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Pavan Varshnei calls it a day at ABP

As President, English language publications, he was instrumental in launching Fortune India. Kaushik Banerjee will take over as VP, English magazines, from March 1

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | February 22, 2012

Pavan Varshnei, President, English language publications at ABP, has decided to move on after a four-year stint. Kaushik Banerjee will take over as Vice-President, English magazines, with effect from March 1, 2012, and will be relocating from Kolkata to Delhi.

Varshnei confirmed the news to BestMediaInfo but is tight-lipped about his next move. “All I can say is that I had a good run here,” he said.

Varshnei joined ABP in 2008 as business head of Businessworld, and thereafter played a key role in launching Fortune India. Prior to joining ABP, he was the Publishing Director of the Business Division at India Today Group, and was credited with rapidly expanding the business publications portfolio. He identified new segments and launched four new publications: Scientific American, Harvard Business Review, Men’s Health and BT More.

Before joining the publishing industry, Varshnei was Executive VP at Lintas where he had spent 14 years, working across several Unilever brands, Maruti Suzuki, Electrolux, Joyco, Wills Lifestyle and Sony Ericsson. At Lintas, he also served as Head of Insight and oversaw the AOR (agency of record) business for Bajaj Auto, Idea Cellular, UTI, Pantaloon and Parle Agro.

Varshnei is a Chevening scholar from the London School of Economics. He graduated from St Stephen’s College, Delhi, and holds an MBA from the Asian Institute of Management, Manila.

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