SII Communications Council Advisory Panels

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Ms Dipti Tandon :

Dipti is a serial entrepreneur, obsessed with everything digital. She is the Founder of Jeevansathi.com and the Founding Member of Magicbricks (for the Times Group). Now she is building CoffeeMug.ai, a new age networking portal.

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Avik Chattopadhyay :

Avik has invested 22 years in the automotive and oil & gas industries, across markets and cultures before he decided to go entrepreneurial. He has covered functions like marketing, advertising, institutional sales, business strategy, product planning, vendor development, network management, mergers & acquisitions, public relations, advocacy, and integration.

Since December 2014 he is the co-founder and partner of a brand strategy and solutions consultancy called “Expereal”, based out of Gurgaon.

Academically, Avik is an alumnus of IMD Lausanne and XLRI Jamshedpur, having graduated in Economics from Hans Raj College, Delhi University.

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Rahul Kansal :

Rahul Kansal, 63, has been a marketing and media professional for over 40 years. He is currently a Brand Consultant mentoring start-ups in the fields of EdTech and FMCG, and also on the board of two companies of the Times Group, and Lava International Ltd.

Rahul was Executive President of Bennett, Coleman & Company Ltd. He was responsible for financial performance, editorial strategy and
marketing for The Times of India, Mirror and the Group’s local-language range of newspapers. He helped TOI emerge as the world’s largest- circulated English newspaper. He led several high-profile brand initiatives like Lead India, Teach India, Aman Ki Asha, and ET Power of Ideas.

Rahul graduated from SRCC, Delhi University, and did his MBA from IIM Calcutta.