Anil Uniyal, COO, Network18 Media and Business Head, TV18 Media Operations, has been assigned the mandate to lead Network18's business news channels, CNBC-TV18 and CNBC AWAAZ as CEO, with immediate effect. In his new role, Uniyal will be responsible for the strategic, financial and operational management of the business news network and will report into Sai Kumar, Group COO, Network 18.
Earlier, Uniyal was leading the commercial arm of the Group, Network18 Media with responsibilities for driving the topline for the CNBC Channels and Forbes India.
Uniyal brings over a decade of experience in sales and sales strategy and has been with Network18 since 2001. Anil has played a leadership role in building different revenue verticals for Network18; from inventory sales to setting up the customized solutions business for the CNBC Channels and other business brands in the Group. Uniyal began his career as an entrepreneur, running a media services and consulting enterprise.
Speaking on this development, B.Sai Kumar, Group COO, Network18 said "Anil has been one of the key executives involved in the growth of Network18's business news channels - CNBC TV18 and CNBC AWAAZ since their respective launches. He is now expected to steer the channels into a whole new phase of leadership and profitability and I am sure that he will be equal to this challenge."
Anil Uniyal added "I believe that, as in the last decade, CNBC-TV18 and CNBC AWAAZ will lead a new phase of innovation and growth in the business news space and I look forward to working with the channel editorial and business teams to further strengthen our market leadership"