Harsha Bhogle is widely acknowledged to be
not just the voice, but the face of Indian cricket. He started at a time when
few Indian broadcasters were considered good enough to be on overseas networks.
But he changed those perceptions, especially in Australia where in 1992 he was
rated as the possessor of the “sexiest voice on radio” and in 1999 when a poll
on an independent web site rated him the number one commentator for the season.
He brings a fresh perspective to cricket
and is seen as a voice of reason which makes him acceptable across all cultures.
His interesting background, a chemical engineer and an alumnus of
IIM-Ahmedabad, India’s premier business school, has made him a role model for
He has, at various times, been in brand
commercials for Pepsi, Hero Honda, Airtel, Tata-AIG, Sugar Free, Procter &
Gamble (for Vicks), has done brand promotions for Vodafone, Cadbury, IBM among
many others and is now a brand ambassador for Castrol and Boehringer Ingelheim
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.