Republic Media Network has elevated Vikas Khanchandani as its Group CEO.
He will be responsible for the networks brands, Republic TV, Republic World Digital and the soon-to-launch Hindi news channel, Republic Bharat.
The network has also appointed Bhaskar Das as its Group President. Prior to Republic Media Network, he was Executive President of the Dainik Bhaskar Group. More recently, he was Group CEO of ZEE Media Network.
Republic Media Network MD and Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami said, “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 along with Bhaskar Das will see the next phase of growth and consolidation of our new age media-tech company. We are on the lookout for growth opportunities that are both scalable and sustainable. I look forward to partnering and growing with them.”
Commenting on Khanchandani said, “We are very excited about 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 the one for Hersh Bhandari who joined us as the EVP, Revenue, 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.”