Shreesh
Sarvagya

Executive Director

Mr Shreesh Sarvagya, an MA in Communications from John Hopkins University, USA, MA in English Literature from Hindu College, University of Delhi is an accomplished communications expert having more than 30 years of experience in corporate communication. He has worked with Hindustan Diamond Company, Datamatics Ltd, Patni Computer (now IGate), National Dairy Development Board and Reliance Industries Ltd.

Shreesh is an acclaimed expert in strategic planning, leadership coaching, Marketing and CSR communication, branding, corporate affairs, writing, journalism, public relations, editing and publishing and a business adviser. With more than three decades in leadership roles, he has vast experience spanning sectors such as Life Sciences, IT, Telecom, Dairy, Agri-business, Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, Sports, Retail and CSR providing him with an opportunity to interact with large number of top CEOs of Indian and Global entities as well as top government officials in India and overseas.

Mastery over finer nuances of perception, employee engagement and reputation management, he had an opportunity to work very closely with some of India’s best known business/social leaders. 

As Head of Internal Communications (RIL Group), Communication Leader for Reliance Foundation and Communications Resource in the Chairman’s Office, Shreesh managed group level internal communications, key media relations, supported senior-most members of the corporate affairs team, edited and managed Infocomm’s weekly magazine, the employee family magazine, as well as external communication to the organization’s 18000-strong developer program community. He Launched and managed various group level communication initiatives, as Chief Editor of RIL Group Newsletter. Shreesh also managed Sports Communication (Indian Premier League), Social Media, CSR Communication (for Reliance Foundation) and employee-family communication.

His key role included managing the RIL Chairman’s Communication needs, such as preparing talking points for him, translating his vision for 80000+ employees through internal communication platforms, creating and collating external communication opportunities and providing editorial oversight on all communication initiated by the Chairman’s Office. Highlighting Reliance Foundation work to all internal and external stakeholders across India

His accomplishments include conceptualizing, creating, editing and publishing an 18-24 page newsmagazine electronically circulated to 80000+ employees and consultants of RIL every fortnight. He created a vast network of correspondents in RIL to collate and parse relevant information as well as conceptualized the biggest Group-wide employee engagement program and helped implement it. He helped other Groups within RIL to run their own mini newsletters and conceptualize and created a by-the-women-for-the- women monthly to promote women’s empowerment, trained a couple of women colleagues to lead it and handed it over to them (The magazine, titled World of Women or WOW@Reliance, is operational even now). He was the architect of ‘The Change Maker’, a one-of-a-kind printed newsmagazine to highlight the accomplishments of Reliance Foundation.

He is credited with launching and running bilateral trade journals in association with foreign embassies and launched four business publications, namely Indo-US Business; Indo-Swiss Business; Indo-South Africa Business and Trade Links - a quarterly for the Indo-Canadian Business Council (Re-launched) to promote trade between India and the targeted countries.

Shreesh is Publisher & Editor of The Business Matchmaker a unique international monthly, simultaneously published from Mumbai and Detroit. In his role as a Communications Consultant/ and an International Marketing Expert, he is advising a number of entities across industry sectors.

Presently, he is the CEO for International Commission for Development.

He is also a Visiting Faculty at IIM-Rohtak and IIM-Lucknow

Education

  • MA in Communications, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore/Washington DC, USA
  • MA in English Literature, Hindu College, University of Delhi
  • B.A. (Hons.) in English Literature, Hindu College, University of Delhi
  • Strategic programs from Harvard, Chicago University, U Penn and Johns Hopkins University

 

Awards

  • UGC Scholar - Junior Research Fellowship through the NET  
  • P-CMM Level-3 
  • ABCI’s Certificate of Commendation