iTV Network has elevated Varun Kohli to the Chief Executive Officer of India News, the National Hindi News Channel of the Network. Prior to this promotion, he was the Chief Operating Officer and Revenue Head at India News.
In his new role, Kohli will be responsible for leading the growth of the channel to next level. With a professional experience spanning over 21 years, Varun is a seasoned sales specialist and is credited with creating sustainable business development and management strategies that have increased top and bottom lines and enhanced efficiency in organisations.
Commenting on the elevation, Kartikeya Sharma, Managing Director, iTV Network said, “We are delighted to elevate Varun as the CEO of India News. This elevation is in line with our commitment to growth. His skills and wide experience will surely help India news reach the next level of growth.”
Kohli reports to Sanjay Dua, CEO, NewsX and Group CRO, iTV Network who said, “Over the course of time, Varun has played a more central role in the leadership of the company and with his elevation to CEO, India News; he will take on an even wider role. His strong track record of delivering growth and understanding of industry will help our continued success, moving forward.”
“I’m humbled by the new role. iTV network is a young and dynamic organization which has witnessed tremendous growth in the recent years and I am privileged to be a part of this journey. My focus will be to lead India News to the next level of growth and tap newer opportunities in the ever expanding Hindi news space,” said Kohli.
Prior to joining ITV network, Kohli was the head of sales for IBN7. His distinguished career includes leadership stints at Amar Ujala, Bennett, Coleman & Company Ltd., Deccan Chronicle, Dainik Bhaskar, Hindustan times and Indian express.
Kohli is a management graduate from SIMS, Ghaziabad and post graduate from YMCA besides being a certified coach from Results Coaching Systems.