along with a very talented, experienced and resourceful team and it gives me great pleasure to announce their new roles. I am confident in their abilities to take on these expanded roles and lead such a diverse portfolio in today’s dynamic environment, said Ajay Nair, MD, OML.

In her new role as CEO, Gunjan will take on the overall responsibility of running and leading OML, devising and executing the growth strategy for the company with support from Dhruv Sheth and Saurabh Abbi in their new roles as COO and CBO respectively.

The live events, brand solutions, global creator network teams and HR will continue reporting to her directly. Gunjan has formerly worked with a number of global and Indian ad agencies including, Arnold Worldwide in Boston and chlorophyll in India. She has also been a key member of the live events team – from the design of the very first BACARDÍ NH7 Weekender festival to today leading the business vertical that runs over 300+ shows every year. Gunjan will continue to be a part of the board of directors at OML, and support Nair in OML’s international expansion.

As COO, Dhruv will continue to oversee the content division at OML as well as supervise the finance and legal functions. Additionally, Dhruv will lead the integrated creator and artist management team, while bringing organizational efficiencies across businesses at OML. Dhruv joined the company in 2012, as a production intern for the David Guetta concerts, and has steadily risen through the ranks. Dhruv has produced at OML are ‘Comicstaan’, ‘One Mic Stand’, ‘Pushpavalli’, ‘Laakhon Mein Ek’ and ‘Chacha Vidhayak Hai Humare’.

 

Saurabh, in his new role as CBO (New Initiatives and International Business), will be responsible for developing and launching new business verticals as well as international businesses at OML. Saurabh’s extensive repertoire of work before he joined OML in 2012 includes stints in companies such as Global Vantedge and WNS among others. Saurabh’s expertise in people management and the intricacies of leading businesses has helped him ensure the popularity of OML-represented artists in India and across the globe.

 

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