Alok Agrawal is to replace Barun Das as CEO of Zee News after Das stepped down to pursue other opportunities within the Essel group, which owns Zee News.
Agrawal, former chief operating officer of Cheil, takes over the role from 1 October 2012.
Punit Goenka, MD of Zee News Limited, said: “Over the last five years, Barun has contributed immensely to the growth of Zee News and taken the company to greater heights. We wish him the best for his future endeavour.
“We welcome Alok into the Zee News family. His rich experience in the media domain will help us take Zee News to the next level of growth."