Cyriac Mathew, Vice-President, Sales, at Mid-Day, has been elevated as the Chief Operating Officer. With this, Mathew fills in the position vacated following the exit of Rajesh Tahil, who was appointed as Radio Mid-Day’s CEO earlier this month.
In his new role, Mathew will be responsible for the complete publishing business of Mid-Day Multimedia. With the expansion of his portfolio, he will continue to report to Managing Director, Tariq Ansari.
Commenting on the development, Mathew said, “This new position of COO has been created by merging the VP, Sales and Group Publisher-in-Chief positions. These are exciting times for us and we will continue to work together.”
Mathew will be based in Mumbai. He joined Mid-Day in 1986 to help launch the Delhi edition of the paper as well as Inquilab. During his 20-year tenure in Mid-Day, Mathew has spent most of his time in Delhi, managing the regional office for all purposes and was instrumental in achieving phenomenal growth in revenues from the North.
He is passionate about radio and was a key member of Mid-Day’s radio business since its inception.
Mathew is a commerce graduate and a postgraduate diploma holder in business administration. He also has a diploma from the Scandinavian International Management Institute for the Leaders programme launched by WAN and IFRA held in Denmark.