Suresh Selvaraj, President, Outlook Group, has put in his papers. He will, however, continue with the Group till end of December 2011, following which he plans to take a sabbatical for a few months before deciding on the course of his future.
Selvaraj had joined Outlook Group in 1998 and had gone on to launch ‘Marie Claire’ magazine in 2006. He calls ‘Outlook’ his “pride” and ‘Marie Claire’ the “passion”. He added, “Both these magazines are part of my system, and I have always felt a sense of ownership of these magazines, especially ‘Marie Claire’ – it is my baby. I am not naïve to believe that I am indispensable. Outlook Group is very strong with sufficient bench strength to face any situation.”
Citing the reason for leaving the group, Selvaraj said, “I strongly felt that I need to give it a pause after three decades in print media. And, more than that, there got to be peace.”
He further said, “I look forward to the sabbatical as I could fulfill one or two of my long term dreams of biking in the Srinagar-Leh Ladakh-Manali region, cycling in Munnar hills, exploring Borneo rainforests in Sabah region of Malaysia or a cruise in Venice-Greece-Spain route.”