Times Network makes key elevations in the senior management team

MUMBAI: Times Network has announced key elevations in the senior management team. The elevations are a recognition of the senior management team’s contribution to the 24% growth registered by the company in FY19 despite the economic slowdown faced by the industry.

The company said that the growth was achieved on the back of viewership across products, strong distribution and ad sales and a surging digital portfolio.

Jagdish Mulchandani has been elevated to Chief Operating Officer & Executive President. Jagdish will be responsible for setting scalable distribution opportunities in both international & domestic markets and will continue to oversee overall Operations and Finance related strategy.

Nikhil Gandhi has been promoted as Chief Operating Officer & President. Besides driving monetisation strategy and overall business growth of the Network’s bouquet of channels, Nikhil will also be responsible for driving strategic growth and profitability for Times Influence, International Business & Zoom along with its original content division, The Zoom Studios & events division Zoom Live.

Vivek Srivastava has been elevated to President, Strategy and will oversee Marketing and the critical area of audience management. His KRAs will be consumer insights, product strategy & innovation for the network. In addition, he will continue to be Business Head of the network’s premium bouquet of English Entertainment Channels, sustaining its market leadership and profitability.

As Executive Vice President, Shouneel Charles will further boost Audience growth and turnover of the Network’s digital platforms and also lead the company’s overall digital transformation with content innovation and process re-engineering to facilitate a planned metamorphosis of Times Network to be a Digital-first media company.

Additionally, a few other senior-level promotions have also been announced. These are Jignesh Kenia, Executive Vice President – Corporate Strategy, S. Srivathsan, Executive Vice President- Human Resources, Sandeep Bharadwaj, Executive Vice President – Distribution and Gaurav Dhawan, Executive Vice President – Revenue.

Commenting on the promotions, Times Network MD & CEO MK Anand said, “The Network’s stellar performance is a testimony of the superior talent of our top managers. These elevations are in recognition of their contribution to the growth of the company. I am confident that we will continue to harness every headwind in our path and continue to move forward.”

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