Ashish Bagga all set to be INS president today

30 Sep,2011

Mr Ashish Bagga, Chief Executive Officer of the India Today group, is all set to take charge as president of the Indian Newspaper Society for the year 2011-12. The 72nd annual general meeting of the apex association of newspapers is scheduled to take place in Bengaluru today.

Mr Bagga will succeed Mr Kundan Vyas of Mumbai’s Janmabhoomit Group. As is the custom, Mr K N Tilak Kumar of Prajavani who is currently vice-president is likely to be deputy president, a position that Mr Bagga occupied in 2010-11.

A little about Mr Bagga (information culled from AdAsia 2011 website)

Mr Bagga has been associated with the Indian media business for over 25 years. Other than the India Today group, he has also worked Hindustan Times as Director (Marketing). Immediately before re-joining India Today in 2001, Mr Bagga did a short stint as President & CEO with Business Standard for the paper’s e-initiative in association with Financial Times, London. Bagga has forged strong partnerships with several leading international media brands for the India Today group. He has been awarded a publishing scholarship by the Publisher’s Association of the United Kingdom through which he also worked with The Daily Telegraph in London in London.

Mr Bagga is a Physics Honours graduate and an MBA and was also awarded the prestigious British Chevening Scholarship in 2003. He is exceedingly active in various industry bodies.

Watch this space for more on the elections…


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