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Mumbai, October 7, 2009
Mr Shivnath Thukral, who was until recently the Group Business Editor of NDTV, will join the Essar Group as its Group President - Corporate Branding & Strategic Initiatives with effect from October 12, the company announced here today.
Mr Thukral has a Master's degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics and a Master's in Journalism from the United States. He was with NDTV for 14 years.
“Shivnath has a rich experience of analyzing Indian businesses, financial markets and economic affairs. He also brings to the table international experience of engaging with global thinkers, economists and CEOs. His skills and expertise will be invaluable in strategically reaching out to appropriately position the Essar Brand with its various stake holders whilst articulating and helping Essar’s journey from being a domestic manufacturing company to being a respected global entrepreneur," Mr Shashi Ruia, Chairman of Essar Group, said.
He said the group, with operations in five continents, had made several global acquisitions and alliances in the last few years and launched a refreshed brand identity and vision.
"Shivnath’s inclusion in its senior leadership team will add great value to the transformational process the Group is going through currently," he added.