TV9 Group has announced the appointment of Barun Das as chief executive officer. Mahendra Mishra, who was interim CEO of the group, is now principal advisor to the board of TV9.
The group which was present in multiple languages in South and West India, recently launched TV9 Bharatvarsh in Hindi, its first national news channel.
Das' last corporate assignment was as the CEO of Zee Media. After that he founded Mydia100 Communications.
Singa Rao, whole time director and member of TV9 Board, said, “Our group is committed to the roles and responsibilities of the fourth estate. Given our leadership position in the southern and western parts of the country, we are now aiming at achieving similar success in the rest of the country and in the new media domain. We are confident that Barun, with his all-round and vast experience and track record, will power this foray. We welcome Barun on board.”
Das added, “I am excited about this new opportunity given the group’s vision. Every new opportunity comes with fresh challenges and I wish to contribute my bit along with the team. Since TV9 has impressive leadership in the regions of its current operations, it will be my pleasure and privilege, to drive its expansion in the national arena.”
Mishra said, “I am delighted to be a part of the next big leap that the organisation is going to take in the national arena. I welcome Barun on board and I am confident that under his leadership our team would scale new heights.”
Das has also worked with ABP News, India Today Group and Astro All Asia Network in Kuala Lumpur.