Board of Directors
Mr Adesh Gupta 59, Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary and AMP from Harvard is a professional with rich experience of over 35 years in Corporate Strategy, M&A, Business restructuring, Fund raising, Taxation etc. During his distinguished career of over 3 decades in Aditya Birla Group, Mr Adesh Gupta held various senior positions (including Board positions) in companies in various fields including Indian Rayon, Birla Global Finance, Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd and Grasim Industries Ltd.
Mr. Manish Chokhani, a Chartered Accountant and MBA from London Business School, is one of India's most respected investors and financial experts. He started his career in the financial markets in 1990, rose to become MD & CEO of Enam Securities and in 2011 led Enam's $400 million merger with Axis Bank to create Axis Capital Ltd. (ACL) wherein he held the position of MD & CEO until November 2013.
Shri. Subhash Chandra, Chairman of the Essel Group of Companies is amongst the leading lights of the global media & entertainment industry. A self-made man, and a true visionary, Shri. Chandra has consistently demonstrated his ability to identify new businesses and lead them on the path of success.
Mr. Punit Goenka, a young and dynamic professional with a strong entrepreneurial background, started his career with Essel Group, a vibrant conglomerate with diversified business interests in media & entertainment, infrastructure, and other leading sectors.
Ashok Kurien, is a well known personality in the Advertising world. Mr. Kurien is the Managing Director of Ambience Publicis Advertising Private Limited, which is rated amongst the best Advertising Agencies of India.
As an Officer of Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Mr. Gopalan held various responsible positions including inter alia, as Member of Public Enterprises Selection Board; Secretary Department of Company Affairs; Secretary Department of Financial Services, CMD Tamilnadu Industrial Development Corporation, CMD Taminadu Newsprints and Papers Ltd, MD Tidel Parks Ltd, MD Tamilnadu Agro Industries Corporation Ltd, Director Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals etc.
Mr. Piyush Pandey (DIN 00114673) (Age 64), MA from St. Stephens College, Delhi and a Post Graduate in History from University of Delhi has a rich experience of over 37 years in the field of Advertising, all with ogilvy and Mather, India. Besides his current role as Executive Chairman of O & M India, he was made the Worldwide Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy in January 2019. He is the only Indian to have won three Grand Prizes at the London International Advertising Awards. He was awarded the Clio Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 and the Lion of St. Mark at the International Festival of Creativity at Cannes 2018 along with his brother Prasoon Pandey â€“ the first Asians to be given this recognition. In 2016, he was awarded the Padma Shri in recognition of his distinguished service in the field of advertising and communication the first Indian to be awarded in this field. He also published his first book 'Pandeymonium' in 2015. Mr. Pandey has been a brand ambassador for Indian advertising at many international and Indian forums and was also a mentor at the Berlin School of Creative Leadership. He is best known for his creative work.He believes advertising must talk to the hearts of people, and that the best reward of good work is when people on the streets it is aimed at talk about it. His work has won over 1,000 awards nationally and internationally.