Shiv Devraaj is the Executive Director & Founder of K2 Communications. Under his astute leadership K2 Communications has developed into a frontrunner among PR agencies that incessantly delivers excellent regional and national PR support to clients belonging to various sectors including government, IT, education, consumer and healthcare. Shiv's experience in all forms of communications, crisis management and multi-pronged PR campaigns has been instrumental in K2's successful relationships and strategic campaigns with clients like Reliance Communications -ADAG Group (Rcom), Wipro Corporate, Wipro Infotech, Wipro Consumer Care & Lighting, Emami, TRAI and TAPMI among others. He also spearheaded the promotion of Bangalore IT.com'98 and launch of ACER in India. A Public Relations specialist with location experience, Shiv has worked with reputed agencies and has a vast and varied experience in the industry.
Sumit Jain, Account Director, began his career with K2 Communications in 2007. He is a media expert who provides strategic advice and direction to the team. He is proficient in managing PR campaigns and media relations for clients across Retail, IT, Hospitality, Education, Lifestyle space, to enhance their Brand Value and Recall. Sumit has a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Christ College, Bangalore. In his career spanning 6 years he has handled a vast spectrum of clients including Reliance Big TV, Reliance Communications, Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting, Wipro Limited, Azim Premji Foundation, Dabur, Surya Roshni, Golden Chariot, Jewels of India, Onze Technologies, Canadian International school, Greenwood High, BASE, TAPMI, Akshaya Patra, Procall, Connect M, Bal Pharma, Global Edge Software, Fortis Hospital, etc.
Manju Cimani has been working with K2 since 2008. She is a 360 degree communications professional with expertise in corporate communications functions. Manju is an expert at media relations and has been instrumental in fashioning the PR campaigns of clients like Azim Premji University, Sanovi Technologies, Tyco, Century Real Estate, Focus Educare, etc. She is also responsible for business development and is instrumental in increasing the firm's footprints across verticals. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Arts and a post-graduate diploma in visual communications.
Praveen Kumar is an Administrative Manager with K2 Communications. He has been with the organisation for over 10 years. A key member of the Team K2, his all round expertise ranging from IT network upkeep, handling clients updates and organising press conferences in tier- II cities makes him a much sought after person in the organisation. His ‘never-say-no’ spirit when it comes to solving issues has added value to his work profile. Ask about his hobby, “work”, will be his prompt reply.
Renuka Balachandran is a PR professional with a passion and talent for writing and communication. An expert in Internal Communication, she has been working with clients in the Education and IT sectors. During her over three years’ association with K2 Communications she has acquired diverse client experiences. Her client experience includes Unisys India, Yodlee Infotech, PES Group of Institutions, eMudhra Group & UL DQS India. Renuka has completed her Bachelor of Arts degree (Journalism, Communicative English & Economics). She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in TV Journalism from Manipal Institute of Media and Entertainment, Bangalore.
Srinidhi is a partner associate and heads the newly launched celebrity management vertical of K2 Communications. Among her star assignments have been to manage some of the top Indian Athletes: Vijender Singh (boxer), Sushil Kumar (wrestler), MC Mary Kom (boxer), Virat Kohli (cricketer), Saurav Ghosal (Squash Player). She has also managed prestigious sporting events like Durand Cup (India’s oldest football tournament), Bhaichung Bhutia’s Football Academy launch, Slazenger launch in India. AIFF (All India Football Federation) has acknowledged her contribution as one of the first girls to be working for Indian Football. She has been in the media industry since 2008. She started her career with lifestyle PR. She has also managed reputed brands- Hard rock café, Pub Rock Fest, Hit 95 Launch. Her special expertise lie in celebrity profiling, celebrity PR, Press Conference, Media Relations, Brand Marketing, Media Management & Event Management.
Shweta Venkatesh has been with K2 Communications since July 2013. It happens to be her first job. But Shweta is no greenhorn. She made her presence felt while interning at K2. It took no time for her to realise that she had a penchant for public relations and soon became a part of the K2 team. She is passionate about content writing and enjoys interacting with media. It has been over six months since she joined the organisation and she has already proven her mettle. She has been actively participating in the Fortis Hospitals’ account and managing their events and press relations. She is a B.com from Presidency College, Banglaore. She is currently pursuing a digital marketing diploma course from NIIT.
True to his name Devatha is the lord of the ring at K2 Communications. His numerous exploits in the wild and tales of physical fitness has added a sort of epic dimension to his profile. He has been working with K2 as Assistant Administrator for six years. Always a helping hand to K2 team members, Devatha understands team members’ professional needs and has a through knowledge of banking procedures. All these qualities make him an indispensable and endearing member of the team.
Manali Sarkar, a newbie in Public Relations is a chirpy, happy go lucky girl from Kolkata. An efficient and quick learner striving for perfection, Manali loves music and reading. With a Post Graduation from Jadavpur University, Manali joined PR post an internship at the Asian Age publication. With the zeal and passion in her, Manali aspires to ace in the PR industry and reach the clouds. She believes in staying humble and living life to the fullest. She has been currently working with Fortis Hospital.
Meryl did her MS - Mass Communication from St Josephs Arts and Science College. She is a new member on the team. She is a singer, swimmer, animal lover, occasional dancer, loves cooking and is a people's person. She likes to think outside the box and likes to present an idea with a spin. Never says never for anything and she will be up for any adventure or challenge or any novel feat that life throws in her way.
Happy-go-lucky defines this ambivert from Udupi, who hopes to add an instant touch of joy to the office. She's passionate about many things in life, but nothing can surpass her obsession over her puppies. And avid reader and having grown up with books, she knows her collections inside out. After a short stint as a reporter with an advertising magazine, she crossed over the border to venture into PR. She's always up for a challenge and naively believes that she can write about anything under the sun. In a nutshell, she's an avid reader, a dog parent and an ordinary girl with extraordinary dreams.
Priyanka Arisham is an award-winning communications professional with a unique combination of public relations, event management, social media and communication training experience. Her communications’ career spans a little over 4 years serving various clients across corporate, real estate, technology, hospitality and entertainment industries. She is an expert in developing and executing effective communication strategies with the help of various creative communication tools for the real estate & corporate brands. In her career spanning 3 years she has handled a vast spectrum of clients including NITCO ltd, NITCO Realities, VBHC, Sony Pix, Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust, Vermilion Ltd, Polycom, etc. Priyanka has completed her Bachelor of Mass Media, specialising in Journalism from Somaiya College and Masters in Public Relations from Department of Communication and Journalism.
Shreevalli Prasad - PR Professional with a great passion for communication. I have been associated with K2 communications since 2012 and previously I have been associated with the healthcare industry and have gained a lot of knowledge in the vast field of health care and have handled various press events across South India. My strength is rapport with the media.