Forbes has appointed Naazneen Karmali as India Editor of Forbes Asia and Mumbai Bureau Manager for Forbes magazine. In her new role, Karmali will continue to cover India’s growing industries and companies, and the wealth of India’s richest individuals through the compilation of the annual Forbes India Rich List & Billionaire list.
Commenting on Karmali’s appointment, Tim Ferguson, Editor of Forbes Asia, said, “With Naazneen’s full-time engagement comes more credibility in the Indian marketplace as well as an enhanced ability to tell the India story to our Asia-Pacific readership.”
A veteran journalist, Karmali has been associated with Forbes for the past 10 years and most recently as a Contributing Editor. She has profiled many of India’s billionaires and business leaders, including the eighth richest man in the world, KP Singh of DLF, Suzlon’s Tulsi Tanti, vaccine developer Cyrus Poonawalla, and Forbes Asia’s Businessman of the Year 2007 and Managing Director & CEO of ICICI Bank, KV Kamath.
She was previously Managing Editor of Business India before becoming its Consulting Editor. Karmali also sits on the India Advisory Board of non-profit organisation World Literacy of Canada.
The Mumbai post complements Forbes’ existing bureaus in Asia, joining staff based in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Forbes also has contributing editors based in Bangkok, Chennai, Perth, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei and Vietnam.