Rahul Joshi appointed Network18 & TV18 MD; Sudhanshu Vats MD of Viacom18


Network18 Media and Investments Limited has appointed Rahul Joshi as Managing Director of the company for a three-year term, while Sudhanshu Vats has been named Managing Director of Viacom18.

Joshi is associated with Network18 Group since September 2015 and is CEO – News & Group Editor in Chief. Rahul has done Masters in Management Studies from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai University. Prior to joining Network18 Group, Rahul worked for more than two decades with Economic Times, where he rose through ranks to quickly become one of India’s youngest editors and has also worked as its editorial director. He also launched ETNOW and helped shape the digital coverage of ET Online. Rahul has also worked with The Indian Express in the past. Rahul is also on the board of News Broadcasters Association (NBA).

The Board of TV18 Broadcast Limited (TV18), the news-broadcasting arm of Network18, has also decided to appoint Rahul Joshi as its Managing Director on receipt of necessary regulatory approvals.

The Board of Viacom18 Media Private Limited (Viacom18), the entertainment broadcasting arm of Network18, has decided to appoint Sudhanshu Vats as its Managing Director on receipt of necessary regulatory approvals.

Sudhanshu Vats is associated with Viacom18 from last six years and is the Group CEO of Viacom18. Sudhanshu is a Management Graduate from the Indian Institute of Management – Ahmedabad. Prior to joining Viacom18, Sudhanshu spent about 20 years in Hindustan Unilever (Unilever India) where he worked in Sales & Marketing and General Management roles across categories and shaped many popular household brands. Sudhanshu is also Chairman of the National Media and Entertainment Committee of CII (Confederation of Indian Industry), Vice President of IBF (Indian Broadcasting Foundation) and Director of BARC (Broadcast Audience Research Council).

Adil Zainulbhai, Chairman of Network18 and TV18 said, “Both the appointees have tremendous skill and experience and will continue to drive our news and entertainment businesses towards leadership, as we continue to invest in these areas.”

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