An engineer by qualification, a newspaper publisher by profession and a socially committed citizen by choice, Mr. Viveck Goenka is the Chairman & Managing Director of Indian Express Limited, one of the most widespread newspaper publishing groups in India.
He is also a Director of the United News of India. He has been Director of The Press Trust of India (PTI), a Council member of the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC), and was one of the youngest past presidents of the Indian Newspaper Society (INS). He continues to be an Executive Committee Member at the INS.
His commitment to the progress and development of media had led him to be a Council Member of the National Readership Studies Council and was on the Board of Governors of the Media Research Users Council, two leading organizations providing research data on media in India. He is a member of the Advertising Association, India Chapter. He was also a member of the International Advertising Association Inc., New York.
He has developed several business publications like Express Computer in imparting information in development of modern technology. One of his initiatives, a North American edition of “The Indian Express”, is a reflection of his commitment to disseminate information about India to the millions of Indians living abroad.
In a country where most media, especially print is closely held, and does not believe in professional management, Mr Goenka has actively supported, nurtured and encouraged professionals not just in management but also in editorial. He has created an atmosphere of freedom and independence for editorial teams of all Express publications. His only stipulation, be just, be free of bias, be dauntless in the spirit of the Express founder Ramnath Goenka and live up to the Express ethos of “Journalism of Courage”. It is his commitment to editorial independence that has made the Express Group the first choice of editorial professionals across the country.
As a concerned citizen of India, Mr. Goenka has set up various Trusts to help the less privileged in some of India's most backward areas. His personal beliefs also found expression in the group publications which are always at the forefront in taking up socially relevant causes.
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