Boston Globe Appoints Vinay Mehra as President and Chief Financial Officer

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Vinay Mehra (Photo courtesy: Politico)

BOSTON—Boston Globe, one of the nation’s largest daily newspaper, has appointed Vinay Mehra president as well as Chief Financial Officer of the company.

Mehra  until recently served as Chief Financial Officer of POLITICO, and oversaw the company’s financial operations as well as corporate development and strategy.  Previously, Mehra served as  an executive at WGBH.

Vinay Mehra (Photo courtesy: Politico)

Mehra started his career at Price Waterhouse in 1989, where he concentrated most of his 20-plus-year career in the communications, media and entertainment industries and gained experience advising on a range of corporate finance, strategic, operational, and organizational issues across a variety of sectors in the media and communications industries, according to POLITICO website. He was a strategic advisor to industry leaders in publishing, broadcasting, cable, television, satellite, financial information and telecommunications.

The announcement of Mehra’s appointment was made by Boston Globe publisher John Henry after the Globe CEO Doug Franklin resigned Tuesday after less than seven months on the job. Henry said he will become “a more active publisher” and Globe managing director Linda Henry, his wife, will “take on more responsibility,” according to media reports.

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