Mr. Annurag Batra is a serial entrepreneur, media mogul, a journalist and an eternal optimist rolled into one. He is a B. Tech in Computer Sciences, a degree, which he acquired before joining Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon, one of India’s leading BusinessSchool. He is a first generation entrepreneur and after acquiring the iconic business media and magazine brand BW Businessworld Chairman of BW | Businessworld, a 35 year strong media brand as well as most respected business publication in the country. Since taking over BW Businessworld 13 months back Mr. Batra has expanded BW Businessworld into digital, events and BW communities and has taken into its fold www.digitalmarket.asia, asia a leading website on digital marketing , www.everythingexperiential.com India s leading experiential marketing website and launch BW hotelier in partnership with hotelier international. BW smart cities an editorial platform in a 360 degree format is to be launched in mid February Mr. Batra is building the BW Businessworld business aggressively
Mr. Batra also founded the exchange4media group and he serves as the 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 – Business Opportunity Magazine, Realty Plus – India’s leading monthly real estate magazine and samachar4media.com/ – leading media industry website in Hindi.
Mr. Batra is also appointed by Government of India as the Chairman of an industry committee formed to come up with a vocational training framework for the media, communication and entertainment industry. He mentors many budding entrepreneurs and enjoys the process of reverse mentoring as in what he learns from these young entrepreneurs. At BW Businessworld BW Accelerate is an initiative to provide a structured platform to entrepreneurs for mentorship and growth.
An honorary advisor to , http://www.stylekandy.com/, a household name in the fashion industry and and also cofounder the auto website www.wheelsunplugged.com which he exited out of three tears back after selling to helion backed trivone.
He is also a regular speaker on National and International Conferences on Media, Internet, Television, Media policy and Entrepreneurship. As a member of the Sales & Marketing committee of the Delhi Management Association and President of the Franchising Association of India, Northern chapter, he has a vital role to play in the decision making processes of the industry circles.
He is passionate about Magazines and is on the Executive Committee of the Association of Indian Magazines (AIM). He also wants to give back to the industry and his love for teaching comes into play in his position as the Chairman of the Advisory Board of FMCC (Futuristic Media Communication Centre), a leading Media and Communication School in India.
In 2006, the prestigious Management Development Institute (MDI) and Mr. Batra’s Alma mater awarded him the “Most Distinguished Alumni of the Decade Award”.
Mr. Batra believes if you make your hobby your profession, you don’t have to work and life is a blessing.