Ashok is an award-winning global and Digital, Brand
and Social Media Marketing leader with over 24 years of diverse marketing,
brand building and business experience. Ashok has large established his giant
client base and emerging brands through his talent. His experience is a unique
blend of client-side roles, agency leadership positions, and multi-faceted
his current role as an independent Digital Business Advisor, Ashok collaborate
with businesses and guide them in Digital Space, Technology and Social Media
more efficiently to deliver business, targeting customer and creating brand
impact. His engagements have spanned leading brands across industries: Pharma,
healthcare, fintech, shipping, hospitality, publishing and communications,
edutech, media and television, retail, IT, fashion, social enterprise as well
as several start-up businesses.
has passionately leveraged Digital to grow brands since 2000 and has the unique
distinction of managing worldwide Digital Marketing for two Indian-born global
brands – Taj Hotels for 10 years starting in 2000, and Infosys for 3 years from
has also led Digital across India and South Asia for leading media and
advertising agencies, Mindshare and Havas Worldwide (Euro RSCG at the time)
during which time, he crafted Digital strategy and campaigns for an array of
brands that included Unilever, IBM, Lenovo, Nike, Pepsi, Ford, Amex and the
Aditya Birla Group.
the years, Ashok has brought a combination of deep consumer and brand insights,
digital and marketing technology expertise and inspirational flair together to
work for the brands he has been associated with.
is a sought-after speaker at leading industry events and a popular commentator
and writer of opinion pieces on digital, marketing and brands for leading publications.
He is active on Twitter at @ashoklalla and has a robust following of those
interested in his views on digital, brands, leadership and fitness.
When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge.
Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.
The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the
world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in
their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in
New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting
knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the
corporate world, globally.