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Alok Tilwankar

Alok Tilwankar

Co-Founder and CEO - Fusion Events

A management Graduate with over two decades of experience, Alok heads the business function and leads the events management team at Fusion Events.
Over the years, Alok has staged & guided numerous national level events, exhibitions, conventions, conferences, road shows and ground promotions.
He has nurtured brands like Zee TV, Eicher Motors, Radio Mirchi, Big FM, Himalaya, Star Plus, Star One, Dainik Bhaskar, HDFC Standard Life Insurance and BAJA SAE India, among others.
His keen insights, strategic planning and in-depth knowledge of events and activation has earned him the reputation of being a veritable master of events management. He shares his varied knowledge and experience in various seminars and forums on a regular basis.
Alok is a brilliant singer and boasts of an awesome collection of old Hindi film songs.
He is based out of Mumbai.

Amin Khan

Amin Khan

Client Servicing Director

Starting his career with retail with brands like Globus, Amin’s been in advertising for over 12 years and has worked with Lowe Lintas also in the past.

Over the years he has worked on clients like Microsoft ,DLF, Nokia, VE Commercial Vehicles, Bajaj Auto, Tata Docomo, Tata Indicom, Idea Cellular, Ruchi Reality, AG8 Ventures, Top N town Ice-cream, PNBHFL, Lohia Corp Ltd, Minda Industries , Cream Bell Ice-cream to name a few.

Amin comes with a practical and a consumer centric approach while taking over responsibilities for any client. A go-getter with a focus on the right set of deliveries for any client, he is a people’s person and you can see him talking to his clients for more than just work.

He is an avid animal lover and has been devoting his additional time to animal welfare and animal rescues.

 

Aniruddha Barde

Aniruddha Barde

Creative Director - Purple Focus

Aniruddha is a Post Graduate of Commerce in Advertising & Sales Management with copywriting experience that dates back to the year 2002.

He is working as an Creative Director in our Mumbai branch. Aniruddha is a veritable language wizard with mastery over a wide range of languages, including English, Hindi, Marathi, French and Spanish. Recently, he got nominated for the Clio and Asia Pacific Awards for Axe Deo in the Print category.

He has worked on clients like Castrol, ICICI Bank, Godrej Security Solutions, Godrej Appliances, Renault, the Navneet Group – Fun Stationery, Talwalkars Gym, Indiabulls Real Estate, Bharat Petroleum, Pantaloons, Star Plus, Star Gold, Channel V, P&G, Mid-Day, Sahara Manoranjan, Bombay Dyeing, Trendsmith Jewellery, Videocon, Hungama.com, the Times of India Group, Zenith Computers, Pidilite and ITC.

In the past, Aniruddha has worked with Viscomm, Law & Kenneth, Flagship Advertising, Hungama.com, Marching Ants , SSC&B and Vyas Giannetti Creative.

Ashish Dashore

Ashish Dashore

Account Director

Ashish is a Management Graduate with more than 10 years of experience in Advertising, Marketing & Events.

He is an Account Director heading the Agency’s servicing team in Mumbai.

In the last few years, Ashish has successfully handled major clients like Big Magic, Star Plus, Banswara Syntex Limited, Navneet Education Ltd., TOTAL Oil, Araldite, Esense Learning Pvt. Ltd. & Bajaj Auto Ltd.

Ashish Upadhyaya

Ashish Upadhyaya

Executive Director - Purple Focus

Ashish has been in advertising since 1990. A great people’s person, Ashish is a strategic planner with a hands-on understanding of the Indian customer, their perceptions, beliefs and attitudes. In addition to being a brand strategist, Ashish also leads the client interface team and is in charge of the company’s Delhi operations.
Ashish has worked across categories, clients, markets and with agencies such as Everest, Delhi; RK Swamy BBDO, Hyderabad; Touchstone, Mumbai & Grey, Kolkata. His last stint before joining Purple Focus was with Mudra, Delhi as Group Business Director.

During his career span, some of the brands he has contributed to include Mercedes, Rotomac, Red & White, Mentor Graphics, Microsoft, DLF Retail, Eicher Motors, RTDC, JK Laxmi Cement, Bajaj, Ramoji Film City, Microsoft, Nokia, Tata Indicom, Zee Jagran, Safal and Hamdard.

