Republic Media Network elevates Vikas Khanchandani as Group CEO, ropes in Bhaskar Das as group president

MUMBAI: Republic Media Network has strengthened its management team by roping in Bhaskar Das as Group President and elevated Vikas Khanchandani as Group CEO.

Khanchandani will now assume overall responsibility of all the three network brands, Republic Television, Republic World Digital, and the upcoming Hindi News channel Republic Bharat.

Prior to joining Republic Media Network, Das was the Executive President of the Dainik Bhaskar Group. He also had a long stint with Times of India Group before moving to Zee Media Network as Group CEO of Zee Media Network.

Republic Media Network MD and Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami said, “Vikas has led the channel exceptionally from the start-up to expansion mode. As we get set to launch Republic Bharat, I am excited he along with Bhaskar Das will see the next phase of growth and consolidation of our new age media-tech company. We are on the lookout for growth opportunities that are both scalable and sustainable. I look forward to partnering and growing with them.”

Commenting on Khanchandani said, “We are very excited about Das joining forces with us to help scale the business at the network. He is one of the most respected media professionals and our network will immensely benefit from his knowledge and experience. His announcement comes just after the one for Hersh Bhandari who joined us as the EVP, Revenue, Republic Bharat. With our current expansion in the management team, as a network, we are poised for growth and scale in business. We will look for opportunities both organic and acquisitive growth within technology and media. Republic is a disruptor brand and we will look at a global digital foray in the near future.”

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