Deepak Lamba to take charge of WWM as Tarun Rai to move on

12 Jan,2015

By A Correspondent

 

Deepak Lamba

It wasn’t called the seven-year itch for nothing. Former adman Tarun Rai who’s had a great run as CEO of World Wide Media (WWM) has decided to move on.  He helmed the organisation since February 2008.

 

And taking charge of WWM will be Deepak Lamba who is currently helming Times Conferences and Times Centre of Learning (with initiatives like TimesPro etc). Mr Lamba holds the designation of President, Bennett, Coleman and Company Ltd since June 2012. He joined BCCL after being Business Head of Bloomberg TV India channel. Before spending two years at the business news channel, he was with MTV for a four-year period. Mr Lamba will continue to hold charge of the learning and conference divisions.

 

Tarun Rai

While Mr Rai confirmed the development to MxMIndia, he did not reveal his next move. Prior to WWM, he worked with ad agency network JWT for nearly 20 years. His last position at JWT was that of Managing Partner. Mr Rai will continue till end-February.

Mr Lamba was not available for comment, thought MxMIndia learns the announcement of his appointment as head of WWM was made late last week week.

WWM is the publisher of popular magazines Filmfare and Femina along with a variety of others like Food Food, Lonely Planet, Top Gear amongst others.

 

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