Shri Pratap Rao Pawar

Pratap Govindrao Pawar is a businessperson who has been at the head of several companies and currently is Chairman of Pp Holdings Ltd., Chairman at Ajay Metachem Sud Chemie Pvt Ltd., Chairman & Managing Director at Sakal Papers Pvt Ltd. and Chairman at Sakal Media Pvt Ltd.

Mr. Pawar is also Chairman for Bhau Institute and on the board of 23 other companies. In 2020, Mr. Pawar took charge as the president of the Governing Council of the College of Engineering Pune (COEP). Mr. Pawar has been associated with COEP for the last 16 years.

In the past he held the position of President for Indian Language Newspapers Association, President & Director at World Association of Newspapers and Chairman for Media Research Users Council. Pawar is a former president of the Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA), Pune, the Indian Newspaper Society and Indian Language Newspapers Association. He is a member of the executive committee of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, Paris and a UGC-nominee at the Press Council of India.

He also serves on the director boards of several companies and is a recipient of the Punyabhushan Award. The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2014, for his contributions to trade and industry.

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