Vivek Khanna, who has been spearheading the Mint and ‘Ad for Equity’ businesses for the past few years at HT Media, will now take on the leadership role of Head - Hindi Business. Under his leadership, Mint expanded both in India and most recently into South East Asia, with the launch of Mint Asia in Singapore.
Khanna is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and prior to joining HT Media, has spent over 11 years in Hindustan Unilever and subsequently as Director Marketing with the Insurance Multinational, Aviva.
Meanwhile, K Venkataramani comes on board as the new Business Head of Mint. Venkataramani joins from Bharti Walmart, where he was Vice President, Hardlines and Home Entertainment and was responsible for the topline and profits from several lines of business of the company such as Consumer Durables, IT Products and Automobile Accessories. Like Khanna, Venkataramani has spent several years with Hindustan Unilever. Subsequently, he worked with Levis Strauss and Madura Garments.
Khanna will report to Benoy Roychowdhury, Executive Director, HT Media and Venkataramani will report to Rajiv Verma, CEO, HT Media.