RadioandMusic
| 25 May 2019
Harrish Bhatia elevated as President of DB Group

MUMBAI: MY FM CEO Harrish Bhatia has now raised his position of DB Group, the parent company of MY FM. Bhatia is brought back as a President of DB group core business of print media. In the new role, all state COOs of DB group will report to him. This move will be effective starting 2 November 2017.

It’s been 16 years since Bhatia is associated with DB group by joining MY FM in October 2001. Prior to moving into the Radio division of the group, he spent around six years in print business where he was head of the Rajasthan Unit. Subsequently, he laid the foundation of Divya Bhaskar in Gujarat and also led the Corp. sales and marketing vertical of the Print Business. Then in the year 2007, he took charge of Radio Business and established MY FM. He successfully led MY FM to reach breakeven within a period of three years and today has the highest EBITA margins and No.1 radio player in the retail market across seven states with 30 stations.

Speaking on the announcement DB Corp Ltd managing director Sudhir Agarwal said, “Harrish is an old hand in the system, with his vast exposure across brands and categories and deep understanding of the various functions in the Print Business, he will be able to take the business to new heights. I wish him all the very best in the new role.”

Rahul Namjoshi, who was earlier the corporate sales head, has been elevated as business head, MY FM keeping in view Bhatia’s movement into print business. In his new role Rahul will report to Pawan Agarwal, deputy managing director. Rahul joined the organization in March 2007 and held the role of regional head Gujarat and cluster head - NCR till 2012. In 2012 he moved into the role of national corporate sales head and has been also handling the client solutions team and the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat.

Deputy managing director Pawan Agarwal said, “Rahul has been with us since 2007, his strong understanding of the radio business both at the retail and corporate level made him the obvious choice for us, I am sure MY FM will achieve new heights under his leadership.”