It’s piping hot, and as always, it’s first on Bollywood Hungama.
L Subramanyan (Subu), the veteran IT journalist who had joined the legendary comic house Chandamama in 2007 after the publication’s acquisition by Mumbai-based technology major Geodesic, has now stepped down as the company’s CEO. During his stint with Chandamama, the company achieved several milestones including the magazine’s robust entry in digital and mobile space.
Subu will now be looking at an entrepreneurial venture. “I am considering the digital and mobile space,” Subu told Bollywood Hungama.
After this development, Prashant Mulekar, Executive Director – Geodesic will be taking care of the company’s operations. “I will be taking over Subu’s profile and will be involved in overall operations,” said Mulekar, who has more than 15 years of experience in finance.
Vishwanath Reddi, Chairman of Chandamama shared, “Subu introudced Chandamama to various platforms including mobile and digital. His attempt to take Chandamama in digital ecosystem will help the successors to take the publication forward in the right direction. Prashant Mulekar has overtaken Subu’s role as the editor and publisher of the magazine.”
We tried contacting Geodesic CEO and MD Kiran Kulkarni, but he was unavailable at the timing of filing this story.
Prior joining Chandamama, Subu was with Jasubhai Digital Media, where he was the CEO and Editorial Director managing properties such as Digit, The CTO Forum, Skoar! and Industry 2.0. Subu was also the Chief Editor of Dataquest and the associated B2B titles of Cyber Media and has served as the founding CEO of IPF Online Limited.
Chandamama is also eyeing the big screen. Toonz Animation India is producing a full-length animated film based on a prime property from the library of Chandamama.