sandeeplakhinaHT Media owned publication Mint has appointed Sandeep Lakhina as its business head and CEO, reports afaqs. Lakhina currently has over 22 years of experience in sales, marketing and business operations across verticals including CPG, media, consulting, retail and advertising.

Prior to Mint, Lakhina co-founded the big data analytics firm Peel-Works, and led business development and client management at the firm from 2012-2013. Before this, he served as the Managing Director (west and south region) of Starcom India between 2007 and 2009, and managed Starcom’s MediaVest Group as its COO for South Asia till 2011. He also had a brief stint in 2007 as the CEO of Maverick Media’s India operations.

Other than this Lakhina has served as the Global Manager at the Coca Cola company, Sr Consultant at Deloitte Consulting, General manager of Marketing at Ebony retail holdings, Group account manager at Euro RSCG, sales manager at Zenith Infotech and managing partner at Future Positive. He also acted as an independent consultant in the US, between 1999 and 2001.

In September this year, The Wall Street Journal had ended its seven-year content and revenue partnership with Mint.