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Arun Asthana

Head of Media & Communications

Arun is a media professional and journalist known for creativity, innovation & communication strategies. With more than 27 years of experience, including 20 years in leadership roles, Arun has worked across UK & South Asia at the best brands.

Arun was a print journalist in India before BBC selected him and brought him to the UK. For almost 18 years, he reported from various parts of the world and developed and created a few much-appreciated radio shows and TV programmes. In addition, he established eight new TV networks and trained over 1500 media and news professionals across India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

After spending a few years at Star TV and Tata group he joined the Centre for Responsible Business (a global think tank created by German development agency GIZ) as executive director, where he worked intensely to create broader awareness of CSR & sustainability and related issues.

A Geology graduate from the University of Lucknow in India, Arun has done a management leadership course from Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta. He has also attended multiple training programmes at the BBC.

A full member of the Society of Authors UK, and a life member of the screenwriters Association (India), Arun is a published writer, having four books, including one published by Penguin Books. Arun has been a speaker and panellist at forums like the European Business Summit, CSR-Europe international Conclave, SAARC CXO summit, Digital Matters Singapore, Indus Forum (Indo-Dutch Sustainability), the International film festival of India (IFFI), Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) and many more.

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