Board of Directors

Pradeep Gupta

Chairman & Managing Director

A first generation entrepreneur, along with his family members promoted CyberMedia in 1982. He is a B.Tech. from IIT Delhi (1975) and MBA from IIM Calcutta (1977). He is the main promoter as well as Chairman & pg-140x124Managing Director of Cyber Media (India) Ltd. He is an industry veteran of 40 years, and is highly reputed in the IT Industry.

He was conferred the “National Entrepreurship Award as the Best Mentor” by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India as he has mentored over 150 start-ups.
He is the co-founder of Indian Angel Network. He is the Chair of the Alumni Trust, the sponsors of IvyCap Ventures Trust Funds. He is on the Board of the IIM Calcutta Innovation Park.
He was a global trustee of TiE, the world’s largest entrepreneurial ecosystem. He was also on the Board of UTI AMC and its subsidiary UTI Capital.

He has been the past President of PanIIT India and Association of Indian Magazines. He is/has been on the Boards of IIT Mandi, Indian Newspaper Society, IIT Delhi incubator, etc.
He is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni award of IIT Delhi and the Helen Keller award for working in the disability sector.

Dhaval Gupta

Whole-Time Director

Dhaval Gupta is the Executive Director and heads digital initiatives at CyberMedia. As a new media advocate, Dhaval has a keen understanding of media and technology space.

Dhaval has played a pivotal role in establishing CyberMedia as a leading digital services setup. He is the architect of CyberMedia partnerships with Google, Facebook, Twitter, and oversees Cyber Media Services. By building comprehensive online brand strategies, audience profiling and big data analytics, Dhaval has built a strong team and detailed understanding of the global digital economy.

Dhaval has also played a leadership role in driving the digital transformation for media brands including Dataquest, PC Quest, Voice&Data, CIOL.com, CyberAstro.com, among others.

His other passions also include working within the startup ecosystem. Dhaval has been actively involved as a mentor & advisor to startups in field of Media, Fintech and Technology.

Dhaval is the Founder-Director of DU Beat, India’s largest student newspaper. He is an investor and Board member of WittyFeed.com, India’s largest viral content company.

He is a Graduate of University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Independent Directors

Pramod Kumar Sanghi

Pramod Kumar Sanghi, aged 62 years is an MBA from IIM, Calcutta and B.Com (H) from Delhi University. He has over 38 years of experience in a wide variety of functional areas including IPO, capital markets, investor interaction and road shows, corporate governance, risk & compliance, capital appropriation-feasibility and project planning, audit, taxation and controllership, foreign exchange and investment

He has been President – Finance and CFO at Nucleus Software Exports Ltd. from April, 2002 to March, 2015; Senior Executive Director (Finance) at Pearl Global Ltd. from 1991 to 2002; Financial Controller at Network Ltd. from 1983 to 1991; Unit Financial Controller at ITC Ltd. (WELCOMGROUP) from May, 1980 to January, 1983; Internal Auditor at Voltas Ltd. from May, 1977 to May, 1980.

He superannuated from Leadership role in Corporate Finance Management in India’s top ranked software Product transnational.

He has been awarded as Corporate Finance Management Executive. He was the winner of CFO 100 League of Excellence 2015.

Mrs. Shravani Dang

Shravani Dang, aged 56 years is senior Communications and CSR leader with over two decades of quantifiable achievements. Her experience base spans multinational companies across Technology, Financial, Not-for-profit and Industrial sectors, in both complex and large organizations.

Currently, she serves as the Vice President and Global Group Head Corporate Communications and Public Relations at the Avantha Group, one of India’s largest and broad-based industrial conglomerate. Previously, she was Head & Associate Director Corporate Communications at Fidelity and has worked with internationally reputed brands like IT giants CSC ($17b billion) and HCL, as well as international relief and development organization CARE India. Shravani headed the CSR portfolio at Fidelity, CSC and HCL. Shravani also serves as a Member of the Board of Trustees of international NGO – Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) in India and a co-founder of Asia Pacific Association of Communication Directors (APACD) and is a frequent jury member of SABRE awards, APACD awards, IPRCC and many other Indian and international communications and CSR awards.

Reputation Today magazine recently ranked Shravani as among the top ten corporate communications professionals in the country.

K.K. Tulshan

He has over 24 years of wide and varied professional experience.

Mr. Tulshan is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Senior Management

Satrajit Majumdar, Director, Cyber Astro

He founded Cyberastro Limited in 1997 with a vision that through internet it will be possible to provide healing services with the help of Vedic astrology, to every corner of the globe.

He has more than 20 years of experience in IT industry in India. He had hold key positions in IT industry in companies such as HCL, PSI Data, MMC and Rallis. He then became an entrepreneur and started his own software development companies – Project 21, KEI systems and KEI Graphics where he was developing cutting edge software in data base development and GIS services. Cyberastro.com was a pioneering venture of his, which was amongst the first e-commerce website, started in India in 1997.

He is a graduate in electrical engineering and Post Graduae in Marketing Management.

Ram Capoor, President, Cyber Media (India) LLC

Ram Capoor obtained his MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School and B.Tech from IIT Kanpur. His extensive background uniquely combines both “Main Street” and “Wall Street” skills. He brings to Cyber Media experience as an entrepreneur and operator along with more than 20 years’ experience in a broad spectrum of arenas ram-140x124including mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, investment banking, asset management, and corporate development.

