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Express Group

The Indian Express Private Limited, a publishing company is a part of The Express Group of Publications. The company publishes newspapers such as The Indian Express, The Financial Express- a business daily, Loksatta – a Marathi daily newspaper, Jansatta – a Hindi daily and Lokprabha - a weekly Marathi magazine. In 1932, the flagship newspaper – The Indian Express - was launched by Ramnath Goenka – the man who is respected across the journalist spectrum as someone who practiced fearless, independent and investigative journalism. Today, the company is being run by his son, Viveck Goenka and grandson, Anant Goenka. The majority of the company’s shares are held by The Indian Express Holding Private Limited and the majority of the shares are owned by Viveck and Anant Goenka.

Shekhar Gupta, today the Founder and the Editor-in-Chief of The Print, a digital news outlet, was the Editor-in-Chief of The Indian Express for 19 years, before resigning from the paper in 2014. Now he only holds shares in the company.

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The Financial Express (Missing Data)

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Ramnath Goenka

was a freedom fighter who was a part of Mahatma Gandhi’s fight for India’s Independence from the British. In 1922, his family sent him to Madras (now Chennai) for the occupation as a dealer in yarn and jute. A few years down the line, in 1934, he bought shares in a local company that owned The Indian Express newspaper. It took him only two more years to buy out the company and launch a newspaper brand that would resonate with fearless, investigative and independent journalism for many decades to come.

For a person who was associated with the Indian National Congress in pre-independence era, Goenka faced the wrath of Congress Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1975 for supporting Gandhi’s political opponent, Jaya Prakash Narayan during the Emergency period. Later another Congress Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi’s son, Rajiv Gandhi also had Goenka in his crosshairs as the newspaper exposed corruption scams against Rajiv Gandhi. Goenka is largely credited with unseating both the Prime Ministers, Rajiv Gandhi and Indira Gandhi as a result of his investigative journalism

In 1941 Ramnath Goenka was elected president of the National Newspaper Editors’ Conference. He was also a member of the first Constituent Assembly. In 1948 in collaboration with the daily newspaper Tej he has started an English Newspaper The India News Chronicle in Chennai later renamed to The Indian Express. After Independence, he was an appointed member of the Constituent Assembly of India, which was formed to frame the Constitution of India.


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Corporate Office:

Express Building,

B-1/B, Sector-10,

Noida - 201 301

Tel: +91-120-6651500



Registered Office:

The Indian Express [P] Ltd

Express Towers, First floor [Mezzanine]

Nariman Point,

Mumbai - 400 021

Tel: 022 6744002

Tax/ ID Number

CIN: U22120MH2003PTC142983

Financial Information

Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)

INR 4556.71 Million / USD 69.867Million

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

INR 332.008 Million / USD 5.091Million

Advertising (in % of total funding)

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Executive Board

Viveck Goenka

Chairman and Managing Director

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Amit Rattan

Chief Financial Officer

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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 company newspapers is not available. In addition, a mail has been sent on the 31st January and courier has been sent to the company on the 1st February’19 requesting for the information but there has been no response yet.


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