Yesterday’s story: Keerthivasan tunes out of Fever, Harshad Jain is new biz head

27 Sep,2011

By Ritu Midha

S. KeerthivasanMr S Keerthivasan, CEO, HT Music and Entertainment Ltd, has decided to call it a day. Mr Keerthivasan, who is currently pursuing higher education at the Kelloggs Business School, plans to explore new opportunities once he completes his course.
The responsibility of Business Head, Radio would be now handled by Mr Harshad Jain, who is expected to join the organisation shortly. He moves from Airtel DTH at Bharti Airtel Ltd. Prior to which he has also spent productive time at Pepsico and Worldspace India.
Praising Mr Keerthivasan for his achievement at HT Media, an internal communique by Mr Rajiv Verma , CEO, HT Media, states, “Under his leadership and sharp focus, the radio business has done very well. In five short years,  Fever has become one of HT Media’s most successful businesses with annual revenues poised to cross the Rs 100 cr mark, exiting on a growth of almost 70% last year. “ He adds, “While he will certainly be missed, I am sure he will be very successful and be of great value to any team he joins. I wish him the best of luck in all of his future endeavours.

Mr Keerthivasan joined HT Media in 2004. He has over 15 years of experience. In HT Media, he spanned various large leadership roles including Head – Business Excellence, where he was instrumental in creating a blueprint for future development of the division. Mr Keerthivasan has also been CFO of HTML. He has previously worked in companies like Whirlpool, Xerox and A F Ferguson and is a Chartered and Cost Accountant by qualification.

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