Chief Executive Officer, Indiavpinto@webershandwick.com
As part of the leadership team at Weber Shandwick, Valerie Pinto, CEO, India, has been instrumental building an environment that brings creativity alive and innovation that inspires best in class talent to deliver unique and relevant client experiences.
With over 20 years’ experience in communications and reputation building, Valerie has been closely advising clients on Indian integration strategies, public affairs, executive positioning, network management and thought leadership. She has provided strategic counsel to Fortune 500 companies and C-suite executives on shaping their reputation with influential stakeholders.
Weber Shandwick India is seen as one of the most creative agencies in the country, which applies new ideas to complex business problems and creates campaigns that impact business and lives. The agency is recognized as the best South Asia network by Mumbrella for two years in a row.
Prior to Weber Shandwick, Valerie led Perfect Relations for over 16 years and was instrumental in its growth. She has a successful track record of entering new markets/businesses in India and turning them around and placing them on a growth and profitability trajectory. Valerie prides herself on creating highly motivated professionals with a macro perspective to communications.
Valerie Pinto was named one of the top 40 under 40 professionals to watch out for across APAC by Campaign Asia Pacific. She was on the Cannes Lions jury 2016 as well as President of the jury at Spikes Asia 2015. Most recently Valerie was awarded Creative Leader of the Year, 2017 by Women that Impact Change for Campaign 360.
Valerie holds a post graduate degree from Xavier’s Institute of Communications. She also drives hard the agenda of diversity and gender equality in India which led to her role as a key driver of the Daughters of Mother India campaign which was essentially a movement of change and hope that aims to educate and change the ecosystem to collaboratively work against gender bias.