Vice Chair, Weber Shandwick, India Former President of another prominent PR firm, Former Vice President, Corporate Communication, Fiat India.
With over 20 years of experience in both, the agency and corporate sides of communications, Nikhil plays a key role in catalysing the firm’s growth strategy. He is focused on finding ways to value add to client campaigns, drive new business opportunities and build a culture of continuous learning.
Nikhil works closely with client leaders to formulate targeted communications strategies, message development as well as providing crisis counsel and training. The training programs he conducts for clients include media training, crisis preparedness workshops and message development sessions. He has experience in conducting training sessions for CEO’s, CXO’s, and others. The modules range from one-on-one coaching to large group sessions.
With a view to share his wealth of industry insights, Nikhil conducts a number of communication courses and guest lectures at various esteemed institutions from time to time. These include School of Communications and Reputation – ScoRe, ISB Hyderabad, Symbiosis Pune, Delhi School of Communication, International Management Institute, Lady Sriram College, Institute for Technology and Management, KC College of Management, IIPM, Amity University, IIMC and Apeejay Institute of Management.
Prior to joining Weber Shandwick, Nikhil was the President of another prominent PR firm and before that he served as Vice President, Corporate Communication for Fiat India.
Nikhil has been named by PRWeek among the most influential PR professionals as part of the Global Power Book 2016. More recently he has been included in the Adgully powerful influencers and Reputation Today #Power50 list for 2019. He has been associated with the Public Relations Consultants Association of India (PRCAI) in various capacities starting 2009 as the chairperson for the Northern region and then taking on a role as the Vice President in 2012. He is currently serving as a member of its Constitutional and Advisory Committee (CAC) since 2014.
A post-graduate in Economics from Loyola College, Chennai, Nikhil is also an MBA from International Management Institute, Delhi. Off work, Nikhil looks forward to the best four hours of his week—when he plays tennis over the weekend, and the best four days of the year, when he goes on a boys-only fishing trip.
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