Network18 has appointed Avinash Kaul as CEO of IBN18 Network. According to a statement from the company, Kaul's key tasks are the consolidation and diversification of TV18’s general news network. Kaul joins Network18 from Times Television Network, where he was CEO, managing Times Now, ET Now and zoOm
B Saikumar, group CEO, Network18, 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."
Ajay Chacko, COO, Network18, added, “The IBN18 Network has over the years consolidated its leadership in the news space. I am confident in Avinash’s 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 couldn’t 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.”
In a career spanning 16 years, Kaul has also worked with Star, Sahara One, NDTV, Discovery Network and Mindshare.