Harsimron S Sandhu
Founder & Chief Executive
Harsimron is one of the well-known names in the field of perception management practice in India. Over the years, facing critical situations, some of the leading blue-chip and transnational companies have relied on his strategic counsel for a range of issues. He has used structured media strategy as one of the most potent media tools to successfully change perceptions of critical stakeholders. He headed the Public Relations function of Punjab Agro Industries Corporation (Pepsi’s JV Partner during the time it entered India). A six-year intense association with Pepsi, as the multinational was battling for a toehold in India, drew heavily upon Harsimron’s public affairs skills. It were these skills which he leveraged successfully first as director and head of the resource centre at Indian Public Affairs Network (PR wing of India’s largest advertising conglomerate, JWT) and then as chief executive of India InfoMedia. Harsimron has helmed and steered communication strategies in corporate as well as public policy arenas, including sensitive sectors like Alco-Bev and Tobacco.
With over 35 years of experience in corporate affairs, Kapil has spearheaded government relations operations for various business entities. Kapil joined Shaw Wallace as a management trainee in 1968 and gradually moved up the corporate ladder owing to his skill in forging win-win equations with diverse stakeholders. All this while he played a substantial role in handling government relations for various companies of the Jumbo Group such as Dunlop, Mather&Platt. He was appointed the President, Corporate Affairs in Shaw Wallace and was also honoured with the ‘Shaw Wallace Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2005 he left Shaw Wallace to lay the foundation of Kapil Channa Consultants. A keen golfer and member of the General Committee of the prestigious Delhi Golf Club, Kapil was elected the Captain of the Delhi Golf Club in 2012 for a two-year term.
Advisor Business Developement
An alumnus of IIM Kolkata he has been associated with acclaimed Corporates like TCS, HCL, etc. handling responsibilities associated with Marketing, Sales Management, Relationship Management, HRD and Business Development. Throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to work in varied locations in both India and overseas. Following an illustrious stint at TCS where he was Vice President and Head Product Alliances Group until 2007, Mahesh joined HCL as Head-Corporate Strategy. While with TCS, he managed Business Relationships with all IT majors including IBM, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, BEA, Citirx and HP among others. Mahesh was a member of the IBM Global Business partner council in TCS. In 2006, he was bestowed with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Oracle. He has been associated with India InfoMedia as Advisor Business Development since 2016.