Chairman & Editor-in-Chiefexchange4Media Group
Annurag Batra (Born August 27, 1972) is an Indian Entrepreneur living in New Delhi. He is an entrepreneur, journalist, Internet evangelist and media expert all rolled into one.
He belongs to first generation entrepreneur and currently serving as Chairman of India’s Most Respected and widely acknowledged business magazine BW | Businessworld.
He also serves as Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of exchange4media group which includes exchange4media.com – India’s leading media industry website, PITCH – India’s only Advertising, Marketing and Media Magazine, IMPACT – The Marketing Weekly, Franchisee Plus – India’s Business Opportunity Magazine, Realty Plus – India’s leading monthly real estate magazine and http://www.samachar4media.com/ – leading media industry website in Hindi.
He has been a management student of India’s premier B-School Management Development Institute (MDI) at Gurgaon (1996) and technology student in Computer Sciences (1994). In 2006, the prestigious Management Development Institute (MDI) and Alma matter awarded him the “Most Distinguished Alumni of the Decade Award”.
He has multi-industry experience, having worked with India’s largest advertising and media services firm HTA (now JWT) and Mindshare, as well as in the real estate industry and a host of relevant branded event initiatives. He is a member of the Sales and Marketing Committee of the Delhi Management Association and on the Executive Committee of the Association of Indian Magazines (AIM). He also addresses at various International forums, including the prestigious NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) in Las Vegas and The American Business Media Forum in New York and Florida, and he contributes extensively to various national and international publications like Entrepreneur (Network18).
Anurag also serves as Joint Managing Director of India’s leading fortnightly magazine Governance Now. He is also an honorary advisor to India’s leading website on fashion, http://www.stylekandy.com/, and leading auto website www.wheelsunplugged.com, besides mentoring many budding entrepreneurs.
One of the biggest proud moments for him was Shri Kapil Sibal, MHRD and AICTE appointed him as Chairman of an industry committee to come up with a vocational training framework for the media, communication and entertainment industry.
He is active in the local community and a recognized member of several chamber of commerce and community organizations. Anurag’s recent work has been featured in such publications as Entrepreneur, Businessworld, Firstpost.com, and Huffington Post and many other national and International newspaper and magazines.