Amidst all the rumours and speculation around his exit, R Jagannathan, Editor-in-Chief of Firstpost and Forbes India, has confirmed to exchange4media that he will be retiring in mid-October.
Jagannathan, (popularly known as Jaggi) joined Network 18 in 2011 and was elevated to Editor in Chief in 2013 wherein his mandate included Moneycontrol.com and Firstpost.com, Forbes India and Network18 Publishing.
With a career spanning over three decades, Jagannathan has been the editor of several print and digital publications across the general and business news space. Prior to joining Network18 Group in 2011, he was the Executive Editor at DNA. Earlier, he was the Executive Editor at Business Standard and he has also been the Editor at Financial Express, Indian Management and Business World. He was the founding Executive Editor of Business Today in the early 1990s and Business Editor of India Today before that. His first foray into the digital world came when he became Editor at Myiris at the height of the first dotcom boom.