President of Americas Operations
Mr. Naz has over 30 years of experience in media and entertainment. In the early
1970s, Mr. Naz worked in the Indian film distribution and exhibition business in
Canada. He obtained his business education at a Toronto University before joining
Cineplex Odeon Cinemas in the business development department and later serving
as head of operations of “A Theater Near You.” Mr. Naz joined us in 1997 and was
instrumental in setting up our U.S. office to service markets in the United States,
Canada and other parts of North and South America.
President of United Kingdom, Europe and Africa Operations
Mr. Kapadia received a masters degree in Management Studies from Bombay University
(India) majoring in Finance. Mr. Kapadia’s experience as Head of Operations & Programming
for Zee Network in Europe for eight years and Business Head of Adlabs Films (U.K.)
Limited for one year has given him significant insight into developing technical
solutions with minimum costs in order to keep entry barriers low for price sensitive
Asian customer and a strong understanding of the entertainment needs of South Asians
internationally. He joined us in 2007.
President of Middle East Operations
Mr. Sadhwani received a post graduate degree in commerce from University of Madras in 1980. He has 22 years of experience in the banking industry through his work with Andhra Bank in Chennai. In addition, Mr. Sadhwani spent several years in finance and account management for Hartmann Electronics in their Dubai office. He joined our Middle East operations in April 2004 and was promoted to President of Middle East Operations in April 2006. Mr. Sadhwani is a cousin of Mr. Kishore Lulla and Mr. Sunil Lulla.
EVP Corporate Planning & Strategy
Rishika holds a BA in South Asian Studies and Management from the School Of Oriental and African Studies and has completed postgraduate studies at the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television. She has done several internships at prestigious firms including Citi, Grant Thornton and RBS.
Chief Financial Officer
A qualified chartered accountant, Mr. Heffernan was an audit manager with Grant Thornton UK LLP from 1991-1996, mainly handling media clients. From 1996- 2001 Mr. Heffernan worked as a consultant for a number of film and television production clients. In 2001 Mr. Heffernan returned to Grant Thornton UK LLP to help build its media and entertainment practice in film, television and computer games with responsibilities spanning corporate finance, consultancy and audit.
Chief Corporate & Strategy Officer
Mr. Sean Hanafin is Chief Corporate & Strategy Officer, with management responsibility for Group M&A, Corporate Finance and Investor Relations. From 2010 to date, Mr. Hanafin was Director of Eros Ventures, managing the Lulla family’s interests in Eros International and its investments outside the entertainment sector. Mr. Hanafin was formerly a Managing Director in Citigroup’s UK Banking Division in London, having joined the firm as a Graduate in 1994, and developed significant TMT sector experience leading the firm’s global relationships with major UK-based international media companies. Mr. Hanafin is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers and has served on a number of UK Government initiatives. Mr. Hanafin graduated in Economics & Politics (Joint Hons.) from the University of Warwick in 1994 and has an Executive MBA from Cass Business School in London. Mr. Hanafin joined us in January 2012.