Apurva Purohit has resigned as president of Jagran Group.
She led the Radio City business for ten years, before she was elevated as president of the Jagran Group in 2015.
Purohit is believed to have implemented resilient verticals in radio, print, outdoor and digital and helped the company power through difficult economic scenarios.
RK Agarwal, group chief financial officer, Jagran Prakashan said, “Apurva’s key strengths lie in her ability to simplify complex problems, build teams and implement innovations and strategies in a focused and extremely effective fashion. Her understanding of consumer behaviour and what drives change in people, and managing the tough business of media which require both right and left brain thinking and her business acumen have been invaluable to Jagran, especially in the last few difficult years. Her exit is a great loss to the Group but also to me personally, since I have always looked up to her for independent high quality advice in key matters, especially those concerning corporate governance and a business view of finance. I wish her all the very best.”
Purohit said, “I have spent 32 years in media and have had the good fortune to work on every possible media platform, from the early days of setting up Lodestar, one of India’s finest media houses, to working in television, radio, print and digital. These three decades have given me incredible opportunities to build and scale up a diverse set of businesses - from fledgling ones like Radio City, to new ventures like Times TV and supervising turnarounds in mature organizations like Zee TV. I will continue to use these experiences to mentor and guide CEOs and entrepreneurs to build valuable businesses, a role I have been doing for the past few years at Jagran and the other companies I am associated with. I have been reflecting recently, especially in this period of crisis, that it is the job of each one of us who has the ability and the resources to drive change, to worry about the economic situation around us and do everything in our power to create a positive impact. This phase of my journey is about creating and funding businesses which work towards generating employment where it is needed, and at scale, a sorely needed initiative given the significant number of people who have been rendered jobless in the past year.”