Narasimhan Ayyappan, GM, Advertising, at Telugu daily Vaartha, has moved after 25 years in the print media. He has joined the Lanco Group as Vice-President, Corporate Affairs.
Confirming the move, he said, “I’ve been in the media business for a long time, and I thought it is time to put the learnings to work on the other side now. I am grateful to the print medium for the experience it has given me over the years. I look forward to the new assignment, which promises to be an exciting challenge, with the group having diverse interests, and image building and corporate social responsibility being among the things I will be involved in.”
He joins Lanco on December 12. Having started his career with the Times of India group in Chennai in 1981, Ayyappan spent 12 years with TOI across several markets before joining Andhra Jyoti in 1993 as Senior Manager. After subsequent stints with Vaartha, Andhra Jyoti (again) and Jain TV, he rejoined Vaartha as GM, Advertising, in 2002.
At the Lanco Group, Ayyappan will be reporting to V Sreenivas, Director, Corporate Affairs.
The Lanco Group has presence in India and the US, and has diverse interests, including power generation, property development, civil construction, manufacturing and IT. The Group’s annual turnover is more than $300 million.