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Posted by prnext on July 20, 2009

AMIT CHAUDHERY, NEW MD OF TEXT 100, INDIA
Text 100 appointed Amit Chaudhery as the managing director for Text 100 India. He would report to Rowan Benecke, Text 100 Regional Consultancy Director for APAC. Chaudhery was Head of Communications & Corporate Affairs for Motorla India before making the shift. Chaudhery will be responsible for the overall leadership, strategy and direction of the business in India incorporating Text 100, GRO and sister agency Vox.
INTEGRAL PR’S SHARIF D RANGNEKAR REAPPOINTED AS VP, PROI, FOR ASIA PACIFIC REGION
The Board of Public Relations Organisation International (PROI) has reappointed Sharif D Rangnekar, Director & CEO, Integral PR, as Vice President for the Asia Pacific region for another one-year term. PROI, with 46 partners, is the largest global partnership of independent public relations firms, with combined 2008 fee income in excess of $ 293 million.
REDIFFUSION Y&R PR APPOINTS DIVYA RADHAKRISHNAN
Rediffusion Y&R has appointed Divya Radhakrishnan as the president for Rediffusion Y&R Public Relations. She will report to Mahesh Chauhan, Group CEO, Rediffusion Y&R.
Divya was head, TME, Rediffusion’s media arm, she will continue to hold that position as well. Divya has been with TME since April 2003, with over twenty years of experience in media planning. Earlier, as the head of the Tata AOR and later as TME’s national head of buying and new initiatives, she has been an iconic architect of the TME success story.
RAGHU MENON TAKES CHARGE AS NEW I&B SECRETARY
Raghu Menon has taken charge as the new Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) from July 6, 2009. Menon, a 1974 batch IAS officer of the Nagaland cadre, takes charge from Tourism Secretary Jawahar Sircar, who had been holding additional charge of MIB following the retirement of Sushma Singh in May this year.
Prior to taking charge as I&B Secretary, Menon was Chairman and Managing Director of National Aviation Company of India Ltd (NACIL).
PRANAB MAJUMDAR JOINS PUDHARI PUBLICATIONS AS CEO
Pranab Majumdar,TOI’s Response and Branch Head, Pune has joine Pudhari Publications, as CEO. Majumdar was with TOI for 21 years. Prior to that he worked with PolyGram International (now known as Universal Music). He had also worked with Amrita Bazar Patrika and Jugantar in Kolkata.

AMIT CHAUDHERY, NEW MD OF TEXT 100, INDIA

Text 100 appointed Amit Chaudhery as the managing director for Text 100 India. He would report to Rowan Benecke, Text 100 Regional Consultancy Director for APAC. Chaudhery was Head of Communications & Corporate Affairs for Motorla India before making the shift. Chaudhery will be responsible for the overall leadership, strategy and direction of the business in India incorporating Text 100, GRO and sister agency Vox.

INTEGRAL PR’S SHARIF D RANGNEKAR REAPPOINTED AS VP, PROI, FOR ASIA PACIFIC REGION

The Board of Public Relations Organisation International (PROI) has reappointed Sharif D Rangnekar, Director & CEO, Integral PR, as Vice President for the Asia Pacific region for another one-year term. PROI, with 46 partners, is the largest global partnership of independent public relations firms, with combined 2008 fee income in excess of $ 293 million.

REDIFFUSION Y&R PR APPOINTS DIVYA RADHAKRISHNAN

Rediffusion Y&R has appointed Divya Radhakrishnan as the president for Rediffusion Y&R Public Relations. She will report to Mahesh Chauhan, Group CEO, Rediffusion Y&R.

Divya was head, TME, Rediffusion’s media arm, she will continue to hold that position as well. Divya has been with TME since April 2003, with over twenty years of experience in media planning. Earlier, as the head of the Tata AOR and later as TME’s national head of buying and new initiatives, she has been an iconic architect of the TME success story.

RAGHU MENON TAKES CHARGE AS NEW I&B SECRETARY

Raghu Menon has taken charge as the new Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) from July 6, 2009. Menon, a 1974 batch IAS officer of the Nagaland cadre, takes charge from Tourism Secretary Jawahar Sircar, who had been holding additional charge of MIB following the retirement of Sushma Singh in May this year.

Prior to taking charge as I&B Secretary, Menon was Chairman and Managing Director of National Aviation Company of India Ltd (NACIL).

PRANAB MAJUMDAR JOINS PUDHARI PUBLICATIONS AS CEO

Pranab Majumdar,TOI’s Response and Branch Head, Pune has joine Pudhari Publications, as CEO. Majumdar was with TOI for 21 years. Prior to that he worked with PolyGram International (now known as Universal Music). He had also worked with Amrita Bazar Patrika and Jugantar in Kolkata.

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Industry Movements for the month June 2009

Posted by prnext on June 16, 2009

Gautam Adhikari quits Times Group

Adhikari, a well-known journalist, academic and television commentator, stepped down as the editorial pages editor at The Times of India. He was also group editorial advisor to The Times Group as well as dean at the Times Centre for Media Studies. “I’m going back to the United States to spend more time with my family. I have signed two book deals and will be focussed on writing now,” It is understood that Swagato Ganguly, Deputy Editor, Edit Page, will take over for now.

Bhaskar Group appointments Yatish Rajawat as Managing Editor & Kalpesh Yagnik as National Editor

Dainik Bhaskar has effected two senior level changes. Yatish Rajawat has been promoted to Managing Editor, Dainik Bhaskar, from Executive Editor, of Business Bhaskar, making him responsible for all group publications.

Kalpesh Yagnik has been elevated as National Editor from the position of state editor, Rajasthan.  Both Rajawat and Yagnik will be reporting to Group Editor Shravan Garg, group editor and Sudhir Agarwal, managing director, jointly.

Ambika Soni takes over as Union Minister of I&B

Ambika Soni on June 1st, assumed office as the Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting. Earlier in the XIVth Lok Sabha, she had held the office of Minister of Tourism and Culture.

Network 18 appoints Hatim Kantawalla as Technology Editor

Hatim Kantawalla is new Technology Editor of Network 18. Prior to this Kantawalla was Deputy Head, Test Centre for IT magazines brought out by Jasubhai Group such as Chip, Network Computing and CRN. Kantawalla will be responsible for the editorial operations of Network18’s technology magazines such as Chip, T3 and portals tech2.com and biztech2.com.

Preeti Binoy, new Corp Comm head of Yash Birla Group

Yash Birla Group has appointed Preeti Binoy as the General Manager, Corporate Communications. Preeti will report to Yash Birla, Chairman Yash Birla Group.

Preeti Binoy has about a decade’s industry experience and prior to joining Yash Birla Group, she was the Manager- Corporate Communications with Nimbus Communications.

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