ABC names Dainik Jagran’s Shailesh Gupta as chairman

MUMBAI: Dainik Jagran’s director marketing Shailesh Gupta has taken over as Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) chairman, replacing Madison World chairman and MD Sam Balsara.

Gupta will occupy the new position from 2012-2013.

Meanwhile, ITC EVP-marketing Syed Mahmood has been unanimously elected as the deputy chairman of the Bureau.

The other members of ABC‘s Council of Management for 2012-2013 include eight publishers. They are M Venkatesh (Hindustan Media Ventures), Amit Mathew (Malayala Manorama), Aritra Sarkar (ABP), I Venkat (Ushodaya Enterprises), Hormusji N Cama (The Bombay Samachar), Devendra V Darda (Lokmat Media) and Sanjeev Vohra (Bennett, Coleman & Company (BCCL)).

On the part of advertisers, Ravi Pisharody (Tata Motors), Debabrata Mukherjee (Coca Cola India) and Anil Dua (Hero MotoCorp) have been appointed.

The four members appointed from the advertising agencies are Madhukar Kamath (DBB Mudra Group), Shashi Sinha (Lodestar UM), Srinivasan K Swamy (RK Swamy BBDO and Vikram Sakhuja (GroupM).

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