Network18 has handed over new duties to Anil Uniyal, chief operating officer, Network18 Media and business head, TV18 Media Operations. Uniyal has been assigned the mandate to head Network18's business news channels - CNBC-TV18 and CNBC Awaaz as its chief executive officer with immediate effect.
In his new role, Uniyal will be responsible for the strategic, financial and operational management of the network. He will report to B Saikumar, group COO, Network18.
Uniyal, who began his career as an entrepreneur, ran a media services and consulting enterprise and has worked in various capacities at Network18. He has helped build different revenue verticals including inventory sales and set up the customised solutions business for the CNBC channels.
He was one of the first few to join the sales team of the group. Talking about his new role, Uniyal says, "I believe that, as in the last decade, CNBC-TV18 and CNBC Awaaz will lead a new phase of innovation and growth in the business news space."
In an official communiqué, Saikumar says, "Anil has been one of the key executives involved in the growth of Network18's business news channels - CNBC TV18 and CNBC Awaaz - since their respective launches. He is now expected to steer the channels into a whole new phase of leadership and profitability and I am sure that he will be equal to this challenge."