Kavita Lakhani

National President, Public Relations & Digital Marketing Council


Kavita Lakhani is one of India’s most respected communications professional with 25 years of experience in Public Relations and Digital Marketing. Kavita is Executive Director and part of the Leadership Team at GolinOpinion Public Relations – Lintas India. She is Co-Chair, India, IPG Women’s Leadership Network and is part of the Group's Crisis Response Team. She has also served as core team member of Lintas India’s Sexual Harassment Committee. Kavita is a recipient of several awards: ‘Leading Woman in Media’ by Women in Leadership Forum India, 2011, ‘Women Leadership Award’ by World Women Leadership Congress, 2014, 'Woman Agency Head Of The Year Award' by adgully.com in 2020, '#Superwomen2020' by socialsamosa.com in 2020, Kavita is ranked among the top 16 Women in Indian PR Consulting.. Kavita has been a profit centre head since 2003. Since then, the Lintas’ PR business has more than quadrupled in size and retained a significant double-digit margin. Recruiting and career development for the firm’s greatest asset, its talent, are among Kavita’s chief responsibilities. Kavita’s analytical ability to use research to uncover key audience motivators/barriers, gives her insight into framing effective campaign strategies. Her expertise in brand building, message development, public education, crisis management and public affairs using social/traditional media, make her a sought-after senior counselor. Kavita has worked at Ogilvy PR and Weber Shandwick, prior to her current organization Lintas India. Her brand experience includes Philips, Britannia-Danone, Kodak, Cadbury’s, World Gold Council, McDonald’s, Unilever (Domex), Emirates Airline, Starbucks, Starwood Hotels, Wartsila, Sony, Tourism Victoria, Etihad Airways, Principal Financial Services, Siemens, Porsche, Lamborghini. Kavita is a crisis trainer for corporates and visiting faculty at leading communication institutes like Xaviers Institute of Communication, Symbiosis Pune, EMDI, WPP School of Communication, among others. She has done her Post Graduation in Financial Management from NMIMS Mumbai. Kavita topped her batch in Advanced Program in Strategic Management, IIM Calcutta and has done an Advanced Program in Digital Marketing, IAMAI. Kavita is also a vocal artist who sings Gurbaani (devotional), Sindhi folk (kalaams), Sufi and Bhajans in Hindi, Punjabi, Saraiki and Sindhi languages. Proficient in playing the harmonium and tanpura, she performs live at concerts, cultural programs, charity events and places of worship. Her aim is to work towards giving back to community. Also, to promote Sindhi language, music, art and culture.

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