Partners Profile 2019


ICICI Lombard - One of India’s leading private non-life insurance companies

We are the fourth largest non-life insurer in India based on gross direct premium income in fiscal 2019 (Source: IRDAI). We have maintained leadership position among private non-life insurers since fiscal 2004 after being one of the first few private-sector companies to commence operations in the sector in fiscal 2002. This is an outcome of our relentless focus on long term value creation for our diverse set of stakeholders. In FY2019, we registered a gross domestic premium income of Rs. 144.88 billion, amounting to a growth of 17.2%. We serviced 26.5 million policies and honoured over 1.6 million claims.

We offer a range of innovative and technology enabled solutions across business lines to protect individuals, small businesses and corporates, and rural customers. These solutions include motor, health, crop, fire, personal accident, marine, engineering and liability insurance, cyber insurance among others.

At ICICI Lombard, we focus on becoming a customer-centric organisation that offers best-in-class technology-enabled solutions. Over the years, we have introduced several ‘first-of-its-kind’ solutions in the non-life insurance space. Today, we continue to lead the industry curve with innovative offerings based on the latest technologies such as AI enabled health insurance facility that reduces the time for pre-authorization approval of health cashless claims from an hour to few minutes. Our live video streaming application such as InstaSpect empowers our customers to conduct and share their vehicle’s damage assessment from their own mobile devices for instant claim approval. We have introduced AI based break-in inspection facility for vehicles with lapsed insurance policies. This allows us to renew policies for such vehicles instantly compared to couple of days in the past. Today, we deploy over 250 chatbots to ensure seamless customer servicing and query resolution for our customers at any time of the day.

Our efforts are not limited to business excellence. As a company, we have been committed to contributing to the community at large. Our ‘Caring Hands’ employee volunteering program has benefited more than 2 lakh underprivileged children across the country through eye check-up camps. In the process, we have distributed over 20,000 spectacles free of cost to children with poor vision. Our ‘Ride To Safety’ initiative has reached out to over 1 lakh parents and children and distributed ISI marked helmets to 70,000 parents and children thereby securing them when they ride two-wheelers. Our Niranjali initiative has directly benefited over 35,000 children through sessions on wellness and installation of water purifiers in schools.

At ICICI Lombard, we will continue to focus on initiatives that add value to our diverse set of stakeholders.

Principal Partner:

Kotak Mutual Fund

Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company Limited (KMAMC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited (Kotak), is the Asset Manager for Kotak Mutual Fund (KMF). KMAMC started operations in December 1998 and has approximately 22 lakh investors in various schemes. KMF offers schemes catering to investors with varying risk - return profiles and was the first fund house in the country to launch a dedicated gilt scheme investing only in government securities. The company is present in 82 cities and has 85 branches.

Country Partner:


About Israel

Israel, the Startup Nation, is a young and vibrant democracy located in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea, at the heart of West Asia.

Israel, a small country that faced numerous challenges throughout the years, from security to water and development challenges, has developed an extensive entrepreneurship and innovation scene with more than 5,000 start-ups and tech companies responsible for some of the most ground breaking technological developments today.

Israel attributes great importance to Research and Development (R&D) and holds the highest number of startups per capita. Israel enjoys the highest rate of governmental investment in R&D (more than 4% of its GDP) and has a strong viable venture capital industry. All major international companies hold development centers in Israel to tap into Israeli knowledge and capabilities. There are over 300 cyber companies in Israel including a dedicated Cyber Park, located in Beer Sheva, Israel’s Cyber Capital.

Facing challenges of water scarcity and depletion of natural water resources, Israel has developed countless water technologies and solutions including water desalination. Israel treats 80% of its domestic wastewater, with nearly 50% of the recycled water used for agriculture. Israel has also pioneered drip irrigation technology, which delivers just the right quantity of water to the roots of plants, drop by drop, to enhance productivity and conserve precious water resources.

Israel is also known around the globe for being a world leader in agriculture technologies. Israel’s success lies in the determination and ingenuity of farmers and scientists as well as close cooperation between the R&D community and industry, developing a flourishing agriculture sector in a difficult environment with limited water resources.

India and Israel’s growing partnership touches almost all aspects of life. Through agreements and joint cooperation, India and Israel work together to advance agriculture, water, cyber, security, education, health, space, energy, transport and more. The people-to-people connection between the nations is also growing daily with more cultural ties, tourism and connectivity and mutual investments in the two growing economies.

