Monday, April 7, 2008

Kapil Viswanathan

"Valuations are fair now. About two years ago, they were unrealistic. For the next few months we are going to lie low, as far as acquisitions are concerned. However, we are studying the media services space."

Kapil Viswanathan, PreMedia Global
April 7, 3 pm


Murali said...

About Kapil...

Kapil Viswanathan is co-CEO of PreMedia Global Inc., a cross-border content services company with operations in the US and India. He oversees strategy, sales and finance, and is responsible for the company’s organic and inorganic growth plans.

Kapil’s prior experiences include a stint with Flextronics where he worked on productivity improvements on the shop floor in a factory in rural China. Earlier, Kapil led global sales for a business unit of Tata Consultancy Services, where the effectiveness of his sales strategies earned him a place in the corporate think tank. As part of an elite team, Kapil worked closely with the top management to make the company more customer-focused.

He has a masters degree in industrial engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School where he co-founded the Global Outsourcing Club.

Kapil is an avid writer and keen sportsperson, and supports his sister in the running of the S.Viswanathan Foundation, a charitable organization focused on primary education, healthcare and Indian classical arts.
About Kami...

Kami Narayan is co-CEO of PreMedia Global Inc., a cross-border content services company with operations in the US and India. She plays a pivotal role in managing global operations and overall administration of the firm.

Prior to founding PreMedia, Kami headed M&A at OfficeTiger, an outsourcing company based in Chennai where she also managed the US-India interface and was responsible for project implementation. Earlier, she worked at her family’s business group where she conceptualized and executed several strategic initiatives. Kami started her career with Arthur Andersen’s business advisory practice helping multinational companies negotiate joint ventures and set up Greenfield operations in India.

Kami is a gold-medalist from the National Law School of India, and holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

With a keen interest in social causes, Kami heads the S.Viswanathan Foundation, a charitable organization focussed on primary education, healthcare and Indian classical arts. Kami lives in Chennai with her husband and three-year old son.
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Murali said...

About PMG...

Company: Premedia Global Inc

Address: Block 1, 3rd Floor, Temple Steps, 184-187, Anna Salai, Chennai 600 015

Phone: 044-43114161

Fax: 044-43114505


PreMedia Global is a cross border content services company with about 1000 employees spread across seven locations in the US and two at Chennai, India.

The company provides project management, editorial, writing, illustration and production services to leading publishing companies and enjoys the stature of being the sole vendor with deep relationship with the four large publishing firms of McGrawHill, Pearson, Houghton Mifflin/Harcourt and Thomson/Cengage.

PMG is the only firm in the industry that offers a compelling combination of the three key capabilities that publishers require:

Offshore composition
On-shore project management
XML based workflow

Areas of Special Knowledge:

Editorial services
Project management
Cover design and art services
Various platforms including Quark, Indesign, Tex/LaTex and 3B2