Leading in Media: Transforming Newsweek

King's College London and the African Leadership Centre are hosting a lecture with Dev Pragad, CEO of Newsweek, on Wednesday 4th December, as part of our Leadership in Practice series.

Date: Wednesday 4th December

Time: 6.00pm

Venue: Council Room, Strand Campus

This is a King's invite-only event. All staff and student at King's are welcome to attend.

Attendees should please register at this link:

Register Here

There will be drinks and nibbles afterwards, which all are welcome to attend.

Dr Dev Pragad is the CEO of Newsweek Magazine. Since taking the helm of the company in 2016 Dev has radically transformed the business. He implemented a digital first strategy and pushed Newsweek strongly into the digital era which saw its digital readership grow from 6 million readers a month to 60million plus across all platforms in less than 3 years.

Shortly after his PhD from King’s College London in 2009 he founded the UK edition of IBT - a business and general interest publication - and entered into digital publishing business. He started the business with three staff and grew it to a $20million a year business in 5 years with over 150 staff and offices based in London’s Canary Wharf. His success saw him acquire the license to publish Newsweek International edition from London between 2014 and 2016. His business acumen lead to eventual take-over of the US business of Newsweek in 2016 which was completed in 2018 with him becoming a majority owner of the Newsweek publication.

Dev is an investor and entrepreneur in a number of start ups and serves as a mentor and advisor.  He continues to lead Newsweek through the radically changing digital media landscape and revitalizing the iconic brand.



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