Saurabh Doshi

Saurabh Doshi

Work History

Work History
May 2008 - Present

Head – Strategic Planning reporting to CEO

Reliance Big Broadcasting Pvt Ltd, H.O. Mumbai (part of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group)

Involved in all the initial planning and strategies for the Group’s entry into the broadcasting space to launch a large number of TV channels across regions and genres

Finalising business plans, valuations and company structure

In-charge of all new ventures and initiatives including bringing foreign channels to India and inorganic growth of the business for forward and backward integration

Apr 2006 - Apr 2008

Regional Director – West

Reliance BIG 92.7 FM - H.O. Mumbai (part of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group)

P&L Head for 8 FM stations in West - Surat, Baroda, Rajkot, Indore, Bhopal, Gwalior, Jhansi, & Sholapur. Also revenue centre head for Ahmedabad, Nagpur & Aurangabad

Achieved revenue targets by special innovations, implemented cost efficiencies and accomplished highest listenership for the stations with deep consusmer insights and street level marketing

Among the first few to join the company, as Manager – Corporate Strategy and promoted to Associate Vice President level in less than one and a half years. Was instrumental in all initial planning and implementation of strategy across functions for launch of stations

Received CEO’s special award at the Annual Leadership Meet 2007

Headed Kolkata station overseeing successful launch and making it No.2 station of Kolkata in just three months of launch in a cluttered market of 5 player existing since last 5 years

Apr 2005 - Mar 2006

Analyst reporting to Associate – Corporate Investment Banking

Bank of America, Mumbai

Financial analysis & modelling for valuing banks, insurance, asset management & diversified financial companies. Prepared comparables for various competitors

Prepared detailed profiles of companies & pitch books for client presentations containing, business overview, stock & market performances, detailed financials & strategic rationale

Evaluated consequences & deal synergies for potential merger, acquisition or spin-offs

Led a team of 4 members in absence of Associate. Got an appraisal of “Exceeds Expectation”

Feb 2003 - Apr 2004

Audit Executive reporting to Group General Manager

Lodha & Co., Chartered Accountants, H.O. Kolkata

Conducted due diligence of BILT Industrial Packaging Co.(BIPCO) for ITC (deal worth $55 mn) & Shiva Cement Ltd for M.P. Birla Group

Statutory audit of Idea Cellular (a Birla, TATA joint venture – turnover of $275 mn), Bank of Baroda (Raipur Main Branch), Alliance Mills Ltd (biggest jute mill in West Bengal)

Internal audit of Kenilworth Hotel (200 room, 5 Star Hotel), Assam Frontier Tea (Apeejay Surrendra Group Co. having 15 tea gardens)

Apr 2001 - Jan 2003

Officer Accounts & Finance reporting to Managing Partner

Parikh Patel & Co., Kolkata

Compiled MIS & prepared monthly reports for business analysis

Facilitated in computerisation of manual accounts

Compiled accounts as per Indian Accounting Standards & other rules & regulations

Supervised audit of accounts & implementation of internal control

Managed important customer accounts

Education

Education
Apr 2004 - Mar 2005

Master of Business Administration

S P Jain Centre of Management - Dubai

Ranked among the top twenty percentile of the batch

Head of the Alumni & Networking Committee. Instrumental in establishing & maintaining relations with alumni & building network for the college & the students which led to good placements for the batch