Summit Partner:

Jana Small Finance Bank

Jana Small Finance Bank , erstwhile Janalakshmi Financial Services (JFS), is headquartered in Bengaluru and has over a decade of existence. It is one of the 10 financial institutions which had received in-principal approval from the RBI for a Small Finance Bank in 2015. Jana Small Finance Bank received final banking license in April 2017; it started banking operations on March 28, 2018. Currently, the bank is serving 54 lakh customers across 20 states and Union Territories in India. Its vision is to become the leading inclusive digitized bank serving all customer segments and communities of an aspirational India.

Awards and recognitions

  • In 2018, Capital Finance International ( adjudged the Jana Small Finance Bank as The Best Inclusive Financial Services – India 2018 in London
  • In 2017, JFS was featured in ‘Fortune – The Top 500’ as the largest corporations in India and was awarded as India’s Distinctive Goodwill Brand for 2017. In the same year, CNBC awarded JFS for Best Financial Sector Transaction ADB Private Sector.
  • In 2016, VC Circle awarded JFS with the ‘Best Financial Services firm in India’
  • In 2015, Palladium inducted JFS into the 2015 Palladium Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame. It is considered the preeminent award for strategy execution and the oldest of the Balanced Scorecard award programs.

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Innovation Partner:


The Escorts Group is among India's leading engineering conglomerates, operating in the high-growth sectors of Agri Machinery, Material Handling, Construction Equipment and Railway Equipment. The Group has earned the trust of over 5 million customers by way of product and process innovations over seven decades of its existence. Escorts endeavours to transform lives in rural and urban India by leading the revolution in agricultural mechanization, modernization of railway technology and transformation of Indian construction.

Knowledge Partner:


About KPMG in India

KPMG in India, a professional services firm, is the Indian member firm affiliated with KPMG International and was established in September 1993. Our professionals leverage the global network of firms, providing detailed knowledge of local laws, regulations, markets and competition. KPMG has offices across India in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Noida, Pune, Vadodara and Vijayawada.

KPMG in India offers services to national and international clients in India across sectors. We strive to provide rapid, performance-based, industry-focussed and technology-enabled services, which reflect a shared knowledge of global and local industries and our experience of the Indian business environment.

About KPMG International

KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 153 countries and territories and have 207,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.

Associate Partner:


Exide Industries Limited is India’s largest storage battery manufacturing Company catering to different segments and applications. The Company is also manufacturing Home UPS/Inverters. The Company has seven plants manufacturing batteries and two plants manufacturing home UPS/Inverters in India. The turnover of the Company in 2018 – 2019 is 10588/- crores.

Associate Partner:

Aditya Birla Capital

Established in 1994, Aditya Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund (ABSLMF), is co-sponsored by Aditya Birla Capital Limited (ABCL) and Sun Life (India) AMC Investments Inc.

Having total domestic assets under management (AUM) of over Rs.2464 billion for the quarter ended March 31st, 2019, ABSLMF is one of the leading Fund Houses in India based on domestic average AUM as published by the Association of Mutual Funds of India (AMFI). ABSLMF has an impressive mix of reach, a wide range of product offerings across equity, debt, balanced as well as structured asset classes, sound investment performance and over 7 million investor folios as of March 31st, 2019.

With a pan India presence across 270 locations, ABSLMF is committed to deepening mutual fund penetration in the country. The company is ceaselessly working to enhance the appeal of mutual funds across a wider set of investors and advisors across India. Part of this effort includes introducing smart solutions, user-friendly services and conveniences which simplify mutual fund processes with digitization for both – investors as well as distribution partners. ABSLAMF provides sector specific equity schemes, fund of fund schemes, hybrid and monthly income funds, debt and treasury products and offshore funds.

Company Information: Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Limited (formerly known as Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company Limited, Investment Manager for Aditya Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund) One India Bulls Centre, Tower 1, 17th Floor, Jupiter Mill Compound, 841, S.B. Marg, Elphinstone Road, Mumbai - 400 013. Tel.: 4356 8000. Website: CIN: U65991MH1994PLC080811

Aditya Birla Capital Limited (ABCL), is the holding company of all the financial services businesses of the Aditya Birla Group. With a strong presence across Protecting, Investing and Financing solutions, ABCL is a universal financial solution provider catering to diverse needs of its customers across their life stages. Anchored by more than 18,000 employees, ABCL has a nationwide reach with 850+ branches and more than 2,00,000 agents / channel partners and several bank partners, ABCL is committed to serving the end-to-end financial services needs of its retail and corporate customers under a unified brand — Aditya Birla Capital.

