Louise Duffy ©RapidTVNews | 02-09-2011

The CEO and executive director of India’s TV Today Network, G Krishnan, has quit his post after 16 years.

TV Today’s news channels include Aaj Tak, Headlines Today, Delhi Aaj Tak and Tej.

Krishnan joined the India Today group promoter Aroon Purie’s TV business in 1995. He was key to the success of Aaj Tak and was also behind the launch of the English channel, Headlines Today.

According to an internal communication, Purie stated, “This is to inform you that G Krishnan has resigned from the services of the company with effect from 1 September. All his direct reports will report to me until further notice.”

During his earlier stint at Bennett, Coleman & Company, Krishnan was instrumental in launching India’s first private FM channel, Times FM, in 1993.

His roles include chairman of the Media Research Users Council (MRUC), a member of the Board of Governors of the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) and founder Director of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF).