Tarun Katial, the erstwhile chief operating officer of Big 92.7 FM, is now the chief executive officer of Reliance Media World. Katial will directly report to the board of directors; he will look after the radio business and the strategic business units (SBUs) -- Big Live, Big Reach, Big Street and Big Events.
So far, nobody has been appointed to Katial's earlier position.
"Reliance ADA Group has given me this opportunity to be a part of its media business. I will continue to endeavour to build a 360 degree platform to touch consumers' lives and positively impact them," Katial says in an official statement.
Prior to Big FM, Katial has had stints at STAR as executive vice president -- content and at Sony as business head. He has conceived, produced and marketed television brands such as Kaun Banega Crorepati, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki, Khullja Sim Sim, Indian Idol and Fame Gurukul.
After finishing his MBA in marketing in 1998, Katial worked for several advertising agencies, including Saatchi & Saatchi, Enterprise Nexus, and Ogilvy & Mather.
In another strategic development at Reliance Media World Ltd, Ismail Dabhoya has been promoted to chief financial officer from senior vice-president (finance and commercial). He has been with the company since its inception in 2006. He has been responsible for managing the financial side of the business and building credibility and reputation for the company within the financial community.
Dabhoya was earlier the deputy financial controller of Star India Pvt Ltd for three years.