Viveck Goenka will be the new chairman of the prestigious Press Trust of India. Viveck Goenka was unanimously elected as the new chairman of PTI at the 69th Annual General Meeting of the PTI while N Ravi was elected as the deputy chairman.
A brief History of Press Trust of India
The Press Trust of India(PTI) was established on 27 August 1947. PTI is a nonprofit cooperative headquartered in the capital and has more than 1000 full-time employees. It took over from the Reuters after India procured Independence from the British rule.
A Brief account of the new Chairman
The new chairman of PTI, Viveck Goenka is the chairman and managing director of the Express Group and his deputy N Ravi is the former editor in chief of the Hindu.
He is an engineer by profession. Viveck Goenka will succeed Riyad Mathew of the Malayala Manorma Group who has served the chairman of PTI till the 69th annual general meeting elected Viveck Goenka as the new apex.
The new chairman of PTI, Viveck Goenka since then had served the PTI as the vice chairman under Riyad Mathew. Viveck Goenka is also the director of Indian Newspaper Society and a member of the Advertising Association’s India forefront.
A brief account of the new vice Chairman
N Ravi the newly elected vice chairman is an award-winning journalist and the Director of Kasturi Lal and Sons Ltd which owns The Hindu, The Hindu Business Line newspapers, and the highly loved Frontline magazine.
He has previously been the President of the Editors’ Guild of India. He joined The Hindu in 1972 and has served The Hindu in various capacities since his association with it.
Other board members
Besides Viveck, the new chairman of PTI and N Ravi, the newly elected vice chairman other members of the board include M.M Gupta of Dainik Jagran, K N Shanth Kumar of Deccan Herald, Vineet from Times of India, Rajiv Verma of the Hindustan times amongst others.