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Pawan Agarwal

Pawan Agarwal

Deputy MD & CEO, DB Corp, India.

Mr. Pawan Agarwal, 42, is the Deputy Managing Director, D B Corp Ltd. (Dainik Bhaskar Group) and has been the member of the Board since inception.

Dainik Bhaskar Group (D B Corp Ltd) started its journey in the year 1958 with its flagship Hindi language Newspaper brand “Dainik Bhaskar” foraying in the state of Madhya Pradesh, today has  presence in 13 States with 65 Editions, FM Radio with presence in 7 states with 30 stations and digital business with presence of 13 portals for rapidly expanding digital audiences and 2 actively downloaded applications Dainik Bhaskar and Divya Bhaskar mobile app.

D B Corp is the only Newspaper Group which has presence in 13 states, in 4 different languages namely Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi and English. Its Hindi language newspaper brand “Dainik Bhaskar” is present in 12 states with 44 editions, Gujarati language newspaper “Divya Bhaskar” is present in 2 states with 9 editions, “Divya Marathi” its Marathi language newspaper is present in 1 state with 6 editions. It’s noteworthy other newspaper brands includes Saurashtra Samachar, DB Star and DB Post.

D B Corp Ltd. online presence is in Hindi, Gujarati and Marathi - 3 of the top 5 regional languages, which account for 65% of India's regional language audience. It also has presence in English language.

 Mr. Pawan Agarwal heads entire production and information and technology department of Dainik Bhaskar (D B Corp Ltd). He also heads the Radio & Digital Media Business. He is an award recipient from the Prime Minister of India for contribution to Indian Language Journalism.

 An Industrial Engineering graduate from Purdue University, Indiana, USA, Pawan Agarwal is credited with conceptualization and leading the acclaimed Twin-Contact-strategy for launch of Newspapers in the country.  This strategy broke many myths in the Print category and is one of the main drivers helping Dainik Bhaskar Group unparallel growth.  It is considered as an Orbit-breaking innovation and was awarded Marico Foundation Innovation award for Business Process Innovation.  This strategy implemented for the launch of Divya Bhaskar; Groups Gujarati newspaper in 2003 is also a case study at IIM Ahmedabad.