Close on the heels of appointing Udayan Mukherjee as its Global Business Editor, India Today Group has announced two more big-ticket appointments as part of its plans to bolster its coverage of business news in the post-pandemic economic order.
The network has named one of India’s most prominent magazine editors Sourav Majumdar as the new Editor of the Business Today Magazine, and former Bloomberg TV Editor Siddharth Zarabi as the Managing Editor of Business Today TV.
Speaking on the appointments, Kalli Purie, Vice-Chairperson of the India Today Group, said, “Every once in a while, the business arena goes through an irreversible change. In the midst of this disruptive flutter, the real journalists and real ideas reshape the world. We are happy to be on the leading edge of this transformational journey with the most credible journalists, an enviable legacy and a truly omni platform multimedia Business Today Experience.”
Majumdar joins from Fortune India where he was Editor. In a career spanning three decades, Majumdar has worked with some of India’s best known media outlets in leadership roles.
He was initially associated with brands like The Financial Express and Business Standard in various capacities.
Later, Majumdar became the only Indian to lead Indian editions of three international magazines. In his most recent role, he was editor of the Indian editions of Fortune and Forbes. Prior to that, Majumdar was editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur.
“It’s genuinely exciting to join an organization that I believe is the Gold Standard of Journalism -- the India Today Group,” Majumdar said on his new role at India Today Group. “I look forward to being part of India’s biggest business magazine, Business Today, as it makes a deep and dramatic transformation into a digital-first, multimedia offering with the magazine as a center-piece. India, and indeed the world, is witnessing dramatic change and we hope to bring compelling stories of this change to the readers of today.”
A prominent prime-time business anchor, Zarabi has led newsrooms in marquee print and television media outlets, including Bloomberg TV India as its editor till recently.
Widely acknowledged for his stellar track record in covering Indian financial markets, macro-economy, regulatory and administrative architecture, he possesses first-hand experience of economic policy formulation in India since 1997.
“I am delighted to be part of theIndia Today family. The Group is a flag-bearer in journalistic standards and innovation. It enjoys unmatched credibility and vast reach across millions of viewers and readers of its multiple platforms, including Business Today. I look forward to being part of the Group’s latest foray as it expands and enlarges its business content offerings across television, print, and digital platforms to offer meaningful content as India navigates the post-pandemic economic era,” Zarabi said.