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Sudhanshu Vats appointed MD Viacom18; Rahul Joshi is MD Network18 and TV18

Vats has been associated with Viacom18 from last six years

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MUMBAI: It's promotion time at the Reliance Industries-owned news firm TV18 Broadcast and Network18 Media and entertainment broadcasting major Viacom18. The boards of the three companies have upped their respective CEOs to managing director (MD). Sudhanshu Vats who was earlier group CEO, Viacom18 has now been designated as MD even as Rahul Joshi  has been given the same designation at both Network18 Media and TV18 Broadcast. Joshi's position is for a term of three years with effect from 9 July 2018, while  Vats's redesignation awaits the receipt of necessary regulatory approvals.

Vats has been associated with Viacom18 from last six years, while Joshi has worked at Network18 Group since September 2015 and is CEO news and group editor in chief.

Adil Zainulbhai, chairman of Network18 and TV18 said “Both the appointees have tremendous skill and experience and will continue to drive our news and entertainment businesses towards leadership, as we continue to invest in these areas.”

Joshi has done his masters in management studies from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai University. 

Prior to joining the Network18 group, he worked for more than two decades with The Economic Times, where he rose through ranks to quickly become one of India’s youngest editors, and has also worked as its editorial director. He also launched ET Now and helped shape the digital coverage of ET Online. 

Joshi was also employed with The Indian Express in the past. He is also on the board of News Broadcasters Association (NBA). 

Vats is a management graduate from the Indian Institute of Management – Ahmedabad. Prior to joining Viacom18, he spent about 20 years in Hindustan Unilever (Unilever India) where he worked in sales & marketing and general management roles across categories and shaped many popular household brands. Vats is also chairman of the national media & entertainment committee of CII (Confederation of Indian Industry), VP of IBF (Indian Broadcasting Foundation) and director of BARC (Broadcast Audience Research Council). 

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