Radio City has made two key appointments in its national team. Saurabh Kanwar is joining the FM channel as its National Marketing Head and Ashish Gharde as HR Head. Both will be based in Mumbai.
Commenting on the dual appointments, Radio City’s Purohit said, “I am delighted to have Saurabh and Ashish on board with us. It is exciting times for Radio City and we are at the threshold of launching an array of new initiatives, which as always, will be ‘firsts’ in the history of FM industry in India. Radio City has always led the FM category through innovations and quality programming, and with key people in place, we are all set for the acceleration.”
Kanwar moves from Walt Disney Television India, where he was heading Sponsorship Marketing. Prior to Disney, he was with MTV India for over five years. He had worked on various initiatives at Disney and MTV, which included VJ Hunts, Roadies, MTV accessories, Music Summit, and the launch of Toon Disney.
Saurabh is an alumnus of Jamnalal Bajaj Management Institute.
Elaborating on his move, this alumnus of Jamnalal Bajaj Management Institute said that he was delighted to be back in a medium associated with music.
“Radio has the electric buzz of music and creativity, and more so in this new wave. I am thrilled to be part of the passionate and innovative gang at Radio City. There are going to be a million new reasons to City Bajao,” maintained Kanwar.
The other key appointment is that of Ashish Gharde as HR-Head. An alumnus of SIBM (Symbiosis), Gharde has previously worked with Intelenet and the Tata Group. As Head of HR at Tata Indicom’s Enterprise Business Unit, he was involved with recruitment, compensation and benefits for the group as well as setting up systems for identifying training needs and evaluating performance management systems.
Gharde has also worked on the Tata Business Excellence Model as well as on an HRIS package, which went on to become a central HRIS to be used across 22 work locations of the company.