About Us

Cochin Herald Media Network, established in 1992 is a media, branding and technology company, with a focus on news and information about the business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, and affluent lifestyles. The company publishes a bi-monthly magazine under the name Cochin Herald. Our readership comprises high- income decision-makers at the manager, senior manager and proprietor level in India and the Middle East. It also organizes events associated with its key brands as well as research and bespoke conferences and roundtables for clients. With its wide editorial lens and iconic status in the lexicon of Indian media, Cochin Herald is not just a business magazine and website, but a media brand that documents and promotes innovation across a broad range of platforms and industries. As an integrated media solutions company with a wide array of design, publishing and marketing services, we strive to become part of your team, to create or enhance your corporate image, with maximum impact – on any media platform. We have evolved as a specialized printer in the short-run book and self-publishing industry, publishing books for customers. CH Books® has printed self-help book, coffee table books and many other kinds of books for Individuals and organisations. Clay Studios, a member of Cochin Herald Media Network, is fully integrated motion pictures studio that has emerged as a force to reckon with by delivering a stream of Motion Graphics, Animation and TV Commercial films.


Cochin Herald was started in 1992,at Mattancherry in Kerala as a Malayalam News Weekly.It was founded by Late Dr Sheikh Ahmed Mohammed Asharaf who was a progressive thinker and an avid lover of literature.As a mentor, Dr Asharaf was a person who always believed in truth and lived for truth.It was his vision of unbiased journalism which made him think of launching a weekly newspaper aimed at providing the readers with factual news and views. Dr Asharaf was a PhD holder in Islamic History from the University of Kerala and a very sincere and selfless social activist. His contributions in the field of journalism and service to humanity will always be remembered. Owing to the advent of technology development and with a vision for future Ansif Ashraf,the son of Dr S.A.M. Asharaf transitioned the newspaper into a Business Magazine in 2012.The first Cochin Herald Business Magazine was launched by Shri Oommen Chandy,Hon’ble Chief Minister of Kerala in 2012 with Shri K.C. Joseph, Minister for Information & Public Relations and Norka.In a quest to find unique stories to read, Ansif Ashraf founded CH Books in 2015.It is a well established and well-respected publishing house.The first book published by CH Books was authored by His Excellency Dr Rashid Alleem,Knowledge Ambassador of United Arab Emirates and Goodwill Ambassador of United Nations.


  • The first printed edition of Cochin Herald was launched on the auspicious day of 1st November 1992 as a weekly newspaper.
  • Cochin Herald was appointed as the regional newsroom for Southern India by The International News Service (INS Australia)
  • • Cochin Herald Business Magazine was launched.
    • Hosted First Kerala State Business Excellence Awards
  • Established CH Books engaged in publishing books.
  • Established, Clay Studio engaged in the production of commercials, Motion graphics, 2D & 3D Animation, and TV telecast.

Meet our Team


Ansif Ashraf

Managing Director

Sandeep Menon


Dr. Sajjad A Khan


Fahd S Khan