Top Story

e4m_logo.png

Home >> Media – Print >> Article

RBU Shyam Kumar to quit as CEO of Puthiya Thalaimurai and start his own venture

21-December-2017
Font Size   16
RBU Shyam Kumar to quit as CEO of Puthiya Thalaimurai and start his own venture

CEO of Puthiya Thalaimurai, RBU Shyam Kumar, has decided to leave the company and start his own venture. He will officially exit at end of December.

Talking about his journey with the group, he said, “It has been a good stint. I joined Puthiya Thalaimurai during its nascent stages. It was just a magazine sold at Rs. 5. Moving from The Times of India to a group which was still in its nascent stages was a big challenge. Being a very young brand with competitors like The Hindu and Times of India was quite a task. I got a call from Sathya (P. Sathyanarayan, President.) and as I was impressed by his vision, I decided to join him.”

When asked about his exit and plans ahead, Shyam said, “With God’s grace, I had a very good time here. Everything is bound by time and this, I feel, is the right time to move out. I have been in media for about 21 years in my career of 28 years. I plan to venture out on my own now after taking a break. As of now, I want to keep my plans close to my heart. But as soon as things get confirmed and settled, I will tell you.”

Tags Puthiya Thalaimurai RBU Shyam Kumar Times of India The Hindu

Vijay Mansukhani, speaks to exchange4media about the resurgence of Onida, the scope of growth of consumer electronics market in India and the reasons why Indian consumer electronics brands don’t compete on a global scale

Projjol Banerjea opens up about hiring Anne Macdonald and GroupM's Rob Norman, and the brand's new identity

Meera Iyer tells exchange4media that in FY 2016/17, bigbasket clocked a revenue of Rs 1,400 crore. The online supermarket currently stands at 70,000 orders a day, with operations in 25 cities.

CMO, Kashyap Vadapalli on the start-up’s marketing play, why it has decided to stay away from IPL and response to its furniture rental apps

Ushering the launch with a campaign titled ‘The New Way to Get Rich’ showcasing how technology gets millennials closer to their financial dreams

Ogilvy and Love Matters conceptualised a campaign that aimed to change the conversation and imagery that is associated with the LGBTQ community and lesbians in particular