Pallav Moitra has put in his papers at Paprika Media as CEO. He had joined Paprika Media, the media arm of the Essar Group, as CEO in November 2007, replacing Mahendra Swarup. With this he moves back to Delhi, but his next destination couldn’t be ascertained.
Confirming the news to exchange4media, Moitra said, “I have moved back to Delhi to pay attention to some urgent family matters back home.” He refrained from divulging about his next destination, and merely said, “For the next couple of months, I will be spending some time with my family.”
Prior to joining Paprika Media, Moitra was COO with Images Group. He began his career with the ABP Group in 1986 and later had stints with The Pioneer and the Times Group. He was part of the initial ventures of Times TV and Times FM in the early nineties, after which he started his own venture partnering with two other media veterans in 1995, which was engaged in publishing magazines for private airlines and banks. He has also been involved in producing and marketing TV programmes, event management and various BTL activities.
Moitra had also been Associate Publisher with India Today Group’s Business Division. He was with the India Today Group for two years and had played a key role in launching three of its international brands – ‘Scientific American’, ‘Harvard Business Review’, and ‘Men’s Health’.
Moitra has also offered consultancy services to media groups such as Amar Ujala and the Bhaskar Group, besides being a media consultant to Zee News. He has also pioneered the concept of advertising on boarding cards of various airlines.