K.G.Suresh is currently serving as Director General, Indian Institute of Mass Communication – India’s premier media training institution. Prior to his current assignment, he served as Senior Consulting Editor with Doordarshan News, India’s public news broadcaster; Editorial Consultant with Asianet News Network; Chief Political Correspondent with Press Trust of India and Group Media Advisor to Dalmia Bharat Enterprises Ltd.
Mr Suresh is a Member of the Governing Council, Film and Television Institute of India, Pune; Member of the General Council, the apex decision making body of the Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism & Communication, Bhopal, run by the Govt of Madhya Pradesh, Member of the Governing Council, Institute of Leadership and Governance, The M S University of Baroda and Member of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
A media educator for the last two decades, he has also served as Adjunct Professor at the Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism & Communication and Visiting Professor with the Delhi Institute of Heritage Research and Management, run by Govt of NCT Delhi. Mr Suresh was designated Commonwealth Youth Ambassador for Peace by Commonwealth Youth Programme, Asia.
With a rich professional cross media experience of about three decades, Suresh is the recipient of Prem Bhatia Fellowship for Research in Media by Young Journalists. A post-Graduate in Mass Communications, Mr Suresh was the Editor-in-Chief and Member of the International Jury for the Media Colloquium at the prestigious Delhi Sustainable Development Summit -2015, and the only journalist to represent India at the World Media Conference in Seoul in March 2015, organized by leading US daily, The Washington Times. Suresh was on the international jury for the Plural+ International Youth Video Festival 2012, organised by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the International Organisation for Migration. He was the first Indian to be nominated as a jury since the inception of the festival in 2009 and the only South Asian to be part of the 2012 seven member international jury.
Suresh chaired the jury of the 13th edition of the We Care International Film Festival on disability issues 2016. He was on the jury of the prestigious Laadli Media and Advertising Award for Gender Sensitivity 2014-15, organized by Population First.