Jiggy George is the Founder of Dream Theatre and a pioneer in the business of licensing & merchandising in India.
Jiggy set up and successfully ran the licensing business at Viacom (MTV) and later at Turner (Cartoon Network Enterprises).In 2009, he founded Dream Theatre Pvt Ltd: India’s first professionally run Licensing & Brand Management enterprise. Over time, the Dream Theatre Group’s model has evolved from pure representation to the creation of their own brands and merchandise.
Prior to his entrepreneurial venture, Jiggy has worked in the corporate field for over 17 years. In his last avatar, he was the Executive Director of Cartoon Network Enterprises, South Asia, and was responsible for making it the leader in the licensing arena in India. He also headed the Turner Theatrical Business and the Sesame Street India Production.
He started his career as a fashion designer with Zodiac apparel and after obtaining a Master’s Degree in Management Studies, he gained significant experience in sales (Times of India), marketing (MTV and Pogo), licensing (MTV, Turner), and project management (Turner and Sesame Street production).
Jiggy believes in living life without boundaries. He wrote for five years as an entertainment journalist and has a script for an animation film under his belt. He is an avid movie buff and a music lover who plays the guitar. He enjoys travel, is fascinated by art, and loves understanding cultures by meeting new people across the globe.
Jibi is an avid football fan and tries to catch every EPL match he can. While he is a hardcore supporter of Manchester United, he is also an ardent fan of Real Madrid. One of his prized possessions is an autographed Real Madrid jersey which hangs in his cabin.
She saw an emerging business opportunity and is in it for the long haul, which is why today, she is regarded as a pioneer of the Promotional Licensing business in India. She took charge of this business for Turner in India and South Asia with great success, while simultaneously overseeing the publishing, home video and Sesame Street licensing businesses.
At Dream Theatre, while her visiting card says ‘General Manager’, she continues to multitask effortlessly, driving all the marketing and communication strategies, she also oversees client servicing and the promotional licensing businesses.
Susmita is passionate about books, food and travel. In her free time, she moonlights as a part-time philosopher, and is currently quite an authority on the Bhagvad Gita! She is also quite the foodie and is our in-house guide to all that’s new and funky!
Chartered accountant and Sloan Fellow at the London Business School
Creator of India’s 1st licensed animation character – Chhota Birbal
Sole licensing rep for Pokémon in India (2004-05).
Funded and ran several ventures including an online cricket world cup site (1999), a B2B office stationery e-commerce website, and a digital BSE-NSE arbitrage platform.
Ran a state legislature election campaign on the platform of kindness
Designed India’s first permanent/ sovereign fund to safeguard intergenerational equity.
Marvin is a Chartered Accountant and began his career with Arthur Andersen in 1994, he switched track to become an entrepreneur in 1999. He has headed and managed several successful ventures in including an online cricket world cup site (1999), a B2B office stationery E-commerce website, and a digital BSE-NSE arbitrage platform. He was the first licensing representative for Pokemon in India in 2004-05. Marvin created India’s first licensed animation character, Chotta Birbal, designed India’s first permanent sovereign to safeguard intergeneration equity, and also ran a state legislature election campaign on the platform of kindness.
Marvin has been a Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge, Senior Scholar at the London School of Economics, and a Sloan Fellow at the London Business School. He has worked as a Reinhard Mohn Fellow (entrepreneur in residence) at RTL Disney, Random House, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investment Fund, FremantleMedia, Wolff Olins (London 2012), Eight Inc (Apple stores) in cities such as New York, Cologne, London, Mumbai, and Dubai.