Percept Live Appoints Joji George As The CEO
Joji George will be responsible for leading the Vision and Strategic direction of Percept Live encompassing R&D
Percept Live appointed Joji George as the Chief Executive Officer of the company with effect from March 15, 2023. Prior to joining Percept Live, Joji was the Co-Founder of GoNuts.com, India’s one of the largest and most influential platforms for human connection and celebrity commerce.
As CEO, Joji George will be responsible for leading the Vision and Strategic direction of Percept Live encompassing R&D, charting global market trends to ascertain new business and brand extension opportunities, monetization of all the Percept Live IPs, exploring opportunities for synergy with other brands, managing the P&L, profitability, enhancing revenue both organically and inorganically, sourcing new areas, brand extensions and plotting the roadmap for each unique IP across India and overseas. He will work closely with the CXOs of the various business units across the Percept Group to herald the next growth phase for all the IPs under the Percept Live umbrella.
Georg has had an incredible career graph across all facets of the Digital, Live Media, Exhibitions, Entertainment, Branding, Art, Radio, Music and Sports domain. He has managed cross functional teams across South East Asia and South Asia, worked on turnarounds and transforming companies. He has worked closely with government and statutory bodies, conceptualized and managed an entrepreneurial project that raised seed capital from marquee investors to building an exhibitions brand to a leadership position in the B2B space, and managed multiple inorganic growth opportunities through M&A activity.
He also previously worked with Beacon Advisory, served as Vice President & General Manager/Country Head at World Wrestling Entertainment, India, Managing Director at UBM (now Informa) and EVP at The Global Brand Forum, Singapore. He has also worked with leading global organizations like ASTRO (Astro All Asia Networks Plc), Malaysia, Yahoo! Asia, Singapore, MTV Asia, Singapore and SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, India. Joji also previously served at Percept in the capacity as CEO, Percept Sports & Entertainment, where he built and scaled the Sports and Entertainment IPs, launched new businesses and consolidated the Talent Management division. Over the past two decades Joji has conceptualized many unique ideas and identified many opportunities in the Media & Entertainment domain to curate them into valuable IPs.
On his appointment George said, “Having worked with leading entertainment and media brands across Asia, I am excited about working with India’s leading EMC conglomerate that has transformed thousands of brands by offering unique “Integrated Marketing Solutions” and spearheaded the Intellectual Property space by creating an iconic global IP like Sunburn. My aim is to make Percept Live a highly dynamic, and progressive company, both with consumers and brands across demographics and psychographics, connecting our live and digital platforms to create memorable experiences that help brands connect stronger with their customers. Sunburn is a stunning example of how a simple idea transformed music tourism in India and emerged as Asia’s largest Live Media Asset. I am excited to merge my experience with global brands and reinvent the Sunburn learning curve to expand five more stellar IPs from the Percept Live stable, to offer a bespoke experience to brands and consumers, and create immense value for our investors.”
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