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Dilip Venkatraman appointed CEO, CNN-IBN

03-November-2010
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Dilip Venkatraman appointed CEO, CNN-IBN

Following the changes in the roles of Ajay Chacko and Anil Uniyal, the Network18 Group has now assigned Dilip Venkatraman, CMO, CNN-IBN, IBN7, IBN-Lokmat & COO, IBN Focus, the mandate to lead Network18's English news channel, CNN-IBN as CEO, with immediate effect. In his new role, Venkatraman will be responsible for the strategic, financial and operational management of CNN-IBN. Earlier, he was leading marketing operations for all existing and upcoming IBN channels and managing IBN Focus, the alternative media solutions unit for the channels.

Venkatraman has over 19 years of corporate experience and prior to joining Network18, he held leadership positions at the India Today Group and Zee Network.

Speaking on this development, B Saikumar, Group COO, Network18, commented, “We believe that the English news market is poised for tremendous growth and CNN IBN would be best placed to lead this emerging trend. In Dilip, we entrust the responsibility of managing this growth, ensuring sustained profitability and leading the drive to further enhance the brand’s equity and audience franchise.”

Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-In-Chief, CNN-IBN, IBN7, IBN-Lokmat, added, “Dilip has been a core member of the team instrumental in building the IBN news network into a leadership position, beginning with the launch of CNN-IBN in 2005. His remarkable success in communicating our values of inclusive journalism has helped us grow CNN-IBN into a clear leader in English news and ensured that CNN-IBN, IBN 7 & IBN Lokmat evolve into the stellar editorial brands that they are today and we’re confident that he’ll continue to contribute immensely in the next level of growth for CNN-IBN.”

Venkatraman said, “I believe that, right from the outset, CNN-IBN has set the agenda for news in the country with its unique brand of inclusive and passionate journalism which has in turn powered its growth. I hope to work closely with team CNN-IBN to further strengthen our editorial and market leadership.”

 

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