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Writer: Kalyan Kar - Friday, Apr 14,2006 7:50 AM

HT Media to launch business daily; appoints Wall Street Journal’s Raju Narisetti as Head of Editorial

Raju Narisetti has been appointed as Head of Editorial for HT Media Ltd’s forthcoming business daily. He will report to Rajiv Verma, CEO, HT Media Ltd. HT Media plans to launch an English language business daily newspaper and website in the next few months. Narisetti is currently Editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe and Deputy Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal.

Announcing the appointment, Verma said, "In order to create a world-class, respected and successful business newspaper we need the best global talent available and Raju is a perfect fit. With the changing economic landscape in India, there is an obvious place for a high-quality business daily. Raju has the right experience, exposure and respect to launch an unrivalled Indian business newspaper that will gain international recognition over time."

Narisetti, 39, is currently Editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe and Deputy Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal, and has overall responsibility for European and Middle East/Africa coverage for all global editions of The Wall Street Journal. He was instrumental in the development of the European and Asian editions of the Journal, including the highly successful launch of the compact and online format in October last year. A 13-year veteran of The Wall Street Journal, his leadership has resulted in many journalism honours for the newspaper, including the 2004 Overseas Press Club award and six 'Business Journalist of the Year' awards in 2005.

Prior to joining The Wall Street Journal, Narisetti was a business writer for the Dayton Daily News, Ohio, USA. He started his journalism career in India with The Economic Times as a business writer in 1989.

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