New Team at API - Mr. Vikas Gupta takes over as President of API, India.
The annual general meeting and annual elections took place at API - Association of Publishers in India (The Trade body of global publishers with a presence in India). The new team comprises:
--> Mr. Vikas Gupta (MD, Wiley India) - President
--> Mr. Ratnesh Jha (MD, Cambridge University Press) – Vice President
--> Ms. Nitasha Devasar (MD, Taylor & Francis, India) – Secretary
--> Mr. Yash Mehta (Director, MacMillan India) – Joint Secretary
--> Mr. Sanjiv Gupta (CFO, Penguin Random House, India) – Treasurer
Mr. Vikas Gupta announced the setting up of several sub committees to work collectively on the key concerns of publishing and allied industries, including copyright awareness, open access, the challenges of school education, taxation etc. for both the print and digital domains, as well as engaging with the government, trade associations and research bodies.
To raise awareness of the publishing industry in India, the API engaged AG Nielsen to conduct a sizing survey of the industry. The report was launched during the Frankfurt Book Fair in October 2015.
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