August 13, 1967 |
Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
|Occupation||Managing Director & CEO Hungama|
Neeraj Roy (born August 13, 1967) is an Indian businessman, and the Managing Director and CEO of Hungama Digital Media Entertainment, which own Hungama.com and Bollywood Hungama, and Managing Director ArtistAloud.com. Under his leadership, Hungama today is South Asia’s largest digital and mobile entertainment company. He is also the Chairman of the Asia Board of the Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF), and was recently voted amongst the ‘50 Most influential People in Mobile Entertainment’ globally. Neeraj was also awarded the Sun Microsystems-Economic Times Young Leader award in 2001 and voted as 25 young leaders in the new millennium by Business India. He is also an active speaker at various international forums and on several domestic and international committees advising on the global Mobile Entertainment opportunity. May 3, 2012
Early life and education
Neeraj hails from Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, where his father has established start the El Chico espresso and snack bar. At the age of eight he was sent to the boarding school, St. Joseph's College, Nainital, where he completed his schooling. Later he graduated from Allahabad University where he topped his class  Thereafter he moved to Mumbai in 1988 to do his MBA from SIMSREE, Mumbai. Neeraj always wanted to be an entrepreneur right from his early days in business school.
Neeraj began his career in the hospitality industry with the Taj Group of Hotels. After a successful decade in the service industry, he moved on to establish Hungama.com in 1999. Today Hungama is the largest aggregator, developer and publisher of Bollywood & South Asian entertainment content in the world, having worldwide exclusive rights to over half a million music and video titles.
After 16 years in industry, today, Neeraj is known as an innovator, and is sought for his vision in the digital and mobile entertainment industry. Neeraj has built a business that is at an inflection point and a team that is highly motivated and believes in his vision.
Neeraj has recently invested in the online venture nautanki.tv, the CEO of which is Sunil R Nair, an ex employee of Hungama.
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