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Republic Media Network elevates Vikas Khanchandani as Group CEO

The network also appoints Bhaskar Das as group president

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MUMBAI: In a major announcement on the eve of the expansion of Republic Media Network, it has announced the induction of Bhaksar Das as group president and the elevation of Vikas Khanchandani as group CEO Republic Media Network.  

Khanchandani will now assume overall responsibility of all the three network brands—Republic Television, Republic World Digital, and the upcoming Hindi News channel Republic Bharat. 

Bhaskar Das was President of The Times of India Group and Group CEO at Zee Media Network.  He was also Executive President at Dainik Bhaskar Group. 

Republic Media Network MD and editor in chief Arnab Goswami said, “Vikas has led the channel exceptionally from the start, up to the expansion mode. As we get set to launch Republic Bharat, I am excited he will along with Bhaskar Das see the next phase of growth and consolidation of our new age Media – Tech company. We are on the look-out for growth opportunities that are both scalable and sustainable. I look forward to partnering and growing with them.” 

Vikas Khanchandani said, “We are very excited about Dr Das joining forces with us to help scale the business at the Network. He is one of the most respected media professionals and our network will immensely benefit from his knowledge and experience. His announcement comes just after the one for Hersh Bhandari who joined us as the EVP – Revenue on Republic Bharat. With our current expansion in the management team, as a network, we are poised for growth and scale in business. We will look for opportunities, both organic and acquisitive growth, within technology and media. Republic is a disruptor brand and we will look at a global digital foray in the near future.”

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