Abhishek Gulyani new CEO of Hill+Knowlton Strategies India

18 May 2020 Consultancy.in

Hill+Knowlton Strategies has named Abhishek Gulyani as Chief Executive Officer of its Indian operations.

Gulyani brings more than fifteen years of experience in the marketing, communication and public relations industry to the role. He joins Hill+Knowlton Strategies from Avian Media, a communications agency part of WE Communications, a US-headquartered group with 650 plus staff across 100 plus international markets.

At Avian Media, Gulyani was a Vice President and member of the India management team. Before that, he headed his own agency, Facio Communications, and worked at four other reputable agencies in India and Asia – Genesis BM, Weber Shandwick, Vox Public Relations and Perfect Relations. Clients he has served include Aviva, Mastercard, Reebok and professional services giant Deloitte. 

Abhishek Gulyani, Chief Executive Officer India, Hill+Knowlton Strategies

At Hill+Knowlton Strategies, which has offices in more than 40 countries worldwide, Gulyani now leads the Indian footprint spanning offices in Bengaluru, Gurgaon and Mumbai. The communications consultancy launched in India in 2009 and works for clients including LG, Morgan Stanley and Wipro. 

“To join an agency with H+K’s credentials is very exciting. They have a brilliant reputation for innovative and creative communications around the world,” said Gulyani on his move to the firm.

The CEO added that he looks forward to capitalising on the growth potential in the current environment, stating: “In this global time of uncertainty, I have never been more certain of the relevance of our industry. Businesses will look to communications experts to ensure they remain at the heart of the conversation as they seek to build brand purpose and showcase impact.”

Commenting on Gulyani’s appointment, Bashar AlKadhi, CEO for Hill+Knowlton Strategies in the Middle East, Turkey, India and Africa (METIA) said: “With his track record of driving business and vision for collective success, Abhishek’s appointment as CEO is not only exciting for our colleagues in India, but for H+K’s leadership across the wider region.”


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