The Producers Guild of India, the premier film, television and digital content producer’s body in India announced the appointment of Nitin Tej Ahuja as Chief Executive Officer on September 14.
Nitin Tej Ahuja’s career spanning more than two decades in which he has worked across various sectors in the Media & Entertainment industry including film, music, television, radio and publishing.
Nitin Tej Ahuja stated, “As a long time observer and admirer of the Guild’s wide-ranging and path-breaking initiatives in championing the interests of content producers, I am honoured to serve in the continuation of the Guild’s untiring efforts. I look forward to working closely with the PGI President and members as we navigate the challenges brought about by the global pandemic and the vastly different landscape that awaits us in the post COVID world.”
Announcing the appointment, Siddharth Roy Kapur, President of the Producers Guild of India, said “I have known Nitin for many years as someone with an expansive and in-depth understanding of the media and entertainment industry. He is uniquely equipped with the knowledge, experience and ability to take on the challenges and to build on the opportunities that will be presented by the unprecedented times ahead of us. I am confident that in this role, Nitin will be a huge asset to the PGI and to the industry as we move forward.”
Siddharth Roy Kapur added, “I also want to take this opportunity to recognize the immense contribution of the late Kulmeet Makkar, in his role as CEO of the Guild for the past decade. His sudden demise left us all in grief and created a huge void at the PGI. Kulmeet worked long and hard with passion and perseverance to bring the Guild to its present stature, and I have no doubt that Nitin will go on to ably build on this wonderful legacy .”
Ahuja’s appointment as the CEO of the PGI comes after former CEO Kulmeet Makkar passed away earlier this year massive heart attack in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh on May 1, 2020.