Suresh Balakrishna

Suresh Balakrishna

The Hindu Group

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Suresh Balakrishna is the Chef Revenue Officer of The Hindu Group. He has been with The Hindu since November 2018. Prior to joining the Hindu, he was the CEO, South Asia and Middle East of Kinetic Advertising India. Kinetic is a WPP Group company and the world’s largest OOH agency. In 2018, he was also awarded the ‘OOH Person of the Year‘ by exchange4media at the Neon’s (Outdoor Industry awards). Suresh comes with 30 years of experience in the media and advertising industry. He has worked in organisations such as Lintas Media Group, India Today Group, Zee Telefilms Limited, Hindustan Times and The Times of India.

He frequently addresses seminars, guest lectures at institutes such as MICA Ahmedabad, IIM Lucknow, Kolkata and Shillong, etc., and was adjunct faculty at Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication for a brief period. Suresh has also developed and conducted specific training modules for media houses in India and abroad.

Happily married, with a 29-year-old bright daughter and five-year-old Luna! Suresh loves travelling, adventure holidays, watching movies and animals. Above all, has a passion for teaching and training! He is also a student of Vedanta.