PEOPLE

CA Valerian Dalmaida
CA Valerian Dalmaida
Mentor & 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.
Valerian holds a Certificate of Practice in India under Valerian Dalmaida & Co, Chartered Accountants, Mangaluru. He has attended various leadership training programmes globally and is a Certified Support Manager from Service Strategies, San Diego, USA.

Brian Fernandes
Brian Fernandes
Director & 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.
He loves learning and imparting it; so, when time permits, he provides leadership facilitation and soft skills training to Postgraduate students and Corporates in Mangaluru and Bengaluru. Besides, he is an accomplished Toastmaster under the aegis of the Toastamasters.org and a designated Distinguished Toast Master.

Canute-J-Pinto
Canute J. Pinto
Director - Marketing & 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 organiser, his handling of the operations of the Spearhead Group has helped the group evolve into an effective organisation with resource utilisation being 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 has stood him in good stead. An extrovert, his marketing skills come to the forefront in b2b and b2c situations.

Srinivasa Pejathaya
Srinivasa Pejathaya
Editor (editor@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 kids' workbook series 'Know Your Star Book of Possibilities' by Tarkeybein Education Foundation.

Brijesh M. Gokhale
Brijesh M. Gokhale
Manager - Strategy Execution (support@newskarnataka.com)

Brijesh M Gokhale is a multi-faceted professional best suited for the emerging media industry. He holds a Master’s Degree in English and combines his language skills with over a decade of experience in various technical fields such as Computer Hardware & Networking, and Web design. In addition, he adds value with his content writing, and people skills.
Brijesh has high learnability skills, dedication, diligence and most importantly, self-responsibility and accountability.

Sushma B.
Sushma B.
Assistant Editor (news@newskarnataka.com)

Sushma B. has 17 years of varied experience in the fields of journalism, writing, training and counselling. She has an excellent nose for the stories that matter to the common man and guides her team of young journalists with a sure and comforting hand, bringing out the best in them. She is passionate about giving her best in every endeavour she undertakes.
Educationally, she holds an MA in Education from Kuvempu University, Shivamogga. Parallelly, she also holds post-graduate diplomas in HR, Counselling and Soft Skills. A people's person, she loves youth and guiding them.

Narayana Raj
Narayana Raj
Video Production Editor

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 MA 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.

Arun Pinto
Arun Pinto
Senior Sub Editor

For Arun, Journalism is an acquired passion, one that has helped him grow as a person. As an analytical journalist who prior to adopting Journalism as a profession had wide experience in the Automotive and Pharma sector.
He brings his vast Quality Auditing experience, to his well-researched pieces on issues that are current. His excellent language skills add value to his edits.

Reshma Babu
Reshma Babu
Sub Editor/Special Correspondent

Reshma Babu, a young Postgraduate in Mass Communication and Journalism from St. Aloysius College, Mangalore University, utilises her considerable learned journalistic knowledge and inherent story writing and sub-editing abilities to add value to the company’s media brands and the editorial team.
All dimensions of human interaction are her prime focus.