Manajit Ghoshal, chief executive officer, Mid Day Multimedia, who has been associated with Mid-Day for eight years, has been given the additional responsibility of managing director, Mid-Day Infomedia.
Mid-Day Infomedia is a subsidiary of Mid Day Multimedia, which includes the print and dotcom businesses.
Based in Mumbai, he assumes the new role on August 1 and will continue reporting to the board of directors. In his new role, Ghoshal will be responsible for formulating board level strategies for the group.
Talking to afaqs! about his promotion, Ghoshal says, "The stint with Mid-Day so far has been brilliant. With new and bigger responsibilities, I look forward to leading and assisting the brand in implementing winning strategies."
He adds that his immediate game plan includes strengthening the digital space. "We have been growing at the pace of five times since last year. We want to focus on that medium and make it a profitable venture. Strengthening the language dailies of the group is also in our priority list."
For the record, the Mid-Day Group publishes regional language dailies such as Inquilab and Mid-Day Gujarat.
Ghoshal started his career in 1994 with KPMG Consulting as senior audit consultant and then went on to work with H&R Johnson and Cadburys. He also started a HR portal, a dotcom venture, in 2000. Prior to joining Mid-Day, he was with CMS Computers as general manager, finance.