Varun has spent over two decades as a Communications specialist in formulating and executing external communication strategies. He has worked across the PR Industry in the country with extensive knowledge of various sectors such as BFSI, FMCG, Auto, Consumer Brands, Telecom & Retail. He has led mandates for brands such as Ministry of Civil Aviation, Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN), British Gas, DS Group, Max Life Insurance, Pramerica Life Insurance, Discovery Communications, Radico Khaitan, TERI amongst others.
In his last assignment, he was Vice President at Ketchum Sampark where he spent over 15 meaningful years. His clients vouch for his deep understanding of the industry, competition & sharp clarity on effectively leading their diverse business mandates. He is credited with designing winning end to end strategies. His openness and effectiveness have resulted in him being the first point of contact for multiple audiences within client organisations be it the first level corporate communication executives or the CEOs themselves. Varun brings a high degree energy, commitment, flexibility, and professional conduct.
Varun deeply holds the values of POSE (Passionate, Open, Straightforward and Effective). He believes in empowering teams and being a beacon of inspiration. He understands that every individual in the team brings in a different set of values and culture which once shared, help bond the team and make them resilient & invincible.
He has added multiple feathers to his cap. The Max Life Insurance Communication campaign was nominated for different awards at the Goa Fest and was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for Financial Communication by SABRE Awards South Asia 2014. He was also recognized as the emerging leaders in Public Relations and Corporate Communication by Reputation Today ‘40 under Forty – Class of 2017’. At Ketchum Sampark, he has attended Camp Ketchum in Brussels and New York for emerging leaders from around the world to enhance client and new business development skills while fostering relationships that enable a collaborative culture.
Varun is a Commerce graduate with a Diploma in Web Designing. He has successfully participated in three months program on “Google Digital Marketing Professional Program Basic and Advanced” from Manipal in 2015.