Soumya Ranjan Patnaik

Chairman

 

As a media baron, politician and social activist, Soumya Ranjan Patnaik is a household name in Odisha. Apart from being the man who instituted the largest media house in the state, he has also championed various social causes such as promotion of Odia language and culture, spreading awareness and conducting massive blood donation drives.

Currently the sitting MLA of Khandapada, he was also elected as a Member of Parliament to the Lower House from Bhubaneswar in 1996. In 2018, he was also nominated as a Rajya Sabha MP by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

An alumnus of the prestigious Ravenshaw University, Benaras Hindu University and University of Oxford, with over a decade-long teaching tenure, Patnaik is a mesmerising orator. His contagious youthful charm and exuberance have also made him an inspiration for the youth. In spite of his busy schedule, his keen interest in cricket and soccer draw him to various tournaments all over the world.

Monica Nayyar Patnaik

Managing Director

 

Monica Nayyar Patnaik is a management professional with rich experience of over 24 years. A student of Delhi Public School (R K Puram), she was a three-time topper of the prestigious Hindu College. While pursuing post graduation in Molecular Biology from Delhi University, she also held fellowships from the renowned Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore) and did business management in international and domestic marketing from Delhi. Furthermore, she has completed a leadership course from University of Oxford, as well.

She is the Chairperson of FICCI Odisha State Council apart from being a national governing body member of FICCI- Media & Entertainment Skills Council. She also serves on the governing body of AROI (Association of Radio Operators of India).

Monica regularly participates as chief speaker, panellist, presenter in the national fora for media and entertainment and has been a soft skills trainer for IT giants such as IBM, Infosys, etc.

Tanaya Patnaik

Executive Director

 

Tanaya Patnaik, who heads the radio, television and digital wings of the media house, is an alumnus of the prestigious Warwick Business School in England. She is extremely passionate about new media and has been pioneering the group’s foray into digital platforms. She identifies herself as a proud Odia and actively promotes Odia culture via Sambad Group’s various platforms. Tanaya is also keen about the ‘Street Store’ project and was instrumental in introducing this concept in India for the first time in 2014.

She facilitated  the ‘Sambad 100 Women Edit-a-thon’ aimed to create and edit biography articles of notable Odia women on Wikipedia in Odia and also orchestrated an exclusive open mic for women called ‘UNZIP’ to commemorate International Women’s Day which organizes innovative, women centric events.

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