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Khaleej Times Editor Vinay Kamat appointed as new editor of Mint

21-December-2017
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Khaleej Times Editor Vinay Kamat appointed as new editor of Mint

Vinay Kamat, editor of Khaleej Times, Dubai has been appointed as the new editor for Mint newspaper, one of India's leading business and financial dailies. He will join the office on February 16, 2018.

The post had been lying vacant since late September 2017 after Sukumar Ranganathan, was appointed to head Hindustan Times following Bobby Ghosh’s exit from the newspaper.

Kamat is a postgraduate from the University of Banglore and holds 30 years of editorial experience with him, across platforms like print, magazines, digital and mobile. Prior to Khaleej Times, Kamat was the Resident Editor for The Times of India, Bangalore. He has also worked with DNA where he launched the broadsheet product in Mumbai and Bangalore. He has also had significant stints in the early days of digital content as the Editor of indiatimes.com and economictimes.com.

In his early days in the profession, Kamat has also worked with Business Today and was the Business Editor at The Times of India.

In an official statement by Shobhana Bhartia, Chairperson and Editorial Director of the Hindustan Times Group, said that Vinay Kamat “is focussed on creating a news product for the growing population of mobile content consumers.”

“In Vinay, we have a seasoned editor who has successfully worked on several media platforms and passionately believes in bringing back storytelling in new age journalism,” she added.

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