Indian Business Entrepreneur
Ajit Andhare is a first-generation entrepreneur with 14 years of global marketing, business management & leadership experience. Starting his career as a management trainee with Unilever India in 1995, Mr Andhare is an alumnus of Indian School business and a graduate from National Institute of Technology, Rourkela (mechanical engineering). He has worked across various Unilever businesses, from Feeds to Detergents, and is recognized for his distinguished work with the company.
Besides his business & marketing background, he is credited with creating an IP for Unilever which won several media and branding awards. It is regarded as a leading-edge product in branded entertainment in India. He further worked at HUL & BBLIL, Brooke Bond Lipton, Hindustan Lever & went forth to founded Raghav Bhal's Capital18- funded Colosceum Media in 2007. He served as its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer until April 2013 and has been its Director since April 2013.
Additionally, Mr Andhare is the Chief Operating Officer of Motion Pictures at Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd. He is responsible for the growth and profitability of Viacom18 Motion Pictures and additionally leads Viacom18 Motion Pictures' distribution alliance with Paramount Pictures. He is also known for producing television programs such as MTV Roadies, MTV Splitsvilla, Jai Shri Krishna for Colors, Wheel Smart Shrimati for Unilever and the Master Chef India series for Star India.