Sunil has been the Business Head online videos at Star India and Vice President Strategy ( News, Gaming and Original Content) at Reliance Jio prior to joining ALT Digital as the Chief Operating Officer. At ALT he is responsible for product, strategy, marketing and revenues of the original content OTT SVOD service to be launched in the first quarter of 2016.
Sunil has been actively involved in the startup scene in Mumbai having mentored a number of startups and as an entrepreneur. Nautanki.tv – India’s first distributed video content network, considered to be the pioneer in online videos was setup by Sunil and later acquired by Hungama Digital. He has had stints with advertising and digital marketing firms like Percept, Fountainhead Advertising and Pinstorm.
He is a post graduate in Management from the Pune University. In his spare time he tries to finish as many MOOC courses as possible to keep himself updated and be a lifelong learner.
Sunil has written a couple of novels and two collections of poetry and was at one time the only male columnist in New Woman. He is an avid reader, tweets on subjects ranging from startups to technology and is an infrequent blogger.
He has completed the Mumbai Half Marathon last year and is currently training to better his timing in the next one in 2016. He lives in Mumbai and is father to a 9 year old daughter.