Shashi Shekhar Vempati, a technocrat  has taken over as the CEO of Prasar Bharti.He succeeds Rajeev Singh, member (finance) of the board, who was serving as the interim CEO after S C Panda retired earlier this year.Vempati was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the public broadcaster after a three-member committee, headed by Vice President Hamid Ansari, cleared his name for the post.Vempati, 43, is the first non-Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer to head the public broadcaster which runs Doordarshan (DD) and All India Radio (AIR).

An alumnus of IIT-Bombay, Vempati has over two decades of experience as a technocrat with specialisation in areas of corporate management, technology consulting and digital media.Vempati had also worked with Infosys for more than a decade as a product strategist and digital innovator in the United States.

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