ZMCL has on-boarded Madhu Soman as the Chief Business Officer for WION and Joy Chakraborthy as the Chief Business Officer for Zee Media’s Mumbai office to further strengthen its presence as one of the leading media entities.
Madhu Soman has over 25 years of core broadcast and digital media industry experience, having worked with Bloomberg in Hong Kong as head of broadcast sales, Video Services in London as managing editor. Prior to joining Bloomberg, Soman was associated with Reuters as Journalist for 14 years. In the past, he has also worked with companies such as Spectranet, ANI, BiTV. With his high proficiency in journalism, Soman will aggressively support editorial and business segment of the venture.
Joy Chakraborthy has over 29 years of core media industry experience, having worked with Goldmines Telefilms, Enter 10 media, TV Today Network, Forbes India, Times group and TV 18 group in various roles and positions. He will be instrumental in driving key responsibilities such as, defining and executing the right strategy for business development activities while ensuring its fit with the company’s broader vision and ambition.
An alumnus of Harvard Business School, this is Chakraborthy’s second stint with Zee Group as he started his career with the Zee Entertainment, while this time around he has joined the news wing of Zee group which is Zee Media. With his high proficiency in managing business, Journalism Chakraborthy will Oversee Sales, distribution and marketing team, revenue generating avenues and build a strong client base for sales in News channels.
Speaking of onboarding Soman and Joy, Bibek Agarwala, President – Group Strategy & Innovation, Zee Media, said, “WION has always focused on imparting unbiased news to the audience. I am pleased to welcome leader like Madhu Soman, who brings years of experience in journalism, diverse expertise in managing business. Under his guidance, we are ready to scale new heights. Zee Media has grown from strength to strength and is set to deliver the best content to the audience. I am pleased to welcome leaders like Joy Chakraborthy, who bring experience, diverse expertise, and strong stakeholder relationships. Under his leadership, Zee Media’s business is poised to achieve greater heights.”
On their joining, Madhu Soman, CBO, WION, said, “It’s an exciting opportunity to join a young and daring team of seasoned professionals. I eagerly look forward to leading the business team and extending my expertise to the editorial team to connect the dots, contextualize and bring out in-depth analysis of national and global issues.”
Madhu Soman is an Alumnus of Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Symbiosis International University and Kerala University.
Echoing similar sentiments, “I am excited for my second innings at Zee, leading the Business team. I look forward to strengthening our business and nurturing our high-performance ecosystem”, said, Joy Chakraborthy, CBO, Zee Media.
Their expertise will be instrumental in WION’s and Zee Media’s broader vision and ambition of strengthening storytelling and selling stories.