Mr. Girish Ramdas
It takes industry to build a business, but innovation to succeed in it. Girish Ramdas’ foray into the dotcom world happened in 1999, with an innovative venture – a city portal (www.singarachennai.com) on Chennai, one of India’s most popular metros with over 7 million people. The portal was hugely popular, being a first of its kind site on an Indian city. GNG Internet, the web company behind the portal, was then engaged in development and management of portals and websites for clients in India and abroad.
In the April of 1999, GNG Internet’s business graph took a dramatic upward turn as it merged with CRV Infotech to form a brand new company, Dot Com Infoway. Soon after establishment, Dot Com Infoway launched Galatta.com, its most successful media initiative and South India’s #1 movie portal.
Galatta.com is the largest and most respected portal in the world for South Indian movies. From a simple entertainment site, Galatta.com has vertically expanded into several sectors like movie content aggregation and distribution, entertainment event management, print media and mobile media. Accolades to Girish’s unflinching commitment toward the portal, Galatta.com is now a movie content aggregator engaged in legal distribution of movie-related content (like movie music) on the web and the mobile. Galatta.com’s first project in legal content acquisition and distribution over the web was the mega-movie Sivaji The Boss of AVM Productions. With video content distribution as the next step, Galatta.com is currently involved in movie music distribution on mobile platforms like iPhone.
Girish Ramdas’ contribution to the Indian movie industry is phenomenal. He is the first innovator who articulated and spearheaded the need for professional and ethical management of movie content in the South Indian movie scene. Always ready to explore new technologies and futuristic concepts, Girish has led Galatta.com from a mere information portal to an interactive and lucrative business with over 5,00,000+ registered users and about 4 million plus page views a month. Galatta.com’s other media wings Galatta Cinema magazine, G3 supplement, Galatta Global Events are leading players in the entertainment industry.
Girish Ramdas is also the co-founder and Managing Director of the GNG Group of Companies in Chennai, India that comprises of five companies, specializing in various fields such as Consultancy, Software Development, Web Development and Portals. He is involved in the overall management of operations, which includes developing strategic relations, setting up marketing plans and monetizing content for new media.
A multi-faceted personality, Girish has gained vast experience in fields that involve monetization of new media, web development, software development, entertainment mobile apps and IT consulting. His intellectual pursuit has urged him to take up challenging projects in India and abroad. His unparalleled dynamism and business intellect have led Dot Com Infoway and Galatta.com to have a leading edge in the industry. Under his leadership, Dot Com Infoway has grown from a company of 5 members to one of 250+ qualified design and technical professionals within a short span of 8 years.
Girish excelled in academics – he was a State Rank holder from Don Bosco School, Chennai and holds an Engineering degree from the Anna University, Chennai. He also holds 6 National Level Gold Medals in Rifle shooting and has competed in several State Level Tennis Championships.
Business Profile – Experience & Background
|Industry Experience||10+ years|
|Areas of focus||New Media & Entertainment, Event Management, Sales and Marketing|
|Team size (handled)||250+ employees|
|Educational Qualification||Bachelors in Engineering from Anna University, India|