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Varun Kohli is CEO of India News

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, Mumbai | In Media Publishing | November 03, 2015
Prior to this, he was the chief operating officer and revenue head of the channel.

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.

Varun Kohli

In his new role, Kohli will be responsible for leading the growth of the channel to next level. With a professional experience spanning over 21 years, Kohli is an experienced sales specialist, and is credited with creating sustainable business development and management strategies that have increased top and bottom lines and enhanced efficiency in organisations.

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.

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