Team Work

OUR TEAM

Here's a bit about the inspired bunch. While you can read all about us or connect, we're always open to a conversation.  

ASIF UPADHYE
DIRECTOR | DARK KNIGHT

Equipped with a Masters in Advertising and Communications from the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (Pune), Asif started his career as part of the communications team at HDFC Limited. This is where his first set of learnings on PR came about. Post which, he worked in Product and Marketing roles at HSBC and in his last corporate stint, he managed the HNI Business [product and marketing] at Barclays Bank. With more than 16 years of work experience in Marketing, Brand Communications, Talent Management & Content, Asif is a 'foodie' and a fusion music lover. He is most likely to be found drooling over action figures and comic books. 

SAMRUDDHI VAIDYA
SR. COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGIST | TAZ

A Bachelor of Science in Human Development, Samruddhi comes with a background in psychological studies. Taking insights from Howard Gardner theories, she believes in following her passions and besides PR, is totally into photography and journaling. Prior to working at SPRD, she has interned at multiple NGOs and is known to be quite the task master!

AKASH KAPDEKAR
ORM MANAGER | SHERLOCK HOLMES

A Bachelors in Mass Media and Advertising, Akash comes with 8 years of work experience in Social Media Marketing, Insights and Analytics, and Online Reputation Management. He was previously employed with Germin8 and EBrandz. Apart from binging on webisodes, reading comics, and playing carrom, he is a silent observer; much like his alias ‘Sherlock’.

KRUPA DHRUV
PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSOCIATE | REY

With a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media, Krupa began her career as a PR intern and then there was no looking back. With extensive experience in PR for the hospitality sector, she got a chance to channel her love for food and travel. Her experience also comprises work for a travel television channel where she juggled multiple responsibilities, right from alliances and partnerships to planning, executing and managing international filming projects. She is always on the lookout for opportunities to step outside her comfort zone. Her love for desserts knows no bounds, and she likes to cook and bake just as much as she enjoys eating. Cafes are her home and Netflix is her favorite pastime!

CHAITTALI DAVE
SR. GROUP HEAD, COMMUNICATIONS
DONALD DUCK

With a Post Graduate degree in Digital Marketing and Communications from MICA, Chaittali has close to 15 years of experience in the communications industry. She has worked with clients across the verticals of National Entertainment Channels, Media, Lifestyle, Human Resources. Healthcare, FMCG, etc. Prior to this, she worked as a Branch Manager (Mumbai) at Nucleus PR. Her experience comprised managing an internal team, crisis communications, and media relations. An avid fan of Bollywood, music, and food, she enjoys travelling and drinking coffee.

SNIGDHA BOSE
SR. COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGIST | PUMBA

With a Bachelor's degree in Accountancy and Finance, and a PGDM degree in Marketing, Snigdha has always wanted to weave stories that strike a chord and not actually crunch numbers. A self-proclaimed "Meme-Lord", she loves to have a good laugh at every curve ball that life throws at her. Apart from being a passionate home chef/baker, she has always been an emotional foodie to the core, much like her alias Pumba. She is a low-key nerd, and a procrastinating perfectionist.

KIRAN RAJPUT
ORM & SOCIAL MEDIA ASSOCIATE | SUPERGIRL

Armed with a Masters in Commerce Kiran previously organisation with Germinait Solutions garnering 4.8 years of rich experience in Insights & Analytics, as well as Online Reputation Management. Professionally steeped in the real world of data, she spends most of her free time transported to the fictional world of novels, movies and web-series. An outdoor person, on any given day, Kiran can be found taking in the sunset view at the beach, or traveling to explore new places.

SANIKA PONKSHE
PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSOCIATE | DORA

Backed with a Bachelor's  degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Advertising, Sanika began her career as a Campus Ambassador Intern at International Model United Nations and after that a  Social Media Marketing Intern at CollegeTips prior to her SPRD journey as a PR Associate. She loves to binging on webseries in her free time, & her camera is her best bud. She loves dancing and runs a photography page on Instagram. Her dream is to travel solo some day.

NISHANT YADAV
ORM ASSOCIATE | ICHIGO KUROSAKI

With work experience in almost all the pillars of digital marketing, Nishant has a diverse knowledge about Social Media Marketing, Online Reputation Management and Analytics & Insights. A tech geek who loves gaming and cooking, he is a budding photographer with the passion to capture beautiful landscapes.