Avinash Kaul has joined IBN’s news network and will overlook CNN-IBN, IBN7 and IBN Lokmat.
Kaul quit as CEO of Times Now, ET Now and Zoom last month. He now will take responsibility and day-to-day operational, strategic and financial management of the general news network.
Network18 Group CEO B Saikumar said, Avinash brings a very successful track record as a leader and a wealth of knowledge about the media and broadcasting industry. Now, as we gear up for an ambitious phase of growth, I am convinced that he has the inclusive skills and leadership that are needed to steer us through. He has our best wishes and support.
Network18 COO Ajay Chacko said, The IBN18 Network has over the years consolidated its leadership in the news space. I am confident in Avinash۪s ability to play a significant role to sustain the growth and leadership momentum of these stellar brands. He will be working closely with the talented and resourceful marketing, editorial and sales teams to achieve this.
Kaul said, With the heightened interest in general news among the populace as is evident in the highest turnout percentage in the general elections, the timing of me joining Network18 couldn۪t have been better. My mandate is to ensure leadership of the brands and continued business success with a clear focus on general news across various languages.
Kaul’s career in the news genre spans over 16 years. He joined Times Television Network in August 2010. Prior to this, he worked at NDTV for seven years and then Sahara One for just seven months.