G Ramprasad, CEO, Zee South, the South India division of Zee Entertainment Enterprises, has put in his papers after having been with the company for about a year. At Zee South, Ramprasad saw through the launch of Zee Tamil, a Tamil GEC, in October 2008.
Speaking to us, Ramprasad said, “I have quit the company earlier this week and I am considering quite a few options that are at hand. It was a great experience at Zee.” However, he declined to comment on whether he would continue to be in the media industry in his next assignment.
Prior to joining Zee, Ramprasad was with the Murugappa Group as CEO of the Parryware business, followed by president of TI Cycles of the same group, where he was instrumental in effecting a turnaround of TI Cycles after taking charge in April 2005.
Prior to the successful stint of nearly nine years with the Murugappa Group, Ramprasad was with Hindustan Lever Ltd (now Hindustan Unilever) in sales and operations functions. He has also been associated with Sara Lee in India.
Ramprasad, who passed out of IIM Calcutta in 1984, attended the Senior Executive Program of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA in 2001.