NDTV announces three CEO appointments

MUMBAI: NDTV announced the appointment of three leaders to head the group's new growth ventures.

Vikram Chandra has been appointed as the CEO and managing director of NDTV Networks PLC, a 100% subsidiary incorporated in United Kingdom. Smeeta Chakrabarti will serve as the CEO of NDTV Lifestyle Ltd and Rahul Deshpande will take on the mandate of CEO of NDTV Labs ltd, the software and technology company.

In his role as CEO of NDTV Networks, Chandra will be responsible for the group's new business initiatives worldwide comprising entertainment, lifestyle, convergence, outsourcing, new channels set up in different countries and software/technology development. Chandra will report to the CEO of the NDTV Group KVL Narayan Rao and to the Board of Directors of NDTV Networks.

Chandra has been leading the company's growth initiatives for the past one year and has played a significant role in incubating several of these businesses. He has served as CEO of, the company's internet and mobile content operations and as Managing Editor of NDTV Profit, the business news channel.Chandra will continue as an anchor and senior journalist on NDTV Profit.

The group also announced the CEO of NDTV Lifestyle Ltd Smeeta Chakrabarti. NDTV Lifestyle will be responsible for launching new channels under the lifestyle genre.

Smeeta has been with NDTV since its incorporation 18 years ago and will continue to carry out her group level responsibilities as head of operations for the NDTV Group.

Rahul Deshpande has been appointed the CEO of NDTV Labs ltd. NDTV Labs will develop market and sell software and technology products and solutions created by in-house specialists that Deshpande will lead.

Deshpande was earlier CTO of NDTV and has been heading engineering and IT for over 12 years.

The group had announced the appointed of NDTV Group CEO KVL Narayan Rao earlier in the month.

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