Ruchir Khanna joins Asianet News Media and Entertainment as COO

Ruchir Khanna AMEL

As per the new role, Ruchir Khanna will help in the growth strategy of Asianet News Media & Entertainment while expanding audiences for each of the brands under AMEL.

Asianet News Media & Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. (AMEL) has announced that Ruchir Khanna has joined as the Chief Operating Officer of the Digital business.

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In the past, Khanna was the Head of Product and Growth at Times Internet where he led digital growth of various properties of the group including The Times of India, NewsPoint, Gadgets Now, amongst others. With almost two decades of experience across product development, growth and marketing, he has previous leadership stints at Hike Messenger, India Today Group, and Yahoo! India.

Rajesh Kalra, Executive Chairman of AMEL, said “We’re building a media/ent-tech company of the future – building on our strong digital brands asianetnews.com and indigomusic.com and the significant audiences of each of these brands presently. Our mission is to significantly expand audiences of each of these brands – with more innovation, content, and services. Ruchir will provide significant leadership to this mission of ours. He brings with him the experience of building and growing some of the biggest and most successful digital products in India. I am really excited about the leadership team we’ve built. Ruchir joins us soon after Nachiket Pantvaidya took over as MD. We are now fully geared-up in our mission to make AMEL India’s leading Media-Entertainment Tech enterprise.”

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