Saran is to be the new editor of Business Today, now that Sanjoy Narayan has moved out after nine years at the magazine to become editor in chief of Hindustan Times.
Saran, currently managing editor of Money Today, will take up his new position by August 15. Speaking with afaqs!, Saran confirms his appointment, saying the announcement was sudden and not a regular promotion. Understandably then, he hasn't outlined any concrete goals or targets for Business Today just yet. In fact, he still has unfinished work to take care of at Money Today, among which is a new product launch, a personal technology supplement that will go out with India Today.
"Business Today is an immensely successful brand. The critical task for anyone at the helm of affairs will be to ensure that the leadership position remains unchanged," says Saran.
Brian Carvalho, currently executive editor, Money Today, has been promoted as managing editor of the magazine.
Saran holds a Master's degree in economics from Delhi University and he started his career at The Economic Times in 1992. After a year at the newspaper, he joined The Pioneer, which had just been launched then, as reporter. In 1994, he joined Business Today as staff correspondent. Thereafter, he was promoted as assistant editor, business, at India Today, the flagship brand of Living Media. At India Today, he worked his way up through several positions to finally become the executive editor, business and economy. In 2006, he took over as the managing editor of Money Today.