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Rajdeep Sardesai
Senthil Chengalvarayan
Sanjay Pugalia
Sundeep Malhotra
Sarbvir Singh
Nikhil Wagle
Management
Senior Corporate Executives
Rajdeep Sardesai
Editor-in-Chief, IBN News Network
Rajdeep Sardesai, 48 years, is the Editor-in-chief of IBN News Network. He has 26 years of journalistic experience in print and television. Prior to setting up the IBN channels, he was the Managing Editor of both NDTV 24X7 and NDTV India and was responsible for overseeing the news policy for both the channels. He has also worked with The Times of India for 6 years and was city editor of its Mumbai edition at the age of 26. During the last two decades and more, he has covered major national and international stories, specialising in national politics.

He has won numerous other awards for journalistic excellence, including the prestigious Padma Shri for Journalism in 2008, the International Broadcasters award for coverage of the 2002 Gujarat riots and the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism award for 2007. He has won the Asian Television award for his debate show “The Big Fight”, for his prime time India at 9 show and for the election coverage of 2009 general elections. He has been been News Anchor of the year at the Indian Television Academy awards for eight of the last nine years, and the Editor of the year in 2013 at the news broadcasting awards. He has been the President of the Editors Guild of India and was also chosen as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the world economic forum. He has a regular column that is published in several papers, and has contributed to major books, including one of the 1992-93 Mumbai riots.

He has completed his Masters and LLB from Oxford University, where he also played first class cricket. Rajdeep lives In Delhi with his journalist-wife Sagarika Ghose and two children, Ishan and Tarini.
Senthil Chengalvarayan
President & Editorial Director, TV18 Business Media
SenthilChengalvarayan, 49 years, is the President and Editorial Director of Network18’s Business Media. In this role, Senthil heads a host of verticals which form part of the group’s Business Media Ecosystem (this includes Business/Tech/Personal Finance magazines, financial portals, business wires and extensions of CNBC TV18 & CNBC Awaaz, business news on the mobile etc.). 

Prior to this, Senthil was the Managing Editor of CNBC TV18, a service he helped start as its editor in 1999. As a pioneer of Business Television in India he led a team of journalists that made CNBC TV18 the most successful media network in the Country. Senthil, who has been a business journalist for over two decades, spent his early years with some of India’s leading business dailies before joining Television Eighteen in 1994 when it was just a 30 man outfit. It was then a company pioneering the entry of private players into Television News in India. Senthil was a key participant in the effort that saw the industry break the shackles of government controlled news and grow into the phenomenon that it is today. 

Senthil has been an invited speaker at a number of industry seminars. He was voted as one of India’s top 5 English news anchors by the Hindustan Times C-Fore Survey in 2007, the first Business Anchor to be included in that list. He is also a recipient of the Young Achiever Award from the Indo US Business Council. 

A Graduate in Economics from Madras University, he has done his Masters in Journalism from the Times Research Foundation.
Sanjay Pugalia
Editor, CNBC Awaaz
Sanjay Pugalia, 52 years, is the Editor of CNBC Awaaz. He is a journalist with 25 years of experience across leading media organizations, both print and electronic. Prior to joining Network18, he was the News Director at Star News, having helped Star TV make its successful foray in the business of new dissemination in India. He also served as the Executive Editor of Zee News and Deputy Executive Producer at AajTak when these channels were evolving only to redefine Hindi TV journalism later on. His earlier experience also includes stints with the Navbharat Times, the Business Standard and BBC Radio. He has covered both political as well as corporate events with utmost ease.

He is a Graduate in Political Science & History.
Sundeep Malhotra
Chief Executive Officer, Home Shopping Venture
Sundeep Malhotra, 50 years, is the the Chief Executive Officer for the recently incorporated " Home Shopping Venture". Prior to joining Network18, he was the Executive Vice President Sales with PepsiCo India. In the six years with the organization, he was responsible for building & activating the fast emerging On Premise & Modern Trade sales channels for India & the Subcontinent. He was also spearheading the Key Customer relationships and building system capability to manage critical channels & relationships. Prior to Pepsi, he had a 5 year stint with Benetton India, as their GM Sales & Marketing for the Indian subcontinent and a 10 year stint with Bata India Ltd, across various functions from Brand Management to Retail Head.

He is a Graduate from Delhi University & has completed his Masters from AIMA, Delhi.
Sarbvir Singh
Managing Director, Capital18
Sarbvir Singh, 41 years is the Managing Director of Capital18. Sarbvir has 17years of global experience in investment management and business operations. He started his career with Emerson Electric in Hong Kong, responsible first for business development across Asia and then marketing in China. Subsequently, he spent five years with Citigroup in New York, where he was responsible for making investments in the global consumer sector. As the Managing Director of Capital18, Sarbvir has been responsible for identifying, investing in and scaling up ventures that meet the investment philosophy of Capital18. Over the past two years, Capital18 has emerged as one of the leading venture capital players in the media & entertainment space and is recognized as a partner of choice for high growth companies across the sector.

He holds a degree in business management from IIM Ahmedabad and is a graduate of IIT Delhi.
Nikhil Wagle
Editor, IBN Lokmat
Nikhil Wagle, 53 years, is the Editor of IBN Lokmat. Nikhil entered the world of journalism in 1977. After a short stint as a freelance writer he became the editor of the very first Marathi news weekly - 'Dinank'. Nikhil is one of the youngest editors in India. He joined the Kirloskar group of publication in 1982 as Editor of their youth weekly. Later, he started his own publishing house 'Akshar Prakashan.' Nikhil, in his span of career, has started various magazines and daily newspapers like Shatkar, Chanderi, Mahanagar, etc. As a journalist he has covered all major events over the last 30 years. Along with this, he has anchored various TV shows. Nikhil has also published more than a hundred books in marathi. 

Nikhil is a proud recipient of many National and State awards. He recently received the award for “Best Anchoring”. Nikhil Wagle is proud of being called “Aam Admi Ka Patrakar!”
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