CA Media, LP, the Asian investment arm of The Chernin Group, LLC (TCG) today announced the appointment of Rishi Negi as Executive Vice President (EVP), Investee Operations. Negi is joining the CA Media team in India to lead operations of the investee and incubated businesses with a focus on identifying and managing growth opportunities in media, entertainment and technology businesses throughout the country. The investment arm of CA Media in India is headed by Vivek Raicha, and both Negi and Raicha report to Rajesh Kamat, Chief Executive Officer of CA Media, India.
Negi possesses more than eighteen years of experience in strategy, business and operations at leading companies in India, having worked across a diverse range of industries including hospitality, restaurant and entertainment. Most recently, he served as the Business Head of Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) at Reliance Group where he successfully conceptualized, planned and launched the first QSR brand of Reliance Retail, Chicken Comes First restaurants. Prior to that, Negi served as Chief Operating Officer of FAME Cinema’s Multiplexes and Pizza Hut restaurants where he was instrumental in the planning, development and operations management with direct P&L responsibilities. His earlier experience also includes a ten year stint with the Taj Group of Hotels. Negi is a graduate in Hotel Management with additional studies completed under the General Management Program from IIM, Bangalore.
“I am excited about my new role at CA Media India. In a short time, they have already acquired significant stakes and have partnered in the success of their investee and incubated businesses, in both the traditional and digital domains. I look forward to joining this team of extremely talented people and establishing new partnerships while growing and driving forward existing ones,” said Rishi Negi, EVP Investee Operations of CA Media India.