Mr. Rakesh Khar
Having served the newsroom in a leadership role for over two decades, Mr. Rakesh Khar is currently working as Editor (Special Projects) at Network 18 group, driving campaigns and special initiatives across media assets of the news network in the country.
Over the years, he has transitioned from being an editor to the chief curator of research and information and branded content. His journalistic ability with an understanding for client business needs allows him to add value to brand-media partnership. He has earlier worked with India’s top news brands that include The Economic Times, Television Eighteen, Zee News, and Deccan Chronicle. Mr. Khar also works at the intersection of the newsroom and the classroom.
He served as Chairman (Admission Committee), Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), during 2017-18. Mr. Khar is also a member of the executive council of IIMC. As a commentator, his interest and expertise lie on matters of internal security, political economy and governance.