Top Story


Home >> People Movement >> Article

ABP Group Managing Director Aniruddha Lahiri decides to move on

Font Size   16
ABP Group Managing Director Aniruddha Lahiri decides to move on

The speculation had been doing the rounds for almost a month now. Finally, Aniruddha Lahiri, Managing Director, ABP Ltd, has made public his intention to move on. Though an official circular is yet to be put out, on Thursday morning Lahiri broke the news to his senior management colleagues in Kolkata. He is expected to hand over charge at the end of the year.

When contacted by exchange4media, Lahiri, confirmed the development and said, “Yes, I will be leaving, but this is not a sudden decision. I had expressed a desire to move on for quite sometime. I have been keen for a long time to do something close to my heart, something good for my soul.”

Lahiri further said that the ABP board had requested him to continue for some more time till a replacement was found to enable a smooth handover. “I have seen through the transitional phase of the group and done my bit for ABP. On the board’s request, I am there till the yearend, but it is flexible.”

When asked about his next port of call, Lahiri said that he was not in a position to disclose anything further at this stage about his future plans.

Lahiri was also Director, Media Content & Communication Services (MCCS), the joint venture between ABP TV, a 100 per cent subsidiary of ABP Group, and STAR Group. MCCS runs the STARr News and STAR Ananda news channels, which have been making a strong impression in the television news space in recent months.

A long-time Levers executive, Lahiri was Director-HR, Technology and Corporate Affairs at Hindustan Lever Ltd. Prior to leaving Levers, he had a senior level posting at Unilever Rotterdam. In November 2001, he moved back to India as MD of ABP Ltd.

Lahiri was also a member of the jury for the first Indian Marketing Awards initiated by exchange4media in October last year.


Kranti Gada joined the family business at Shemaroo in 2006 after a successful stint of over two years in marketing at Pepsi Co. She has been associated with the company for 12 years.

Exchange4media interacted with Jaspreet Chandok, Vice President and Head (Fashion) , IMG Reliance Pvt. Ltd on seamless brands integrations planned for Lakme Fashion Week, walking tall despite blazing trails like GST, demonetization and being a part of the larger cultural space

Their strategy to educate the consumers to make well informed decisions at all stages has worked out well.

Bobby Pawar, MD, CCO - South Asia, Publicis India, talks about his idea of chilling out

WhatClicks promises to be an unbiased, objective, third-party audit firm that will work with advertisers and agencies alike to help build an effective and integrated digital strategy.

V-Guard Industries, a household name for consumer electrical appliances in India, has revamped its logo in order to reflect the strength gained by the brand over the years. The company has also unveil...

The report reveals that there has been nearly 5 times more growth in video consumption in the last 12 months, with 96 percent of all usage being focused on long form video