HT Media Group have announced two new appointments. Salil Sadanandan, who was serving as the business head - south and west, is moving out of the group and will be replaced by Pankaj Tibrewal. Meanwhile, Rajesh Ramakrishnan has been roped in to head marketing for North and East.
Tibrewal comes to HT Media from the Future Group where he was the chief operating officer and business head for Pantaloons. Ramakrishnan's last assignment was with Apollo Tyres as head of global marketing.
On Sadanandan's tenure and departure, Rajiv Verma, group chief executive officer, HT Media Group, said, “Today, we stand tall on our achievements in Mumbai thus far, and feel confident that we are now in a position to go for a clear win with our consumers and customers. And, such successes don't happen by chance, they happen by stewardship. If there's one name that's synonymous with our Mumbai success, it is Salil Sadanandan. It's never easy to let go of such passionate leaders but it's only fair that a leader who has contributed so much to our enterprise must be enabled with this opportunity. Please join me in wishing Salil great success in his new endeavour.”
“The good news is that we shall soon have on board another very capable leader, Pankaj Tibrewal, who takes over from Salil,” Verma added. Tibrewal will report to Verma.
Commenting on Ramakrishnan's appointment, Shantanu Bhanja, vice president – marketing, HT Media, said, “Rajesh combines a strong sense of result-orientation with an ability to bring the best out of people. He will bring exceptional marketing depth to our biggest brand and key markets.” The company informed that he will report to Shantanu Bhanja, and consequent to this, Diptakirti Chaudhuri, marketing head, HT Delhi, and the North and East marketing teams will report to Ramakrishnan.