Rajesh Chaturvedi (61) is the Chairman of Adfactors PR, India's largest public relations firm by revenue. With a staff of 550 people, the multi-speciality PR firm provides service to more than 300 retained clients, including some of the largest corporations and financial institutions – both Indian and multinational.
The firm, under his leadership, has won multiple accolades, including PRWeek's South Asia Agency of the Year for two consecutive years – 2016 and 2015, The Holmes Report's 'Asia-Pac Financial Consultancy of the Year' in 2015 and 2013, and 'Global Financial Consultancy' in 2015. In 2014, the firm was recognised by Campaign magazine and The Holmes Report as 'India Consultancy of the Year'. During the last two years, the firm also won over 60 awards for campaign excellence at prestigious national and international fora.
Mr Chaturvedi used to be a national-level hockey player in his younger days. Before joining the communications industry, Mr Chaturvedi had illustrious stints with newspapers such as The Indian Express and The Daily.
Born and raised in Agra, Mr Chaturvedi retains the quintessential tehzeeb – the Urdu expression that denotes the old-world culture – in his everyday professional life. Widely loved and admired for his charm, he is friends with three generations of media, and remains the 'go-to person' within Adfactors PR for his legendary media connect.