Subscription-based video-on-demand platform ALTBalaji, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Balaji Telefilms, has appointed Shahabuddin Shaikh as its chief technology officer (CTO).
He will report to ALTBalaji CEO and Balaji Telefilms group chief operating officer Nachiket Pantvaidya.
Shaikh will be responsible for building and designing a strong technology-driven ecosystem in the company, while upscaling technology and positioning the brand as a market leader in the subscription video-on-demand over-the-top (OTT) space, the company said in a statement.
“Shahabuddin (Shaikh) has an impeccable record of building and aligning technology organisations with business objectives to achieve results. We welcome him to our organisation,” Pantvaidya said.
Shaikh has over 20 years of experience in the technology infrastructure space. He has worked with companies such as mobile video-on-demand service provider Vuclip and mobile media company Mauj Mobile. He also launched the online video content platform VIU app to support a 21 million active user base.
“I am elated to be undertaking a new responsibility with a leading OTT brand like ALTBalaji. I look forward to working towards building a more seamless and engaging experience for the customers while meeting the brand’s technology needs,” Shaikh said.