Bhaskar Das joins Republic as Group President. Vikas Khanchandani to be Group CEO

21 Jan,2019

By A Correspondent


Republic Media Network has announced the appointment of veteran mediaperson Dr Bhaskar Das as Group President, Republic Media Network. The news network has elevated Vikas Khanchandani to be Group CEO. The announcement assumes significance as the network is on an expansion mode with the forthcoming launch of its Hindi channel.


Khanchandani will now assume overall responsibility of all the three network brands, Republic Television, Republic World Digital, and the upcoming Hindi News channel Republic Bharat.


Dr Das was President of The Times of India Group and was later Group CEO of Zee Media Network and Executive President at Dainik Bhaskar Group.


Said Arnab Goswami, Managing Director and Editor in Chief – Republic Media Network: “Vikas has led the channel exceptionally from the start-up to expansion mode. As we get set to launch Republic Bharat, I am excited he will along with Bhaskar Das see the next phase of growth and consolidation of our new age Media–Tech company. We are on the look-out for growth opportunities that are both scalable and sustainable. I look forward to partnering and growing with them.”


Added Khanchandani: “We are very excited about Dr Das joining forces with us to help scale the business at the Network. He is one of the most respected media professionals and our network will immensely benefit from his knowledge and experience. His announcement comes just after one for Hersh Bhandari who joined us as the EVP – Revenue on Republic Bharat. With our current expansion in the management team, as a network, we are poised for growth and scale in business. We will look for opportunities both organic and acquisitive growth within technology and media. Republic is a disruptor brand and we will look at a global digital foray in the near future”


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