Chairman, PIO Services Pvt. Ltd.
Chairman, PIO TV Pvt. Ltd.
President, Mediamantra, Inc.
Executive Council Member & International Coordinator-
Africa, Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) International
Munish is a journalist-turned media and social infrastructure development entrepreneur. He has pioneered many firsts during his vast experience of nearly 30 years in print, radio, television and new media in India,USA and globally. Born to a journalist and trade unionist father, Mr. K N Gupta, Munish grew up in the cosmopolitan New Delhi enclave of journalists turning to media after securing his Honors degree in Physics and Diploma in Mass Communications & Advertising.
Munish is a leader in convergence of media and technology. He is also a well known leader of the Indian Diaspora connecting, engaging and partnering the Diaspora with India, especially from developing / PIO countries, has been a speaker at the Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas in and outside India and regularly interfaces with policymakers in India and other important Diaspora countries. Munish utilizes his abilities, networks and travels to undertake and embolden initiatives. He is currently focused creating the first Global Indian Diaspora Network, as well as bringing together ringing to Indian and Diaspora scientists, innovators, academics, youth and pioneers in other fields. Munish is a leader of a major initiative to identify and commercialize Indian technology and innovation to developing countries.
He is the International Coordinator-Africa & Member of the Executive Committee of the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) International, the umbrella organization for all associations of Overseas Indians in their respective countries around the world. He has been the past Chairman of the Media Council of GOPIO International. Munish is among the founder members of the Diaspora organization started in 1989; GOPIO International celebrates its Silver Jubilee at a massive biennial convention in Trinidad & Tobago. Munish is credited with launching 4 major chapters in South Africa starting with in Durban on April 28th, 2013, together with Secretary, Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, and High Commissioner of India in Pretoria and Consul General in Durban, attended by 300 luminary members and local dignitaries including the Mayor of Durban.
In January 2010, Munish was appointed India Coordinator of the National Federation of Indian American Associations (NFIA) of USA, a powerful body representing 4 million very affluent and influential Indian-Americans. Munish enjoys personal and professional relationship with overseas Indian and Governments in more than 50 countries.
Amongst his diversified interests, Munish is Director of Delhi-based Universal Empire Infrastructures Ltd., India (UEIL), social infrastructure projects in Arica and developing nations. Munish has pioneered a unique relationship with African countries and organized the first ever African Gala night on May 5, 2012, in Delhi with the participation of nearly all 54 African countries in cooperation with the Association of Spouses of African Heads of Misions (ASAHOM) in which Government of India and several Indian public and private sector companies participated. Munish has been pioneering the initiative between India and Africa to create a G2G platform for B2B connects. Munish serves on 2 prestigious Indian national industry bodies. He is Member, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) National Committee on Science, Technology & Innovation. He is also Member of FICCI Taskforce on Diaspora & Migration. FICCI is India’s apex industry organization and serves as an implementation arm on behalf of the Government of India's Department of Science & Technology (DST) and the Defense Research & Development Organization (DRDO).
To connect India with Indian Diaspora and to forge the first-ever Global Indian Diaspora Network in the digital domain, Munish pioneered the launch of PIO TV (www.pioTV.com) in 2006. To accommodate the growing demands of variety of services in India needed by Indian Diaspora and of Indian institutions and businesses to connect with Indian Diaspora, Munish has set up PIO Services Pvt. Ltd. in India.
Munish is also the President of India Africa Business Development Forum (IABDF).
Munish is also a Board Member of the think-tank, Society for Policy Studies (SPS), New Delhi.
Munish is a US citizen and resides between India (New Delhi)
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