As of March 31st, 2019, Aditya Birla Capital manages aggregate assets worth ~ Rs. 3,000 billion and has a consolidated lending book of over Rs. 631 billion, through its subsidiaries and joint ventures

Aditya Birla Capital is a part of the Aditya Birla Group, a US$ 48.3 billion Indian multinational, in the league of Fortune 500. Anchored by an extraordinary force of over 120,000 employees, belonging to 42 nationalities, the Aditya Birla Group operates in 34 countries across the globe.

Associate Partner:

American Oncology Institute

American Oncology Institute is a leading cancer care provider across South Asia. It operates a chain of cancer hospitals in multiple cities across India. American Oncology Institute was co-founded in 2006 by a group of physicians and industry experts, with decades of experience in University of Pittsburgh Medical College (UPMC), Pittsburgh, USA in managing oncology practices, AOI brings US university-level medical care to underserved areas worldwide.

AOI was started with an aim to close the gap between standards of cancer care in South Asia and the US through transporting the rich lineage of its parent organization in offering Precision Cancer Care. AOI provides comprehensive cancer management that is powered by clinical excellence, world class technology as well as international pathways and protocols for treatment planning and execution, providing never-before quality in cancer care across India and South Asia.

Equipped with the world’s latest medical technology including TrueBeam Linear Accelerator, American Oncology Institute stands at the forefront of cancer care excellence. Our unique features include:

  • Advanced Cancer Care as per US University Standards
    AOI’s experienced cancer specialists create the most effective treatment plan following US University-level guidelines.
  • Multi-disciplinary Team of Doctors
    A multi-disciplinary team of Medical, Radiation and Surgical Oncologists together assess the patient’s condition to arrive at the right treatment decision.
  • Centralised Treatment Planning as per US Guidelines
    At AOI, Radiation Treatment Planning is done by a central team under the guidance of US-based experts to ensure better accuracy and lesser side effects.
  • Clinical Pathways & Protocols
    AOI practices evidence-based medicine to ensure precise outcomes. At AOI, each treatment is planned based on international protocols that are administered through decision support tools enabled by technology.
  • International Tumor Board
    AOI conducts a weekly International Tumor Board wherein, the clinicians from US join their counterparts in India to jointly review complex cases. This multidisciplinary team jointly decides on treatment pathways based on US university level protocols.

Associate Partner:

SBI Mutual Fund

Every journey begins with a vision and our sights were set on one clear objective i.e. to reach out to every investor and provide them with investment options to help achieve their financial goals. SBI Funds Management Private Limited (the investment manager of SBI Mutual Fund), a joint venture between State Bank of India (SBI), India’s largest bank and Banker to every Indian, and AMUNDI (France), one of the world’s leading asset management companies, is your Partner for Life. Like a true partner, we ensure that we deliver our best towards this goal; from the first stage of product development to serving our clients after they invest with us. We maintain the highest ethical standards as a steward of our clients’ assets and in our day-to-day business conduct to ensure that client interests are at the heart of our firm’s investment approach.

With over 32 years of proven experience in fund management across market cycles, asset classes and styles, we devote considerable resources to gain, maintain and sustain our profitable insights into market movements. The trust reposed in us by over 7.8 million (live folios as on June 30, 2019) is a genuine tribute to our expertise in Fund Management and dedication to our singular focus. SBI Funds Management remains committed to innovation, ethics and simplifying investment decision making for our investors.

Associate Partner:


The Avendus Group (Avendus) is a leading provider of financial services with an emphasis on customized solutions in the areas of Investment Banking, Wealth Management, Credit Solutions and Asset Management. Avendus relies on its extensive experience, in-depth domain understanding and knowledge of the regulatory environment to identify value creating opportunities for high performing entrepreneurs, wealth creators and pioneers of the new age economy.

Established in 1999 in Mumbai, India, Avendus's presence in eleven cities across four countries brings global perspectives and thought leadership to the table and equips our inter-country teams with the expertise to handle large and complex transactions. Avendus Capital Inc. and Avendus Capital (UK) Pvt. Ltd. located in New York and London respectively are wholly owned subsidiaries offering M&A and Private Equity syndication services to clients in the respective regions.

