Chowdhury will join Network18 as vice-president, marketing, in March. He will be responsible for the marketing operations of CNBC-TV18 and CNBC Awaaz.
Chowdhury was earlier head of marketing at Times Now. He looked after the channel's marketing, communication and digital responsibilities. At Network18, he will report to Ajay Chacko, director, TV18 Business Media.
Chacko says, "CNBC-TV18 and CNBC Awaaz have consolidated their leadership in the business news space. I expect Neel to work along with the super-talented and resourceful marketing, editorial and sales teams here to sustain the growth and leadership momentum of the two CNBC channels. I am sure that Neel's talent, experience and maturity will bring tremendous value to our brands and operations."
CNBC-TV18 and CNBC Awaaz cover business news across the corporate sector and financial markets, and offer expert perspectives on investing and management, industry verticals and beyond. CNBC-TV18 claims to be available at present in more than 28 million households in India.