Louis D’Mello, who has been CEO at IDG Publications, has now been re-designated as CEO and President of International Data Group (IDG) Media Pvt Ltd. Bringi Dev, President of IDG Media, would now be on the Board of Directors and have a strategic and advisory function. He would also continue to be editor and publisher of all the titles.
D’Mello has been with the company for last three years. He was also COO of the company previously.
Commenting on the restructuring, Dev said, “The current change in IDG Media is purely an internal re-alignment between Louis D’Mello and me. Louis, who was already CEO of the company from July 2007, is now re-designated President and CEO and will continue to oversee the business operations of the company on a day-to-day basis. As Director, I will continue to work with IDG Media at a strategic level as a member of the Board and provide overall direction to the company.”
Dev has over 20 years’ experience in the Indian IT industry in sales, marketing and general management positions, in companies such as Compaq, Wipro and Sperry Univac to name a few. He had joined IDG in October 2004.
D’Mello began his career with Business India, and thereafter worked with the Jasubhai Digital Media Group for 11 years before joining IDG since the inception of the company in India. He had left Jasubhai Digital Media as Head of Publications and Websites.
D’Mello has 15 years’ experience in media. In Jasubhai Group, he was responsible for strategic planning and directions of all IT brands. He was responsible for both editorial and marketing related activities for the brands Digit, CRN, Network Computing, Skoar and ZDNetIndia. He was also responsible for all IT events and services that the Group offered.
Headquartered in Bangalore, IDG India is a wholly-owned subsidiary of IDG Inc., the world’s leading technology media, event and research group. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more than 300 newspapers and magazines around the world, including ‘ComputerWorld’, ‘InfoWorld’, ‘Network World’, ‘PC World’, MacWorld’ and ‘CIO’.