At Gorkana‘s London media briefing event this morning, John Crowley, editor-in-chief of the International Business Times, announced a roster of new columnists and introduced the title’s new business editor, Gaurav Sharma.
Sharma will begin writing a weekly column on the UK site from the first week of June. His previous roles include positions at CNBC Europe, Euromoney, IDG, Incisive Media and Emap where he has written, edited and commissioned features and interviewed leading FTSE 100/250 executives.
In his new role, Sharma will engage with the wider finance community and market commentators to coordinate and commission business and economics op-eds. Sharma attended the event. He can be reached at: email@example.com
Joining Crowley on stage was Julian Kossoff, managing editor of IBT UK.
International Business Times has also announced several more additions to its roster of columnists for its UK edition. Under the helm of comment editor Laura Davis are Steve Busfield, who has started a weekly sports column; Ben Rooney, who has a weekly tech column; Alastair Campbell, who will write a fortnightly column; Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, who will begin writing a regular weekly column in June; Michael Toner and Inna Shevchenko.
Davis said: “I am absolutely delighted to have such a talented and diverse range of columnists for the IBT UK edition. With the addition of our new writers, we will seek to challenge and entertain our audience with up-to-the minute commentary.” Go to ibtimes.co.uk to hear from their columnists.