PEOPLE

CA Valerian Dalmaida
CA Valerian Dalmaida
Mentor and Advisor (info@valeriandalmaida.co.in)

A media visionary, Valerian Dalmaida is a Fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Mysore University, India. He has over 38 years of experience in various fields including accounting, audit, finance, IT services and Administration. Currently, he is the Managing Partner of Quick Accounting & Advisory LLC, Abu Dhabi.
Valerian has worked as the Group Head of Support Services & Group Financial Controller for Al Ain Holding, Abu Dhabi and as Chief Advisor for a Public Limited IT Solution Provider company, Bangalore, India.
Starting out as an Articled Assistant from the then S B Billimoria & Co (now Deloitte), Mumbai he went to become a senior auditor of HLB International (Jivanjee & Co) Abu Dhabi Valerian has accumulated rich experience in audit, assurance and advisory services.
Valerian holds a Certificate of Practice in India under Valerian Dalmaida & Co, Chartered Accountants, Mangaluru. He has attended various leadership training programs globally and is a Certified Support Manager from Service Strategies, San Diego, USA.

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Brian Fernandes
Director & Managing Editor – Karnataka Today (brian@newskarnataka.com)

Brian is an alumnus of Roshni Nilaya’s Post Graduate School of Social Work, HR Department and has 30 years of local and international HR and General Management experience. Journalism, poetry, and feature writing is a passion which he is now able to pursue at will. Additionally, he loves compering and hosting talk shows. Its all in a day’s work for him.
He loves learning and imparting it; so, when time permits, he provides leadership facilitation and soft skills training to Postgraduate students and Corporates in Mangalore and Bangalore.
Besides, he is an accomplished Toastmaster under the aegis of the Toastamasters.org and is a designated Distinguished Toast Master. He is also the Internal Quality council member of his Alma Mater Roshni Nilaya and St. Agnes College, Mangalore.

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Canute J. Pinto
Director - Marketing and Operations (canute@newskarnataka.com)

A Mechanical Diploma graduate, Canute has local and international experience of over 12 years in managing operations in a variety of industry segments from Media to Automobiles. An efficient organizer, his handling of the operations of the Spearhead Group has helped the group evolve into an effective organization in which resource utilization is close to optimum. Prior to his current assignment at the Spearhead Media’s corporate office, he drove the Company’s operations in the Middle East.
Media is his passion and his previous experience in a couple of local periodicals stands him in good stead in his current assignment. An extrovert, his marketing skills come to the forefront in b2b and b2c situations. His other interests include compering functions, and event management, at both of which he is very competent.

Srinivasa Pejathaya
Srinivasa Pejathaya
Editor (srinivasa@newskarnataka.com)

Srinivasa Pejathaya is an epitome of the use of media and communication networks to bring about meaningful social change. He has 11 years of experience over a varied field spanning print and online media, academics and research, video productions, corporate relations, branding, advertising, and communications consultancy.
A passionate researcher and writer, Pejathaya has contributed to various journals and publications where a chapter of new media for BBA students published by Mangalore University is prominent. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree from Kuvempu University, Shivamogga.
His contributions are documented in a kid's workbook series 'Know Your Star Book of Possibilities' by Tarkeybein Education Foundation.

Chandrashekar Rao Kuthyar
Chandrashekar Rao Kuthyar
Technical Consultant (ckuthyar@gmail.com)

Chandrashekar Rao Kuthyar as over 30 years of experience in Technology functionalities such Electronics, Computer Software, Telecom Product Design, Mobile Application Development, Banking Technology, Authentication and Security.
He is a graduate in Electronics from BMS College of Engineering and an MTech in Communications from IIT Bombay. He is passionate about Product Development in areas such as Industrial Internet of Things and Connected Cars.
He is also the primary faculty for "Fun with Programming using Python", a 5-day workshop to enable participants to solve challenging assignments and gain confidence in computer programming.

Kishor Kumar KL
Kishor Kumar KL
Accounts Officer (accounts@newskarnataka.com)

Kishor Kumar K L is a BBM graduate. He started his career in the year 2012 as Assistant Accountant in Just Jute Products. And He went to BNB Security and Automation solutions (P) Ltd as Account Executive in 2019. Kishor Kumar K L joined the Company in June 2020 with 8 years of experience.
Kishore is a person who is positive about every aspect of life. “I like to do, to see and to experience”, is his guiding mantra! Highly knowledgeable, proficient in Tally, MS office and presentation skills, Kumar K L has interests in travelling, agriculture and developing his professional knowledge. Kishor Kumar K L enjoying meeting new people and finding way to help them have an uplifting experience.

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Bhakthi Hegde
Sub Editor

Bhakthi despite her young age, can be considered a veteran journalist. Armed with a degree in Journalism from the Manipal Institute of Communication, she began her career as a reporter in The New Indian Express, Mangaluru in 2004. She went on to serve Deccan Herald as a senior reporter in 2011. As the world moved into the digital space, so did Bhakthi. She joined the popular Udayavani.com as Editor, and is now spearheading content at www.newskarnataka.com as its Editor. Her forte is rural reporting, tracking rural development and Panchayat Raj and implementation of various government programmes.

Andrea Marylou Noronha
Andrea Marylou Noronha
Asst. Editor Editor (andrea@newskarnataka.com)

Andrea M Noronha is an M. Com graduate who switched from the finance to the content writing field early in her career. She joined the NK team in the year 2017 and has contributed several human-interest articles, movie reviews, and social media and video content since then. She has a deep interest in learning new things and expanding her skill set and dabbles in everything from design to content development strategies. Apart from content writing, Andrea loves to travel, paint, bake, and watch and review movies.

Narayana Raj
Narayana Raj
Video Production Editor (narayanaraj@newskarnataka.com)

Narayan Raj has 15 years of experience in the Visual Media as Postproduction Editor / Video Editor / Production Switcher operator / Graphic Designer / Video Streaming Manager and Photography & Videography. Narayan holds a Master of Arts Degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from the Sikkim Manipal University, Gangtok / Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from the KSOU, Mysore.
Indeed, his master’s Thesis: Evolution of Local Cable Network Leading to Sustainable Development in Management of Local Television Channels: Mangalore – An Empirical Study is a masterpiece. His work is his best testimony – the originality, innovation and precision are on display for all to see.