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Late Mr.Ramesh Chandra Agarwal

Late Ramesh Chandra Agarwal (65 years), is the Chairman of our Company. He has been on the Board of our Company since December 10, 2005. He holds a post graduate degree (Master’s in Arts) in Political Science from Bhopal University, Bhopal. He has approximately 42 years of experience in the publishing and newspaper business and has been engaged in the running of our organization for over four decades, having quality of strategic management and business leadership. Currently he is also the Chairman of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the Madhya Pradesh.

Mr.Sudhir Agarwal

Sudhir Agarwal (42 years), is the Managing Director of DB Corp Ltd. He has been on the Board of Company since inception. He has approximately 21 years of experience in the publishing and newspaper business and has been a part of the organization for same number of years. He is responsible for our long term vision and monitoring our Company's performance and devising the overall business plans. Under his Dynamic leadership with clear future vision, the company has progressed to become one of largest read newspaper of the country, with multiple states with PAN India presence, in 3 languages. Due to his agressive leadership qualities, the company is considered as one of the fastest growing media groups by various analyst and investors, which has spread from 1 state in 1995 to 12 states, from 5 editions to 50 Editions.In his leadership adapting the innovative door to door conatct launch process , company has achieved status of no.1 from day 1 across it's launch markets. India Today Magazine has adjudged our company in top 50 most influential business houses in 2003, followed by in 2006 and 2007.

Mr.Girish Agarwaal

Girish Agarwaal (38 years), is the non executive Director of our Company. He has been on the Board of our Company since October 27, 1995. He heads the marketing and related operations of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Bharkatullah University, Bhopal. He has approximately 17 years of experience in the publishing business and has been with the organization for same number of years. He is also an active member of INS. He holds the distinction of being the youngest chairman of INS for Madhya Pradesh region. He was also been awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year for the year 2006 by Ernst & Young.

Mr.Pawan Agarwal

Pawan Agarwal (35 years), is the non executive Director of our Company. He has been on the Board of our Company since December 10, 2005. He holds bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University, USA. He has over 11 years of experience in the publishing business and has been with our organization for same number of years. He heads entire production and information and technology department of our Company.

Mr. Niten Malhan

Mr. Niten Malhan (38 years), is a non executive Director of our Company and is also the nominee director appointed by Cliffrose. He has been on the Board of our Company since December 12, 2006. He is a managing director of Warburg Pincus India Private Limited and holds a degree in computer science from IIT Delhi and masters in business administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He focuses on the investment advisory activities of the Warburg Pincus Group’s in India. Prior to joining the Warburg Pincus Group, he was a Director of Business Development from 2000 to 2001 at Stratum8 Corporation, a Silicon Valley technology start up. He also worked as Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company for the territories of India, South East Asia and Boston from 1995 to 2000. He has about 15 years of business experience in various organizations on business building, strategizing and merger and acquisition issues across a range of industries. Mr. Malhan is a also a director on the board of several prominent companies including ACB (India) Limited 141 (formerly known as Aryan Coal Benefications Private Limited), Havells India Limited, Krizm Hotels Private Limited, ATC Tires Private Limited (formerly known as NM Tyres Private Limited), Spectrum Coal and Power Limited and Punj Lloyd Limited.

Mr. Ajay Piramal

Mr. Ajay Piramal (54 years), is the non executive, independent Director of our Company. He has been on the Board of our Company since November 28, 2007. He holds an honours graduate degree in science from Bombay University and also a post graduate degree from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. He also has completed his advanced management programme from Harvard University. Mr. Ajay Piramal heads the Piramal Enterprises Group engaged in pharmaceuticals, glass containers for pharma, cosmetics and perfumery industry and financial services. He was a member of Prime Minister’s task force on Pharmaceuticals and Knowledge based Industries in 2002, member of Prime Minister’s Council for Trade and Commerce in 2003 and member of the Board of Trade constituted by the Ministry of Commerce in the year 2002. He is presently the member of the World Economic Forum’s Governors’ Forum on Healthcare and Chairman of “Pratham”, an organisation which takes initiative to provide education to underprivileged children in India.Mr. Ajay Piramal has also won numerous awards for his contribution to the pharma sector and his entrepreneurship, such as “India Innovator of the Year 2008” awarded by CNBC TV 18, “Entrepreneur of the Year 2006” awarded by UK Trade and Investment Council, “Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the year, 2004” in Healthcare and Life Sciences category, “Business Leader Award” in pharma sector at the Chemtech Pharmabio Award 2004, “Life Time Achievement Award” by the Rotary Club of Mumbai Mid-Town in 2004, “CEO of the Year Award” by World Strategy Forum in 1999, Rotary International (District 3140) “Certificate of Appreciation in and Four Way Test Award” in 2001.

Mr. Piyush Pandey

Mr. Piyush Pandey (54 years), is the non executive, independent Director of our Company. He has been on the Board of our Company since November 28, 2007. He holds a post graduate degree in history, from Delhi University. He has over 27 years of experience in the field of advertising. He began his career at Ogilvy and Mather Private Limited in 1982 and is currently the executive chairman of the company. Mr. Piyush Pandey is the only Indian to have won a double gold at Cannes and a triple grand prize at London International Advertising Awards held in 2002.

Mr. Kailash Chandra Chowdhary

Mr. Kailash Chandra Chowdhary (69 years), is the non executive and independent Director of our Company. He has been on the Board of our Company since November 28, 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Vikram University, Ujjain. He is also an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He began his career as probationary officer at Bank of Baroda in 1965 and has over 40 years of experience in finance, management and banking operations. He has been on the board of various organisations. He was the executive director of Central Bank of India, director of Cent Bank Financial and Custodial Services Limited, director of New India Assurance Company Limited, chairman and managing director of Vijaya Bank, chairman and managing director of Central Bank of India, chairman of Cent Bank Home Finance Limited, director of Agricultural Finance Corporation Limited, director of Master Card, Asia/Pacific Board, trustee of Unit Trust of India. He has also served overseas as director of Bank of Baroda (Kenya) Limited, a subsidiary of Bank of Baroda and director in I.B.U. International Finance Limited, Hong Kong.

Mr. Ashwani Singhal

Mr. Ashwani Singhal (48 years), is the non executive and independent Director of our Company. He has been on the Board of our Company since November 28, 2007. He holds a bachelor of commerce (Hons.) degree from Gurunanak Dev University, Amritsar. He has over 26 years of experience in non-ferrous metallurgical industry and is presently handling the activities related to global sourcing of raw materials of his business in manufacture of nonferrous metals. He was the vice-president of BIR Brussels, the International Authority in Non- Ferrous Metals for global trends in the industry from 1996 to 2008.

Mr. Harish Bijoor

Mr. Harish Bijoor (48 years), is the non executive and independent Director of our Company. He has been on the Board of our Company since November 28, 2007. He holds an under graduate and post graduate degree in arts, from Bangalore University. He has over 27 years of experience in marketing and brand management. He began his career in Hindustan Lever Limited (formerly known as Brooke Bond Lipton India Limited), and was in charge of sales, 142 distribution and brand management of the company. He also worked in Tata Coffee Limited and was responsible for their brand management for over eight years. He also worked in Zip Telecom Limited as Chief Operating Officer from 2000 to 2001.

Vision statement

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THE LARGEST

AND MOST ADMIRED

LANGUAGE MEDIA

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