Avinash Pandey – Chief Executive Officer, ABP Network

Avinash Pandey CEO ABP News NetworkAvinash has been with the group since 2005 and is the CEO of ABP Network since January 2019. Before that he was the Chief Operating Officer of the Group for over 7 years. He steered the transformation of the channel from Star News to ABP News in 2012, along with the rebranding and repositioning in 2020. He has also been at the forefront of promoting Indian regional languages especially on Digital mediums.

Avinash has over 26 years of experience in Media sector. His illustrious professional career includes stint with Indian Express Group and TV Today Group.

He is on the Board of the News Broadcasters Association of India, ABP Creations Pvt. Ltd. and Indian Chapter of International Advertising Association. A true industry specialist, he is a core member of Digital News Publishers Association and a former Director of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation. He is on the Advisory Board of Mobile Marketing Association of India and Amity International Business School. He has been a member of several committees, including Media & Entertainment Committee of FICCI, Panel Advisory Committee of the Bureau of Outreach & Communication for release of Government Advertisements and the Committee of Experts appointed by the I&B Ministry on ethical standards in media coverage.

Avinash is the proud recipient of several prestigious awards and felicitations including The News Television CEO of the Year – 2019 Award and Business Leader of the Year – 2018 Award. He has judged numerous awards in advertising, marketing & communication, including TV awards at the Goa Fest as Jury Chair.

An alumnus of Harvard Business School, he also holds a degree in History and a postgraduate degree in Modern Indian History from Delhi University. A voracious reader, Avinash is interested in contemporary history as well.

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