पेप्सी वाले प्रवीण सोमेश्वर बने एचटी के नए एमडी और सीईओ

एचटी मीडिया में आज एक आंतरिक पत्र जारी कर नया मैनेजिंग डायरेक्टर और सीईओ नियुक्त किए जाने की जानकारी दी गई. इनका नाम है प्रवीण सोमेश्वर जो पेप्सी से आए हैं.

प्रवीण सोमेश्वर की पहली अगस्त से एचटी मीडिया ज्वाइन करेंगे. वे राजीव वर्मा की जगह लेंगे जिन्होंने पिछले दिनों सीईओ पद से इस्तीफा दे दिया था.

एचटी की तरफ से जारी आंतरिक मेल ये है–

Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Praveen Someshwar as CEO and MD of HT Media Ltd. Praveen, 51, is currently the Senior Vice President and General Manager, North Asia, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and other islands in the Asia Pacific region at PepsiCo where he has spent over two decades, including stints as the CEO of both the beverage and the foods businesses of PepsiCo India.

A Commerce Graduate and a qualified Costs & Works accountant, Praveen has worked across functions including operations and sales. As the Indian media business moves towards a more converged future, and as our advertising customers start looking for value added solutions, I am sure Praveen’s experience across functions and geographies, and understanding of the Indian market, will stand us in good stead, as will his experience of being a custodian of one of the world’s biggest brands.

Praveen is married to Kavitha, who works with a NGO that focuses on underprivileged children and they have a daughter, Aditi. Praveen will start his journey with HT Media on 1 August. I wish him all the best. Praveen’s appointment is part of a considered succession planning exercise as we focus on building the next generation of leaders at HT Media.

I’d also like to place on record my appreciation of the work done by the outgoing CEO Rajiv Verma, who moves on from that position after 14 years in the role. Rajiv will continue to remain associated with the company in an advisory role and I am sure all of us, including Praveen, will benefit from his years of experience at HT Media.

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