Former Hindu CEO Arun Anant moves to Hindustan Times

05 Dec,2013

Arun Anant

By A Correspondent

 

He faced the axe at Chennai-based newspaper company for doing his job well. And in less than two months of the controversial coup that saw editor Siddharth Varadarajan and his exit, CEO Arun Anant’s next port of call has been announced.

 

Mr Anant, the affable media former CEO of The Hindu, is all set to join HT Media this month. He is to take place in the Leadership Team of the group and will report to Executive Director Benoy Chowdhury. Although the nitty-gritty of his role has not been revealed, Mr Anant is likely to be taking up a top media marketing responsibility.

 

Having successfully fought the onslaught of The Times of India in Chennai and also launched the Hindu’s Tamil edition, Mr Anant has had rich experience in multiple media entities. He was part of the launch of what is now Bloomberg TV India from 2007-08 and for two years with Myiris.com, a B2C financial markets portal. He had a decade-plus stint with Lintas India in various functions and in a start-up advisory for a few years post the UTV job.

 

Mr Anant is an engineer from IIT-Varanasi (BHU) and a postgraduate in management from IIM Ahmedabad.

 

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2 responses to “Former Hindu CEO Arun Anant moves to Hindustan Times”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Better late than never HT should launch its editions in Chenai , Bengalorooru , Vizag , the future capital of Andra , Hyderabad , Kochi . Pondy etc cities in south as Arun is well versed in southern market . It was due to his great efforts , The Hindu launched the Tamil daily after 135 years .and penetrated in Karnataka market .Otherwise with the old management team of the Kasturi family , it was just impossible . Arun was on the threshold of launching Kannada , Telugu etc dailies also and expansion of HINDU in north when he was shown the door for the simple reason the family members wanted to reap the harvest sown by Arun and Siddarth Varadarajan by grabbing the seats vacated by them ..

  2. Anonymous says:

    Better late than never HT should launch its editions in Chenai , Bengalorooru , Vizag , the future capital of Andra , Hyderabad , Kochi . Pondy etc cities in south as Arun is well versed in southern market . It was due to his great efforts , The Hindu launched the Tamil daily after 135 years .and penetrated in Karnataka market .Otherwise with the old management team of the Kasturi family , it was just impossible . Arun was on the threshold of launching Kannada , Telugu etc dailies also and expansion of HINDU in north when he was shown the door for the simple reason the family members wanted to reap the harvest sown by Arun and Siddarth Varadarajan by grabbing the seats vacated by them ..

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