Girish Agarwal

Mr Girish Agarwal is the Promoter Director of the Dainik Bhaskar group and has been on the Board since October 1990. He has approximately 29 years of experience in the publishing business and has been with the organization for the same number of years. He heads the marketing and related operations. He is also an active member of the Indian Newspaper Society (INS) and holds the distinction of being the youngest chairman of INS for the Madhya Pradesh region.

Mr Agarwal is also the Managing Director of DB Power Ltd. and has been spearheading its 1200 MW thermal power plant at Chhattisgarh which won recognition from the Government of India. Mr Agarwaal has been awarded the “Entrepreneur of the Year” for the year 2006 in the Media & Entertainment category by Ernst & Young and “Outstanding Entrepreneur” in APEA by Asia Pacific Entrepreneur awards.

The launch story of ‘Dainik Divya Marathi’, the Marathi language Newspaper of the group, has been presented as a case study by IIM Bangalore and was featured in the Harvard Business Review (HBR). Similarly, the launch story of Gujarat (2003) became the subject of a case study at the IIM Ahmedabad