Neena Haridas will take over as Managing Editor of Marie Claire India from February 1, 2010. Haridas replaces Shefalee Vasudev, who quit Marie Claire India in October 2009. However, Vasudev will be taking care of the magazine till the end of this month.
Haridas is moving from Maxposure Media, where she was Group Editor for Andpersand (a lifestyle magazine), Estetica (a beauty magazine, licensed from Italy), and Spice Route (an in-flight magazine of Spicejet). She comes with a varied and rich experience of over 15 years in journalism. Prior to Maxposure Media, Haridas has worked with Business Standard, The Pioneer, The Telegraph and HT City. She has also worked as the Features Editor at News X Channel.
Welcoming Haridas as the Managing Editor, Suresh Selvaraj, President of Marie Claire, said, “As Marie Claire is cruising towards its fourth anniversary, Neena’s arrival is very significant. Marie Claire is entering into an exciting phase with the reader interest burgeoning for fashion, beauty and lifestyle sectors. We are confident that Neena would be able to add tremendous value to Marie Claire and take it to the next level.”
Haridas on her turn expressed happiness on joining the Marie Claire family and the Outlook Group. “I look ahead to carry on with the vision of bringing out a magazine that is truly about everything that concerns the modern woman,” she said.
Marie Claire, which is published from 34 countries, was launched in India in June 2006 by the Outlook Group. Its 35th edition will be launched from Indonesia in March 2010.