Ananya Goenka on Express board
Mumbai: Ananya Goenka, chief executive
officer of Screen, an Indian Express group publication, has joined the board of Indian
Express Newspapers (Bombay) Ltd, as vice chairperson. The board of the paper has also been
expanded with the inclusion of Shekhar Gupta, editor-in-chief of Indian Express, and
Digvijay Singh, the group's chief executive officer.
Goenka is to assist the chairman and managing director of the company, Vivek Goenka, in
overseeing business interests and in providing support to the management and editorial
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Grabiner joins Murdoch
London: Stephen Grabiner, who left as head
of British pay channel ONdigital, is planning to join internet investment firm eVentures
as chief executive.
Mr Grabiner's resignation from ONdigital, a Carlton
Communications and Granada Group venture, was announced on 13 July amidst speculation that
he was to join eVentures, a firm backed by News Corp of Rupert Murdoch and Japanese
investment bank Softbank.
The high-profile Mr Grabiner was responsible for
ONdigital's launch of a 30-channel digital terrestrial service, a direct competitor to
BskyB's 140-channel SkyDigital platform. BskyB is 40 per cent owned by NewsCorp.
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NRI to sell computers for
California: Arindam Sarkar, chief exeucitve
of Fremont-based Interactive Group, is planning to make a foray into the Indian small
office home office market in a big way.
Interactive Group had launched its IG 2000Pentium line
this year. The company sells its computer systems and components to small and medium-sized
businesses and offers its shopping mall technology on the web.
Mr Sarkar said his company would set up distribution
offices all over India with an emphasis on technical support, customer services and bring
Indian staff to the US for training in Silicon Valley.
The Assam-born Mr Sarkar, 28, had left his job selling
computer systems to start his own business from his home. The business generated $500,000
worth of sales in the first six months.
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