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Girish Agarwal
Bhaskar Group
Girish Agarwal an indefatigable innovator, business visionary and peerless team-builder, is Director with the DB Corp Ltd. The group is a 2400 crore media house, 'the largest read newspaper Group of India' with more than 25.3 Million readers. DB Corp Ltd publishes Dainik Bhaskar (leading Hindi newspaper), Divya Bhaskar (largest circulated Gujarati newspaper) and DNA (the second largest read English newspaper in finance capital of India; Mumbai).
Girish Agarwal has been instrumental in making the brand 'Bhaskar' into the media powerhouse it is today. He played pivotal role in making inroads into the Gujarat newspaper market when he launched Divya Bhaskar. Girish Agarwal was the recipient of the 'Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2006' award by Ernst and Young in the IT, Communications and Entertainment category. He was received the Innovation for India Award for Business Innovation for Divya Bhaskar in 2006. The success was so exemplary that IIM Ahmedabad chose Agarwal's acuity and approach in relation to Divya Bhaskar as the subject of a case study.
His biggest achievement till date was his role in the conceptualization and launch of DNA (Daily News and Analysis) three years ago; bringing in the combination of subtle thinking and strategising genius reshaping the contours of the newspaper market in Mumbai. In last 10 years, Bhaskar has grown from a small 5 edition, single state newspaper with 3.5 million readers to a group with 8 daily newspapers, across 10 states and with 25.3 million readers. It also published 6 magazines and has the 4th Largest FM Radio network in India, with 17 FM stations under the brand – MYFM. Girish has now taken up the charge of spear heading the 2900 MW Power Project for the group. Girish's work philosophy pushes him to quickly accord credit to colleagues for diligence and out-of-the-box thinking. He follows Management by Walking Around a hands-on approach to operations.
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