NBCUniversal today announced the appointment of a new chief financial officer. The company gave the position to Anand Kini, who has been serving as interim CFO since February. Kini has been the company’s executive vice president, Strategy and Business.
“Kini helped shape NBCUniversal’s long-term strategic direction, led the data-driven consumer and business insights division and the Information Technology group,” the company said in its announcement. “In addition to his role as CFO, he will maintain responsibility for these other areas. He remains a member of the Executive Committee and reports to Steve Burke, CEO, NBCUniversal.”
Said Burke: “Anand is a very important member of our executive team and his contributions have played a key role in our success. His business sense and his strategic vision have been invaluable. I know that he will bring that same focus and commitment to this new position.”
The announcement notes: “Prior to joining NBCUniversal in July 2011, Kini was Senior Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis for Comcast Cable Communications, LLC. In that role he managed Comcast Cable’s forecasting, annual budget, and three-year planning process, and served as a key analytical resource to help the cable businesses identify emerging market trends, evaluate competitive positioning and determine attractive growth strategies to drive strong financial returns.”