New Delhi: NDTV announced today that Vikram Chandra has been appointed CEO of the NDTV Group. Vikram has been with NDTV for 17 years and is not only one of India’s leading news personalities and anchors but has also taken on corporate responsibility for several years. He headed NDTV Profit from its creation and led it to become India’s leading business channel. Vikram then became CEO of NDTV Networks where he demonstrated outstanding managerial, business and negotiating skills. His people skills and relationship building are well known.
As CEO, Vikram will have overall authority and responsibility for all aspects of the company: corporate, operational and channel performance. He will become a member of the NDTV Board.
Executive Co-Chairpersons, Radhika and Dr Prannoy Roy said “Along with Narayan Rao, we have been talking about a succession plan for NDTV for a couple of years now. We believe that change is good. It brings in new blood, new ideas, different perspectives and paves way for growth. We believe that the time for change has come. We are delighted at Vikram’s appointment and believe he is the right person to take NDTV to the next level”
Vikram Chandra commented: “I consider it a privilege and an honour to be chosen to lead one of India’s finest news companies. NDTV is not just a great brand, but also houses some of the most talented media professionals in the country. I look forward to working with them to take the company to new heights.”
The appointment was approved by the board of directors at a meeting held in New Delhi today.