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M. Damodaran and Avinder Bindra Join Salwan Medias Advisory Board

Mr. M. Damodaran, an independent consultant and board member of several leading companies, is a former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer and former Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).

New Delhi, India, December 21, 2011 - Salwan Media a company focused on education, consumer and business information, announced that Mr. M. Damodaran and Mr. Avinder (Avi) S. Bindra joined the company’s Advisory Board today. Both bring strong leadership, strategic and operational experience spanning government and financial services that will help guide Salwan Media’s growth in the coming years.   

Mr. M. Damodaran, an independent consultant and board member of several leading companies, is a former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer and former Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). During a distinguished career in government, he held increasingly important roles in the Ministries of Finance and the Ministry of Commerce among several other important roles in both India’s Central and State Governments and financial institutions. He currently serves as an independent director of companies like Tech Mahindra, Hero MotoCorp, ING Vysya Bank and an advisor to ING Group in India. He currently also heads the Board of Governors at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Tiruchirappalli. He is widely acknowledged as one of India’s foremost champions of Corporate Governance, and has won several awards for leadership, governance, transformation and public service. Commenting on his new role, Mr. Damodaran said, "I am delighted to associate with the team at Salwan Media as they seek to make a meaningful contribution in the critical domain of education and other spheres of human development through their innovative approach and commitment of leveraging technology to drive growth."

With over three decades of investment banking experience in the Asia Pacific region based out of Hong Kong and Singapore, Mr. Avinder S. Bindra, CEO of ARX Analytics and Advisory Pvt. Ltd., has received several accolades during his career as an international banker. He was named by the IFR magazines as one of the “Top 30 Bankers in the World” and Euro Week magazine’s “Top 25 Bankers” in the Asia region. At Citigroup he served as Deputy Chief Executive of Citicorp International Ltd. and Managing Director of Salomon Smith Barney. Subsequent to Citigroup he joined HSBC as Co-Head of Investment Banking, Asia Pacific. His last assignment at HSBC was as The Head of the Financing and Risk Advisory Group, which he founded and which offered strategic advice to the bank's key clients in the region. Upon his return to India, he started ARX Analytics & Advisory Private Limited which specializes in risk management software for financial institutions. He is also a non-executive director of AIG Global Asset Management Company (India) Private Limited and SREI Infrastructure Finance Limited.

 Sharing his thoughts on joining Salwan Media’s advisory board, Mr. Bindra said, “The media and education industry are witnessing rapid growth in India. I look forward to working with the Salwan Media team as they expand and build an exciting company.”

“We are delighted to have both Mr. Damodaran and Mr. Bindra join our advisory board. Their strong track record coupled with a wide range of experience in business and government will provide an extremely valuable sounding board for our team at Salwan Media as we continue building a world class company.”  Said Harjiv Singh, Founder & CEO, Salwan Media, addingthat“I look forward to working with them closely and learning from both of them.”  

Salwan Media recently announced its partnership with USIBC and Knowledge@Wharton for its first annual flagship educational conference ‘One Globe 2012 – Uniting Knowledge Communitiesto be held on 3rd and 4th February 2012 in New Delhi, India.

 About Salwan Media  

Founded in 2004, Salwan Media Private Limited owns a portfolio of businesses in education, consumer and business information. Our mission is to connect, inform, and empower our audiences to succeed in a globalized world powered by knowledge. The company is headquartered in New Delhi, with offices in New York and London.

For more details, please contact:

 

India:

Puneet Khunger

Gutenberg Communications

M: +91 9810191409

puneet@gutenbergpr.com

 

UK:

Nathalie Dory

Gutenberg Communications

+44 20 7470 8894

Nathalie@gutenbergpr.com

 

US

Kati Bergou

Gutenberg Communications

+ 212 239 8740

kati@gutenbergpr.com

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