Ruder Finn's Atul Sharma re-elected as PRCAI president
Kunal Kishore of Value360 to continue as vice president
May 15, 2023 10:37:00 AM | Article | Campaign India Team Share -
The Public Relations Consultants Association of India (PRCAI) has re-elected Atul Sharma, CEO, India and head, Middle East, Ruder Finn as president.
The PRCAI held its annual general meeting on 12 May 2023.
Kunal Kishore, founder and director, Value360 Communications, has also been re-elected as vice president.
Vineet Handa, founder and CEO, Kaizzen PR, has been elected as the new Secretary, part of the managing committee (MANCOM), working along with the PRCAI CEO, Deeptie Sethi.
Starting this year, executive committee positions have been constituted as part of restructuring the responsibilities, aligned to drive progress on specific identified areas through four national chairs:
- Nikhil Dey, executive director, Adfactor PR, - national chair - talent and academia
- Neha Mehrotra, managing director, Avian WE, national chair - growth and standardisation
- Girish Balachandran, founder, On Purpose, national chair - marketing communication and global network
- Santanu Gogoi, founding partner, First Partners Communications, national chair - learning and thought leadership
The newly elected leadership team will serve a two-year term, commencing in May 2023 and concluding in May 2025.
Sharma said, "It’s an honour to be re-elected as president for a second term. I am looking forward to working with Kunal Kishore and Vineet Handa and our new national chairs. We will continue to set high professional standards, focus on ethics, and collaborate, co-create and celebrate with our member firms in their growth and prosperity. I am excited about the journey that lies ahead and the incredible possibilities that await us.”
Sethi said, “I would like to thank the outgoing leaders for their contributions and look forward to working with this terrific new leadership team, aiming to not only grow and serve our members better but also take on industry challenges to further the public relations industry.”
The PRCAI elections witnessed an enthusiastic participation from a diverse pool of professionals, reflecting the industry's commitment to democratic decision making and collective progress.