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Avinash Kaul appointed CEO of IBN18 Network

LiveMint logoLiveMint 26-05-2014 PTI

Mumbai: Media and entertainment firm Network 18 Media & Investments Ltd has appointed Avinash Kaul as the chief executive officer (CEO) of IBN18 Network.

Kaul will be responsible for the day-to-day operational, strategic and financial management of the general news network, while consolidation and diversification of TV18’s general news network will be his key task, a release said.

“Avinash brings a very successful track record as a leader and a wealth of knowledge about the media and broadcasting industry. Now, as we gear up for an ambitious phase of growth, I am convinced that he has the inclusive skills and leadership that are needed to steer us through,” group CEO B. Saikumar said.

Prior to joining Network18, Kaul was CEO-TV Division of Bennet Coleman & Co. Ltd managing Times Now, ET Now and ZOOM.

He has also worked in networks like Star, NDTV Media and Discovery Networks, among others.

Kaul said, “With the heightened interest in general news among the populace as is evident in the highest turnout percentage in the general elections the timing of me joining Network18 couldn’t have been better. My mandate is to ensure leadership of the brands and continued business success with a clear focus on general news across various languages.”

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