Paritosh Joshi turns entrepreneur, quits Star CJ

24 Apr,2012

[updated]

By A Correspondent

 

Veteran mediaperson and Star CJ CEO Paritosh Joshi has moved on. He proposes to turn entrepreneur, he told MxMIndia confirming the news. Mr Joshi’s last day at the homeshopping channel was Tuesday (April 23).

 

Mr Joshi was with Star India since August 2008. After graduating from IIM, Ahmedabad in 1985, Joshi joined Procter & Gamble (then Richardson Hindustan Limited). Since then, his career has spanned FMCG, B2B services, newspapers, industrial perfumery, international trade and of course television. In recent years, Joshi was also overseeing strategic diversifications for Star into a few new business sectors.

 

Mr Joshi who was with Star CJ since March 2009, is also Mentor at MentorEdge (mentoredge.com) since two years and Member of the Board of Governors of the Media Research Users Council (MRUC). He heads the IRS technical committee at the MRUC. He is also Director, Indian Broadcasting Foundation and was actively associated with the BARC announcement recently.

 

Meanwhile, Star CJ hasn’t announced who will take Mr Joshi’s position. A Board meeting is scheduled to be taking place later this week and a decision may be announced post that.

Mr Joshi is likely to continue in his roles with the MRUC and IBF (for BARC).

 

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