Ashish Bagga, who is currently Executive Director and Publishing Director of the India Today Group, has been appointed as CEO of the publishing business of Living Media (now rebranded as India Today Group). Bagga has over the last many years managed the various responsibilities within the group with elan and has been a catalyst in the growth of the business and taking Aroon Purie's vision forward.
Aroon Purie, Editor-in-Chief and Promoter of India Today Group, has made the announcement to key executives and business heads of the group. Purie's internal communique said: "In view of the fast pace of growth in your company and looking at our future needs, I have pleasure in informing you that Ashish Bagga will be CEO of Living Media India effective April 1, 2006."
Bagga will now report to the Board of Directors and all Heads of Departments/SBUs will be reporting to him.
Bagga is also the President of the Association of Indian Magazines (AIM) and Chairman of the Periodicals and Magazine Committee of INS. Under his leadership INS successfully organised the first ever Indian Magazine Summit last year.