Apurva Purohit is the President of the Jagran Group, one of India’s largest multi-media conglomerates with a turnover of USD 350 million and market capitalization of USD 800 million. With over three decades of experience in the media and entertainment industry, she currently manages a diverse portfolio which includes print, radio, digital and outdoor.
Over the years, Apurva has won multiple business awards and has been named as one of the Most Powerful Women in Business as per the India Today Group and Fortune India. In addition to her prolific career in the media space, she is also an Independent Director on the board of Mindtree Ltd. She is also on the board of Midday Infomedia limited and Music Broadcast Limited and an advisor to private equity fund Amicus Capital and a not for profit diversity foundation, BD Foundation.
Apurva has been a leading voice in the Indian business landscape, advocating gender diversity, what ails it, and what organizations and leaders can do to make it possible. She is also on several boards of both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. She is also the author of the national bestselling book “Lady, You’re not a Man” – the Adventures of a Woman at Work. A must-read for every woman on the quest for work-home balance and determined to succeed in her professional life. Apurva has also been a prominent speaker at Industry forums, several marquee organizations and educational institutions. She lectures extensively on “Leadership Skills”, “The Diversity Triad – How to Cope with the Challenges Working Women face”, “Building Great Places to Work” and “Culture–the invisible differentiator of profitability”
Apurva holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science (Physics) and completed her PGDM from IIM- Bangalore