HarperCollins has announced that Chaitali Moitra has been appointed to the role of Managing Director, Collins Learning India. She joins from Macmillan, where she held the position of Vice President of Sales. Moitra will report in to HarperCollins India CEO, Ananth Padmanabhan, and she will also join the HC India Board.
Moitra gained wide professional experience in diverse service industries before moving into education publishing, first at Madhubun, and then more recently at Macmillan, where she served on the Management Executive and was responsible for sales. She will take up her new position at the beginning of August following the departure of outgoing MD, Krishna Naroor.
Padmanabhan said, “I am delighted that Chaitali is joining us at this juncture. Our Collins business is arguably the fastest growing education business in India,moving into the scale-up phase from its start-up beginning. Building on this very strong base and with Chaitali’s experience and knowledge, we are confident that we will deliver our ambitiousgrowth plans.”
Colin Hughes, London-based MD, Collins Learning, said, “Our strategy for building a strong presence in the Indian schools publishing market is paying strong dividends. It’s a development to which the global HarperCollins business is powerfully committed, and we are delighted that Chaitali will be joining us to take responsibility for leading Collins India up to the next level.”
Moitra said, “Collins Learning is scaling up increasingly and I am delighted for the opportunity to be part of the organisation at this stage. I look forward to using my varied industry experience further to enhance that growth.