WASHINGTON, Nov 20, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Vijay Ravindran has been named senior vice president and chief digital
officer of The Washington Post Company (NYSE:WPO). He will assume his
responsibilities with the Company in February 2009.
"We are fortunate to have Vijay join the Company as we focus
increasingly on electronic media," said Donald E. Graham, chairman and
chief executive officer of The Washington Post Company. "Vijay is widely
recognized as one of the top innovators in the field. I am delighted
that he will bring his extraordinary skills, talent and experience to
our efforts to expand our digital business."
As chief technology officer of Catalist LLC, a start-up political
technology company that built a national voter database of information
on more than 260 million people, Ravindran led all the technology
aspects of developing the company's software products and services. He
joined Catalist in 2005. This past election cycle, Catalist worked with
90 political and not-for-profit organizations, including the Obama for
America presidential campaign.
An Amazon.com veteran, Ravindran was director, from 2003 to 2005, of the
ordering services group, the department that owned the product
development and operations for the "Your Account," "Shopping Cart,"
"1-Click" and "Proceed to Checkout" components of all Amazon properties.
From 2001 to 2003, he managed the teams that owned the core
order-processing and identity services for Amazon and its partners.
Ravindran joined Amazon in 1998 as a senior software engineer.
Ravindran graduated from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville
in 1996 with a BS in systems engineering. He is also a member of the
board of directors of the Indian American Leadership Initiative.
About The Washington Post Company (www.washpostco.com)
The Washington Post Company (NYSE:WPO) is a diversified education and
media company whose principal operations include educational and career
services, newspaper and magazine publishing, television broadcasting,
cable television systems and electronic information services. The
Company owns The
Washington Post; Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive (WPNI), the
online publishing subsidiary whose flagship products include washingtonpost.com,
Tiempo Latino; The
Gazette and Southern
Maryland Newspapers; The
Herald (Everett, WA); Newsweek
magazine; Post--Newsweek Stations (Detroit,
Antonio and Jacksonville);
ONE, serving subscribers in midwestern, western and southern states;
an online lead generation provider.
The Company also owns Kaplan,
Inc., a leading global provider of educational services to
individuals, schools and businesses, serving over one million students
with operations in more than 30 countries. Its international programs
include higher education, test preparation, language instruction and
The Company has ownership interests in the Los
Angeles Times--Washington Post News Service and Bowater
Mersey Paper Company.
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