MUMBAI: Former editor of CNBC Awaaz and CNBC Bajaar, Sanjay Pugalia has joined Raghav Bahl’s The Quint. He has joined as president and editorial director of the group, which includes media properties like The Quint and BloombergQuint.
Pugalia will report to Bahl. His main focus will be on setting up Hindi digital news platform for the venture and will also play an important role in various other verticals of Quintillion Media.
Excited about joining hands with Bahl, Pugalia said, “It’s indeed a pleasure to work with Raghav Bahl who has set high standard and goals in this field. I am excited about the new young team that has been put in place. Their work in English is extremely impressive.”
Pugalia's induction is part of Quintillion Media’s strategy to explode its regional presence, which it has been piloting over the past few months.
“The results of the pilot have been most encouraging, and provide the impetus to take the next step: amp up the growth. I am also delighted to be working again with Raghav after spending a decade together with him in building CNBC Awaaz and Bajaar”, added Pugalia.
Bloomberg Media had joined hands with Quintillion Media on 13 April 2016. The result of the union will take birth in the next month as BloombergQuint India will deliver business and financial news over traditional broadcast, digital and live events in the subcontinent.
“In Sanjay, we have a most accomplished professional who can help quickly scale up several of our news properties. I have the highest respect for Sanjay’s acute understanding of news and current affairs. It’s a privilege to have him on the team”, said Quintillion Media founder Raghav Bahl.
With more than 25 years of experience in print and TV, Pugalia was till recently the editor-in-chief of CNBC Awaaz. Before that he was the News Director for Star TV. He has also held significant roles at BBC, Aaj Tak, Navbharat Times and Business Standard.