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Upendra Rai joins Sahara Media as Group CEO and Editor in Chief

06-November-2015
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Upendra Rai joins Sahara Media as Group CEO and Editor in Chief

Industry veteran Upendra Rai has been appointed as CEO of Sahara Media.

"I am happy to be back in Sahara News, this is my third stint with Sahara. I started my career from this organisation. I am happy to join back as Group CEO and Editor in Chief. It's a new challenge for me and I am sure I'll turn it around,” Rai told exchange4media.

Prior to this appointment, Rai was Group Editorial Advisor, BusinessWorld Magazine. He also served as Editor, News Director, Printer and Publisher of Sahara India News Network & Resident head, Sahara India Pariwar (January 2010 to December 2014).

Besides Sahara Media, Rai has worked Star News, where he was Senior Editor. He began his career as a journalist with the Sahara Group over 12 years ago. After successful stints with CNBC and Star News, he now returns to the Sahara Group. 

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