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Writer: exchange4media News Service - Thursday, Nov 22,2012 7:00 PM

SiliconIndia appoints new CEO and COO

SiliconIndia has appointed Pradeep Shankar as the CEO and Alok Chaturvedi as COO of the company.

Shankar succeeds Harvi Sachar, Founder and CEO, who will be serving as the executive chairman of the company. 

“I am excited about growth potential of SiliconIndia as we build our media sections around news, email newsletters, events and different professional cities. The core competency which we have built around online media and events is being well recognised in India, especially given the strong brand advantage that SiliconIndia commands. We are extremely focused on driving revenue growth, online presence and establishing our brand leadership over the next few years,” said Pradeep Shankar, on his appointment as the CEO.

Shankar, who was serving as the Editor-in-Chief of SiliconIndia, has been instrumental in setting up an editorial team and steering content strategy for the portal, which has today emerged as the most trusted source for news and information for professionals in India catering to 4.5 million professionals through SiliconIndia's channels – portal and newsletters. He also steered the events division of the company to over 100+ events attended by over 50,000+ qualified professionals every year, said an official release.

Chaturvedi, the newly appointed COO, has been responsible for all operations and online sales since company was launched. Under his leadership, the sales of the organisation grew year-on-year revenue by 40 per cent contributed by the newly introduced online products. In his role as the COO, he will oversee the operations, finance and sales of all online products.

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