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Network18 Digital promotes Azim Lalani to Business Head, English general news cluster

In his new role, Lalani will head business of English and, in addition to

Azim Lalani

Network18 Digital has elevated Azim Lalani to the role of Business Head of English General News cluster. In addition to Firstpost, he will now oversee the business of English and

Lalani joined Firstpost as VP Revenue and Strategy, News Cluster (Network18 Digital). He was later elevated to Business Head at Firstpost. Additionally, he has prior experience of heading revenue for all of Network18’s news, sports and entertainment properties during 2014-15 which was also the year of general elections.


Manish Maheshwari, CEO, Network18 Digital, said, “Azim has been with us for more than five years and has played a key role in our digital growth story. His excellent business acumen has helped build and grow properties like Firstpost from scratch. We are confident that he will successfully deliver as Business Head to all three platforms - English, Firstpost and”

In light of the upcoming elections, Network18 Digital aims to reach its audience with relevant, insightful and hard-hitting news. Having all three brands under one head will further strengthen the group’s position in the English news landscape of the country.


Lalani said, “It has been a fruitful journey till now. The last five years have seen Firstpost grow ten folds. It is a pleasure to be entrusted with the esteemed position of heading English and along with Firstpost, especially as we gear up for the general elections – a crucial news event in a demi-decade. My focus will be to continue empowering our audience with genuine, original and engaging news and content. I look forward to driving a robust growth for the network with my abilities and successfully manage the large scale business operations.”

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