In an unexpected move, Times Now’s Vice-president and Business Head, Partho Dasgupta, who had been involved with the channel since its inception, has put in his papers. Dasgupta was a key component of the entity when it was still on the drawing board. He was reporting to Sunil Lulla, CEO, Times Global Broadcast.
The development has been confirmed by Times Now sources, but nothing further was forthcoming. One being contacted, Dasgupta, too, said, “No comments.” The reason for departure or destination next was not known at the time of filing the report.
Dasgupta has had a deep association with the Times Group for over seven years, where he has been instrumental in managing the brand operations of The Economic Times, the business of Times Multimedia and started the ET Intelligence Group (research arm of The Economic Times).
He has been instrumental in conceiving the news channel and the business of Times Global Broadcasting Co Ltd. Prior to this, he was working in the marketing and sales with companies like CRISIL, Union Carbide, Tetra Pak and Indal in various strategic domestic and international sales assignments.