Pratap Pawar, the chairman of the Sakal Media Private Ltd. which publishes Marathi daily newspaper SAKAL, was unanimously elected chairman of Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) for 2022-2023.
Pawar was the former president of The Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries & Agriculture, Pune. He is on the Board of several national and International organisations.
Pawar was awarded Padma Shri in 2014.
Meanwhile, Srinivasan K Swamy, chairman and managing director of R K Swamy Pvt Ltd, was unanimously elected deputy chairman.
Members on the Bureau’s Council of Management for the year 2022-2023 are:
Pratap G. Pawar - Sakal Papers Pvt. Ltd. – Chairman
Riyad Mathew - Malayala Manorama Co. Ltd. - Hony. Secretary
Hormusji N. Cama – The Bombay Samachar Pvt. Ltd.
Shailesh Gupta - Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Praveen Someshwar – HT Media Ltd.
Mohit Jain – Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.
Dhruba Mukherjee – ABP Pvt. Ltd.
Karan. Darda - Lokmat Media Pvt. Ltd
Advertising agencies representatives
Srinivasan K Swamy, RK Swamy Pvt. Ltd. – Dy. Chairman
Vikram Sakhuja, Madison Communications Pvt. Ltd. – Hony. Treasurer
Shashidhar Sinha, IPG Media Brands, Media Brands Pvt. Ltd.
Prasanth Kumar, Group M Media India Private Limited
Debabrata Mukherjee, United Breweries Ltd.
Karunesh Bajaj, ITC Ltd.
Aniruddha Haldar, TVS Motor Company Ltd.
Shashank Srivastava, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.
Hormuzd Masani – Secretary General