Ashok Venkatramani has joined Zee Media Corporation Ltd (ZMCL) as managing director. He has been appointed as the MD of ZMCL for 3 years starting July 1.
"Approved, based on recommendation of Nomination & Remuneration Committee and subject to requisite regulatory approvals including approval of Shareholders, appointment of Mr. Ashok Venkatramani as Managing Director of the Company for a period of 3 years with effect from July 1, 2018," ZMCL informed the Bombay Stock Exchange(BSE).
Venkatramani joined ABP News Network in 2008 as CEO and continued for over eight years. Before that he worked for over 19 years with Hindustan Unilever Limited(HUL).
During his stint at the FMCG major he worked on the foods and personal care business in sales, marketing and general management roles. He was the vice president and business head - skincare for Unilever in India before stepping in as the CEO of ABP news network.
He is also an ex-president and ex-director on the Board of the News Broadcasters Association of India and chaired their HR and Sales sub-committees. He is currently a part of the managing committee of the International Association of Advertisers (IAA-India Chapter).