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Destination Business Media appoints Athul Lal as Editorial Director

Thiruvananthapuram, 06 July 2015

Thiruvananthapuram-based trade publishing house Destination Business Media (DBMPL) today announced the appointment of Athul Lal A G as editorial director. Athul was till recently principal correspondent and bureau-in-charge of The New Indian Express (TNIE), Kozhikode.

Commenting on the new assignment, Athul who has been with TNIE for eight years said, "I am delighted to associate with a trade publication which has been at the forefront promoting Kerala as an ideal destination of the sub-continent for tourism as well as investment. It is a major shift in my career and I am really excited about my new role, which is more like a journopreneur. It also marks my entry to the ever-expanding world of digital journalism."

Athul will be based out of Thiruvananthapuram and also serve as the executive editor of DBMPL’s flagship Destination Kerala magazine, now into its 18th year of publication. Besides Destination Kerala, Athul will lead the editorial operations for DBMPL’s new bouquet of publications and services, both in print and online media. Mathukutty J. Kunnappally, founder, editor & publisher of Destination Kerala will now serve as the editorial chairman.

"Athul brings with him strong editorial skills and local insights which are critical both for our readers and our business. I believe his experience and leadership will ensure that we continue to create and publish compelling English language content across platforms," said Jose Kunnappally, Managing Director, DBMPL and Chief Editor of Destination Kerala.

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