Neha is Avian’s undisputed queen of client servicing. However, her journey of nearly 14 years was no cake walk. When Neha joined Avian Media in 2004, the year of its inception, the challenges were plenty. At that time, all Avian needed was someone who would work like they own the place. And, Neha did just that. She owned Avian and its growth. She not only handled the clients, but also helped Nikhil Khanna, the founder, and the other employee, Manash K Neog, put the systems and processes in place. In short, she literally helped build a company. Thirteen years on, Neha is leading Avian’s biggest and most challenging portfolio of clients as the Regional Head for northern India.
Using her expertise in campaign planning and crisis management, Neha has amassed immense experience in handling large corporate clients in the aviation and defence sectors. Neha has been leading the communications for the entire Airbus Group of Companies - Airbus, MBDA, Airbus Military and Airbus Group corporate for the past 13 years. Other than Airbus, she has worked with Ford, Sona Group, Qualcomm, Phillips, and many other marquee clients.
To address the talent crunch facing the industry, Neha has single-handedly conceived SEED, a year-long training programme for fresh batch of recruits in the company.
Neha has won the ‘PR|petual - Professional of the Year Award’ at the IDEASFEST 2016 and is the only Indian to be shortlisted for PR Week Asia’s PR professional of the Year Award, 2016. She has also
been chosen to set up the India chapter of Women in PR, a global organisation that brings women of power in PR together to discuss issues and future of the industry. Through this organisation, Neha aims to bring about a gender balance in the boardroom, and groom the next generation of women leaders in the PR industry.
Neha lives in New Delhi with her family.