Rajiv Pant is general manager, technology platforms & chief technology and product officer at CDS Global.
Rajiv leads the modernization of the technology platform powering CDS Global and Hearst Magazines’ digital businesses. He is responsible for overseeing technology and product development for Hearst Magazines, Hearst Autos and CDS Global.
Pant brings more than 20 years of experience in product, design and engineering to CDS Global and Hearst, most recently serving as senior advisor to McKinsey & Company and the AI startup You.com. Previously, he was chief product and technology officer of The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), a position he held before being named deputy chief technology officer of News Corp, the parent company of the WSJ and several other global brands.
Throughout his career, Pant has held numerous leadership roles at The New York Times, Condé Nast, Reddit and Cox Media Group, and spent nearly a decade at Knight Ridder. He is the recipient of numerous industry accolades, including the Newspaper Association of America’s 20 Under 40 Award and the Knight Ridder Excellence Award for Technology Innovation. In 2014, he was recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.