MUMBAI: Food and lifestyle channel FoodFood has appointed
former Freemantle Media India managing director SK 'Raj' Barua
as its CEO.
Though no formal announcement has been made, an industry
source has confirmed the report.
Barua has more than two decades of experience in the broadcasting
business, starting out with Discovery Communications India
where he was VP finance from 1995-2007 and then elevated to
CFO- Asia Pacific which he served from 2007 to 2009.
He joined Fremantle Media India in August 2009 where he was
part of the start up team, which successfully got it going
after a couple of false starts prior to that. It was under
his watch that Fremantle Media India got shows like Indian
Idol, India's Got Talent, X Factor, among others off the ground.