Shailesh Amonkar elevated as COO - New Businesses, Sakal Media Group
Shailesh Amonkar, Chief Marketing Officer, Sakal Media Group has been elevated to a new role of Chief Operating Officer – New Businesses. He will be taking this new responsibility from April 1 and will be reporting to Abhijit Pawar MD, Sakal Media Group.
His new role will include setting up a new business vertical which will focus on events, online properties and movies. The group also has plans for creating large properties domestically and globally. Apart from that he will also setup alliances with international festivals and heading both the B2B and B2C events.
Currently, Mr Amonkar is helping in the transition to Jwalant Swaroop who took charge as Chief Executive Officer of the media business on January 1. As CEO, Mr Swaroop is overseeing four functions in the company – editorial, sales, marketing and circulation.
Amonkar was earlier with the Sakal group from 2003 to 2006 but eventually quit as Director marketing to set up his own media venture titled Kemistry Media Solutions. Amonkar who has about 15 years of experience was also associated with The Times of India for about 15 years before he joined Sakal in 2012.