Chaitanya Chinchlikar
Born, brought up & educated in Mumbai, Chaitanya Chinchlikar, Vice President – Business Development, Whistling Woods International Ltd, has had a multi-faceted career in Audit & Business Consulting, Event Management, Film & Media education & Digital Media with some time spent in amateur Journalism as well. While in college, Chaitanya worked with The Indian Express group as Staff Writer. While being part of the launch team of Channel Y, their youth-focused section, he also contributed by writing film reviews, book reviews, event reviews and articles on current-affairs and social & youth issues. Having spent 3 years in Business Consulting & Audit at Arthur Andersen, he moved into Event Management for a further 4 years, before joining the Mukta Arts Group as Marketing Manager, Whistling Woods International and in early 2008, took on the Business Development role at Whistling Woods. In 2010, he was also appointed as Business Head of Mukta Arts’ Digital Media business. He has since, headed the Education, Digital Media and Animation businesses of Mukta Arts Ltd and, recently has been appointed as Vice President – Strategy & Finance, Mukta Arts Ltd as well. Further, over the past 8 years, he has also acquired a deep understanding of the Media & Entertainment industry in the areas of Film, TV, Animation & Digital Media. He is an active speaker at seminars & conferences organized by FICCI, NASSCOMM, CII and ASSOCHAM speaking on multiple topics related to Education and the Film, Media & Entertainment industries. He is an avid reviewer and has developed a robust following on several social media platforms. He is also a amateur photographer with a knack for being in the right place at the right time to capture some rather amusing images.