ACK Media has appointed Vijay Sampath as CEO of the company; Samir Patil, founder of ACK Media, will remain a director on the board of the company.

According to Sampath’s LinkedIn profile, he was a Partner at India Capital Advisors for a little over a year and a half, before which he was the Group CEO of the Alia Group. The Aliagroup website mentions that it is involved in Print Retail and “Brand Consulting and Marketing Solutions, Technology (Softtware Development), Premedia & Reprographic Management, Packaging Development & Testing, Go To Market Partnerships and Providing Intellectual Capital” In terms of media experience, Sampath was also VP (Corporate) at the Times of India Group, before which he was Executive VP at Zee Telefilms.

Last month, ACK-Media announced a partnership with National Geographic Society to publish publish Indian editions of National Geographic (NGM), National Geographic Traveler (NGT) and National Geographic Kids magazines. Keep in mind that ACK Media owns India Book House, a leading magazine distributor, with over 10,000 vendors, it claims.