The synergies behind the diverse and ever-expanding operations of Manipal Media Network Limited are guided and propelled forward by a balanced mix of the founder-promoters of the company working in tandem with industry professionals who have come on board to be a part of the MMNL family. Through their vast experience and diverse knowledge of workings of the media industry, they are the source of the strength, resilience and innate capabilities that has made MMNL a standard bearer among media organisations today.


Mr. T. Mohandas Pai - Chairman, MMNL

T. Mohandas Pai Dr. T. Mohandas Pai is the eldest son of Dr. Tonse Madhava Ananth Pai - the founder of Manipal Educational Complex - and Smt. Sharada Pai. He is an alumnus of MGM College, Udupi having studied in the very first intermediate batch during 1949-51 when the college started in the premises of the Mahatma Gandhi School run by Udupi Municipal Council. After Intermediate he attended a course in law in Kolhapur (1951-53) securing the First Rank from Poona University and then he decided to become an entrepreneur in Manipal. He joined the family business in 1953 as the General Manager of Canara Land Investments (which was running the Tile Factory in Manipal) and took additional responsibilities at Manipal Power Press as Managing Partner where he was later joined by Mr. Satish Pai in the year 1957.


Mr. T. Satish U. Pai - MD, MMNL

T. Satish U. Pai Mr. T. Satish U. Pai was born in Manipal in 1941, coincidentally on the same year that also saw the birth of Manipal Power Press that is now known as Manipal Technologies Ltd. Under the mentorship and able guidance of Mr. T. Mohandas Pai, Mr. Satish Pai carved out the strong foundations for the growth of The Manipal Group. A strong proponent of the philosophy that the future is not "waiting to happen" but needs to be "created", Mr. T. Satish U Pai joined the family run Manipal Power Press during the year 1957 that was co-founded by his father Sri T. Upendra Pai and his uncle Dr. Tonse Madhava Anantha Pai.


Mrs. Sandhya S. Pai - Managing Editor - Thushara, Taranga and Tunturu

Sandhya Pai A daring and dynamic journalist, Mrs. Sandhya S. Pai has left her indelible mark in the field of Kannada print and electronic media for the last few decades and is today a role model to young aspiring female journalists across the state. While her interest in media was honed when she was the only woman editor in Karnataka to manage three leading Kannada periodicals as editor, her achievements in television (serial writing, direction and production) have established her as a benchmark for others to follow.


Mr. T. Gautham Pai - Director, MMNL

T. Gautam Pai Mr. T. Gautham S. Pai is the third-generation entrepreneur spearheading the globally acclaimed Manipal Group. Often referred to as a visionary, his ambition is to build a sustainable, high-growth institution driven by core values of honesty, reliability, innovation, pioneering and respect for all individuals. Since taking charge of the family-run businesses in 1998, he has boosted the business from a gross turnover of INR xx crore to an exponential INR 2000 crore plus. Today, the Manipal Group is well diversified with a dominant position in Media, Printing & packaging, Security & Transaction Solutions, Information technology, Advertising, Event Management, Entertainment, Energy and Infrastructure, Trading and Manufacturing of Home Fragrance products.



Mr. Vinod Kumar - CEO, MMNL

Vinod Kumar Vinod Kumar is the Chief Executive Officer for the Media business of the well diversified Manipal Group. He came on board Manipal Media Network Ltd in December 2008. Vinod is an exceptional leader and brings the Group his expertise in defining and executing the agenda of growing the business sustainably towards achieving the larger vision of creating a colossal multi-platform media group that enables socio-economic change. From 1986 till now, Vinod held a series of senior leadership roles with some of the most reputed media houses across different geographies.