Consulting Editor , NDTV
Vikram Chandra has been associated with NDTV since 1994 and is one of India's leading news personalities. He became a member of the NDTV Board in 2011 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer, NDTV Group, holding the overall authority and responsibility for all aspects of the company. After 5 years in Oct 2016 Vikram stepped down as Group CEO to return to full time journalism and continue his focus on the TV shows he has been well known for. Vikram is the Executive Chairperson of NDTV Convergence, the Group's online venture, which he helped set up in 1999, and which he subsequently took to a position of strength as its CEO. As one of India's best known anchorpersons he presents 'The Big Fight', which has long been one of India's top rated news and current affairs programmes. He also anchors 'Gadget Guru', which is the country's leading show on technology and gadgets, together with big events like elections or the Budget. Vikram is also the face of NDTV's social programming for public interest. He has anchored all editions of the NDTV Greenathon, and the Save our Tigers campaign. In addition, he is associated with the Support my School, Our Girls our Pride, and Banega Swacch India campaigns. Earlier, as a special correspondent, he has extensively covered the Siachen and Kargil wars, and the conflict in Kashmir. Vikram has been named "Global Leader for Tomorrow" and a 'Young Global Leader' by the World Economic Forum in Davos; has won the Indian Television Academy Award for "Best Anchor for a Talk Show", the Hero Honda Award for Best Anchorperson and the Teacher's Achievement Award for Communication. He was educated at St Stephen's College and the University of Oxford; and then picked up essentials of broadcasting at Stanford University.