Asianet News Network (ANNPL) has appointed Suresh Selvaraj as its executive director and chief executive officer. ANNPL consists of the Malayalam news channel Asianet News, Kannada news channel Suvarna News 24x7, and Kannada newspaper Kannada Prabha.
Selvaraj will be responsible for overall operations and management of various businesses of ANNPL. Commenting on his new role, he said, “I am quite excited with the opportunity provided to me in this role. I am getting familiarised with the people and the processes and am very confident of doing my bit to elevate this business to the next level.”
Rajeev Chandrasekhar, chairman, ANNPL said, “I am very happy to have Suresh Selvaraj on board. With his successful stints earlier and media experience spanning over three decades, we are confident of consolidating our existing media brands and growing them further. We have definite plans of expansion including making further Investments and expansion to new markets and platforms. I am sure having a person with Suresh’s background will help our endeavours.”
Selvaraj was last with Outlook Group in a 13-year-long stint, and resigned in October 2011 as president (though his notice period was till December). Through the course of his career, he has also worked with The Times of India Group, Deccan Herald Group, and The Statesman.