Sandeep Amar has joined The Indian Express Group as the CEO – Indian Express Digital. He will be leading all the digital initiatives for the group. Sandeep was the CEO at India.com – A Zee Entertainment and Penske Media Corporation JV. Under his leadership, India.com became the number 2 digital publisher in India. Sandeep has earlier worked at Times Internet Limited, Citigroup, Zee Entertainment, The Hindustan Times and The Times of India. Sandeep is an MBA from FMS, Delhi and a Six Sigma black belt. He will be based in Delhi, operating out of The Indian Express' state of art multimedia newsroom at the Express Building, Noida and will report to Anant Goenka, Wholetime Director and Head - New Media, Express Group.
On this development, Sandeep Amar said “I am really excited to join The Indian Express Group. It is a great opportunity for me. The Group has been an inspiration in terms of quality of journalism for everyone working in the media space, and has grown tremendously in the digital medium: 4 to 40 million unique visitors in 4 years is no small feat. I hope to further grow the reach of Express' pathbreaking journalism in India and internationally, and accelerate the revenue growth with that.”
The Indian Express Group, founded by Freedom Fighter Ramnath Goenka in 1932, is one of India's largest and most respected media organizations. Known for its investigative journalism, the flagship The Indian Express is the paper behind the Panama Papers in India, the Chattisgarh Election Tapes, HSBC's Swiss Bank account leaks and is home to some of India's finest commentators including Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, noted academic Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Lord Meghnad Desai, Tavleen Singh and many others. Its website reaches 30 million unique users a month globally and is the 2nd largest English newspaper website in the country. The Financial Express -- India's first financial daily -- is the business paper for decision makers across the country with an edition in 11 Indian cities. The paper was first to report on United Breweries restructuring and is known for its provocative oped pages and its reportage on the infrastructure sector. The group also publishes India's most credible Hindi daily Jansatta and one of Maharashtra's largest read news dailies, Loksatta, which is also India's 2nd largest Marathi news website.