Gautam Chikermane has joined Care India as Director. His last stint was with Hindustan Times as Executive Editor (Business). He took charge at Care India from January 24, 2013.
Talking to exchange4media, Chikermane said, “It gives me a deep sense of fulfillment to join as a Director on the Care India Board. The work we are doing, particularly in women’s health in some of the poorest districts of India, has far-reaching and long-term policy consequences.”
Elaborating more on his new role, he said, “My job here is to guide the top management on governance and strategic issues and catalyse some of the most talented people in the sector to help empower women in poor and marginalised communities.”
With more than 20 years of experience in the media industry, Chikermane is one of the prominent writers of financial and political columns. He started his career with Business Today as trainee reporter in 1992, evolving as Special Correspondent. He was elevated to Executive Editor of Outlook Money in March 1998. After six years with Outlook Money, he moved on to Financial Express in 2004 as Executive Editor. After a short stint of 10 months with Financial Express, he joined Indian Express as Editor, Special Projects, where he worked for three years.
Care India has been working in India for over 60 years, ensuring gender equality, women’s empowerment and fighting poverty and social exclusion among women and girls from poor and marginalised communities.