Gurmeet Singh, former head of the Mumbai edition of the Hindustan Times, has joined Network18 Group as chief executive officer, Forbes India. The appointment is with immediate effect.
Prior to his role as Mumbai head for Hindustan Times, Singh handled ad sales for Hindustan Times and Mint in the West Zone. He has also worked with Marico, Sony Music, and India Today Group in the past.
Commenting on the development, B. Sai Kumar, group chief operating officer, Network18, said, “After the tremendous success of ‘Forbes India’ and the strong debut of ‘Forbes Life India’ recently, we believe that the Forbes India stable in India is poised for its next phase of growth and profitability and are delighted to have Gurmeet on board to drive that. His diverse experience & strong understanding of media brands, position him well to lead Forbes India forward.”
Senthil Chengalvarayan, president and editorial director, TV18 Business Media, added, “Forbes India’s growth has been built on challenging conventions and delivering a premier editorial product and we believe Gurmeet will be instrumental in pushing that agenda further.”
Singh said, “Forbes India has been a pioneer in India, in effect creating a new premium category within the business space, and it is now at a very exciting stage in its journey. I look forward to being part of it at such a momentous time. I hope to work closely with the team to unlock the potential of our brands and drive comprehensive growth in the business.”