It seems like a season of churn for the animation, vfx and gaming industry in India, with two top industry chief executives resigning in the past fortnight. Bollywood Hungama has now learnt that Ronald D’Mello, MD and CEO of Maya Entertainment Limited (MEL) is considering quitting the animation company he joined in September 2007.
Industry sources have indicated that D’Mello has already put in his papers. When contacted, Ronald D’Mello neither confirmed nor refused the move but gave a hinted, “Whatever happens, it will be announced officially.” When asked to confirm the development in ‘Yes’ or ‘No’, he said, “I am not sure”.
An official release is expected early next week.
A chartered accountant turned business leader, Ronald is one of the longest serving professionals in media industry since 1991 and has been in the thick of the action in the industry’s growth. He was a founder member of UTV Software Communications Limited (UTV) and held the designations of COO of UTV and CEO of the New Media vertical during his 15 year stint there. He was functional the acquisition of Ignition UK and India Games with UTV. He also had a working stint as CFO of one of the businesses of STAR India Limited.