Media Veteran & Strategy Guru
Till recently, he was the Head of International Business, Times Network, a part of the Times of India group, India’s largest media conglomerate. He has expanded the international footprint of the Times group to over 100 countries on 5 continents in just over 5 years. In his previous stint, Naveen was the National Sales Director of Radio Mirchi and was instrumental in making Radio Mirchi the #1 radio network in revenues in India.
Naveen was awarded the Porter Prize for Strategy in 2016 by The Institute of Competitiveness for creating distinctive value for the Times Network International Business. He is also the recipient of the Chairman’s award of the Times of India group and the Flamethrower award at Radio Mirchi.
An engineering gold medalist, he has been a speaker at many institutes in India and in other countries including at various public forums on Business and Marketing. He is a member of various international media bodies like CASBAA, DISCOP, 3AF and has been a jury member of the annual broadcasting awards of the Association of International Broadcasters, UK.
Naveen has a collection of over 2500 books, has traveled to over 55 countries on 5 continents, is a certified scuba diver, half marathoner and likes soccer & technology.