Viacom18 Media has announced the appointment of Raj Nayak as the chief executive officer of its general entertainment channel, Colors. As the CEO, Nayak would be responsible for driving the brand and the business towards profitability and growth. He will be reporting into Haresh Chawla, group chief executive officer, Viacom18. He replaces Rajesh Kamat who resigned from the company last month to join Chernin Group’s CA Media.
Announcing his appointment, Chawla commented, “Given Raj’s extensive experience and a proven track record, we’re confident of him charting out and leading Colors’ next phase of growth. Raj will be singularly focused on consolidating Colors’ dominance in the GEC space.”
Speaking on his new assignment Nayak said, "I’ve always admired Colors for the way it changed the landscape of Indian GEC space within a short span. It’s got an amazing team of talented people and I look forward to working with them to continue to create newer benchmarks in the industry.”
He joins Colors from AIDEM, where he was the founder managing director. Prior to launching AIDEM, Nayak was CEO, NDTV Media for over a period of seven years. He also spent 10 years at STAR TV Group, where he was the executive vice president, sales and marketing and was responsible for strategy, packaging and marketing for all STAR Channels as also the revenue for the Group. He was also on the board of Vijay TV and Indya.com.