Madan Bahal (61) is the Managing Director of Adfactors PR, India's largest and most awarded public relations firm.
In November 2017, the International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) inducted Mr Bahal in its Hall of Fame. Earlier, in January 2016, The Holmes Report had named him as one of the 16 people from the international marketing communications and public relations industries, who were poised to make waves in 2016. PRWeek too has been including Mr Bahal in its Global Power Book since June 2015. In 2013, Mr Bahal was recognised for 'Individual outstanding achievement' in Asia-Pac by The Holmes Report.
The firm, under his leadership, has been winning multiple accolades, including PRWeek's South Asia Agency of the Year for three consecutive years – 2017, 2016 and 2015, The Holmes Report's 'Asia-Pac Financial Consultancy of the Year' in 2015 and 2013, 'Global Financial Agency' in 2015, and ‘Global Corporate Agency’ in 2016. In 2014 and 2016, the firm was recognised by Campaign magazine and The Holmes Report as 'India Consultancy of the Year'. During the last four years, the firm has won close to 200 awards for campaign excellence at prestigious national and international fora.
Mr Bahal is also the member of the governing council of The Yoga Institute, Mumbai. The Institute is the world's oldest body of organised yoga teaching. He lives in Mumbai with his wife, Dolly, and sons, Neil and Gautam.