wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

With changes at Network18, a look at Media execs who’ve joined Reliance Industries

Uncertainty and change loom large over Network18, with both its CEO B. Saikumar and COO Ajay Chacko leaving the company, and there being speculation about Rajdeep Sardesai also leaving the group. There is speculation that this change is being driven by Reliance Industries, which has an indirect stake in the company through Independent Media Trust (IMT), controlled by the Network18 promoter group. Given the circumstances, it's worth noting that Reliance Industries has recently hired a few senior media industry executives, both in Editorial and Business: Alok Agrawal (joined ~ May 14th, 2014): was previously the CEO at Zee News and a director at in Zee Media, for about one and a half years. Oddly enough, in Agrawal's LinkedIn profile, as a description of his role at RIL, rather cheekily says "Watch this space...". We are watching, Alok. Hurry up and update already. Agrawal was previously the COO of Cheil Worldwide, heading the South West Asia operations for the agency for around 4 years, before which he was EVP at Bates, heading North India operations. He has also worked at Grey Worldwide (India), and EURO RSCG. Umesh Upadhayay (joined ~ March 2014): A senior TV journalist, he has joined RIL as its Media Director. He has previously worked at Janmat TV (Channel Head), Zee News (Executive Producer and Editor, Output), Doordarshan (Correspondent) and PTI (Sub Editor). Prior to joining RIL, he was a Director at Disha Institute of Management of Technology, Raipur, prior to which he was a Director at Rockland Hospitals. Gautam Chikermane (joined…

Please subscribe/login to read the full story.
Written By

Founder @ MediaNama. TED Fellow. Asia21 Fellow @ Asia Society. Co-founder SaveTheInternet.in and Internet Freedom Foundation. Advisory board @ CyberBRICS

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.

Views

News

India's smartphone operating system BharOS has received much buzz in the media lately, but does it really merit this attention?

News

After using the Mapples app as his default navigation app for a week, Sarvesh draws a comparison between Google Maps and Mapples

News

In the case of the ‘deemed consent' provision in the draft data protection law, brevity comes at the cost of clarity and user protection

News

The regulatory ambivalence around an instrument so essential to facilitate data exchange – the CM framework – is disconcerting for several reasons.

News

The provisions around grievance redressal in the Data Protection Bill "stands to be dangerously sparse and nugatory on various counts."

You May Also Like

News

Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

Advert

135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...

News

By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

News

Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Name:*
Your email address:*
*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