iTV Network appoints R K Arora as Director – Strategy and Planning

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Noida, 16th August, 2019: In an announcement made today by iTV Network, R K Arora joins as Director – Strategy and Planning. Arora has a wealth of leadership experience of around two-and-a-half decades in the news broadcasting, spanning the entire spectrum from strategic vision and planning to execution. He has a standout track record, result-oriented approach and has a deep understanding of news ecosystem.

Arora was, until recently, the executive director and CEO of Zee Media Corporation Limited (ZMCL). He has previously held various senior executive positions with various media houses of repute viz. News Nation, India News, News 24 and India TV.

Arora is a Chartered Accountant by profession and has formidable experience in Finance, Distribution, overall operations and formulating strategies for the organization. In his new role at iTV network, he will focus on creating streamlined operating models between cross-functional teams, orchestrating a rhythm of the business system of focus and accountability, and driving efficiencies in go to market activities by streamlining processes and automating work.

Arora is an iTV alumnus, and elaborating on the vision that he aims to follow in his new role at iTV Network, he said, “It is a nice moment to come back to iTV network. With so much change and disruption unfolding in the news industry, this is an opportune time to work with increased focus on growth and innovation, and I am excited to channel my experience and insights from towards overall strategic development and growth of iTV network.”

Speaking on Arora’s new role with iTV Network, Kartikeya Sharma, Founder and Promoter of iTV Network, said, “His extensive experience across news industry brings a wealth of knowledge and experience on how technology is disrupting and transforming the industry. As iTV network continues to grow in 2019, Arora’s unique insights and expertise will help guide the vision and drive forward our ambitious global growth plans.”

Speaking on the new roles and responsibilities, Kartikeya Sharma, Founder and Promoter of iTV Network, said, “We are excited to have Varun Kohli and Rakesh Gopal holding their additional responsibilities, each brings extensive and highly relevant industry experience to the table. We are looking forward to leveraging their knowledge and leadership in this expanded role.”   

Varun Kohli, CEO, iTV Network on his new role said “it is an opportunity than a challenge and I look forward to achieve growth oriented results. Our print assets, The Sunday Guardian and Aaj Samaj delivers credible, innovative and informative content for our readers.”