Hormusji N Cama was on 14 September 2015 unanimously elected as the new chairman of the Press Trust of India (PTI). He is the Managing Director of Bombay Smachar, which is the oldest continuously-published newspaper in India from 1855.
A member of the Press Council, Cama succeeded Mohan Gupta, Chairman and Managing Director of the Jagran Prakashan Limited (JPL).
Cama, currently the Chairman of the Readership Studies Council of India, has also served as President of the Indian Newspaper Society (INS). He is also on the Board of Council for Fair Business Practices and Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC).
Riyad Mathew elected Vice-Chairman
Apart from him, Riyad Mathew was unanimously elected as the Vice Chairman of the PTI. He is the Director of Malayala Manorama and is a Senior Assistant Editor of the Malayala Manorama, which publishes one of India’s leading weekly magazines, The Week. He also has worked as a correspondent with Associated Press (AP) in Washington.
Cama and Mathews were elected to the post during the meeting of the Board of Directors following the PTI’s 67th Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in New Delhi.
Other members of the PTI Board
Besides, Cama and Mathews, the Board of Directors meeting also saw the election of members of PTI Board. The members of the Board are
Mohan Gupta (JPL), KN Shanth Kumar (Deccan Herald), Vineet Jain (Times of India), Aveek Kumar Sarkar (Ananda Bazar Patrika), Viveck Goenka (Indian Express), N Ravi (The Hindu), MP Veerendra Kumar (Mathrubhumi), Sanjoy Narayan (Hindustan Times), Vijay Kumar Chopra (Hind Samachar) and R. Lakshmipathy (Dinamalar).
About Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India (PTI) was registered in 1947 and started functioning in 1949. It is India’s premier news agency, having a reach as vast as the Indian Railways. Currently, PTI commands 90 per cent of new agency market share in India.
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Who: Hormusji N Cama
When: 14 September 2015