Dheeraj Kunzru

Dheeraj Kunzru

Executive Creative Director - Purple Focus

Dheeraj is an Advertising and Branding expert with a creative core He has over two decades of experience, last 8 years of which have been spent at leadership positions in the advertising and media industry.

His experience includes creating, planning, supervising and implementing multi-level, national and regional advertising campaigns, including digital campaigns and events for brands such as Yamaha, JK Wall Putty, Aircel, LG TVs, Polo Mint and Hajmola Digestives, among others.

He had worked with many organizations including the World Lung Foundation, Dentsu Communications, Lintas Advertising, TBWA Advertising, RK Swamy BBDO & AdInc, Muscat (Oman).

Dheeraj has won many advertising awards including the DAC and the ABBYs.

Dheeraj has also acted in a few TVCs and one music video. In his free time, he loves to dig old film songs, reads books and takes keen interest in everything related to cricket. Dheeraj is a foodie.

Dinesh Goel

Dinesh Goel

Founder and CEO - Innovative Ideators

Dinesh is an MBA from Thunderbird, ‘The School of International Business in Marketing and Strategy’.
A serial entrepreneur with interests in textiles, software, venture capital and innovation training, Dinesh recently led and successfully ran a food and beverage venture & an export trade house.
His accomplishments have been duly covered by Economic Times; DARE and MBA Alumni Magazine, USA; Exchange4media and Crowdsourcing India. He has also been featured in Businessweek Asia as one of the 20 upcoming Young Entrepreneurs of Asia under the age of 25.

Besides handling his regular work, Dinesh is currently authoring a book titled ‘15 Second Principle to Generating and Executing Great Ideas’.

Mohit Bhargava

Mohit Bhargava

Director - Fusion Events

Mohit has been active in events management since 2003. He spearheads and manages numerous national level events, exhibitions, conventions, conferences & road shows for a wide array of brands.

Mohit, with his perseverance & problem solving skills is a master in event planning & resource management. A team player, Mohit has a great eye for detail & possesses expert knowledge of execution of events.
Mohit is a health freak. When he is not planning a mega event, he is either participating in a marathon or burning calories at a gym.

A popular speaker at various forums and institutes, Mohit is based out of Indore.

Pankaj Acharya

Pankaj Acharya

Founder and Managing Director - Purple Focus Group

Pankaj is an Engineering and Management Graduate with a wealth of experience in Advertising and Marketing. A serial entrepreneur, he has come a long way from the modest beginnings he made in Indore in 1995. Apart from setting up the Purple Focus Group, Pankaj has been instrumental in co-founding five more companies – Fusion Events, Saints & Warriors Communications, Mad(e) in India, Innovative Ideators and Purple Spot, spearheading a team of 100+ people spread across offices in Indore, Mumbai & Delhi.

Over the years, Pankaj has gained a solid reputation for his sharp business acumen, creative thinking and deep understanding of human behaviour.
Pankaj gets invited to teach advertising and communication at various management institutes on a regular basis. He has also presented papers on marketing & communication at various public forums & conferences.

Pankaj was conferred the ‘Most Promising Entrepreneur Award’ by Enterprise Asia at Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) in 2011. Recently, he was also honoured with the prestigious ‘100 Most Influential Retail Leaders’ citation at the Asia Retail Congress 2016, India.

Prasad Ratnaparkhi

Prasad Ratnaparkhi

Head - Buying and Merchandising

Prasad heads the buying and merchandising team of Mad(e) In India. He is a Textile Engineer by profession and brings with him close to one and a half decades of rich experience working with companies such as The Shirt Company, Globus, Killer & The Bombay Store.

His project on “Natural Dyes & It’s applications on Textiles” won him the 1st prize at the National level.

He loves to travel and explore new places.

Praveen Karpe

Praveen Karpe

Creative Director - Purple Focus

Praveen Karpe is a Fine Arts graduate with nearly two decades of experience in the Advertising Industry.

He is a Creative Director (Art) in our Indore branch and heads the Art Department of the company. His work has won him the Creativity & Summit Awards, including the 1st prize for making the HO CHAI ! Short film.

