Mr.Himanshu Gupta is the Joint Managing Director and the driving force behind the S.Chand Group. He finished his schooling from Modern School, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi and completed his graduation from Delhi University in 1999 and joined the family business in early 2000.
He was instrumental in transforming the family run business into a professionally run group by acquiring the best talent and implementing modern practices in the traditional business. Now the group boasts of being the largest educational publisher in the country with revenues expected to cross 100 million$ this year (2015-16). The Group is also diversified into digital and other services by having companies like D.S.Digital, which caters to the school students by providing smart class services to approximately 3,000 class rooms in India and abroad with more than 4,000 hours of digital content. The group has also acquired significant minority in companies like Edutor, which is a educational platform to provide content through tablet and other mediums and also into Smartyvity, which is a stem learning company. They also want to expand into Digital learning through more investments and acquisitions.
Himanshu Gupta was also involved in raising first private equity capital in the publishing industry from renowned PE Funds like Everstone and now recently International Finance Corporation. These funds have helped the group in a new growth path and created history in the publication world. He was also involved in the acquisition of Vikas Publication House and their division Madhubun Educational Books, which is a leader in the Hindi text book space. The group also acquired New Saraswati House (India) Pvt. Ltd., last year, which is the leader in the regional languages and supplementary books.
He envisions of transforming the Group into ‘Total Knowledge Corporation’. For his distinguished contribution to the Indian publishing industry he has been awarded with the ‘Young Publisher Award’ by The Federation of Educational Publishers in India and was the Vice President of The Federation of Indian Publishers. He had also co-chaired the publishing committee of FICCI and is known for his path breaking ideas and innovations for the publishing industry.
Today, the Group comprises of more than 2,500 thousand professionals, 4,000 Authors and 15,000 book titles which cater to the need of more than 20 million students by selling more than 40 million books to more than 30,000 institutions. S.Chand Group is poised to be India’s largest content and service provider in the near future with a vision to be a 500 million revenue company in the content and service space in the education sector in the next 5 to 7 years.