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Manish Agarwal to join UTV New Media as CEO

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Digital | July 02, 2009
Agarwal is currently the marketing director at Microsoft India's Developer and Platform Evangelism (DPE) division

Manish Agarwal, marketing director at Microsoft India's Developer and Platform Evangelism (DPE) division, will join UTV New Media Ventures, the digital arm of the UTV Group.

According to informed sources, Agarwal will join UTV New Media as chief executive officer, while TN Prabhu, CEO, is moving to another company. When contacted by afaqs!, Agarwal declined to comment on it, while Prabhu was not available for comment at the time of filing the story.

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Agarwal has more than 11 years of experience across the technology, FMCG and Internet domains. Prior to Microsoft, he was vice-president, marketing at Rediff.com and was responsible for all of Rediff.com's national marketing ventures.

Earlier, he has worked with Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) as senior brand manager, and has handled various brands such as Rin, Wheel, Lifebuoy, Breeze, Taj Mahal and Lipton Green Label. He had also worked with Infosys Technologies and Reliance Power as senior software engineer and assistant manager respectively.

Agarwal holds a post graduate degree in Management from IIM, Ahmedabad and a bachelor's degree in Technology from NIT, Warangal.