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CyberMedia announces portfolio of three new group heads

CyberMedia announces portfolio of three new group heads

Author | Pallavi Goorha | Tuesday, May 15,2007 8:56 AM

CyberMedia announces portfolio of three new group heads

Specialty media house CyberMedia has announced a new organisational structure to prepare the organisation for the next level of growth.

As part of this plan, CyberMedia has decided to appoint three group heads to lead the print publishing, online and life sciences, and the CyberMedia Services group. These three group heads will have the profit centre responsibility and will report to the Executive Board.

Commenting on the move, Pradeep Gupta, Chairman and Managing Director, CyberMedia, said, “This initiative is in line with CyberMedia’s philosophy of providing continuous growth opportunities for exceptional Cyber-ites. CyberMedia’s entrepreneurial style of management will continue to throw up exceptional leaders in the days to come to drive business.”

The information and communication technology (ICT) print publishing activities comprising seven publications -- Dataquest, the DQWeek network of four newspapers, DQ Channels, Voice & Data, Voice & Data Connect, PCQuest and Living Digital -- will now be headed by Prasanto Kumar Roy. In his new role as President-ICT Publishing, Roy will steer the editorial, business, and sales and marketing functions of the print publications.

Roy joined CyberMedia in 1990 in the editorial department of Dataquest. He successfully launched several new magazines for the group, including the PCQuest CD-ROM, Computers@Home (now Living Digital), DQWeeks, and DQChannels. Hoshie Ghaswalla will head CyberMedia Services -- the content BPO arm of CyberMedia, in addition to his current role at Global Services. He has been with CyberMedia since 1987, and is an IT industry veteran who launched Global Services in February 2006, an integrated media platform for the global outsourcing industry. Ghaswalla has earlier worked with most of the business units of CyberMedia. He has led the domestic as well as international sales, marketing and editorial functions, and the events and multimedia subsidiary of CyberMedia.

E Abraham Matthew will lead CyberMedia’s online properties, Job Portal and the Life Sciences. His two decade long association with the group and vast experience in the online medium has led to the creation of CyberMedia India Online and CyberMedia-Dice, a joint venture between CyberMedia and Dice, the leading provider of online recruiting services for technology and engineering professionals in the US. The group’s life sciences magazine group includes BioSpectrum and BioSpectrum Asia. Matthew also leads the Cybermedia News Service.

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