In a corporate tumble, Saugato Bhowmik may be the favourite to be the COO of the digital arm of Viacom, Voot. This comes after the news of Gaurav Gandhi leaving Viacom18, sometime last week. Saugato is currently the executive Vice President and Business head of consumer products and integrated network solutions at Viacom18. He is leading two key businesses for the media conglomerate. Bhowmick joined Viacom18 in 2013 began his career at Dadar India as area sales manager in 2002. He later moved to Hindustan Lever in 2004.
Gaurav Gandhi quit Viacom18 to head Amazon Prime Video India. Gaurav was with Viacom for the past eight years and has served in various capacities. He is credited with growing the company’s overseas franchise and creating a strong distribution system for IndiaCast.
Gaurav joined Viacom as Chief Commercial Officer and became the Head of Distribution and International Business. He then became COO of Sun18 – North, a company that was formed with Viacom 18 and TV18. He later became the COO at IndiaCast Media Distribution, a venture between Viacom18 and TV18. Gandhi had earlier worked with NDTV ImagineLTD as executive VP of Business Operations and Content.