Thursday, March 26, 2015

Pratham Books welcomes its new CEO: Himanshu Giri


Pratham Books is in its 11th year of inception and as we gear up to take on challenges of the new decade, we are excited to welcome Himanshu Giri to his new role as our Chief Executive Officer.


Himanshu has been with Pratham Books since 2009 as its Chief Operating Officer and has worked on a number of exciting projects and programs to fulfill our mission of “A book in every child’s hand”. Prior to that, he has spent two decades in the fields of publishing, sales, operations and marketing with organizations like Thomas Cook and Scholastic Inc. He brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge, both in the publishing as well as the service industry. 


Commenting on his new role, Himanshu said, “ I am delighted to take on the responsibilities of my new role and look forward to continuing to fulfill the mission of the organization. We, at Pratham Books, believe that every child should have access to joyful reading material and have always looked for innovative solutions to provide more books to more children. We will continue to take the lead on this by using new strategies like digital technology and community based initiatives to help build a reading nation”. 


Extending her wishes to Himanshu Giri on his new role, Ms. Suzanne Singh, Chairperson, Pratham Books said: “ We are extremely proud of what Pratham Books has achieved over the last decade by spreading the joy of reading to millions of children in India. As we move ahead in our journey of reaching ‘every child’, we will explore new technologies to create more access to good quality children’s content. We are pleased that Himanshu, who has been an integral part of the Pratham Books team, will be our CEO and lead the organization in its next phase”. 





The Pratham Books team welcomes Himanshu Giri to his new role.

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