Apurva Purohit

A Leading Voice in the Indian Business Landscape


A leading business woman with over three decades of corporate experience, Apurva Purohit has formed significant partnerships with private firms and promoters to build up-scale diverse businesses.

She is the president of Jagran Prakashan Ltd. which owns publications like Dainik Jagran, Mid Day, Inext, and Inquilab along with India's first private FM radio station Radio City.

Apurva has worked across a few media businesses, from radio and print to digital. She was responsible for building and up-scaling Radio City to a leader in the FM radio space, getting listed on the stock exchange in 2017.

She set up Lodestar, one of the largest media buying agencies in the country. She also planned the Times of India's entry strategy into the television space.

She is an Independent Director at L&T Technology Services Ltd, Mindtree Ltd, Navin Fluorine International Ltd. and an advisor to Amicus Capital, a private equity fund.With her focus on building a good company culture and people-oriented leadership, Radio FM has been featured on Great Places to Work for seven consecutive years and is amongst the Best Places to Work in Asia.  

Apurva has recently launched Aazol Ventures Pvt Ltd, a consumer products company which aims to create a market for traditional food items made by self-help groups and micro entrepreneurs.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

Apurva has won many business awards; India Today Group and Fortune India named her one of the ‘Most Powerful Women in Business’. She was also a part of LinkedIn’s ‘Top Voices’ and one of YourStory’s ‘Top 10 Digital Influencers in 2020’. In 2022, she was awarded the ‘Distinguished Alumni Award’ by IIM Bangalore. 

Why Apurva Purohit ?

Apurva has been a leading voice in the Indian business landscape, advocating gender diversity, what ails it, and what organisations and leaders can do to improve this critical imperative.

She is also the author of the two national bestselling books, ‘Lady, You’re not a Man – the Adventures of a Woman at Work and Lady, You’re the Boss!’.

Through her books, Apurva aims to empower women and encourage them to achieve their full potential. 

In her talks , she stresses upon the need for men to become allies in the fight for gender equality, and also highlights the need for organisations to have more women in the boardroom.Her vibrant and uplifting insights are fuelled by a deep desire to give back to society, both through wisdom drawn from her life and role as a leader, and her philanthropic endeavours.

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