Management Editorial

Viveck GoenkaViveck Goenka Chairman & Managing DirectorAn engineer by qualification, a newspaper publisher by profession and a socially committed citizen by choice, Mr. Viveck Goenka is the Chairman & Managing Director of The Indian Express [P] Limited, one of the most widespread newspaper publishing groups in India... Read more.

He is also a Director of the United News of India. He has been Director of The Press Trust of India (PTI), a Council member of the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC), and was one of the youngest past presidents of the Indian Newspaper Society (INS). He continues to be an Executive Committee Member at the INS.
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Anant GoenkaAnant GoenkaExecutive Director, The Indian Express GroupAnant was awarded a Dean’s scholarship for his Master’s in print journalism from the Annenberg School for Journalism at USC.
 At a time when the online news space in India is flooded with either advocacy or clickbait, Anant has steered the expansion of the Express’s digital business in tune with the 85-year-old group’s enduring values of fairness, accuracy and courage.  ... Read more.

Today, The Indian Express Group is India’s 2nd largest and amongst the world’s largest digital news media groups reaching well over 200 million unique users a month, in seven languages across the world. Its investigative journalism, from Panama Papers to the Videocon-ICICI transactions, from WhatsApp lynchings across India to empty engineering colleges has set off policy changes and shaped public discourse. 

Anant’s address at the Gateway of India on the 10th anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, his piece on drugs in Punjab, the India-Pakistan border parade and on the future of media in a polarised climate have been widely shared and discussed.

Forbes magazine says Anant exudes the energy that he promises to infuse into the venerable Express brand; Economic Times recognises him as India’s 40 under-40 business leaders and GQ has listed him one of India’s 50 most influential young Indians. 

Before The Indian Express, Anant worked at Spenta Multimedia and with Bloomberg's commercial team in UK. He is an aviation geek, enjoys motorsport, jazz music and, by his own admission, is a persistently terrible drummer. Hide this content.
George VargheseGeorge Varghese Chief Executive Officer & Wholetime DirectorGeorge Varghese has over 20 years of experience and expertise in Product Marketing and Management, Business Strategy, New Business Development, etc. .. Read more.

An alumnus of St. Joseph's - Pune, he holds an MBA with specialization in Marketing Sales Management from IMDR, Pune. From 1988 to 1998, he has worked with The Indian Express [P] Ltd as the Chief General Manager of Marketing. His next role was with Hughes Telecom (President & CEO - from 1998 to 2002); Reliance Communications (President - from 2002 to 2010) and KEC International Ltd (President - from 2010 to August 2013). In August 2013, George Varghese joined back as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Indian Express [P] Ltd. He is also a sports enthusiast and enjoys cricket and football the most.
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Vaidehi ThakarVaidehi ThakarWholetime DirectorMs Vaidehi Thakar is a whole time director of The Indian Express [P] Ltd. She has done her graduation in eco-stats from Fergusson College, and LLB from ILS, Pune with a LLM from the University of Cambridge. ... Read more.

Ms Thakar joined in 1992 in the legal department and is presently the Director (Corporate Legal). She joined the board of The Indian Express [P] Ltd in 2003, and is also on the board of various group companies. She is also the Executive Publisher of the popular Marathi language newspaper “LOKSATTA”.
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R.C. MalhotraR.C. MalhotraAll India Production HeadR. C. Malhotra holds an M.Com from Delhi University, MBA from Faculty of Management Studies Delhi University, Diploma in Company Law from Indian Law Institute and has studied Company Secretary from Institute of Company Secretaries of India. .. Read more.

He started his career with Goodyear and was looking into production planning and material control for 18 years. R.C Malhotra joined Bennett Coleman & Company (The Times of India group) as Business Commercial Head and later worked as GM Production for 18 years. In 2007, he joined The Indian Express as All India Controller- Production where he also looks after IT and purchasing along with newsprint.
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Amit RattanAmit Rattan( Chief Finance Officer)A qualified charted accountant, Amit Rattan has over 17 years experience in Accounts, financial analysis, tax planning, accounting control, strategic planning and development of policies and procedures... Read more.
He did his education from MD University Rohtak and joined the MGF group in 1997. Subsequently he went on to join the Montari group as Senior Manager in the year 1999. He joined the Indian Express in 2008 as Senior Manager after 6 years of entrepreneurial stint.
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Pavita PuriPavita PuriGroup Head, BrandPavita Puri is a specialist in brand building and idea management, with 20 years of experience in marketing and communication and its different facets - brand strategy, brand architecture management, product development insights, advertising and communication, brand engagement programs, media planning, and public relations. ... Read more.
She has exposure to a wide range of categories including telecommunications, automobiles, financial services, information technology, office equipment, FMCG, hospitality, airlines and media.

An alumna of St. Stephen's College, Pavita Puri started her career in advertising with Rediffusion Y&R, moving on to Lowe Lintas + Partners. She joined The Indian Express Group in 2008 and is responsible for driving and sustaining brand health for the Group and all its brands.
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Sanjay PuriSanjay PuriVice President, SchedulingSanjay Puri, a graduate from Punjab University, started his career as a sales professional with Moser Baer India Limited and then moved to Usha International Limited. In September 1991, he became a part of the Express family and served various roles from space marketing (Delhi) to working with the circulation team. ... Read more.

Currently, he takes care of media operations of the group and continues to be responsible for corporate scheduling for all space teams, coordination with the brand team and editorial on corporate planning and policy, timely release of pages across centres as well as audit of process and systems.
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