Confirming the development to afaqs!, Joshi says, "Yes, April 23 was my last day with the company. I plan to start my own venture that will continue to be in the field of media and entertainment. However, it will take some time."
An IIM Ahmedabad alumnus, Joshi joined the STAR TV network in August 2005 as president, advertising sales and distribution. Later, in 2009, Joshi went on to become the chief executive officer at STAR CJ Network India, the joint venture of STAR Television and South Korea's CJ O Shopping.
Joshi began his career in 1985 as product executive with Procter & Gamble (then Richardson Hindustan Limited) and after a five-year stint with the company, he went on to become product manager.
Meanwhile, Joshi continues to be Mentor at MentorEdge (mentoredge.com) and member of the board of governors of the Media Research Users Council (MRUC). He also heads the IRS technical committee at the MRUC and is director, Indian Broadcasting Foundation.