Amit Garg, the executive director, digital, of HT Media Ltd, stepped down from his position on Wednesday to pursue other opportunities. Garg confirmed the development to Techcircle and said that he is currently serving his notice period.
According to Garg's LinkedIn profile he was responsible for all digital initiatives at HT, including leading investment initiatives in the digital domain. He helped building the digital portfolio at HT Media, which includes, shine.com, htcampus.com, desimartini.com, Digital Quotient, bidnbid.com and Mediahack.com.
Zairus Master and Vishal Chaddha, the co-CEOs of Shine.com, HT's jobs portal, will take over Garg's position in the company.
Garg was associated with HT Media for almost 15 years. Prior to being the digital executive director, he was business head, internet & mobile and head of Firefly e-Ventures, both part of HT Media's digital arm. Garg also headed business for HT Media's Hindi business for three years.
Prior to his long association with HT Media, Garg worked as Director of laundry business at Whirlpool for six years. The news of his stepping down was first reported by Medianama.
An alumnus of IIM, Lucknow and IIT, Varanasi, Garg also has a degree in mechanical engineering from the Banaras Hindu University.
According to Medianama, Digital Quotient or DQ, which is HT Media's digital marketing agency, will be led by the current head Anurag Patnaik who will report to Chaddha for the time being.