HT Media has
undertaken a major restructuring of its senior level management. Sandip Ghose, head, West and South, has been relocated in Delhi, where he will head new ventures, including magazines, event management, initiatives in the family entertainment space (such as cinema and customising content for families) and joint ventures.
"Clearly, he has been given a more strategic role," says Asim Talukdar, V-P, human resources, HT Media. Ghose joined HT Media around a year ago and he was instrumental in launching the Mumbai edition of the 'Hindustan Times'.
Taking his place as head of West and South is Anand Rambhadran, who moves from Hutch, where he was COO, Rajasthan circle.
Meanwhile, Ranganathan Thota, head, expansion plans for new editions, has put in his papers. His functions will now be part of Ghose's mandate.
Gauri Kapre, who has been with HT Media for over two years in the marketing function, handling mainly the Hindi newspaper, has been made the business lead for magazines.
HT's radio foray, which comes under HT Music Company, will be headed by S Keerthivasan. He was earlier head, business excellence, HT Media. For the record, HT Music Company has a technical collaboration with Virgin Radio.
"All these changes are a part of our expansion and growth strategy as we foray into newer areas," says Talukdar.
Prior to joining HT Media, Ghose, a CA by qualification, was with the Ananda Bazar Patrika Group for more than two years. There, he headed 'The Telegraph' (he helped consolidate leadership) and 'BusinessWorld' (he was in charge of the brand's turnaround). Prior to that, he spent 19 years at HLL, including functioning as the country manager of Unilever Nepal at one point. While there, he helped set up the joint venture company, Kimberly-Clark Lever.
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