Anurag Batra is a serial entrepreneur, media mogul, a journalist and an eternal optimist rolled into one. He is a first-generation entrepreneur and after acquiring the iconic business media and magazine brand BW Businessworld, a 35-year strong media brand as well as most respected business publication in the country.
Dr Anurag Batra, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Business World; is an alumnus of MDI and currently a board member of the Institute. He holds a B. Tech degree in Computer Sciences before joining the Management Development Institute MD Gurugram.
Dr Batra is the Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief of Exchange 4 Media Group, which includes Exchange4media.com, PITCH, IMPACT, Realty Plus and Franchise Plus. He has launched several other communities under the BW umbrella, which cater to niche audiences in different sectors. At present, Mr Batra is building the BW Businessworld business aggressively and taking it to new heights.
Mr Anurag Batra has also been appointed by the Government of India as the Chairman of an industry committee formed to come up with a vocational training framework for the media, communication and entertainment industry. At BW Businessworld, BW Accelerate is an initiative to provide a structured platform to entrepreneurs, for mentorship and growth.
He is an honorary advisor to http://www.stylekandy.com/, a household name in the fashion industry, and also co-founder of the auto website, www.wheelsunplugged.com, which he exited three years ago, after selling to Helion-backed Trivone.
He is a regular speaker at national and international conferences on the media, the Internet, television, media policy, and entrepreneurship. As a member of the Sales & Marketing Committee of the Delhi Management Association and President of the Northern Chapter of the Franchising Association of India, he has been instrumental in decision making in industry circles.
He is passionate about Magazines and is on the Executive Committee of the Association of Indian Magazines (AIM). He also wants to give back to the industry and his love for teaching comes into play in his position as the Chairman of the Advisory Board of FMCC (Futuristic Media Communication Centre), a leading Media and Communication School in India.
In 2006, the prestigious Management Development Institute (MDI) and Mr Batra’s Alma mater awarded him the “Most Distinguished Alumni of the Decade Award”.
Anurag Batra believes if you make your hobby your profession, you don’t have to work and life is a blessing.