Rahul Joshi, Sudhanshu Vats become board members of Network18, Viacom18, respectively
Joshi appointed as Managing Director of Network18 while Sudhanshu Vats appointed as Managing Director of Viacom18
The Board of Directors of Network18 Media & Investments Limited (Network18) has appointed Rahul Joshi as Managing Director of the company for a term of three years with effect from July 9, 2018.
Meanwhile, the Board of Viacom18 Media Private Limited (Viacom18), the entertainment broadcasting arm of Network18, has decided to appoint Sudhanshu Vats as its Managing Director on receipt of necessary regulatory approvals.
The announcement was made on late Monday evening. Industry sources claim, the move effectively brings the two on the board of their respective companies.
Adil Zainulbhai, Chairman of Network18 and TV18 said “Both the appointees have tremendous skill and experience and will continue to drive our news and entertainment businesses towards leadership, as we continue to invest in these areas.”
Joshi has been associated with Network18 Group since September 2015 and is CEO- News & Group Editor in Chief. Joshi has done a Masters in Management Studies from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai University.
Prior to joining Network18 Group, Joshi worked for more than two decades with Economic Times, where he rose through ranks to quickly becoming one of India’s youngest editors, and has also worked as its editorial director. He also launched ETNOW and helped shape the digital coverage of ET Online.
Joshi has previously worked with The Indian Express and he is on the board of News Broadcasters Association (NBA).
The Board of TV18 Broadcast Limited (TV18), the news broadcasting arm of Network18, has also decided to appoint Joshi as its Managing Director on receipt of necessary regulatory approvals.
Sudhanshu Vats has been associated with Viacom18 from last six years and is the Group CEO of Viacom18. Vats is a Management Graduate from the Indian Institute of Management – Ahmedabad. Prior to joining Viacom18, Vats spent about 20 years in Hindustan Unilever (Unilever India) where he worked in Sales & Marketing and General Management roles across categories and shaped many popular household brands.
Vats is also Chairman of the National Media and Entertainment Committee of CII (Confederation of Indian Industry), Vice President of IBF (Indian Broadcasting Foundation) and Director of BARC (Broadcast Audience Research Council)..
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