Pallav Moitra, has put in his papers as Chief Operating Officer at the Images Group. He has joined Paprika Media as CEO, replacing Mahendra Swarup. Paprika Media is the media arm of the Essar Group.
Moitra 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 production and marketing TV programmes, event management and various BTL activities.
Moitra was also Associate Publisher of India Today Group’s Business Division. He was with the India Today Group for two years and 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.