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The 59 year old Madan Bahal is the co-founder and managing director of Adfactors PR, India’s largest public relations firm, by revenue.
Born and raised in Mumbai, started as a Research executive and is today at the forefront of communication, managing some of the largest brands and corporates in the Indian market. During his 33-year career, he has provided strategic guidance to innumerable clients across sectors. He is the co-vice chair of PROI Worldwide for the Asia-Pacific region.
The list also featured other Indian PR leaders such as Dilip Cherian, founding partner, Perfect Relations; Sharif Rangnekar, Director and CEO, India, Integral PR Services; Roma Balwani, President, group sustainability, CSR & communications, Vedanta; Raza Khan, Head of group corporate communications, Bharti Group; Anil Nayak, Senior director, comms and public affairs, Asia-Pacific, Johnson & Johnson; Barsha Panda, Head, corporate communications, India and Southeast Asia, Yahoo; Kamlesh Sharma, Director, public affairs and communications, India and Southwest Asia, Coca-Cola India Pvt Ltd; Shweta Shukla. Director, communications and government affairs, Asia-Pacific, Kimberly-Clark
Adfactors PR provides services to about 280 retained clients, including some of the largest corporations and financial institutions – Indian and multinational. With operations in Dubai, Sri Lanka and Singapore, and an 18-office network in India, Adfactors PR is poised to become the first Indian PR firm to ‘go global’.
Adfactors has won a number of regional and national awards on Bahal’s watch.