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Our Leadership Team

Minesh Raja

Minesh Raja is a Co-founder and Partner in Carmine Communications. He has more than 15 years of experience in managing marketing and public relations functions across several industries. Minesh left his family run cement retail business behind to pursue a Masters Degree in Mass Communication and start a career in Mumbai. He successfully managed strategic brand positioning campaigns for reputed companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Oberoi Constructions and Lodha Group. Minesh is known for his creative genius in devising effecting out-of-the-box PR strategies and very strong news media relations. Having already served several prestigious firms in his tenure, he is very well networked among the high & mighty of the corporate and political world and specializes in relationship between corporate clients and the media.

Neville Carvalho

Neville Carvalho is a Co-founder and Partner in Carmine Communications. A post graduate in Business Administration, he has more than 18 years of experience in marketing and public relations functions with several reputed companies like Sun Pharma and Abbott Labs & B.Braun. After gaining a wealth of experience in these firms, he started overseeing the agency operations of a major PR consultancy firm. Being a marketer and having served on the ‘client’s side’ for several years, Neville’s expertise lies in recognizing the business objective of clients and sharing these insights with the servicing teams to create business oriented communication strategies. Throughout his career he has advised several national & international accounts like Piramal Group, Novartis, Calcium Sandoz, Sugarfree, Everyuth, Nutralite, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Monsanto, Family Health International & many more before eventually moving on to set up his own venture, Carmine Communications.

Kapithra Kannapiran

Kapithra Kannapiran is a Branch Head at Carmine Communications and is based in Mumbai. She has over 13 years of considerable experience in the arena of social and development sector, healthcare, entertainment, corporate, technology, BPO, digital education, art & culture, media. Prior to joining Carmine, she was an entrepreneur and independent corporate communication and PR expert and also served with Grey Worldwide, an international communications advisory group. She holds a post-graduate degree in Human Resource Management; a postgraduate diploma in Marketing & Advertising and a graduate degree in Economics & Entrepreneurship and Small Business. Kapithra hails from a 360 degree communication zone, having the capacity to independently handle key accounts of some huge clients in India like INTACH, Ministry of Tourism, Satyam Cinema, AB Mauri, CMS Vatavaran Film Festival Directorate, Justice and Peace Commission, HSBC, Cavin Care, Black Berry, Radio Duniya and many more. Her strengths lie in her ability of innovative thinking, strategic marketing, nurturing key business accounts, business development, networking & image consulting. On the personal front, she is passionate about life, a total foodie, nature enthusiast, crafts and heritage lover, hop-hop happy traveler, photographer, book worm, graphic designer, vivid blogger, trained carnatic music singer and contemporary dancer. She loves to express herself with different dance and music forms.

Neha Sachdev

Neha Sachdev has over a decade of experience in marketing & communications. With an MBA and a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication from Delhi University, she has held various senior management positions in Advertising, Sales, Marketing communications and Business Development. Having worked on the client side, with reputed organizations like Future Group, TDI International India Ltd, Samsung, LG and Panasonic, she understands how businesses function and thus is able to create strategies with a clear business focus and return on investment in mind. Her experience on the agency side with companies like Madison and O&M has also provided her with an insight on creative thinking. She successfully conceptualized and launched a news magazine on home interiors for Images Group. Prior to joining hands with Carmine Communications, Neha served as an independent entrepreneur advising companies like Future Group, Segmental Consulting, Louis Berger Consulting, Mitsubishi Electric & AVA Merchandising Solutions Pvt. Ltd.