Founded more than two decades ago by former Oil & Natural Gas Corporation corporate communications chief M.L. Kaul, MelCole is one of India’s oldest public relations firms and also one of the market leaders, with offices in the major cities (New Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai and Hyderabad) and a full range of services that includes corporate and brand communications, strategic counseling, crisis management and public affairs, and sector expertise in the technology arena and, more recently, in healthcare.
In addition to Kaul, the management team includes managing director Praveen Rikhy, a 22-year veteran of the public relations business whose past experience includes positions with the Indian Newspaper Society; director Abhinav Kaul, a former journalist who leads the media relations practice; executive director Rohit Srivastava, a technology public relations specialist who previously worked with Globsyn Group, an IT education and services company; and executive director Sanjay Kaul, who began his career in the advertising business with HTA (the Indian operation of J. Walter Thompson) before moving into marketing communications and brand management.
Major clients include Seagate Technology, Samsonite Corporation, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, E.I. DuPont