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Mr. Priyavrat Bhartia


Mr. Priyavrat Bhartia, is the Director of the Company. He holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from Stanford University (USA). He started his career as a financial analyst with Wasserstein Perella & Co., New York, in 1998. He is also acting as director in a number of companies including HT Media Limited, Hindustan Media Ventures Limited and Jubilant Enpro Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Praveen Someshwar


Mr. Praveen Someshwar is a business leader with more than 27 years’ of rich and varied experience in strategic leadership, business and finance roles. He is presently associated with HT Media group as Managing Director of HT Media Limited and Hindustan Media Ventures Limited.

The last role in Pepsico was Senior Vice President & GM based out of Hong Kong, where he was responsible for all Pepsico businesses across the North & South East Asia. Prior to that he was the CEO for the Food business, CEO for PepsiCo’s beverage business in India & South Asia, CFO for PepsiCo’s India & South Asia business, Strategic & Financial Planning Head for Pepsico India & South Asia.

Mr. Someshwar is a Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant.

Mr. Sharad Saxena


Mr. Sharad Saxena is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra. He has more than three decades of rich, varied and successful leadership experience spanning Research & Development, Operations, Supply Chain and Human Resources spread over different industry verticles – Media, Railways, Automobiles and Food & Beverages. In the past, he have held key leadership roles in large Indian and Multi-national manufacturing companies prior to joining HT Group.

Mr. Vivek Mehra


Mr. Vivek Mehra, is a well-respected senior Chartered Accountant with four decades of professional consulting experience in tax & regulatory aspects of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) focusing on cross border investment and transaction structuring. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) Degree from Sri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University. He is currently a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and was on the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Steering Committee as well as the National Executive Committee for many years. During his time in Price Waterhouse Coopers in India, he founded and headed the Regulatory and M&A tax practices. He was also elected to the Governance Oversight Board of PWC for 2 terms. Mr. Mehra also sits on the Board of some prominent Indian companies such as Jubilant Life Sciences Limited, Bharat Hotels Limited, DLF Limited, Embassy Office Parks Management Services Private Limited, Hero Future Energies Pvt. Limited, HSL Holdings Inc., USA, Jubilant Pharma Holdings Inc., USA, & Jubilant Draximage Inc., Canada. He is also on the Board of Lawrence School Sanawar and Grassroot Trading Network, a SEWA organisation. In the past, he has been Director on Union Bank of India and Punjab & Sind Bank.

Mr. Ajay Relan


Mr. Ajay Relan is one of the pioneers of the Indian private equity industry. Prior to founding CX Partners, he headed Citi’s private equity business since its inception in 1995. He has worked with several financial firms in multiple geographies, starting with Citibank in 1976 and the last being the CEO of a Citi affiliated brokerage firm, Citicorp Securities & Investments Ltd.

He holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (1976) and B.A. (Hons) Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University (1974).

Ms. Suchitra Rajendra


Ms. Suchitra Rajendra has over 25 years of rich experience in HR domain in India, Asia Pac and Australia in a variety of sectors ranging from not for profit to consulting to FMCG. She has both line HR consulting and strategic HR experience. Currently, she is Vice President and CHRO for PepsiCo India Region. She is responsible for talent strategy, organization design and building the right culture to drive sustainable business growth.

Ms. Suchitra Rajendra is recipient of multiple awards within PepsiCo and recognized across the industry.

She has a Post Graduate degree in HR from XLRI Jamshedpur. She is a speaker at various national and international forums, member of the FICCI HR Committee and CII North Chapter IR Committee.

Mr. Abhesh Verma


Mr. Abhesh Verma holds MBA from Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa and is a Mechanical Engineer from PDVVP College of Engineering, Ahmednagar. He has 19 years of rich experience in building OTT, digital, cloud, entertainment, mobile domain businesses, and conceptualizing new business initiatives, while managing large multi-functional teams across multiple countries. His last assignment was with Digivive & NextGTv (India’s first & largest mobile TV and entertainment app with over 150 Live TV channels) as COO. In the past, he was associated with Saavn LLC, New York as Chief Growth Officer. In his entrepreneurial stint he was CEO and Founder of India Broadcast Live, Inc., IndiAds.com and SmasHits.com.

Mr. Anup Sharma

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Anup Sharma is a B.Com (Honors) from Delhi University and also member of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of India (ICMAI) and Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) qualified in the year 1992 and 1994 respectively. Shri Anup Sharma has more than 25 years of corporate experience in the domain of Corporate Finance & Accounts and has worked with Corporates such as Reliance Retail, Cargill India amongst others, besides association with HT Group.