Kasi named Vice President of Associated Press
August 11, 2006
NRI Srinandan Kasi named Vice President and General Counsel
of Associated Press who has been with the news cooperative
since 2004. He will be one of the most senior NRI (non-resident
Indian) in the US media.
"Sri's wide-ranging technical, legal and business skills
have served the AP well since he joined us as vice president-global
business and deputy general counsel," Tom Curley, president
and CEO of AP said in announcing Kasis appointment on
Monday. "His diverse background will come into play even
more as the AP charts new ground in the digital era with its
international editorial, business and technology initiatives."
Prior to joining the AP, Sri was with the law firm of Dewey
Ballantine LLP. He has served as general counsel and head
of strategic planning for an e-commerce company, and was an
attorney with Rogers & Wells.
- In 2004, The Associated Press named Srinandan Kasi vice
president-global business and deputy general counsel. Sri
worked their global business initiatives and assisted in
managing their legal activities. Sri had a very strong technical,
legal and business background and had worked in all aspects
of corporate law, including international corporate, mergers
and acquisitions, corporate finance, strategic alliances
and joint ventures, as well as technology transactions including
outsourcing, software development agreements and a variety
of related matters.
- Since 2001, Kasi has been an attorney at the law firm
of Dewey Ballantine. For one year prior to that, he was
general counsel and head of strategic planning for an e-commerce
firm based in New Jersey. Previously, he was an attorney
with Rogers and Wells.
- Kasi, who has a doctorate in chemistry from the University
of Houston, was a scientist at IBM, where he was involved
in chip design and micro electronics. He has four of his
- Kasi also has a law degree from Columbia University and
a bachelor of science degree from the University of Madras.
- Srinandan Kasi said, "I left India in 1984, to pursue
"higher studies," as they used to say, after completing
my undergraduate education at Vivekananda College, University
of Madras (I went to Vidya Mandir for high school). The
United States has afforded me the opportunity to experience
the richness of different industries and professions. I
visit Chennai at regular interval as I still have friends
and family there.