Sukumar Ranganathan replaces Bobby Ghosh as HT Editor-in-Chief
Sukumar Ranganathan, Editor of business daily Mint, has been appointed as the new Editor-in-Chief of Hindustan Times. He will take charge from Bobby Ghosh, who put in his papers earlier this month due to personal reasons and will be returning to New York. In this role, Ranganathan will be reporting to Shobhana Bhartia, Chairperson and Group Editorial Director, HT Media.
In an internal communiqué, Bhartia said that Ranganathan will oversee all the print and digital operations of Hindustan Times. He will also take over the leadership of the HT digital newsroom from October 23, 2017.
Ranganathan, who has been with Mint since 2006 as part of the founding team of the daily, became its Editor in December 2008 after the departure of Raju Narisetti. He had changed the format of Mint from a Berliner to a broadsheet keeping in mind advertisers’ requirements.
He holds post graduate degrees in Mathematics and Business Administration and a graduate degree in Chemical Engineering. He has previously been associated with the India Today Group and The Hindu Business Line.
Following Bobby Ghosh’s exit from HT, there have been a few high-profile exits from the paper. Highly placed sources informed that Vivek Khanna, CEO, Hindustan Media Ventures Ltd (HMVL), and Ratul Bhaduri, CFO, HMVL), have also stepped down from their respective roles.
Meanwhile, HT Media will soon make an announcement on the editorial leadership of Mint.