Session Partner:

Bain Capital

Bain Capital Private Equity has partnered closely with management teams to provide the strategic resources that build great companies and help them thrive since its founding in 1984. Bain Capital Private Equity’s global team of more than 240 investment professionals creates value for its portfolio companies through its global platform and depth of expertise in key vertical industries including healthcare, consumer/retail, financial and business services, industrials, and technology, media and telecommunications. Bain Capital has offices in Boston, Chicago, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Dublin, London, Munich, Melbourne, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Sydney and Tokyo and has made more than 850 primary and add-on investments to date. In addition to private equity, Bain Capital invests across asset classes including credit, public equity, venture capital and real estate, managing approximately USD 105 billion in total and leveraging the firm’s shared platform to capture opportunities in strategic areas of focus.

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PETRONAS is a Fortune Global 500* company, founded in 1974. PETRONAS is a fully integrated Oil and Gas company with operations in a broad spectrum of Oil and Gas value-chain in more than 80 counties. PETRONAS Lubricant Business an International player with century-long experience and technology expertise manufactures and market a wide range of high quality automotive and industrial lubricants in over 90 counties. PETRONAS Lubricant believes in building valuable business partnership and committed to delivering value by ensuring quality product that exceeds performance expectations.  We are partners to many reputable OEMs around the world.

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PNB MetLife

PNB MetLife India Insurance Company Limited (PNB MetLife) is one of the leading life insurance companies in India. PNB MetLife has as its shareholders MetLife International Holdings LLC (MIHL), Punjab National Bank Limited (PNB), Jammu & Kashmir Bank Limited (JKB), M. Pallonji and Company Private Limited and other private investors, MIHL and PNB being the majority shareholders. PNB MetLife has been present in India since 2001.

PNB MetLife brings together the financial strength of a leading global life insurance provider, MetLife, Inc., and the credibility and reliability of PNB, one of India's oldest and leading nationalised banks. The vast distribution reach of PNB together with the global insurance expertise and product range of MetLife makes PNB MetLife a strong and trusted insurance provider.

PNB MetLife is present in 107 locations across the country with access to over 100 million customers in more than 11,000 locations through its strong bank partnerships with PNB, JKB, KBL and other bank partners.

PNB MetLife partners with the customers for their entire ‘Circle of Life’ covering their 4 different stages of life – Child Education, Family Protection, Long Term Savings and Retirement. Our comprehensive product portfolio comprises of 16 Savings Products, 13 Protection Products, 5 pension products, and 8 optional riders.

PNB MetLife wide range of protection and retirement products through its Agency sales of over 7,338 financial advisors and multiple bank partners, and provides access to Employee Benefit plans for over 659 corporate clients in India. The company continues to be consistently profitable and has declared profits for last five Financial Years.

Session Partner:


Barclays is a transatlantic consumer and wholesale bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US.

With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries and employs approximately 83,500 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.

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ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company Ltd. (IPru) is a leading asset management company (AMC) in the country focused on bridging the gap between savings & investments and creating long term wealth for investors through a range of simple and relevant investment solutions.

The AMC is a joint venture between ICICI Bank, a well-known and trusted name in financial services in India and Prudential Plc, one of UK’s largest players in the financial services sectors. Throughout these years of the joint venture, the company has forged a position of pre-eminence in the Indian Mutual Fund industry.

The AMC manages significant Assets under Management (AUM) in the mutual fund segment. The AMC also caters to Portfolio Management Services, Alternative Investment Funds, Real Estate Investments for investors, spread across the country, along with International Advisory Mandates for clients across international markets in asset classes like Debt, Equity and Real Estate.

The AMC has witnessed substantial growth in scale; from 2 locations and 6 employees at the inception of the joint venture in 1998, to a current strength of 2062 employees with a reach across over 300 locations reaching out to an investor base of more than 4 million investors (as on June 30, 2019). The company’s growth momentum has been exponential and it has always focused on increasing accessibility for its investors.

Driven by an entirely investor centric approach, the organization today is a suitable mix of investment expertise, resource bandwidth and process orientation. At ICICI Prudential AMC, our single most important goal is to understand your investment goals and give you a range of products & services that may best suit your needs. We are here to partner in your progress and by making your money work as hard as you do!

