Mr. Devdarshan Chakrabortyy’s dynamic experience spreads over 22 years in the communications industry, working with leading advertising and public relations firms of the country. He has been advisor and consultant for Advertising, PR and Marketing Communications, with numerous power brands and large Public Sector Undertakings across sectors such as consumer durables, telecom, tourism, aviation and hospitality.
He had Advised the Tata Group, Singapore Airlines consortium on the proposed disinvestment of the Air India and has been closely involved with the communications and image management for the high profile disinvestment of the telecom major VSNL. He has worked with Worked with the Governments of Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat on a proposed statewide water distribution privatization initiative and public private partnerships in healthcare and awareness respectively.
His name is associated with, Vaishnavi Corporate Communications Pvt (as Chief Executive Officer), Big League Corporate Communications Pvt. LTD, Perfect Relations and Ogilvy & Mather.
Jhum Jhum R Shirali
With a postgraduate degree in mass communications and a certificate in health communication from Johns Hopkins University, USA, Ms Shirali has over 25 years of experience in the field of advertising, brand management, corporate communications and advocacy. She has worked in commercial organizations, advertising and PR agencies and an international NGO. She also officiated as a CEO of Pivot Point India, an institute in cosmetology, a division of Pivot Point International, USA, which operates in 86 countries of the world.
Ms Shirali has been a visiting faculty to Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communications, Pune, Indian School of Business and Media (ISB&M), Pune, Delhi and Kolkata, St Xavier’s College, Kolkata, Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata, EMPI Business School, New Delhi, Times Business School, New Delhi and has also been on the recruitment panel of Symbiosis and ISB&M. Further she has conducted training sessions at Indian Oil Corporation, CAPART, (Ministry of Rural development, Government of India), NCERT, New Delhi and other corporates.
Ms Shirali is currently a Consulting Faculty of Perfect Relations Center of Image Management Studies (PRCIMS) and EMPI Business School and a Consultant –Corporate Communications for Blossom Kochhar Group of Companies.
Sukanti Ghosh is managing director of APCO Worldwide’s India operations and founder member of the APCO Worldwide’s IMEA executive committee.
Mr. Ghosh has more than 18 years of experience leading corporate affairs teams in India and around the world. He has considerable experience in advising companies during periods of significant organizational change, market entry, mergers & acquisitions and focused organic growth. His areas of specialization include crisis communications, board communications, executive positioning, internal communications, corporate responsibility and working with the media.
Mr. Ghosh gave a talk on developmental communications at PRCIMS.
Mr. S. Kapur has a vivid knowledge and experience in Corporate Communications, CSR, Investor Relations, Corporate Affairs, Content Development, Media Planning, training & PR Functions.
He had led the ‘India Unite to End Polio Now’ campaign of UNICEF in design, management, monitoring and evaluation of strategic communication and partnerships. He handled the more than 200 events across country while consulting Fullerton India. His name is also associated with ESPN STAR Sports, Ogilvy PR, Perfect Relations, RICOH and UshaShriram.
K. V. Venkatasubramanian
Mr. K.V. Venkatasubramanian brings to us his rich experience as Journalist, Editor, Reporter, writer, Anchor, Consultant and Researcher on medium like Print, Radio, Television, Online.
He was formerly associated with Cyber Media Foundation Limited as Registrar. He has been associated with Press Trust India (PTI) as senior journalist and later as News Editor. He has handled historic newsbreaks and supervised content-driven initiative both of national and international stature.
He was actively involved with UNESCO and till the present day has been producing, scripting and anchoring in AIR, PTI TV and Doordarshan.