Manish Advani is the head of Marketing & Public Relations for Mahindra SSG with a focus on cause and Green Marketing which goes in line with his interests in the area of Sustainability. He has won several notable awards during his journey, like the Microsoft Presidents award and the Mega Corporate Film Festival Award. He has also been listed in the Top 100 Most Influential Marketing Leaders in 2016 by the World Marketing Congress.
Mr. Advani began his career by working on a web site of Times of India after which he has worked on Data and Marketing campaigns of organizations like Kraft Foods, Jaguar Land Rover, Microsoft Canada, Ciba Vision. In addition, Mr. Advani has worked on Risk Management Assessments of Arvind Limited, Birla Sun life, Kemper Insurance and Mahindra & Mahindra.
A top-tier LinkedIn Influencer and popularly known as the ‘Coconut Man’, Mr. Advani has had to go through the toughest of times. After having lost his father in 1978, at a nascent age of 18 months, his mother has been a pillar of foundation throughout his life.
Manish has over 15 years of experience working on engagements ranging from Impact Branding, Digital Marketing, Corporate Communications, Public Relations, Advertising, Risk Management, Business Development across India, United States of America, Canada and United Arab Emirates.
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Manish is a highly sought out speaker being a guest lecturer at numerous universities and organisations like IIM Indore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, Confederation of Indian Industry Events, National HRD Network Chapters, National Insurance Academy, Ahmedabad Management Association, The Zen Café, TAVF Forum, Makers Mela, India Women’s Network, IES Management College and Research Centre.
He is also a 4X TedX Speaker and exhibits strong interpersonal skills and a unique capacity for empathy. These qualities most notably translate in his ability to motivate a team to care about its project and be invested in the project’s success. He is the go-to person for conflict resolution and problem solving; Though he’s never one to draw attention to himself, his positive attitude and the respect others feel toward him are palpable.