Group CEO & Managing Director Eros International
Ms. Jyoti Deshpande Group CEO & Managing Director, Eros International Ms. Jyoti Deshpande has over 24 years of experience in media and entertainment across advertising, media consulting, television and film. She has been a key member of Eros International Plc since 2001 and has contributed to driving Eros’s growth for over a decade and a half; driving Eros’s overall business strategy and operations with her vision. Ms. Deshpande drove Eros’s capital markets strategy by helping it become the first Indian entertainment company to be initially listed on the AIM, London Stock Exchange in 2006 followed by a New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) listing in 2013. In 2010 she drove the listing of Eros’s Indian subsidiary on the Bombay Stock Exchange. Over the last 10 years she helped the company raise significant growth capital through debt and equity. She continues to help Eros tap into new areas of growth such as the digital opportunity with ErosNow or new markets such as China. Prior to joining Eros, she has worked in the field of advertising with J Walter Thompson India before moving to the UK and heading advertising sales and marketing with Zee Television Network UK. She has also gained experience as a senior media consultant with MindShare UK (WPP Group). She has been a part of the core team that founded B4U Television Network in the UK in 1998-99 and managed its expansion to other parts of the world in a span of two years. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and Economics from Mumbai University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from SPJIMR, Mumbai University in 1993. Recognising her leadership capabilities, Ms Deshpande was featured in the Top 50 list of Most Powerful Women in Business by Business Today (2015) which celebrate the journeys, triumphs, perspirations and challenges of women who are powerful enough to impact their organizations and the economy in a big way. In the same year Ms. Deshpande also featured in the prestigious Fortune India magazine’s 50 most powerful women in business. When possible, Ms. Deshpande participates as guest speaker/panellist on Fortune Most Powerful Women International Summit held in Hong Kong/London and other industry forums such as FICCI.