Offerings by the AMC

Mutual Funds: At IPru we understand the dynamic economic environment and the ever-evolving investor needs. Our endeavour is to present innovative products that align with investor’s investment objectives. We offer a well-diversified portfolio of retail and corporate investment solutions across - equity, debt and hybrid asset classes.

Portfolio Management Services: We were the first AMC to acquire PMS license in the year 2000. We strongly believe that innovation is the key to achieve differentiation in an increasingly competitive market environment. Our endeavour is to generate new ideas that can stand the test of time and difficult market conditions, thereby benefiting our esteemed investors.

Real Estate Investments: IPru is one of the most pre-eminent real estate investors in India having over 10 years of real estate investing experience across key markets in India. Our difference lies in our ability to navigate through dynamic market conditions, while remaining focused on meeting our client’s goals. We offer a range of bespoke solutions that create sustainable, long term value for our investors.

Alternative Investment Funds: We provide investment management services to Alternative Investment Funds as well. These provide an opportunity to invest into a wider range of asset classes, including equity, debt and derivative instruments, thus creating potential for higher returns.

International Advisory Mandates: Started in 2006, we are amongst the few AMCs in India that render advisory services to International clients. With a dedicated Investment Marketing Team to support International Clients, we advise India only funds and segregated mandates for clients across Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America.

Session Partner:

Rockman Industries

About Rockman

Rockman Industries Ltd. is a leading aluminium die casting components, machined & painted assemblies supplier to automobile OEMs and Tier 1’s. The company has expertise in all the three casting processes (GDC, LPDC, and HPDC) with a capacity of more than 100,000 tonnes of aluminium processing annually. Rockman is an industry leader in 2 wheeler alloy wheels with an installed capacity of 6.4 million wheels annually. Rockman Industries has also diversified into Carbon Composites technology through the acquisition of a British-Indian enterprise, Moldex Composites.

Session Partner:

TATA Capital

About TATA Capital

Tata Capital Limited, the flagship financial services company of the Tata Group, is a subsidiary of Tata Sons Private Limited and is registered with the Reserve Bank of India as a Systemically Important Non-Deposit Accepting Core Investment Company.

Tata Capital and its subsidiaries are engaged in providing/supplying a wide array of services/products in the financial services sector and operates across various areas of business: Commercial Finance, Infrastructure Finance, Wealth Management, Consumer Loans and distribution and marketing of Tata Cards.

Tata Capital's subsidiary companies include:

  • Tata Capital Financial Services Limited ("TCFSL") - A one-stop financial service provider that caters to the diverse needs of retail, corporate and institutional customers across businesses. The Commercial & SME Finance Division offers financing to corporates with a broad suite of financing products such as vanilla term loans, working capital term loans, channel finance, bill discounting, construction equipment finance, leasing solutions, lease rental discounting, promoter finance and structured products, customized to cater to the needs of various segments.
  • Tata Capital Housing Finance Limited ("TCHFL") - TCHFL primarily offers Home Loans and Affordable Housing Finance Loans. It also provides Loans Against Property and Loans to Developers for constructing Residential and Commercial premises.
  • Tata Cleantech Capital Limited ("TCCL") - A Joint Venture between TCL and International Finance Corporation (“IFC”), TCCL is engaged in the business of providing finance and advisory services for projects in Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Waste Management, Water Management and cash flow based Infrastructure Finance.

Today, Tata Capital is 190 + branches old and counting.

Technology Partner:


About IBM India

IBM has been present in India since 1951. Since inception, IBM India has expanded its operations with regional headquarters in Bangalore and offices across 20 cities. IBM India has established itself as one of the leaders in the Indian Information Technology Industry.

As a leading cognitive solutions and cloud platform company, innovation is at the core of the IBM company strategy. This is reflected in the end-to-end solutions delivered to clients, which span from software and systems hardware to a broad range of infrastructure, cognitive, cloud and consulting services.

IBM helps clients solve complex business and technical issues by delivering deep business process and industry expertise. This is enhanced with advanced analytics, research capabilities, comprehensive IT infrastructure knowledge and the proven ability to implement enterprise solutions to deliver bottom line value to businesses and governments worldwide.

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Policy Partner:


About Pahle India

“Pahle India Foundation (PIF) is an FCRA certified, not for profit, policy think tank, established in June 2013 as a Section 8 company. PIF’s motto is “Facilitating Policy Change”. The motto guides all our activities. At PIF, we undertake research and disseminate its findings to contribute to the necessary paradigm shift in development thinking and practices in India. PIF is committed to enriching the public discourse and also to influence policy formulation that will help India successfully complete its triple transition in economic, political and social fields. PIF’s core research covers the niche sectors of finance, MSMEs, trade and digital economy as well as defence economics.

