After a stint of over a year, Neel Chowdhury has decided to move on from Times Now. Chowdhury is serving his notice period and is slated to join Network18 as VP-Marketing for CNBC TV18 and CNBC Awaaz from March 2008. Chowdhury would be working with Ajay Chacko, Director, TV18 Business Media.
Chintamani Rao, CEO, Times Global Broadcasting Company Ltd confirmed the development and said that a replacement for Chowdhury would be announced soon.
Commenting on Chowdhury’s appointment, Ajay Chacko, Director, TV18 Business Media, said, “We at TV18 and Network18 are delighted to have Neel on board. CNBC TV18 and CNBC Awaaz have consolidated their leadership in the business news space. I expect Neel to work along with the super-talented and resourceful marketing, editorial and sales teams here to sustain the growth and leadership momentum of the two CNBC channels. I am sure that Neel’s talent, experience and maturity would bring tremendous value to our brands and operations.”
Chowdhury said, “I’ve had a great innings at Times Now, and now I look forward to working with another dynamic company.” At Times Now, Chowdhury was overseeing the marketing, communication and digital responsibilities for the channel.
He brings with him extensive experience in brand-building and revenue management, having worked for organisations like PepsiCo and Nabisco in the US and with Tata Teleservices and Airtel in India.
Neel Chowdhury is new Head of Marketing at Times Now