After a stint of two years, Suresh Balakrishnan has decided it’s time to move on from Hindustan Times, quitting his responsibilities as Vice-President, Media Marketing. Confirming that he had put in his papers yesterday, Balakrishnan said that presently he is servicing his notice period, which should continue till February.
Balakrishnan began his stint with Hindustan Times in January 2003, prior to which he was heading Linterland, the rural division of Lintas Media. Even though he is tight-lipped about the offers in hand, sources say that one of the possible destinations could be Zee Telefilms as Head of Advertising, Sales and Marketing. Balakrishnan is credited with growing the revenue side of Hindustan Times in the last two years above the industry average.
Sharing more on his tenure at Hindustan Times, Balakrishnan said, “It has been an excellent learning and I have enjoyed every moment of these two years. It is a highly respected and powerful brand and holds a lot of promise. The people here are very good and it has been a great place to work in.”
It will be interesting to watch Balakrishnan’s next move. Keep reading this space for more.
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