Harrish M Bhatia, erstwhile CEO of My FM, has been elevated as the President of Dainik Bhaskar Group. With this elevation, Bhatia is being brought back to DB group’s core business of print media. In the new role, all state COOs of DB group will report to him from November 2.
In yet another development, Rahul Namjoshi, who was earlier the Corporate Sales Head, has been elevated as Business Head, My FM, keeping in view Bhatia’s movement to the print business. In his new role, Namjoshi will report to Pawan Agarwal, Deputy Managing Director. Namjoshi joined the organisation in March 2007 and held the role of Regional Head Gujarat and Cluster Head, NCR, till 2012. In 2012, he moved into the role of National Corporate Sales Head and has been also handling the client solutions team and the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat.
Bhatia joined My FM in October 2001 and spent 16 years of his career with DB. Prior to moving to the radio division of the group, he spent around six years in print business where he was head of the Rajasthan Unit. Subsequently, he laid the foundation of Divya Bhaskar in Gujarat and also led the Corporate Sales and Marketing vertical of the print business. Then in the year 2007, he took charge of radio business and established My FM. He successfully led My FM to break even within a period of three years and today it has the highest EBITA margins and is the No.1 radio player in the retail market across seven states with 30 stations.
Sudhir Agarwal, Managing Director, DB Corp Ltd, “Harrish is an old hand in the system, with his vast exposure across brands and categories and deep understanding of the various functions in the print business, he will be able to take the business to new heights.”
Pawan Agarwal, Dy. Managing Director, said, “Rahul has been with us since 2007, his strong understanding of the radio business both at the retail and corporate level made him the obvious choice for us, I am sure My FM will achieve new heights under his leadership.”