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The Indian Express Online

The Indian Express news website, indianexpress.com was launched in the year 1996. The news website publishes news in English language. The print edition, by the same name, was launched in 1932 by Ramnath Goenka.

The website provides daily news apart from editorials and articles on the website. There is also an e-paper website, epaper.indianexpress.com that provides the readers an exact copy of the day’s print version of the newspaper. The Indian Express also has links to the other daily papers of the company including Financial Express, Loksatta and Jansatta.

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Express Group

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Ownership Structure

The Indian Express website is controlled by The Indian Express (P) Ltd company. Viveck Goenka the Managing Director and Chairman and his son Anant Goenka the Executive Director at The Indian Express jointly hold 40% shares in The Indian Express (P) Limited. Shekar Gupta and his wife Neelam Jolly hold 9% shares in the company. The remaining 50.9% shares are held by the corporate Indian Express Holdings and Private Enterprises Limited whose sole beneficiary is the Goenka family as its 99.9% shares are held by Viveck Goenka and Anant Goenka. Therefore, through Indian Express Holdings and Private Enterprises Limited the Goenka family holds 90.96% shares in The Indian Express (P) Ltd.

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Founding Year

1996

Affiliated Interests Founder

The Indian Express Private Limited

launched the online edition of The Indian Express in 1996. As a publishing company, it is a part of the Express Group of Pubilcations.

Affiliated Interests Ceo

George Varghese

has a MBA degree from the Institute of Management Development and Research, Pune. George Varghese presently is a CEO and Managing Director of The Indian Express Private Limited. He has more than of 20 years of experience. Earlier, he was the Chief General Manager of Marketing at The Indian Express Private Limited (1988-1998), the President and CEO of Hughes Telecom (1998-2002), President of Reliance Communication (2002-2010) he joined back as CEO of The Indian Express Limited in the year 2013.
He is also the Director of several of the Groups’ companies, among others. These companies include – The Indian Express Print Media Limited, IE Business Publications Limited, Indian Express Property Private Limited, Goenka Ventures (I) Limited, Indian Express Commercial Ventures and Projects Private Limited, Global Fairs and Media Private Limited, IE Online Media Services Private Limited, Techven Private Limited, Newschool Ventures Limited.

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Raj Kamal Jha

has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur and Masters in Journalism from University of Southern California. At an early stage he did an internship at the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post and later worked for The Statesman in Kolkata as an assisting Editor for News and as a Senior Associate Editor at India Today Magazine. Raj Kamal Jha was also a visiting professor at the University of California. In addition Jha is an award-winning author. His book, “The Blue Bedspread” was awarded the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for the Best First book in the Eurasia region. He has written two more books – “If you are afraid of heights” and “Fireproof”.

Affiliated Interests other important people

Viveck Goenka

is the adopted son of Ramnath Goenka, the founder of The Indian Express. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Technology from Madras University. He is the Chairman and Managing Director of The Indian Express. It is being reported that he stands for a healthy relationship between the media and the government with the media in the role of the watchdog and in order to live up to the Express Ethos ‘Journalism of Courage’ that he is putting effort in creating a free and independent editorial atmosphere for all Express Publications.

In addition, he is a Director of the United News of India. Formerly, he has been the Director of the Press Trust of India, a council member of the Audit Bureau of Circulation and was one of the youngest presidents of the Indian Newspaper Society. He continues to be an executive member of at the India Newspaper Society. At the Advertising Association, Indian Chapter as well as at the Advertising Association New York he is a member.

Viveck Goenka is also the Director of several other companies including Gajanan Agritech Private Limited, The Financial Express Print Media Private Limited, Loksatta Private Limited, IE Business Publications Limited, The Chocolate Spoon Company Private Limited, Goenka Ventures (I) Limited, The Economy and Policy Research Foundation, Techven Private Limited, Vintage and Classic Car Federation of India, among others.

Anant Goenka is the son of Viveck Goenka. Presently he is the Executive Director of The Indian Express and Head of New Media and handles the business publication division as well as he writes frequent columns himself for the Express. Since he joined the family

Contact

Corporate Office:

Express Building,

B-1/B, Sector-10,

Noida - 201 301

Tel.: +91-120-6651500

Fax: +91-120-4367933

Website: expressgroup.indianexpress.com

 

Registered Office:

The Indian Express [P] Ltd

Express Towers, First floor [Mezzanine]

Nariman Point,

Mumbai - 400 021

Tel.: 022 6744002

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The Indian Express (P) Ltd. Company is an unlisted company. The management information was collected from the company website. The financial and shareholding information is collected from the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. Since it is an unlisted company it does not publish annual reports, and financial information on the company’s newspapers is not available. Also, an email and a courier were sent to the company on the 1st February 2019 requesting for the information but there has been no response yet.

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