Archana Anand, who was executive vice president and head of digital ZEE5 India, has been promoted to the post of chief business officer of ZEE5 Global by the media conglomerate ZEEL.
Praveen Swami, who had worked as the Resident Editor and Strategic Affairs Editor at The Hindu, has joined the media conglomerate Network18 as Group Consulting Editor with a specific focus on strategic affairs, defence, and diplomacy. He will work across platforms, writing in digital and appearing as a resident commentator on TV.
Rahul Joshi, Network18 CEO – News and Group Editor-in-Chief, and Sudhanshu Vats, Viacom18 Group CEO havenow become managing directors of Network18/TV18 and Viacom18 respectively.
Sunil Mittal, the head of India’s leading telecom operator Bharati Airtel, has stepped down as chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), but will continue as honorary chairman. Ajay Banga, the President and CEO of MasterCard will be appointed as the ICC First Vice-Chair.
Mihir Bhatt has been appointed as Chief Editor, IPs at Times Network, which is a part of The Times Group. Bhatt will oversee team to create unique and content-rich offerings on all IPs of the network, in addition to his editorial and anchoring responsibilities at ET NOW.
Viren Thakkar, who has about 27 years of experience in corporate finance, cost control, budgeting, internal control and audit and corporate planning, has been appointed as Chief Financial officer (CFO) by the multi system operator GTPL Hathway Ltd.
Sunil Sood, the MD and CEO of Vodafone India, has been appointed as the chairman of the cellular operators association COAI. Bharti Airtel COO Ajai Puri has been appointed as the vice-chairman of COAI.
Kartik Kalla has been promoted to the post of chief creative officer at Radio City. Kalla had over 20 years of experience and has been associated with Radio City for over 9 years having previously held the position of ‘EVP & National Head- Programming, Marketing & AudaCITY’.
On 31 May, Amit Khare, IAS (Jharkhand: 1985) assumed charge as Secretary in the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting on superannuation of Shri Narendra Kumar Sinha, IAS. Prior to his appointment, Shri Khare was Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Jharkhand.
Anubrata Biswas, ICICI Bank’s joint general manager and retail business head for south India, has now been appointed by Airtel Payment Bank as MD & CEO. The posts had fallen vacant after Shashi Arora quit the company in December 2017.
BBC Global News has launched its content marketing arm BBC Story Works in India, and has appointed Ankita Bakshi as Creative Solutions Producer to deliver content for brands that appeal to the BBC’s premium audience.
The renowned media person Sunil Lulla, who has been one of the early Internet explorers with indya.com in 2000, and has been a prominent member on many boards and forums of the broadcast industry where he has helped shape policies, set industry standards and best practices, has been appointed as group CEO by Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Telefilms.
Lachlan Murdoch will be appointed as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the proposed new ‘Fox’, according to 21st Century Fox. Fox will be formed after shareholder and regulatory approval of the proposed transaction between 21CF and The Walt Disney Company.
Joyee Biswas has been appointed as the head of sports partnerships for the Asia Pacific by the social media giant Facebook. He will oversee APAC-based leagues, teams, athletes and sports media across all Facebook-owned platforms.
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