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Industry moves: Rishi Iyengar to head CNNMoney India; TataCLiQ COO is Vikas Purohit

Rishi Iyengar is CNNMoney’s India editor

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CNN Digital has appointed Rishi Iyengar as India editor for CNN Money, reports TelevisionPost. Iyengar takes over the post from Charles Riley who joined CNN Money India in 2008. Riley will now head the CNN Money team in Europe while Iyengar has assumed his new editorial post starting yesterday, according to the report.

Iyengar will now be based out of CNN’s New Delhi office and will be responsible for reporting on economic and business stories, developing editorial content within India and expanding the news network’s business coverage in for the region, the report added. Prior to joining CNN Money, Iyengar worked with Time Magazine in for 3 years; he joined Time on August 2014. He also held various editorial roles at Newsday Media Group, NY City Lens, and The Uptowner back in the U.S.

Note that CNN has partnership deal with Network 18 to run CNN-IBN in India. In December both companies had renewed its partnership to extend the collaboration. In the second term of the partnership, CNN-IBN was given access to CNN’s reporters and senior editors around the world to provide international perspective.

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Vikas Purohit appointed as COO of TataCLiQ

vikas purohitTata Group owned ecommerce marketplace TataCLiQ has appointed former Paytm payments head Vikas Purohit as its Chief Operating Officer reports Economic Times. At TataCLiQ, Purohit will take care of the company’s commercial and seller management functions.

Prior to joining Tata, he worked with Paytm heading its payments bank operation for two years; he quit the company recently in June. Prior to this, Purohit was the director of fashion at Amazon. He also held other senior management position like the COO of Planet Retail, head of retail at Reliance Brands, head of business operations at Tommy Hilfiger and brand initiatives manager at Madura Garments.

Note that Tata Unistore had announced the launch Tata CLiQ, an ecommerce platform under the Tata Group, on 27 May on web, mobile web and Android and iOS apps.

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