Over the years, Praveen has worked on clients like Bajaj Auto Ltd., VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd., Star Plus, BSL Suitings, the IBD Group, Top N Town, AG8 Group, Shakti Pumps, Navneet, Topscorer.com, Esense Learning Pvt. Ltd., Dainik Bhaskar, MPAKVN, the Kriti Group, Yellow Diamond, Silver Coin, Gulshan Fashion, etc.

Prior to joining Purple Focus  Praveen worked with agencies like Ankit Advertising, Indore & Notre Advertising, Pune.

Rajesh Acharya

Rajesh Acharya

Founder and CEO - Purple Spot Media

Rajesh heads the youngest company of the group – Purple Spot Media, the group’s OOH & Retail solutions vertical.
Rajesh’s career got underway in 2001. Today, his knowledge and grasp in this domain has turned him into a true specialist and a champion practitioner of the art.

Earlier, he was the head of Spot Advertisers, which has now merged with the Purple Focus Group to complete the offering.

Rajesh constantly endeavors to leverage emerging technologies in the OOH and Retail media to offer unique solutions to the group’s clients.
Rajesh operates out of Indore and is a passionate western music and movie buff. His collection of songs and movies and his encyclopedic knowledge on these subjects is legendary in this part of the world.

Rohit Bindal

Rohit Bindal

Director - Purple Focus Group

Rohit is a Management Graduate from the Institute of Management Studies, Indore. He started his illustrious innings in Advertising and Marketing in 1995.

Rohit was the first employee of Purple Focus and has today risen through the ranks to become a Director in Purple Focus & Fusion Events. He is a core member of the Purple Focus Group and leads the client interaction team based out of Indore. Rohit is also the head of Media at Purple Focus.

Rohit actively contributes to business planning and also handles the Government portfolios of Fusion Events.
He is a visiting faculty at the International Institute of Professional Studies, Indore.

Sachin Ghanekar

Sachin Ghanekar

Art & Creative Head - Purple Focus

Sachin is a Graphic & Designing graduate from L.S. Raheja School of Art, Mumbai and heads the Purple Focus Design team.

Young and hungry, Sachin started his career in creative and graphic designing in 2008. In his prior assignments, he was associated with the creative department of companies like MTV, Flagship Advertising and Law & Kenneth.

His project “Aga Aga Mhani” won 2 Awards (Silver and Bronze) at the ABBYs.

With his rich insight into Indian culture and people, he has developed a huge bank on India specific designs, which can be used for multiple product lines in the future.

An avid Photographer, Sachin loves travelling.

 

Shelendra Vijayvargiya

Shelendra Vijayvargiya

Chief Financial Officer - Purple Focus Group

Shelendra is a Chartered Accountant by profession and has more than 9 years of extensive experience in the field of Finance, Taxation, Accounts and Compliance. He also possesses an IFRS certification.

Prior to joining the Purple Focus Group, he was a Manager in the Corporate Accounts department of Larsen & Toubro Limited, Mumbai, handling Accounting, Budgeting & MIS for Corporate Departments of L&T.

Before L&T, he was working in the Assurance department of Price Waterhouse Coopers, Mumbai as an Associate, managing various Assurance  and Management consultancy assignments. He has earned valuable experience in business process understanding, risk assessment, risk measurement and assessment of controls for various MNCs.

Vallan Antony

Vallan Antony

Creative Director - Purple Focus

Vallan Antony is a Commerce Graduate with close to two decades of rich experience in the Advertising Industry.

He is currently working as Creative Director (Copy) in the Indore office of Purple Focus and heads its Copy Department. His work has won him the Creativity & Summit Award.

He has worked on clients like Bajaj Auto Ltd., VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd., Star Plus, BSL Suitings, Big Magic, the IBD Group, Top N Town, AG8 Group, Shakti Pumps, Mahindra, Navneet, Topscorer.com, Esense Learning Pvt. Ltd., Dainik Bhaskar, MPAKVN, the Kriti Group, Yellow Diamond, Silver Coin, Gulshan Fashion, etc.

His previous stints included agencies such as Deepak Advertising, Ankit Advertising, Indore & Notre Advertising, Pune

Vallan is an avid biker and a rock music and hard metal junkie. He is an awesome singer who loves to stay fit and focussed with yoga and meditation.