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CNBC-TV18’s ‘Young Turks’ goes global to feature youth icons

03-July-2008
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CNBC-TV18’s ‘Young Turks’ goes global to feature youth icons

CNBC-TV18’s ‘Young Turks’, which has featured acclaimed and upcoming young Indian achievers, is now paving the way for global young achievers to be featured as part of its special extension, ‘Young Turks International’. The show is being launched on July 3 and will air on Thursdays at 6:30 pm, with repeat telecasts on Saturdays at 2:00 pm and Sundays at 12:00 pm.

‘Young Turks International’ will showcase young achievers, either of Indian descent or having a strong India connection, revealing the secrets behind their success and their journey to a global success. ‘Young Turks International’ will begin its journey from London and will later visit global business hubs such as Singapore, New York and San Francisco.

The series would be hosted by Shereen Bhan, Delhi Bureau Chief and Associate Editor of Current and Political Affairs at CNBC-TV18. ‘Young Turks International’ will debut with billionaire poster boy Aditya Mittal, CFO, Arcelor-Mittal, the world’s largest steel firm. Subsequently, the series will showcase Viswas Raghavan, Head of Equity International Capital Markets, JP Morgan Chase; Arjun Chaterji, MD, Play Me TV; Abha Thorat, COO, UK India Business Council; Rajeev Suri, Marketing Head, Infosys; Vandana Saxena Poria, CEO, Get Through Guides; Anjum Anand, celebrity chef and writer; David Adam, Head of Emerging Markets, London Development Agency; Mark Prescott, Head of Cultural Campaigns, Greater London Authority; Lucian Tarnowski, CEO, Brave New Enterprises; and writer and historian Alex Von Tunzelmann.

Neel Chowdhury, Vice-President, Marketing, CNBC-TV18 and CNBC Awaaz, said, “‘Young Turks’ is one of the most acclaimed shows on Indian television, which has celebrated the spirit of young enterprise. After having featured more than 400 young entrepreneurs from across India, it was natural that we expand the footprint onto a global scale. Through ‘Young Turks International’, Indian audiences will see young achievers with a strong India connect and who are paving the way to global leadership.”

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