Eros International promotes Jyoti Deshpande as group CEO & MD

MUMBAI: Eros International Plc’s Kishore Lulla who has held office as chairman and CEO since the company’s AIM listing in July 2006, has split his role and handed over the role of Group CEO to Ms Jyoti Deshpande, while he continues to drive the vision and strategy of the Group as Executive Chairman.

Already a director of Eros International Plc since 2006, Jyoti was Group COO & Commercial Director before being promoted as Group CEO & Managing Director.

Kishore Lulla said, "Having worked closely with Jyoti since 1998 when we set up B4U as well as later in Eros, I am delighted that she has agreed to take up the responsibility of Group CEO. She has been an integral part of Eros’s exciting growth journey and I have seen her rise through the ranks with us. This move acknowledges her significant contribution to Eros’s success over the years and her knowledge and passion for the business. I would like to take this opportunity to wish her the very best in her new role and I am confident the Group will continue to thrive under her leadership."

Deshpande said, "Kishore is a dynamic entrepreneur and it has been a remarkable experience to work with him all these years and see him build Eros, making it one of the leading global players in the Indian entertainment arena today. I very much look forward to the new role that will, along with the rest of the brilliant Eros team, allow me to build on the foundations that Kishore established. I would like to sincerely thank Kishore, our executive Chairman and the rest of the Board for this opportunity and the faith they have placed in me and look forward to supporting them, in ensuring the Group meets its strategic objectives."