our team

Piiyush Singh

Co-Founder & Group COO, CEO MENA Region

Piiyush Singh is the Co-Founder & Group COO of Vistas Media capital and CEO of the MENA region. Based in UAE and runs the Business in Abu Dhabi and India for the development and production of feature films and web series. He is also the Co-chairperson of the Singapore South Asian Film Festival and the South Asian film Market. Piiyush has over 20 Year of work experience including 12 years in the Media and Entertainment industry with a hands-on production experience of extensive films and web series. Piiyush has personally developed along with a team of seasons writers over 25+ projects feature films, miniseries, and web series.

Intikhab Chougle

COO, MENA Region

Intikhab is Chief Operating Office for Vistas Media FZ LLC, based in Abu Dhabi. Intikhab has over 20 Years of experience across Investment Management, Media Technology and PE Investments. He has worked with Telecom Companies like Vodafone, with Banks like HSBC and has been an entrepreneur for the last few years with specialized expertise across various industries including Media and Entertainment. Intikhab has a proven track record of successfully building and executing strategies of new businesses, a strong understanding of new technologies and executing complex models with ease.

Raman Chawla

Festival Director

Raman Chawla worked for 10 years (1985 to 1995) at the Embassy of France in India as Deputy Attaché Film and Television. During his tenure, he assisted the Cultural Counselor in conceiving and executing projects and activities that encouraged Indo-French Cooperation in the field of Film, Television, Radio and Cultural Media. Within the framework of such bilateral cooperation, the French Embassy was programming films made by the French Masters as well as in curating and showcasing Indian Independent movies at the Auditorium of the Embassy of France. Raman was actively involved in these programmes of film screenings. He was instrumental in the putting together a package of Indian Documentaries for the prestigious Cinema du Reel that organized a Focus on Indian Documentaries in the year 1990. He also had the opportunity to work in the core group that organized the year-long Festival of France in India that included theatrical performances, art and science exhibitions, seminars, publications, film screenings… scheduled at several cities across India. The Indo-French agreement for coproduction of films was drafted and signed during his tenure at the French Embassy. Raman made significant contribution to the drafting of this agreement. Several French films were made in India and the Cultural Service of the French Embassy was majorly involved in such projects.