Our aim is to emerge as a credible, trustworthy and neutral bridge between economic agents like firms, farmers and professionals on the one hand and policy makers on the other, and to contribute to bringing the three principle stakeholders viz Government, industry and academia on the same page and pulling in the same direction – a key condition for ensuring India’s success in global markets. PIF currently has an analytically strong team of dedicated researchers who are self-motivated. PIF’s highly qualified team specialises in analysing India’s political economy and its engagement across verticals that are relatively underworked areas that will permit PIF to create a niche for itself in the research and think tank space in the country.”


Businessworld Brand

Businessworld Brand Overview :

Businessworld is now a 39 year old business and lifestyle magazine, enjoying a fortnightly circulation of 2, 25, 000 copies, readership of 10 lakhs plus and is the only business magazine which drives content that is current and futuristic to its readers. Business world is also available inflight for Vistara, Emirates, Air India - BUSINESS CLASS, Indian Airlines - BUSINESS CLASS, Jet Airways - BUSINESS CLASS, Sahara Lounge - BUSINESS CLASS, Emirates Airlines - BUSINESS CLASS

We are available at following AIRPORTS too

  1. Mumbai – Domestic & International, Delhi – T3, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmadabad, Kochi, Jaipur Kolkata.
  2. Business world is also available at Clipper lounge the Chhatrapati Shivaji international airport in Mumbai. Business world is the only magazine available there.


Business Standard

About Business Standard

One of India’s leading business newspapers, Business Standard has been the preferred choice of serious business readers since 1975 – making it the newspaper for the decision makers! Founded on the editorial principles of integrity, accuracy and trust; the brand is a quality leader respected among a discerning audience.

Along with comprehensive and in-depth coverage on finance and economy, the newspaper is known for its insightful opinion pieces by, arguably, the best editorial team in business journalism and contributors which are some of the sharpest minds writing on economics and business.

The English edition is published from 12 centers - New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Pune, Kochi and Bhubaneswar. It is also printed from Bhopal; while the Hindi Business Standard is published from 8 centres - New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Patna, Lucknow, Bhopal, Chandigarh and Raipur.

A pioneer in digital presence, Business Standard has had its website since 1997 – with more than 10 million unique visitors every month – the highest for any standalone business newspaper website in India, e-paper and mobile apps for all platforms, and was the first large media company to launch paid digital subscriptions in India in May 2016. The website for the Hindi content is

Business Standard organises some of the biggest events in the industry under BS Conferences, publishes books under BS Books, and recently launched BS Learning as a platform for tutorial and test series on various competitive exams.

T N Ninan, a former editor of the newspaper and perhaps India's best known business journalist, is the Chairman of Business Standard, and the editorial team is led by Shyamal Majumdar.



About CNBC-TV18

CNBC–TV18 has been the pioneer as well as India's No.1 business medium for the past 19 years. It delivers quality and involved audiences that comprise a comprehensive viewership base greater than similar offerings in the business space across all media. The channel's benchmark coverage extends from corporate news, financial markets coverage, expert perspective on investing and management to industry verticals and beyond.

CNBC-TV18 has been constantly innovating with new genres of programming that helps make business more relevant to different constituencies across the country. This audience is highly diversified at one level comprising of key groups such as business leaders, professionals, retail investors, brokers and traders, intermediaries, self employed professionals, High Net Worth individuals, students and even homemakers but shares a distinct commonality in terms of their spirit of enterprise. CNBC-TV18 is currently available in more than 30 million households in India.

CNBC-TV18 has partnered with the Indian economy’s growth story and has been an important catalyst in the growth of India’s biggest business houses as well as businessmen. The brand has nurtured business communities such as SMEs, Entrepreneurs and others to holistically take the industry forward. In 1999, we recognized the need for a dedicated channel for the business industry and are now synonymous with business. With the most respected names in business journalism, we are the most trusted source of business news coverage as well as insightful analysis for the evolved investor as well as the rest of the business community. We are distinctly set apart from any other brand in the genre by the sheer quality of our on-air conversation. The biggest global and national leaders reinforce his belief by choosing to speak to us first on all major events/occasions.

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