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Kavita Lakhani

Kavita Lakhani

Director - Operations, Weber Shandwick

Kavita is a much-awarded Indian comms professional with nearly 3 decades in PR & Digital. She is known for her work positioning companies, CEOs and senior management as leaders and changemakers in an era of disruption and accelerated transformation.  Kavita works with clients, to provide innovative solutions to the toughest customer experience challenges. She enjoys structuring best-in-class servicing systems and teams to deliver scale value-driving ideas to clients at lightning speed.

Besides her role as Director-Operations, Weber Shandwick, Kavita is Co-Chair India, IPG Women’s Leadership Network. She is National President, PR & Digital Marketing Council, Women's Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Kavita is an Independent Director on the Board of Finlabs India, a new-age fintech company and Community Consultant at Glutaweis, a Swiss luxury skincare brand.

Kavita’s expertise in brand building, message development, public education, crisis management using social/traditional media, make her a sought-after senior counsellor. She is a risk management specialist. Kavita worked at Ogilvy PR and Lintas, prior to WS. Her clients include Philips, Britannia, Cadbury’s, World Gold Council, McDonald’s, ICICI-USAID (ORS Campaign), Unilever (Domex, Lifebuoy), Emirates Airline, Marriott Hotels, Wartsila, Sony, Visit Victoria, Etihad Airways, Principal, Siemens, Porsche, Lamborghini, Starbucks, Sun Pharma, Rotary Foundation (Polio Campaign), Manipal Hospitals, Pfizer (Viagra), among others.

A finance postgraduate, Kavita is a certified Independent Director from the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs. Kavita topped her batch in Strategic Management, IIM Calcutta. She has done an Advanced Program in Digital Marketing, IAMAI and a program in Transformational Leadership, ISB Hyderabad.