Ananth Padmanabhan was on 25 August 2015 appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of HarperCollins India with effect from October 2015. Padmanabhan succeeded P M Sukumar.
Padmanabhan will have overall responsibility for all divisions of the business and will report to Charlie Redmayne, CEO of HarperCollins UK. While the responsibility for running the day to day Collins India education business remains with Krishna Naroor.
Presently, Padmanabhan is working as a Senior Vice President of Sales at Penguin Random House. He has a total of 20 years of experience in the publishing sector.
He has served on the Management Executive level and was responsible for sales, local acquisition and publishing strategy and local digital strategy at Penguin Random House. He is also a writer and his first book Play with Me was published in 2015.
Formation of a new HarperCollins India Board
HarperCollins also announced the formation of a new HarperCollins India Board. The board includes Redmayne; Padmanabhan; Colin Hughes; Ed Kielbasiewicz; Alex Beecroft; and Amit Abrol.
Krishna Naroor will also join the board.
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Who: Ananth Padmanabhan
When: 25 August 2015