Shankar Rao Shinde, Marketing Head of the Indian Express Group, has put in his papers. Shinde could not be contacted at the time of filing this report, but sources close to this development have confirmed the news. Though it couldn’t be ascertained where he is headed next, it is known that he is moving on from the media industry.
Shekhar Gupta, CEO, Indian Express Group, was also not available for comments at the time of filing this report. However, sources informed that search was on for Shinde’s replacement.
Shinde was elevated to the post of Marketing Head, Indian Express Group, when Gautam Mukerjea, the then Marketing Head of the Group, had decided to move on.
Shinde has 15 years’ experience, including stints in advertising and media. His advertising stints include MAA Bozell, TBWA, and Ogilvy; while his media stint began with the Indian Express Group.