At UBS he filled various roles including Head of U.S. Strategic Development for Asset Management, and Managing Director in the bank’s M&A group. Prior to that Mr. Capoor’s experience included key roles at Morgan Stanley where as Vice President he helped the firm expand and diversify its portfolio of businesses, and then as Principal participated in over $5 billion dollars of IPO’s, secondary offerings and recapitalizations across a wide range of industries. Earlier in his career he joined the management consulting practice of Touche Ross & Co (now Deloitte) and rapidly ascended the ranks to become a Partner, providing strategic and tactical solutions for complex business issues at leading US corporations.

Ibrahim Ahmad, Group Editor

Ibrahim Ahmad is Group Editor & Head of Media Business Group. In this capacity he heads 5 publications including Dataquest, PCQuest, Voice&Data, DQChannels, and The DQWeek newspapers published from Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi. Under his supervision some of country’s most well known national industry surveys like DQ Top 20 and V&D100 are undertaken. Currently he heads a team of 45 media professionals and is responsible for business, editorial, events and circulation for these publications.

Ibrahim was also the founding editor of The DQWeek when it was launched in 1996 in Chennai. He has been instrumental in guiding Dataquest and Voice&Data to take up the ‘evangelist’ role in terms of bringing together the various stake-holders – product and service provider, users, and policy makers – on various print, event and digital platforms. Under his stewardship, the publications have been successful in championing some major industry issues like national bandwidth, and spectrum for wifi. Working as a professional journalist for the last 27 years, Ibrahim is also a successful project manager, and was the driver behind the launch of sister publication PCQuest in neighboring countries Nepal and Bangladesh. Widely traveled across the world, Ibrahim has interacted and interviewed some of the most well known leaders of global and Indian ICT industry, and has been working with the Govt of India on some ICT projects in the areas of e—Governance, web enablement, and local language computing.

An Economics graduate from AMU Aligarh, 52 year old Ibrahim started his career as a fish farming entrepreneur that could not take off. He later went back to do his MBA from AMU, before joining CyberMedia.

Thomas George, Senior Vice President

Thomas George leads CyberMedia Research & Services Limited and manages its business operations. He also mentors the content strategies for India’s oldest ICT news portal www.ciol.com

He was instrumental in establishing a growing ICT research brand in the last 6 years. In his earlier stints, Thomas led his team in various new initiatives at IDC India as Country Manager for Indian operations, including research in non-traditional domains, city-level market sizing studies and the Go-To-Market Services practice. His focus on outstanding customer service and satisfaction were a major factor in the expansion and growth of IDC’s research business in India.

He was also instrumental in initiating many studies jointly with key industry associations and organizations like Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) and The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).

Prior to joining IDC India, Thomas worked with Global Solutions, a software development firm in business development role for close to two years. In this role he was responsible for expanding the custom application development business for the company. Based in Bangalore, Thomas is an Economics graduate.

Thomas is also a qualified lead auditor for ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Management Systems requirements and a certified Six Sigma ‘Green Belt’ quality professional. He is a practitioner and strong evangelist of the concepts of teamwork and human capital creation in knowledge industry and social settings.

Monica Badhwar, Senior Vice President, Cyber Media Services

Monica Badhwar is a Delhi University Science Graduate with a Masters in Animation and Online Media. She has over 20 years of experience in varied functional areas including Education, Print Media, Online Media, Digital Marketing, Ad Monetization and Yield Management. She specializes in Managing Large teams, Business Development, Marketing, Techno-commercial Activity, Client Relationship Management, Planning and Administration. She began her career as an Educator and then moved on to be an Entrepreneur for a couple of years before joining CyberMedia. At CyberMedia she has worked with multiple groups in various roles before moving into the leadership position at CyberMedia Research and Services.

Her current role at CyberMedia Services as Sr. Vice President includes managing the business operations and P/L of the entire group.

Rachna Garga, Senior Vice President, Cyber Media

Has an experience of over 25 years in a variety of business and leadership roles in ICT and Technology Media Space across various media brands of CyberMedia, primarily across functions of Business Development, Strategic Management , Marketing Planning and Implementation , Partnerships and Alliances, Cash Flow Management, Event Management, Circulation Management, Digital Marketing and Online Revenue Generation.

Since 2015 designated as Group Head – Business and Strategic Partnerships for Media brands. Her earlier roles in CyberMedia include Group Head – Channel Publications, head of Shared Services for all media brands, head of Cyber Media TV business, head of Sales & Marketing for Dataquest and Voice&Data; head of CyberMedia events, sales head of North and East Region.

Rachna is a Physics Graduate from Hindu College, Delhi University and an MBA from Faculty of Management Studies, Udaipur.

JN Pandey, Senior Vice President, Cyber Astro

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Astrologer; a PhD in Vedic Astrology from Benares Hindu University (BHU) who joined Cyber Astro from its inception in 1997. He has 22 years of experience in the field of astrology and E-commerce business management & operations. A senior research fellow of UGC India, he has acquired tremendous knowledge and experience in budgeting and team building.

Prior to this association, he was Assistant Editor of Almanac (Vishwa Panchangam) published regularly by Banaras Hindu University and also taught graduation students in same University from 1993 to 1996. He has participated and presented research papers in many national and international seminars and was the sole representative from the Vedic Astrology field in an international seminar organized by NPL, Pusa Road, New Delhi titled “Time and Frequency”. His paper titled “Time Concept in Vedic Astrology” was highly appreciated by worldwide scientists attending the seminar.