Rakesh Sharma of ITV Group new president of INS

MV Shreyams Kumar of Mathrubhumi is new deputy president

Rakesh Sharma, director of ITV Group and Good Morning Media India has been elected as the new president of INS

Media veteran Rakesh Sharma, director of ITV Group and Good Morning Media India, has been elected as the new president of INS, replacing Raja Prasad Reddy. 

Sharma was elected during the online 84th Annual General Meeting of INS that selected the executive team for the year 2023-24 on 30 September. 

Rakesh Sharma’s Good Morning Group publishes newspapers such as Aaj Samaj, The Daily Guardian, The Sunday Guardian, India News, and Business Guardian. 

MV Shreyams Kumar of Mathrubhumi is the new deputy president, Vivek Gupta of Sanmarg is the vice-president, Tanmay Maheshwari of Amar Ujala is the honorary treasurer, and Mary Paul is the secretary general.

The INS building

After his election, Sharma said there was still much work to be done, especially on the industry’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. “I’ve a vision of taking up print industry issues at higher echelons of Government to get respite from this struggling phase,” media reports quoted him as saying.

Other members of the Executive Committee of the INS are:

Balasubramaniam Adityan (Daily Thanthi)

Girish Agarwal (Dainik Bhaskar, Bhopal)

Samahit Bal (Pragativadi)

Samudra Bhattacharya (Hindustan Times, Patna)

Hormusji N. Cama (Bombay Samachar)

Gaurav Chopra (Filmi Duniya)

Vijay Kumar Chopra (Punjabi Kesari, Jalandhar)

Karan Rajendra Darda (Lokmat, Aurangabad)

Vijay Jawaharlal Darda (Lokmat, Nagpur)

Jagjit Singh Dardi (Charhdikala Daily)

Viveck Goenka (The Indian Express, Mumbai)

Mahendra Mohan Gupta (Dainik Jagran)

Pradeep Gupta (Dataquest)

Sanjay Gupta (Dainik Jagran, Varanasi)

Shivendra Gupta (Business Standard)

Yogesh P. Jadhav (Pudhari)

Sarvinder Kaur (Ajit)

Lakshmipathy (Dinamalar)

Vilas A. Marathe (Dainik Hindusthan, Amravati)

Harsha Mathew (Vanitha)

Anant Nath (Grihshobhika, Marathi)

Pratap G. Pawar (Sakal)

Rahul Rajkhewa (The Sentinel)

R. Ramesh (Dinakaran)

Atideb Sarkar (The Telegraph)

Partha P Sinha (Navbharat Times)

Praveen Someshwar (The Hindustan Times)

Kiran D. Thakur (Tarun Bharat, Belgaum)

Biju Varghese (Mangalam Plus)

Venkat (Eenadu & Annadata)

Kundan R. Vyas (Vyapar, Mumbai)

N. Tilak Kumar (Deccan Herald & Prajavani)

Ravindra Kumar (The Statesman)

Kiran B. Vadodaria (Western Times)

V. Chandran (Grehalaksmi)

Somesh Sharma (Rashtradoot Saptahik)

Jayant Mammen Mathew (Malayala Manorama)

Shailesh Gupta (Mid-Day)

Adimoolam (Health & The Antiseptic)

Mohit Jain (Economic Times)

Raja Prasad Reddy (Sakshi)

In 2024, we are looking at full recovery and growth-led investment in Indian printing

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. It created the category of privately owned B2B print magazines in the country. And by its diversification in packaging, (Packaging South Asia), food processing and packaging (IndiFoodBev) and health and medical supply chain and packaging (HealthTekPak), and its community activities in training, research, and conferences (Ipp Services, Training and Research) the organization continues to create platforms that demonstrate the need for quality information, data, technology insights and events.

India is a large and tough terrain and while its book publishing and commercial printing industry have recovered and are increasingly embracing digital print, the Indian newspaper industry continues to recover its credibility and circulation. The signage industry is also recovering and new technologies and audiences such as digital 3D additive printing, digital textiles, and industrial printing are coming onto our pages. Diversification is a fact of life for our readers and like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

India is one of the fastest growing economies in nominal and real terms – in a region poised for the highest change in year to year expenditure in printing equipment and consumables. Our 2024 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock – to emphasize your visibility and relevance to your customers and turn potential markets into conversations.

– Naresh Khanna

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