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Apurva Purohit

Aazol ventures (Mumbai) Private Limited


Apurva Purohit is an Indian Businesswoman with over three decades of experience in the corporate world where she formed significant partnerships with private equity firms and  promoters to build and scale up a diverse set of businesses – from early stage fledgling businesses, to setting up new ventures and to supervising turnarounds in mature and declining organizations.

In her last tenure at Jagran Prakashan Ltd, a multi-media conglomerate, Apurva pivoted the group from a deep-rooted reliance on its traditional print businesses to a focus on new age emerging businesses. The strategies adopted under her tutelage and her emphasis on excellence in implementation increased both the scale and the profitability of these businesses manifold.

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.

Over the years, Apurva has won multiple business awards and has been named as one of the Most Powerful Women in Business as per the India Today Group (2016, 2018, 2019) and Fortune India (2018, 2019,2020). She was amongst LinkedIn’s Top Voices and YourStory’s Top 10 digital Influencers of 2020. Apurva holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science (Physics) and completed her PGDM from IIM- Bangalore. She was a state-level hockey player and played for Tamil Nadu State and Tamil Nadu University.

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