Dilip Venkataraman quits IBN, to turn entrepreneur

13 Aug,2013

Ajay Chacko

CNN-IBN and IBN7 CEO N Dilip Venkatraman has announced his decision to turn an entrepreneur and move on from his current responsibilities at TV18 after a stint lasting eight years.


Mr Venkatraman managed a variety of mandates on the general news side of the group. Prior to his current role, he led marketing operations for CNN-IBN, IBN7 and IBN-Lokmat and also managed IBN Focus, the customized media solutions unit for these news channels. Ajay Chacko, COO, Network18 will oversee the operations of the IBN News Network in the interim.


B Sai Kumar

Speaking on this development, B.Sai Kumar, Group CEO, Network18 said “Dilip has played a pivotal role in building our general news network, right from the outset. Today, CNN-IBN, IBN7 and IBN-Lokmat are benchmark brands in the general news space and Dilip has contributed significantly to laying such a strong foundation for the future.”


Added Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-In-Chief, IBN News Network: “Dilip’s passion and leadership has been instrumental in making the IBN News Network into one of the most trusted news voices in the country today.”


Rajdeep Sardesai



Said Mr Venkatraman, who had only recently led the refresh of Hindi news channel IBN7: “The past few years have been one of the most fulfilling and exciting phases of my professional career. I’m thankful to all my colleagues who have been a part of this enriching journey and I now look forward to taking on newer challenges.”


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