Hindustan Times Media Ltd has recently made two key appointments. Vivek Khanna has joined as Head-Business Excellence, while MS Venkatraman has joined as Chief Financial Officer-HTML. Khanna will work towards improving the systems and processes, identifying opportunities and forging business alliances. Both will report to CEO Rajiv Verma.
While Khanna has joined in from Aviva where he was responsible for the product and marketing strategy, Venkatraman has joined in from Ericsson, at Stockholm.
“We are very positive about their joining. The strength of HT Media turnaround is due to quality professionals who have associated with us, and the effort continues. Khanna and Venkatraman would strengthen the HT leadership team. It is great that two professionals have joined with their global experience. They are welcome onboard and we are very excited to have them with us,” said Verma.
Khanna brings with him 16 years of experience, of which 11 years were spent in HLL, (now HUL). He has been instrumental in leading strategic and marketing initiatives, as also segmentation, positioning, advertising and new product development. He has done his MBA from IIM-Ahmedabad.
Venkatraman is a Chartered Accountant, and has earlier worked with ITC, BPL Telecom and Ericsson India. He has held large portfolios of corporate finance and treasury, controllership, and internal audit. His operational experience includes projects and contract management, working capital management and risk management.