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We keep it simple:

Focus on clients and people.

The rest will follow.

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Our Heritage

For 14 years. Nikhil Khanna, Founder and Executive Chairman, and Nitin Mantri, Group Chief Executive Officer and Business Partner, have focused on building the right kind of company – strong on growth and high on values (knowledgeable, ethical, committed and passionate). Our goal is To Become India’s Most Trusted Advocacy Company by 2025. An important aspect of building and achieving our goal is to work upon our core ideology – To Foster Clients For Life Through Excellence In Advocacy.

We focus on three pillars to make our business rock-solid across a longer time-frame.

  • People First. We are committed to showing our people career paths that are linked to organisational goals.

  • Clients for Life. A philosophy that we have ingrained in each and every employee of Avian Media as this will drive how we retain and grow our existing clients and attract new ones who share a similar culture and ambition.

  • Business Sustainability. To build long-term sustainability, a company must contribute meaningfully to efforts that take the industry forward.


How it all began..

Avian Media started small in a tiny apartment in Delhi in 2004, but our aspirations were and are anything but small. In those days, there were just three people, including our founding member and Managing Director, Nikhil Khanna, our Chase India co-founder Manash Neog, and our Regional Head North, Neha Mehrotra, working silently in a near-empty office. Our first clients – Airbus, the world’s largest airplane manufacturer and Sona Koyo Steering, an ancillary manufacturer for the automotive industry in India – kept us busy enough. In 2006, our CEO, Nitin Mantri, joined the company and set the template for year-on-year growth.

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Our Heritage

Let us tell you an interesting anecdote which captures the essence of Avian. Our Mumbai office, when first opened in 2006, was two seats in the office of a benefactor who threw us out us in six months. Then, another benefactor gave us three seats – he too had us out in a few months! That’s the way, I guess, with benefactors, we remain very grateful. We finally moved to our current Mumbai office in 2007. Along the way we have had several adventures, including a flooded office which meant us moving to a private residence, sitting on bean bags and completing the business of our clients. Needless to say, none of them knew till about six months later. It’s this sense of entrepreneurialism and ‘getting on with it’ that has been hardwired into the ‘Avian way’.

We don’t fancy things up for clients – we tell them like it is and we work hard on deliverables. What sets us apart is the way we have achieved a delicate balance – we have the nimbleness and agility of an independent agency and the experience and expertise you would expect of any world-class agency.
Our Advisory Board

We have stalwarts from all fields on our advisory board who guide and steer our activities, ensuring an honest, ethical and committed work culture at Avian Media. 
The esteemed members are: 



  • William Bissell: Managing Director, Fabindia

  • K.C. Mehra: Resident Director, Shapoorji Pallonji Group, and Chairman, SKF India

  • Sareena Singh: Senior Vice-President, Royal Bank of Scotland  

  • Lalit Mansingh: Former foreign secretary and Indian Ambassador to the United States

  • Mark Runacres: Former deputy High Commissioner, British High Commission

  • Titu Ahluwalia: Founder and former CEO, ORG-MARG Research