As it looks to aggressively scale up operations across international markets, ZEE5 Global has made some key appointments strengthening its Product and Tech team. Rahul Vaz has been appointed to head up the Product team. Vaz most recently served as Sr. Product Director at Viacom’s Voot and will be based out of the ZEE5 Global office in Mumbai.
Vaz comes with an extensive experience of over 18 years. Through stints at People Interactive, Hungama Digital and most recently with Voot, he has worked with OTT and Video products from the ground up and has a deep understanding of the consumer tech segment.
In his role at ZEE5 Global, Vaz will be responsible for defining and driving what the user experience of ZEE5 Global should be in global markets and grow out the product division and ensure a seamless entertainment experience on the platform for ZEE5’s global audiences. In addition to this he will build efficiencies towards a stronger user interface in terms of design, communication and more, while also looking for constant improvements on the web and app.
Also joining the team as Head of Technology is Vinay Patodia who comes with a strong background of 1over 8 years in driving technology strategy and operations across companies like Hungama Digital, Onmobile, Torchfi and others. He will lead the engineering team and be responsible for building out an innovative, scalable and customer-centric platform.
Commenting on the appointments, Archana Anand, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 Global said, “Both Rahul and Vinay come in at a time when we are significantly ramping up across global markets and ensuring that we have the most robust and scalable product and technology is key to this. Both bring in strong domain expertise and experience and will play a key role as we grow and consolidate our leadership position globally.”