Benoy Roychowdhury, Executive Director at HT Media Ltd and Wholetime Director of Hindustan Media Ventures Ltd, has decided to move on after long stint of 14 years with the company. The development follows the departure of HT Media CEO Rajiv Verma who had put in his papers earlier this month.
HT Media had on Thursday announced the appointment of Praveen Someshwar as MD and CEO.
Roychowdhury has been Chief Relationship Officer and Executive Director for Growth Businesses at HT Media Limited since November 2016. He also served as Chief Executive Officer at Hindustan Media Ventures Limited since October 23, 2017 until March 1, 2018.
Roychowdhury has over 33 years of experience having earlier worked with companies like Whirlpool and Procter & Gamble and Godrej both in India and abroad.
His earlier roles include Vice President (Sales, Trade Marketing and Logistics) in India and Regional Director (Market Development-Asia) in Hong Kong for Whirlpool. He has also worked with Procter & Gamble as Divisional Manager and Godrej Soaps where he was General Manager Sales.
Roychowdhury holds an honors degree in Economics from Presidency College Calcutta and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur.
He has been a member of several professional bodies of the media industry including Advertising Standard Councils of India, Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC), Indian Newspaper Society (INS) and Media Research Users Council (MRUC) in the past.