Subhash Chandra Chairman, Essel Group
Subhash Chandra is Non-Executive Chairman of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited and promoter of Essel Group of Companies. His industry leading businesses include television networks and film entertainment, cable systems, satellite communications, theme parks, flexible packaging, family entertainment centers 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 successiveyears.
Mr. Chandra has made his mark as an influential 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.