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HT’s Ashok Bindra moves to Open Media Network as CEO and Publisher

16-May-2017
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HT’s Ashok Bindra moves to Open Media Network as CEO and Publisher

HT Media’s Ashok Bindra has joined Open Media Network (which owns Open Magazine) as Chief Executive Officer and Publisher. “I joined Open last week,” Bindra confirmed. He is taking over from Manas Mohan who joined Open Media Network last October. He will be directly reporting to Sanjiv Goenka, chairman of RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group.

Bindra was earlier with Mint at HT Media Limited as the Chief Operating Officer since December 2014 where he was responsible for media marketing revenues, circulation and marketing functions. He served as the Head of Media Marketing of Hindustan Media Ventures Limited from February 1, 2010 to September 30, 2015. As National Head of Media Marketing he was instrumental in doubling the ad sales revenues from Rs 280 crore to Rs 600+ crore in less than five years at that position.

Bindra has over 20 years of experience in marketing and has previously worked with HT Media as Assistant Vice President of Media Marketing, India Today Group as Head-Advertising Sales (North), Kompass Saudi Arabia as Regional Manager, Ranutrol Group as Senior Territory Manager and UDI Yellow Pages as Territory Manager. He holds a Diploma in Hotel Management from the Institute of Hotel Management Catering & Nutrition PUSA, New Delhi, Bachelor's in Commerce from Delhi University and a Master's in Business Administration from FMS-Delhi University.

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The announcement regarding this was made on Twitter by Sukumar Ranganathan, Editor-in-Chief, Hindustan Times, and Shekhar Gupta, Founder, The Print

The website promises to bring fast, reliable, insight-rich analysis in times when the readers are flooded with ‘breaking news’, and great conversations among an elite community of opinion leaders

The network has based its claim on Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) all India data (U+R) from April 2017 to March 2017 (full year average)