India Today undergoes organisational restructure; does away with Group CEO role

Earlier in December, Vivek Khanna, Group CEO had put down his papers as Group CEO of India Today. Since his exit, the organisation has undergone a restructuring exercise and eliminated the role of Group CEO. Aroon Purie, Chairman and Editor in Chief of the India Today Group in an email addressed to employees announced that the new organizational structure would be more flat and efficient and the various Group businesses will be operated by COOs who will report to Kalli Purie, Vice Chairperson and MD, India Today Group.

In the email Aroon Purie stated, “I am happy to announce a new organisation structure for India Today Group effective January 2019. The new structure recognises the fact that the Group has strong and effective leaders across businesses. This has been demonstrated by continued leadership and growth in our company.”

He also mentioned three key appointments. Rahul Shaw (COO - Television), Salil Kumar (COO - Digital), Manoj Sharma (COO - Magazines)

Kalli Purie will report directly to Aroon Purie. He said that "She will be supported by Group CFO Dinesh Bhatia in all strategy related matters of the Group and some additional group functions - HR, Administration, Security and IT will report to him. Dinesh will continue to report to Kalli with a dotted line to me."


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