Reliance Media World Ltd has elevated Tarun Katial to the post of Chief Executive Officer of Big FM with immediate effect. He was COO, Big FM, prior to this elevation. Katial will now report to the Board of Directors and continue to be responsible for the radio business, that is, Big FM along with the SBUs – Big Live, Big Reach, Big Street and Big Events. It is learnt that there would be no replacement in the COO’s post.
Katial had joined the FM station in 2006 and is credited with playing an active role in the evolution and growth of the radio industry in India, while creating awareness about the panoramic difference that the radio medium can create for the economy, consumers and advertisers.
Said Katial, “Reliance ADA Group has given me this opportunity to be a part of its media business and I will continue to endeavour to build a 360 degree platform to touch consumers’ lives and positively impact them.”
In another development, Ismail Dabhoya, Senior Vice President (Finance and Commercial), has been elevated to Chief Financial Officer.
Dabhoya has been with the company since inception in 2006, and as part of the start-up team, has made a mammoth contribution to the company. He wears many hats, including managing the financial side of the business and building credibility and reputation for the company within the financial community.