New Delhi: India’s premier news agency, Press Trust of India (PTI) has unanimously elected Punjab Kesari Group of newspapers’ Chief Editor Vijay Kumar Chopra as its new Chairman on Friday. He succeeded former Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu N Ravi.
Managing director of Bennett, Coleman and Company Limited (BCCL) Vineet Jain was elected as PTI’s vice-chairman.
The elections took place at a meeting of PTI’s Board of Directors following the news agency’s 71st annual general meeting.
Besides Chopra and Jain, the PTI board members are Mahendra Mohan Gupta (Dainik Jagran), N Shanth Kumar (Deccan Herald), Riyad Mathew (Malayala Manorama), and Aveek Kumar Sarkar (Ananda bazar Patrika).
The board members also include MP Veerendra Kumar (Mathrubhumi), R Lakshmipathy (Dinamalar), Hormusji N Cama (Bombay Samachar), Praveen Someshwar(Hindustan Times), Justice RC Lahoti, Deepak Nayyar, Shyam Saran and J F Pochkhanawalla.