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Updated: Industry Moves: Myntra, DNA, JWT India, Thanthi TV

Myntra.com, an apparel, footwear and accessories focused e-commerce venture, has appointed Shamik Sharma as its Chief Product and Technology Officer, reports India Digital Review.According to his LinkedIn profile, Sharma started working at Myntra since October 2012. At Myntra, he will be responsible for driving the overall technology strategy.

Prior to joining Myntra, Sharma worked at Lytro Inc as a VP of Software. He has also worked at RockYou as a SVP of Technology & Engineering, StumbleUpon as a VP Engineering, Yahoo as a Director of Engineering, among others.


Update: K U Rao has been appointed as CEO of Siti Cable, the MSO of the Essel Group, according to a report by Afaqs. The news comes after Bhaskar Das, who resigned from Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd (BCCL), joined Essel Group as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), who now handles digital and news business, which includes Zee News Ltd and india.com web portal and DNA.


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K U Rao, CEO, Diligent Media Group’s daily newspaper DNA, has been assigned a senior corporate management role in the group, reports Afaqs. Although the move is not confirmed on his LinkedIn profile, Rao has confirmed about the same to Afaqs. Rao’s exact role at the group has not been confirmed yet.

Prior to joining the Diligent Media Corporation, Rao worked at Shell International Petroleum Co, Onida, and Philips India.

Diligent Media Group, which was formed as a JV between Essel Group and D B Corp, is now completely owned and managed by Essel Group.


Mohit Hira has joined JWT India as its senior vice president and regional business director, reports campaignindia. He will be based out of Delhi. His LinkedIn profile does not reflect the move yet.

Prior to joining JWT, Hira has worked with NIIT at various positions, Times Internet Ltd as Director, Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd. as Vice President. He has also worked with Contract Advertising and OHI-DDB, Muscat. He has  also been the Brand Head for Times Foundation, Navbharat Times and The Economic Times, Delhi, as well as its Resident Editor for ET.

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Thanthi TV, a tamil language news channel which is a division of Malar Publications (owners of Daily Thanthi), has appointed Shankar Subramaniam as vice-president and national head – marketing, reports Afaqs. He will report to Rajeev Nambiar, chief executive officer, Malar Publications . At Thanthi TV, Subramaniam will be responsible to drive revenues for the channel.

Prior to joining Thanthi TV, Subramaniam worked at HT media as AVP – Media Marketing.

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