Archana Rai

Editor – Emerging Business, The Economic Times

As the Editor South of The Economic Times, Archana Rai oversees national coverage of Startup and Technology news for the paper, in addition to the southern editions. Prior to taking up this role, she was ET’s first Startup Editor and a part of the editorial team responsible for ET’s pivot – executed around three years ago- to a paper that focused on technology-driven new economy companies rather than established old economy ones.

After joining ET in February 2010- from Mint – Archana became head of the newly-formed Emerging vertical, tasked with bringing to ET’s readers the fast-paced changes that would lead to the startup boom. In keeping with her role she writes, edits and speaks on topics centred on the new economy. A keen fitness enthusiast and history buff, Archana has worked at some of India’s largest media publications including the Outlook Group and Business India during her two-decade stint as a journalist.