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The Goenka Family

The Goenka Family

Ramnath Goenka, the Founder of The Indian Express, had a reputation of a fearless, and upright journalist who never thought twice before taking on the establishment, that is, the government of the day. He had many run-ins with the government – especially with the Congress under the then Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi during the days of Emergency in 1975, and later when Rajiv Gandhi was the Prime Minister. The legacy of anti-establishment stance continues to this day.

Viveck Goenka, is the adopted son of Ramnath Goenka, the founder of The Indian Express, an English newspaper. In addition to being a chairperson of the paper he also functions as the Managing Director. Besides his role there he holds the position of a Director of the United News of India and used to be also the Director of the Press Trust of India, a council member of the Audit Bureau of Circulation and was one of the youngest presidents of the Indian Newspaper Society. Further, he has memberships in the Advertising Association, Indian Chapter and the Advertising Association New York.

Viveck Goenka is also the Director of many other companies including Gajanan Agritech Private Limited, The Financial Express Print Media Private Limited, Loksatta Private Limited, IE Business Publications Limited, The Chocolate Spoon Company Private Limited, Goenka Ventures (I) Limited, The Economy and Policy Research Foundation, Techven Private Limited, Vintage and Classic Car Federation of India, among others. His educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Technology from Madras University.

Anant Goenka, the son of Viveck Goenka currently works as the Executive Director of The Indian Express as well as as the Head of New Media and handles the division of business publications. Besides his roles within The Indian Express he also is Director at Digibiz Infocom Private Limited, Ana Ana Reality Private Limited,Techven Private Limited, in the Digital News Publishers Association, Indian Express Holdings, Enterprises Private Limited and in Innovative Tech Team Media Enterprises Private Limited.

He was educated at the Marshall School of Business, University of California from where he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Brand Management. Further, he finished his Masters in Print Journalism at Annberg School of Journalism, University of Southern California.

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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 report and financial information on company newspapers is not available. Also, an email and a courier were sent to the company on the 1st February 2019 requesting for the information but there has been no response.


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