Subhash Chandra Chairman, Essel Group
Mr. Subhash Chandra promoted the Company in 1982. He is the Chairman of the Company as well as other Companies of Essel Group. He has taken Essel Group from a family-owned business to a global entity in the fields of Packaging, Media, Entertainment, Satellite communication and Online gaming.
Mr. Chandra has been the recipient of numerous honorary degrees, industry awards and civic honors, including being named 'Global Indian Entertainment Personality of the Year ' by FICCI for 2004, 'Business Standard 's Businessman of the Year ' in 1999, 'Entrepreneur of the Year ' by Ernst & Young in 1999 and 'Enterprise CEO of the Year ' by International Brand Summit. The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) chose Mr. Chandra as the Chairman of the CII Media Committee for two successive years.
Mr. Chandra has made his mark as a philanthropist in India. He set up TALEEM (Transnational Alternate Learning for Emancipation and Empowerment through Multimedia), an organisation which seeks to provide access to quality education and to promote research in various disciplines relating to health & family life, social & cultural anthropology, communication and media. He is also the trustee for the Global Vippassana Foundation a trust set up for helping people in spiritual upliftment.
Mr. Chandra is also the Chairman of ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Limited, Zee News Limited and Wire & Wireless India Ltd. He also serves on the Board of Essel Infraproject Limited, Dish TV India Limited, Zee Multimedia Worldwide, Bvi, Asia Today Limited, Mauritius, United News of India, Adhikar Foundation, Agrani Satellite Services Limited and Agrani Holdings (Mauritius) Limited.