A rich mix of veterans in media and top leaders from non-media sectors, from both India and abroad, HT Media's Management team reflects the company’s desire to be the best by leveraging diverse strengths. The management team comprises people from varied verticals such as media, FMCG, telecom, automobiles, each of whom add fresh perspective to the rich experience of media industry stalwarts. This rich talent pool is ably assisted by our Global Think Tank.
Chairperson & Editorial Director
Mrs. Shobhana Bhartia is the Chairperson and Editorial Director of HT Media, one of India's largest publicly listed media companies. She is also currently serving, as the Pro-Chancellor of the Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences.
A former Member of Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of the Parliament of India, Shobhana Bhartia also served as a member of the Committees in Parliament on Energy, Women Empowerment, and Human Resource Development.
Conferred with numerous awards and recognition, including Global Leader of Tomorrow from the World Economic Forum, Davos 1996, and Entrepreneur of the Year, 2005, from Ernst and Young, she was decorated with the Padma Shri, Government of India's National Award for outstanding contribution in a particular field, in the year 2006 and from The Economic Times, Businesswomen of the Year, in the year 2007.
K N Memani
Mr. Memani, a qualified Chartered Accountant, holds a Bachelors degree in Commerce from Calcutta University. He retired as the Chairman and Country Managing Partner of Ernst & Young, India. He specialises in business/corporate advisory and financial consultancy. Mr Memani has been the Chairman of the External Audit Committee of the International Monetary Fund. He is also a member of the National Advisory Committee on Accounting Standards, a statutory authority for specifying mandatory accounting standards. Mr Memani joined the Board of Directors in May 2004.
Mr. Ajay Relan is one of the pioneers of the Indian private equity industry. Prior to founding CX Partners, Ajay headed Citi's private equity business since its inception in 1995. Prior to this, Ajay worked with several financial firms in multiple geographies, starting with Citibank in 1976 and the last being the CEO of a Citi affiliated brokerage firm, Citicorp Securities & Investments Ltd. Ajay has served on the boards of several portfolio companies such as HT Media, Yes Bank, i-Flex and Progeon among others. He holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (1976) and B.A. (Hons) Economics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University (1974) and top ranked in the University.
Vikram Singh Mehta
Shri Vikram Singh Mehta holds a B.A. (Mathematics Honors) degree from St.Stephens College, Delhi University, a BA/MA (Economics Honors) degree from Magdalen College, Oxford University and a post graduate degree in Energy Economics from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. Shri Vikram Singh Mehta started his career with the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1978. He then resigned in 1980 to join Phillips Petroleum as the International Affairs Specialist for Asia. Since then, he has served large conglomerates like Oil India Ltd., Shell Markets and Shell Chemical Companies in Egypt. In 1994, he became the Chairman of the Shell Companies in India. Presently, he is Executive Chairman of Think Tank Brookings India and the Chairman of the Hydrocarbon Committee of the Confederation of Indian Industry and is also a member of its National Council. He is also serving as Independent Director on the Board of well-known companies.
Mr. Vivek Mehra is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India since 1979. Has had over 38 years of professional experience in tax, regulatory and M&A tax structuring as well as consulting space. He has specialized in cross border tax issues and investment structuring, including mergers and acquisitions.
Held various leadership roles till April 2017 in PriceWaterhouseCoopers Private Limited (‘PWC’) as Partner/Executive Director. He was national leader for the Regulatory and Merger and Acquisition Practice of PWC and was elected to the PWC Governing Board for 8 years. Mr. Mehra is on the Board of Directors of several other companies.
Mr. Priyavrat Bhartia is a Director. He started as a financial analyst with Wasserstein Perella & Co., New York, in 1998. With a Masters degree in Business Administration from Stanford University (USA), Mr. Bhartia is also a director with a number of companies including Birla Cotton Spinning and Weaving Mills Ltd, Jubilant Enpro Pvt. Ltd, and Firefly e-Ventures Limited.
Mr. Shamit Bhartia is a Non-executive Director. He holds a degree in Economics from Dartmouth College, USA. He has worked in the Corporate Finance and M&A Group, Lazard Frere, New York, from July 2001 till August 2002. Mr Bhartia has been associated with the company since its incorporation.
Whole Time Director
Dinesh joined HT Media in November 2006. He has previously worked with Whirlpool India, DCM Shriram Group and JK Synthetics in his professional career spanning 28 years. Immediately prior to joining HT, he was the Executive Director at Whirlpool India handling Legal, Tax and Secretarial matters for India and parts of Asia. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Law from Delhi University and a Masters Degree in Law (IPR) from Queensland University, Australia. He is a qualified Company Secretary and also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from IPM, Ghaziabad.