Corporate Leadership

KVL Narayan Rao

Group CEO & Executive Vice-Chairperson NDTV

Mr. K V L Narayan Rao, Executive Vice Chairperson, New Delhi Television Ltd., joined the company as General Manager in January 1995, looking after Human Resources, Administration and Operations of the organization. He was invited to join the Board of NDTV in 1998 and has been its Executive Director since then. He was appointed Group CEO in 2007 and Executive Vice Chairperson in August 2011. In October 2016 Narayan Rao was reappointed for a second tenure as Group CEO of NDTV in addition to his responsibilities as Executive Vice Chairperson.

Along with Dr. Prannoy Roy and Mrs. Radhika Roy, Narayan Rao has played a vital role in the creation, transition and growth of NDTV from a production house to a broadcaster.

Narayan Rao started his career as a journalist with the Indian Express, before joining the Indian Revenue Service where he held several important appointments during his tenure from 1979-1994. Narayan Rao is the Past President of the News Broadcasters Association (NBA), a body that represents private news and current affairs broadcasters in India. He is also on the Board of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF). He has been Vice President of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA). He is also a Member of the FICCI Entertainment Committee as well as a Member of the CII National Committee on Media & Entertainment.

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