Malini Parthasarathy has been unanimously appointed Chairperson of the Board of Directors of The Hindu Group Publications after N. Ram stepped down on attaining the age of 75.
Parthasarathy, a political journalist for over three decades, was the Executive Editor of the paper from 1996 to 2004, Editor from (2013-16) and the Co-Chairperson.
An MS in journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and a PhD from the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Parthasarathy also founded The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy.
According to a report in Business Standard, during Malini Parthasarathy's tenure as Editor, The Hindu recorded a 20 per cent increase in readership nationwide.
At the Board of Directors meeting, Parthasarathy appreciated N. Ram’s “outstanding stewardship” of the company and the 142-year-old newspaper at a time when the media industry was in turmoil. N. Ram also expressed his confidence in Parthasarathy and would succeed in fulfilling the responsibility that comes with her new position.
Meanwhile, a Twitter user congratulated Malini Parthasarathy for her appointment. "Congratulations @MaliniP the new Chairman of @the_hindu. You have remained as among the toughest and the most upright editor of TH. I am very happy for you," he wrote.
Parthasarathy thanked him and wrote, "Thanks @SriramMadras! Hope to live up to these generous words!"