Executive Team – IPRS

Executive Team

Rakesh Nigam

Rakesh is a Chartered Accountant, He has been with the organisation since 2004 and has diversified business interests in media & entertainment, and other leading sectors. As CEO of The Indian Performing Right Society Ltd (IPRS), he has successfully enhanced the company’s performance and in driving the Society towards greater responsibilities. Under his leadership and guidance IPRS has been granted Registration by the Central Government and is now a Copyright Society.

Mr. Rakesh Nigam
Chief Executive Officer

Surhit Bhattacharyya

Surhit is a Cost Accountant and has completed his Post Graduation from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta in Finance & Information Technology. He has over all 24 years of work experience in Business Transformation in several geographies leveraging diverse range of technologies. He has worked with several diversified conglomerates as Head of IT and Operations.

Mr. Surhit Bhattacharyya
Chief Information Officer

Arun Iyer

Arunkumar is a Chartered Accountant with 15 years of extensive experience spanning across Finance & Accounts , Internal Process Control & Operation in the Media and Entertainment Industry. In past he has been associated with organisations such as Reliance Big Entertainment, Maya Entertainment and Worldwide Media.

Mr. Arunkumar Iyer
Chief Financial Officer

Ravindra Pathak

Ravinder has been with IPRS since 2006 and he is handling the Commercial Business , with a degree in Law and understanding of the Copy Right, and with his sharp acumen and market insight, Ravinder has been instrumental in handling major corporate dealing within the organisation.

Mr. Ravinder Pathak
General Manger – Broadcast Licencing

Nitin Kothare

Nitin is an MBA in Marketing and has around 13 years of expertise in driving music and entertainment products on the Mobile platform. He has worked with various organisation such as Vodafone, Hungama Digital Media Entertainment Pvt Ltd, and Shemaroo Entertainment as DGM- DTH Business & New Business Development.

Mr. Nitin Kothare
General Manager- Streaming/ OTT

Nitin Garg

Nitin is an MBA (Marketing & Finance) and has over all 13 years of work experience handling various profiles across diverse sectors such as Entertainment and Telecom – MVAS. In his previous stint he has worked with Funongo Media and Entertainment (Reliance Entertainment Owned) as Business Head- Sales and Partnerships.

Mr. Nitin Garg
General Manager – Telecom & Radio

Manish Jani

Manish Jani has been associated with IPRS since 2006. A commerce graduate, Manish joined IPRS in Finance Department and has been handling the Member Relations for over a decade in the organisation. With diversified work experience, Manish currently heads the Distribution Department at IPRS.

Mr. Manish Jani
Sr. Manager – Distribution

Sheetal D Madnani Raisinghani

Sheetal has 16 years of experience with the collective management of copyrights. Sheetal has overseen several critical legal campaigns aimed at enhancing licensing, collection of royalties and distribution in an increasingly complex Indian market. She interfaces with international copyright societies in relation to royalty distributions, building and maintaining reciprocal relationships with international copyrights collection societies. Over the past 16 years, Sheetal has helped steer the IPRS distribution function which is now translating into a technology led process aimed at enhancing transparency and revenue visibility for IPRS author, music composer and music publisher members.

Sheetal D Madnani Raisinghani
Dy. General Manager (Legal & International Relations)

Jasmine Joseph Melvin

Jasmine comes with 20+ years of experience in Human Resources gamut, with certification from XLRI, Jamshedpur. She brings extensive business integrated experience across diverse industries such as Organized Retail, Pharma and Chemical Industries in local and global framework. Her expertise lies in driving people practices in alignment with business needs and facilitating success through change and knowledge management by leveraging knowledge, leadership, creativity and innovation.

Jasmine Joseph Melvin
General Manager (Human Resources)