Partho Dasgupta, Managing Director and CEO, Future Media and Vishakha Singh, Director, MaRCom & Strategy, Future Media have quit the organisation. Singh put in her papers yesterday, and Dasgupta resigned earlier today. The duo is headed to begin their own venture ‘Aurora Comms’, which would also operate in the media and communications space.
Dasgupta has been associated with Future Media right from its launch in November 2006, and Singh had joined soon after. Prior to this, Dasgupta and Singh were with Times Now, and were associated with the channel since its launch.
Under their leadership at Future Media, the company began many initiatives like Future TV and even worked with Future Radio. Future Media engaged in various industry initiatives in last two years.
Dasgupta was associated with the Times Group for over seven years, where he was instrumental in managing the brand operations of The Economic Times, the business of Times Multimedia, and had started the ET Intelligence Group (the research arm of The Economic Times). He has also been instrumental in conceiving the news channel and the business of Times Global Broadcasting Co Ltd. Prior to this, Dasgupta was working in the marketing and sales field with companies such as CRISIL, Union Carbide, Tetra Pak and Indal in various strategic domestic and international sales assignments.
In addition to Times Now, Singh has worked in CNBC TV-18 as well.
Future Media dabbles in the out-of-home and ambient media space, concentrating on creating experiences for consumers.