Mr. Maneck Davar
Mr. Maneck Davar
Spenta Multimedia Pvt. Ltd
Maneck Davar is the Chairman and Managing Director of Spenta Multimedia Pvt. Ltd., India’s largest custom magazine publisher. He is also Chairman and Managing Director of Mumbai Boat Show Pvt. Ltd., Spenta Digital Media Pvt. Ltd., Liquid Publishing Pvt. Ltd., The Smart Manager Pvt. Ltd. and MW.Com Pvt. Ltd. He is the Vice-Chairman of the Services Export Promotion Council (SEPC). He is an independent director of ECGC (Export Credit Guarantee Corporation), Ministry of Commerce, Government of India.
Maneck Davar has over 38 years experience in print journalism and publishing having written for and worked with major Indian newspapers and magazines – The Times of India, Indian Express, Statesman, Midday and India Today. Maneck has been, in his long career, the assistant editor of the national weekly Blitz, under legendary editor Russi Karanjia, city editor and chief reporter of the Mumbai newspaper The Daily, editor and publisher of the law magazine Lex et Juris, in partnership with Mahesh Jethmalani and editor and publisher of Gentleman Group of magazines. Spenta Multimedia, established in 1995, has a stable of thirty six custom publishing titles and seven newsstand magazines.
Spenta titles include JetWings, JetWings International, Spice Route The Smart Manager, Marwar, HAIR, Domus, Solitaire International, Apparel, First Update, Imperia, Hello, Life @ Club, The Chartered Accountant Journal, Investime, @TCS, Indian Management, to name a few. Spenta Multimedia is a completely integrated print and online media company with in-house content, design, digital, print and book publishing capabilities.
Maneck Davar is associated with many public organisations. He is the Chairman of the Kala Ghoda Association which conducts the annual Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, with over four lakh visitors every year and which repairs and refurbishes heritage monuments in the heritage district of the city. He is the Managing Trustee of the Make-A-Wish Foundation India, which fulfils wishes of over 7,000 children with life threatening ailments every year. He is Chairman and Trustee of The Society for the Protection of Children in Western India, which runs the 100-year old Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Home for children whose 125 residents are abandoned and orphaned children. He is the President of SHED, Society for Human and Environmental Development founded by Mrs. Bilkis Latif, wife of the former Governor of Maharashtra, Air Marshal Idris H. Latif. He is the Hon. Secretary of Apne Aap Women’s Collective which works with commercial sex workers and their children in the city’s red light district. He is a patron of The Research Society (Jai Vakeel School). He was the Hon. Secretary of 10th World Zoroastrian Congress, inaugurated by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee.