Ravina Raj Kohli is an international media veteran and is considered to be one of the top 20 women professionals in India. She has 24 years of industry experience that spans television and radio broadcasting, advertising, filming and journalism.

Recognized as one of the pioneers of Indian television programming, Ravina is also Indian television’s first woman CEO. Her latest ventures since 2004 have included an alliance with WPP’s GroupM to create and execute strategic multimedia content assets for mass-reach Brands.

Ravina spent 2008 through 2010 traveling across 14 Muslim-majority countries researching and learning about lifestyle, social needs and opportunities.

She was CEO of Star news until 2004. Before Star, Ravina worked at Sony Entertainment Television as Head of Content and Communication and with the Kerry Packer owned Channel 9 on the Doordarshan platform as CEO. Creating impact is her forte. Ravina spent 11 years in advertising, from 1985 and 2006, and held various creative positions. She has worked with JWT, Lintas and Grey worldwide. Based in Singapore between 1990 and 1996, Ravina worked in Advertising and Radio and Television all over South East Asia.

This 360 degree exposure to working in leadership roles with different types of media and communication projects has imparted in her a keen understanding of what the people want and a sharp business mind – a rare combination. This is translated into an ability to develop and market new products and communication that will reach out to the masses of developing economies.

Throughout her career, Ravina has won many awards in television and radio broadcasting and as a creative head in advertising. Ravina’s academic profile includes studying Feature Filmmaking and Broadcast News from New York University (NYU). She has earned a Diploma from the London School of Journalism, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Economics and Literature from Bangalore University.

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