iTV Network has elevated Varun Kohli to the post of chief executive officer of India News, the National Hindi News Channel of the Network. Prior to this, he was the chief operating officer and revenue head at India News. Kohli reports to Sanjay Dua, CEO, NewsX and Group CRO, iTV Network.
Commenting on the elevation, Kartikeya Sharma, managing director, iTV Network, says, "Kohli's elevation is in line with our commitment to growth. His skills and wide experience will surely help India news reach the next level of growth."
Dua, adds, "Over the course of time, Kohli played a more central role in the leadership of the company, and with his elevation to CEO, India News, he will take on an even wider role. His strong track record of delivering growth and his understanding of the industry will help our continued success, moving forward."
On his new role as CEO, Kohli says," iTV network is a young and dynamic organisation which has witnessed tremendous growth in the recent years and I am privileged to be a part of this journey. My focus will be to lead India News to the next level of growth, and tap newer opportunities in the ever expanding Hindi news space."
Prior to joining iTV network, Kohli was the head of sales for IBN7. He has also had leadership stints at Amar Ujala, Bennett, Coleman & Company Ltd, Deccan Chronicle, Dainik Bhaskar, Hindustan Times and The Indian express.