Change is something which has to be constant in a newspaper organization – Shobhana Bhartia
Shobhana Bhartia has transformed Hindustan Times Media that was inheritedShe changed it to from a privately-held family run concern to a professionally managed, publicly listed national powerhouse.When Shobhana joined Hindustan Times in 1986, she was the first and the youngest woman chief executive of a national newspaper. In February 2006, Shobhana was nominated to the Rajya Sabha.
She has been quite active in the Rajya Sabha and also introduced “The Child Marriage (Abolition) and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill, 2006”.She has also recently taken charge as the Pro Chancellor of Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. She looks after editorial as well as financial aspects, and is credited with raising Rs. 400 crore through a public equity launch of the HT Media group
She has received the Global Leader of Tomorrow award by the World Economic Forum (1996). She is also the recipient of the Outstanding Business Woman of the Year, 2001, by PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and National Press India Award, 1992. She has also won the Business Woman award, The Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence awards 2007.
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