Reliance Broadcast Network ups executive leadership; Lavneesh Gupta quits

MUMBAI: Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd (RBNL) has made a series of promotions in its top-level management. The newly appointed executive leadership team will work seamlessly across RBNL’s radio (92.7 Big FM) and television (Big Magic and Big Magic Ganga) businesses.

The leadership team with Reliance Broadcast Network CEO Tarun Katial at the helm, will comprise Asheesh Chatterjee as the executive vice president and chief financial officer, who will be looking at new opportunities and expansion plans in addition to the finance and regulatory portfolios.

On the other hand, Ashwin Padmanabhan as executive vice president and business head will oversee the television channels, in addition to his existing role as business head for 92.7 Big FM.

RBNL chief strategy officer Sunil Kumaran will across handle revenue and product as well as marketing for both the radio and television businesses. The network’s creative director Paritosh Painter will also work across both the mediums.

Meanwhile, after a stint of almost two years with the organization, RBNL chief operating officer Lavneesh Gupta has decided to move on.

Katial said, “In order to build a future ready organisation, we want to build a team of lateral leaders. Their focus will be on developing skills of the team in the areas of innovation, creativity, risk taking and adopting an entrepreneurial approach. I am certain that the team will deliver and continue to successfully drive the growth story for the Group.”

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