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CMA Dipankar Das Purkayastha

Managing Director & CEO

Mr. D. D. Purkayastha is the Managing Director & CEO of ABP. He oversees strategy and operations of the ABP Group.
He is a Cost and Management Accountant. Previously, as Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, he headed Finance, IT, Supply Chain and Secretarial & Legal functions of the company. Mr. Purkayastha has spent 35 years in the Media Industry.
He is the Chairman of INFOCOM, the country's largest ICT exposition. INFOCOM was recognized by the Government of West Bengal in 2005 for the Outstanding Contribution to the IT Industry in West Bengal. Mr. Purkayastha is regarded as a veteran in the IT Industry in India.
He is on the Board of ANN, the Broadcasting Company of ABP News, ABP Ananda and ABP Majha News Channels. Under Mr. Purkayastha's leadership ABP has grown to be the largest reached News Media of the country. He has also led ABP to be the most diversified Media Company of the country. ABP's TV News Bouquet has the highest viewership among all Indian News Channels.
Globally, he is on the Board of WAN-IFRA, the largest Association of Newspaper companies having 18000 members worldwide. He is also the Chairman of WAN-IFRA's Advisory Council, being the first Asian to Chair.

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