Rajan Kohli, who quit Hindustan Times as Executive President late last year, has recently joined the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) as Deputy Secretary General. He is heading FICCI's International Division. The FICCI secretariat is led by Dr Amit Mitra, Secretary General.
Confirming this to exchange4media, Dr Mitra said that Kohli would be involved closely in driving FICCI's initiatives in the international sphere.
Said Kohli, "As head of the International Division, my functions would include looking into FDI issues, trade relations, joint business committees, etc. I will also look after the Trade Fair Division and the Business Facilitation cell of FICCI.".
Prior to his HT assignment, Kohli was CEO, Fujitsu ICIM for almost five years. Before that he was Vice-President, Modi Olivetti. He had spent 10 years, from 1985-95, with various joint ventures of the Modis.
Kohli was at the helm of HT since early 2000. He is credited with bringing in a high degree of professionalism in HT. He had brought in seasoned professionals, empowered them suitably and is known to have given ample space to the team to deliver. Kohli and his team are also credited with the launch of satellite editions in Bhopal , Raipur, Madhya Pradesh, Jaipur, Kolkata and Chandigarh.