Viacom18 appoints Gourav Rakshit as COO, Viacom18 Digital Ventures

02 May,2019

By A Correspondent


Gourav Rakshit

Viacom18 has announced the appointment of Gourav Rakshit as COO – Viacom18 Digital Ventures. He will be joining the organization this month (May 2019), and will report to Sudhanshu Vats, Group CEO & MD, Viacom18.


Said Vats on the appointment: “Our digital foray has grown exponentially since its inception 3 years back, with the sharply segmented businesses – the ad led model, the international business and the soon-to-be-launched subscription-based VOOT Kids service,” adding: “As we unlock business value, Gourav, with an in-depth understanding of digital disruption and a proven track-record of envisioning subscription growth, is the right person to lead our talented teams across the Digital Ventures portfolio.”


A University of Rochester and IIM Ahmedabad alumnus, Rakshit is currently serving as the President and CEO of People Group that owns and operates where he has been working for the last 11 years. Before joining the People group, Rakshit worked with Nestle, Planetasia (of the Microland group) and Infosys.

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