Mr. Shailesh Gupta is a Whole-time Director of Jagran Prakashan Limited. He holds a bachelor's degree in commerce. Mr. Gupta has more than 28 years of experience in the print media industry.He is past Chairman of Council of Audit Bureau of Circulations and is currently member of the Council, Vice President of ‘The Indian Newspaper Society’, Director of Rave@Moti Entertainment Private Limited, Rave Real Estate Private Limited, MMI Online Limited, Mid-day InfoMedia Limited. In December 2017, The Indian Newspaper Society (INS) has nominated Mr. Shailesh Gupta as INS Nominee on the Board of WAN-INFRA. Mr. Gupta joined our Board on January 28, 2019.
Mr. Vijay Tandon is an Independent Director and Chairman of our Company. Mr. Tandon is a Chartered Accountant and fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Qualifying in 1969, Mr. Tandon was associated with a leading firm of Chartered Accountants (Thakur, Vaidyanath Aiyar & Co.) in New Delhi and was a partner of the firm between 1977 and 1999. As a Chartered Accountant and Financial Management Consultant, with over 40 years of professional experience in various capacities, Mr. Tandon has been associated with number of private and public sector companies and banks in the capacity of auditor. Mr. Tandon has extensive knowledge of the corporate laws and was heading the Corporate Division of the CA firm. Mr. Tandon has been associated with print media industry in various capacities, as publisher auditor, representing the Audit Bureau of Circulations and as director in Associated Journals Limited (The National Herald Group). Also, as a management consultant, Mr. Tandon has been associated with a number of consulting services in diverse sectors of economy, industry and public utilities funded by the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and the UK Department of International Development in India as well as South & Central Asia. Between 2000-2016, Mr. Tandon was Principal Consultant/Director India with ICF Consulting Services (earlier GHK Consulting) a UK-based development consultant. Mr. Tandon is currently advisor on Urban Governance and Management and Independent Director of Jagran Prakashan Limited. Mr. Tandon joined our Board on November 24, 2016
Mr. Anuj Puri, is Independent Director of our company. He is Group Chairman of Anarock Property Consultants Pvt. Ltd. and widely acknowledged for revolutionizing real estate sector with his visionary outlook and technology-based solutions. He has been for decades advisor to developers, occupiers, and investors. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, is an Associate of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Associate of Chartered Insurance Institute -UK, Associate of Insurance Institute of Surveyors & Adjusters (India) and an Associate of Insurance Institute of India. Until February 2017, he was Chairman & Country Head of international property consultants - JLL India overseeing a team of over 9000 employees in 11 cities. He was also a key member of JLL’s Asia Pacific Leadership Group and Head of its Global Retail Leasing Board.
Anuj set up Anarock in 2017 which is now India’s leading independent real estate services company with comprehensive business services across Residential, Retail, Commercial, Hospitality, Investment Banking, Land Services, Strategic Consulting & Valuations, Industrial & Logistics as well as Project Management. Anarock has 14 offices in India and GCC with over 1800 employees. In a span of 3.5 years, Anuj has been instrumental in forging multi-disciplinary global partnerships for Anarock with Mace (UK headquartered project management and construction specialist), Vindico (UAE headquartered retail real estate specialist in tenant coordination and design review services), Binswanger (US headquartered industrial advisory & brokerage firm) and HVS (a global leader in hospitality consulting & transaction advisory). Anuj has won numerous awards both within India & Internationally for his contribution to the real estate sector including demonstrating exemplary leadership qualities as ‘Most Promising Business Leaders of Asia 2018-19’ by Economic Times, ‘Scroll of Honour’ by Realty Plus Magazine and India Business Group Excellence Award 2019. He also serves on multiple public and private company boards and is affiliated to numerous organizations including FICCI, MCHI-CREDAI, and YPO. Mr. Puri is Director of the Company since May 30, 2016.
Mr. Madhukar Kamath is an Economics graduate from the Loyola Collage, Chennai. He studied Management at XLRI Jamshedpur, which has also conferred on him a Distinguished Alumnus award. Madhukar has more than four decades of experience in Advertising and Marketing Services and has spent over 25 years in erstwhile Mudra now the DDB Mudra Group, in two separate stints. Under his leadership, Mudra transformed itself from an Advertising Agency into one of India’s leading Integrated Marketing Communications Groups. Madhukar also played a key role in the Omnicom acquisition of the Mudra Group and the integration with the Global DDB Network. Subsequently, he facilitated the entry of Interbrand, the leading Global Brand Consultancy into India, and functioned as its Chairman. In between his two stints at DDB Mudra Group, Madhukar led Bates India as its CEO and was instrumental in the acquisition of Clarion. He also introduced Zenith Media into India.
Following his retirement, he has been appointed the Chairman Emeritus of the DDB Mudra Group and Mentor Interbrand India. He has also turned an entrepreneur and is now the Chairman of Multiplier, an Insights & Solutions company, connecting Brands with Shoppers. Madhukar has served as the President of the AAAI (Advertising Agencies Association of India), the Chairman of ASCI (The Advertising Standards Council of India) and the ABC (The Audit Bureau of Circulation).
As the Chairman of the Mudra Foundation and the Chairperson of the Governing Council of MICA, for over a decade, Madhukar helped build MICA into India’s foremost Strategic Marketing and Communications Management Institute. Madhukar also served as the President of MICA, for the academic year 2016-17. In 2013, Madhukar became an Executive Board member of the NGO, Plan International in India. In 2020 he was elected to the Global Board of Plan International. Currently he is the Vice-Chair. Mr. Kamath joined our Board on May 25, 2017.
Rahul Gupta, is a Non-Executive Director of our Company. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science from the University of Bradford and a Master of Business Administration from Lancaster University (UK). Prior to joining our Company, he worked with the Independent Newspapers London (UK) Ltd. He was instrumental in setting up and operating the Radio Mantra Stations in SPML and is currently managing the operations of Jagmini Micro Knit Private Limited. He was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of our Company on September 7, 2015.
Ms. Anita Nayyar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and has done her Post Graduation in Advertising and Marketing with a Masters in Management. Ms. Nayyar has an experience of over 30 years in the industry and was voted the second most influential media person in India by The Brand Equity Survey in 2006 and has always been in the top list of the influential media personalities ever since.
She has been voted as the Impact top 50 women in Media, Marketing and Advertising and also the top 100 by Campaign Asia in APAC. She was the CEO, India and South Asia for Havas Media Group for 13 years where she took on the mandate to expand the footprint of Havas Media Group in this lucrative market in 2007 growing it 12 times in 13 years. Currently she is the Head of Customer Strategy & Relationships at ZEE5.. Earlier, she has worked with some leading agencies in India including Saatchi & Saatchi, Ogilvy & Mather, Initiative Media, Media Com and Starcom Worldwide. She was also Independent Director of Jagran Prakashan Limited from 2014 to 2019. Ms. Nayyar joined our Board on January 27, 2020.”
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