Vice President (PR) and Technology Lead, Avian WE
vice president (PR) and Technology lead, avian we
Abhishek is a communications professional with almost 18 years of deep and enriching experience. He has led many roles during his career that have added value to clients, built and protected reputation of companies, and developed creative engagement strategies that make a difference.
At Avian WE, he serves as the Vice President for PR and Technology Lead – India. Abhishek has public relations, internal and policy communications experience and brings a deep understanding of the technology and corporate sector. He is actively involved in designing public and policy communications for key clients like Samsung, Team Viewer, Mastercard, Aviva, Team Viewer and Reckitt Benckiser.
Before joining Avian WE, Abhishek was an entrepreneur, and founded a consulting and design agency — Facio Communications. The agency specialized in integrated strategy and internal communication for clients. Prior to setting up Facio, Abhishek was managing Public Affairs and Communications for American Express in India and South Asia Region. He led the communication strategy for their global corporate payments and travel business. He was also responsible for driving employee value proposition, corporate social responsibility and policy communications. He was India’s representative for the American Express Foundation, advertising the review board and the crisis response team. He was also the core member of the American Chamber of Commerce in India (AMCHAM) CSR and Knowledge Committee.
Abhishek has, in the past, worked with PR firms like Genesis BM and Text 100, where he was a trusted advisor to leading Indian and global companies on activities like M&A, company listing, crisis communications, CEO visits, messaging workshops and reputation management. Some of the clients that he has worked for are Vodafone, GE India, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Panasonic, Deloitte, HCL Technologies, NASSCOM, IBM, BT Global Services, Apple Computer, PepsiCo Indi, Computer Sciences Corporation and Nokia.
Abhishek is a theatre-enthusiast and is actively involved in assisting his wife in looking for interest areas for his six-year-old daughter. He also loves taking his daughter to birthday parties.