Shailesh Amonkar quits Sakal, to set up new media ventures in India, US

01 Mar,2016

By A Correspondent


Sakal Media Group Chief Operating Officer Shailesh Amonkar is going places.


His decision to leave the organisation has been rumoured for a few weeks but it’s now official. Amonkar has put in his papers as Chief Operating Officer looking after new businesses after a four-year stint with the Pune-based multiple media group. Prior to his role as COO, Amonkar was Chief Marketing Officer, spearheading sales and marketing efforts for the media initiatives. This is Amonkar’s second tenure with the organisation after around two decades with The Times of India group.


Amonkar is set to turn entrepreneur, and is planning to set up office in Silicon Valley, in the United States. Confirming this, Amonkar said: “I move on after a successful tenure with Sakal and look forward to taking the luxury of a short sabbatical.” He will continue to be working with Sakal till March 31.


Amonkar is embarking on an a few domestic and international new media initiatives. Other than US operations, he will continue to be based in India across multiple offices in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Goa and Bengaluru.


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