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Network18 has appointed Rahul Kansal as Brand Advisor for the Group.

Kansal joins Network18 from Future Consumer Ltd. Prior to that, at Times Group, he was the force behind campaigns like ‘Aman ki Asha’, ‘Teach India’ and ‘Lead India’ among others. Many of these initiatives have received widespread acclaim, including India’s first-ever Grand Prix at Cannes. In his new role, Kansal will mentor the array of brands within the network and develop innovative properties to strengthen their positioning and connect with the consumers. He will report to Rahul Joshi, CEO – News and Group Editor-in-Chief of Network18.

At Times Group, Kansal was responsible for the financial health, editorial strategy and marketing for the Group’s newspapers: The Times of India, Mirror, Maharashtra Times, Navbharat Times and some smaller regional and English publications. During his tenure of 15 years at the company, The Times of India emerged as the world’s largest-circulated English newspaper.

Kansal has been an advertising and marketing professional for 38 years. He graduated from SRCC, Delhi University in 1977, and after an MBA from IIM Calcutta in 1979 worked with some of India’s leading ad agencies such as JWT, O&M, and Mudra DDB before joining The Times Group.