Nitin Mantri is the Regional Executive Managing Director for Asia-Pacific, WE Communications, and the Group CEO of Avian WE.
He is also a member of the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA)’s Global Advisory Board and Co-Chair of PRCA Asia Pacific and PRCA Ethics Council. He was the president of International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) from 2019-2022, and the president of the Public Relations Consultants Association of India (PRCAI) for five years – from 2015 to 2020.
Before joining Avian in 2006, Nitin worked at Brodeur/Pleon (now Ketchum), a Europe-based public relations and communications consultancy that belongs to the Omnicom Group, in London. He was responsible for Pleon’s UK operations and headed the corporate and technology B2B practices. Nitin began his communications career at Genesis PR (now BCW) after completing his MBA from the Birla Institute of Management Technology.
Nitin takes a keen interest in the development of the public relations industry. During his tenure as the PRCAI president, he focused on improving the public perception of the profession in India. When he was the President of ICCO, Nitin had made significant progress in making the global PR industry relevant to different markets and potential talent.
Nitin teaches and charts course syllabus at prominent mass communication colleges in India to increase awareness about the profession at the grass-root level. He is on the advisory board of The School of Communications and Reputation (SCoRe), an institute dedicated to the development of education and research in reputation management.
Nitin also serves on the advisory board of Giving Tuesday, a global generosity movement, and Bennet University, a philanthropic initiative by The Times Group, a leading publishing house in India.
Nitin was inducted into the ICCO Hall of Fame for his extensive PR insights, accomplishments, contributions to the advancement of PR, and consistent leadership in December 2022. He was recognised with Provoke News’s Individual Achievement SABRE Award at the Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards in September 2021. In 2015, he received the Global PR Leader of the Year Award at the ICCO Global Awards.