New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) on Sunday in a BSE filing intimated the appointment of Darius Taraporvala as an additional director of the company, subject to regulatory approvals. The appointment comes 4 months after NDTV requested SEBI for an extension to comply with its regulations for the appointment of directors to the board in view of COVID-19.
The appointment has come after the approval of the Board of Directors of the Company, based on recommendations of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee. The appointment will be effective as and when the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) grants its consent.
Taraporvala will hold the office upto the ensuing Annual General Meeting in the position as Additional Director. Taraporvala has in the past served NDTV having joined initially in 1995. He assisted to set up the Bangalore Bureau of NDTV, amongst the other southern bureaus in Chennai, Trivandrum and Hyderabad.
In 2008 Mr. Taraporvala was transferred to Kuala Lumpur as COO of Astro Awani, a 24-hour Malay news channel with whom NDTV Group had partnered to set up and run. He returned to NDTV in 2010 as a Consultant and provided his services until 2017.