Joy to step into GK’s shoes from Dec 1

24 Oct,2011

By A Correspondent


Joy ChakraborthyWe now have the final word from the man himself. Not couched in the unnecessary niceties that make for press communiques, the text said: “Hi, wanted to share that I have resigned from Zee and will join (the) TV Today group as CEO replacing G Krishnan from 1st Dec.”

Needless to say, the trade has been buzzing with the news of Mr Joy Chakraborthy, Zee’s executive director (revenue and niche channels) and a veteran media industry professional, putting in his papers last week.

MxMIndia broke the story on Saturday, October 22 evening even as many senior executives in both media conglomerates were unaware of the development.

We received the message from Mr C late on Monday. In the evening, TV Today Network chairman and managing director Aroon Purie met HoDs and announced the move. This was followed by a formal mail to all staff. Earlier in the day, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited officially proclaimed that Mr Chakraborthy has stepped down after a stint of six-and-a half years.

Along with heading the media sales, Mr Chakraborthy was also the business head of niche channels which includes Zee Khana Khazana, Zee Café, Zee Studio, Zee Trendz, ETC and Zing, a communiqué said. At the time of writing, there was no written communication from TV Today on Mr Chakraborty’s appointment.

Mr Punit Goenka, MD & CEO, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (Zee) said, “I have accepted his resignation with a heavy heart. He did lead a strong team at Zee that will continue to be part of our family. The entire Zee family wishes Joy all the success in his new endeavors.”

Zee will be announcing the appointment of a successor for this position in the near future.

Information courtesy Zee corporate site: Over and above Zee, Mr Chakraborthy has rich experience of 15 years in strategic media sales across media organization like The Times of India Group and Star Network. His academic armory includes graduation from National Defence Academy, Masters in Marketing Management from NMIMS and, more recently, the Advanced Management Programme from the Harvard Business School.

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2 responses to “Joy to step into GK’s shoes from Dec 1”

  1. Das Jaikrishna says:

    Hi Joy,
    Congrats for the move. All the best.

    Regards ,

    Nice, France

  2. Donrbs says:

    good riddance