Continuing its growth plan, ITV Network, the fastest growing news network of India, gets on board Arun Aggrawal as the Group CFO. This is Arun Aggarwal’s second stint with the Network, after a brief stint overseas for the launch of a 24x7 English News Channel. Prior to his overseas assignment, he was holding the same portfolio at ITV Network, for almost two years and was actively involved during the takeover of ‘NewsX’.
As part of his mandate, he will be overseeing all aspects of financial operations for the network.
A Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary and Graduate in Law, Arun comes with professional experience spanning over 25 years with 15 years of exhaustive experience in the Media sector. He was also associated with Zee Network for nearly 10 years holding various positions including CFO, Sr. Vice President, Vice President, where he was responsible for the crucial functions of credit control, finance and commercial.
Welcoming Arun Aggarwal on board, Kartikeya Sharma – Managing Director, ITV Network said, “The decades of experience that Arun brings with him is invaluable for ITV Network. We are positive that Arun’s strong financial leadership in the media and entertainment sector, and his skills and relationships will surely help the network reach the next level.”
On re-joining the network, Arun Aggarwal, said, “It gives me immense pleasure to be back with ITV Network. I am looking forward to an enriching experience again and I am confident to contribute to the growth of the network.”
About ITV Network:
ITV Network is India’s fastest growing news network. With two national news channels, four regional news channels, two newspapers and various digital assets, it has a reach of 91 million viewers and readers on a regular basis. NewsX, the National English News Channel of the network, has been a trend setter in the English news genre with its crisp format, direct reportage, pointed debates, trending hash tags and engaging mix of stories. In a short span of time, India News the leading national Hindi News Channel of the network has emerged as a leader in the most competitive genre, winning the trust of the Hindi News viewers. India News UP & Uttarakhand, India News Rajasthan, India News Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh and India News Haryana have further strengthened the channel’s dominance in these Hindi speaking regions. The Sunday Guardian is the finest Sunday Newspaper by the network that is sought after by country’s discerning readers for its engaging content and innovative format. The group also publishes Aaj Samaj, a popular Hindi newspaper that caters to the informed readers in Delhi National Capital Region and the state of Haryana. With its innovative approach, extensive research and unbiased outlook, it has managed to stand out in the cluttered landscape. ITV Network is going through an expansion phase and aims to emerge as the biggest independent news network in the country.