Durga Raghunath joins The Indian Express Digital Media as CEO
Durga Raghunath joins The Indian Express Digital Media Services as the CEO from 1 December 2017. The Indian Express made the appointment for the role that Sandeep Amar left upon his resignation in July. As the CEO, Raghunath will lead the business management and editorial operations of the media group’s digital services including the language verticals initiated during Amar’s tenure in Malayalam, and Tamil; a youth vertical called inuth.com, a health vertical Lifealth.com and ExpressFoodie as a website., apart from the media group’s flagship portals- IndianExpress.com, Loksatta.com and Expressdrives.com.
The co-founder of Juggernaut Books, Raghunath will report to George Varghese, CEO, The Indian Express Group. In a media statement, Varghese has said that, "Durga brings a unique blend of sensibilities, a strong sense of editorial values of fairness and accuracy and a keen insight into how new technologies can force multiply these."
Anant Goenka, executive director, The Indian Express Group also added that, "Our digital brands have shown tremendous growth and under Durga's stewardship, I see them taking on new challenges and addressing the changing aspirations of our very discerning audience."
Raghunath, 39, has also been associated with Zomato, as the SVP of Growth. Prior to that she had been CEO of Network18 Digital, and had also played a pivotal role in establishing FirstPost. Interestingly, she is also involved with Facebook as a #SheLeadsTech mentor. She has attained master’s degree from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and a Publishing Degree from Columbia University in New York City.