Vikas Khanchandani is joining Republic, Arnab Goswami's new media technology venture as CEO. His previous stint was with RBNL as Chief Business Officer. Khanchandani will play an integral role to grow Republic as an independent media tech company.
Goswami has been recruiting catalysts for his team, who would make his new venture a comprehensive set-up for the new media landscape. Republic will be an independent platform for journalists and content professionals. The venture aspires to create a movement that will put the power of journalism into the hands of the citizens, and will be India’s first footprint into global journalism.
Commenting on the same, Arnab Goswami, Founder of Republic said, “We are delighted to welcome Vikas on board. He is a great leader and joins us with very strong industry experience across multimedia platforms. Together, we believe, we will create the No. 1 News Channel in India.’’
Vikas Khandchandani added, “I am looking forward to working with Republic as I believe in the core objective and vision of launching the first global independent media venture. I am certain we will change the media scenario in India”
Khanchandani is a senior media industry professional with nearly two decades of experience. After an initial stint of running his family business in Medium Enterprise Financing and Estate Management, he joined STAR TV as a key member of the Strategic Planning and Management team which worked on sales strategies for the entire Star bouquet of channels across multiple genres.
After STAR TV, Khanchandani was part of the core leadership team which set up NDTV Media.
As Senior Vice President – Advertising Sales in charge of the English and Hindi news channels of NDTV, he played an important role in helping the NDTV network optimally monetize its revenue potential.
Apart from co-founding Aidem Ventures, he played the dual role of managing existing businesses of Aidem with his operational skills even while he was aggressively driving the growth agenda of Aidem, which is to build a unique and valuable media sales and services company.
He took complete charge of Aidem Ventures assuming a pivotal role during the leadership transition in 2011. For the next 5 years, he drove the various businesses with undying enthusiasm, raw energy and a keen sense of fair play and vision, expanding into Digital advertising in a major way.