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Abhishek Shandilya
Senior Consultant (Information Education Communications) , National Disaster Management Authority, Government of India
New Delhi, Delhi
I am a seasoned communications professional with over 8 years’ experience in creating and scaling 360 degrees communications programmes, including Social Media and Digital Campaigns. Currently, I am working with the National Disaster Management Authority, Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi, as Senior Consultant (Information, Education, Communications)
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Area of Expertise:
  • Communications, IT, Media, Knowledge Management, Editor
Professional Experience:
Seasoned communications and brand management professional with over 8 years’ experience in creating and scaling 360 degrees of communications programs for highly time-sensitive and vital campaigns, including Social Media and Digital Campaigns.
Recognized for my ability to think "outside the box" and have a proven track record of achievement of results through the campaign life cycle management which includes ideation, research, strategy, design, execution & tracking.
Well known for recognizing the opportunities of -- and employing -- both new and tried-and-true approaches to development communications; internal & external communications; influencer marketing, media relations; social media; and content writing in ways that best drive tangible value to the organization.
Currently leading the nationwide communications at National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) whose primary purpose is to drive awareness among the masses on how to deal with natural and man-made disasters, promote the knowledge-sharing platform to build disaster resilience infrastructure and coordinate response. Responsible for planning campaigns on disaster awareness, internal & external communications, public relations, social media and thought leadership events for the organization.
Earlier, I worked with the Government of Gujarat as a Communications Consultant. My work involved Communications Research, Campaign Design & Strategy for Sanitation and Cleanliness drives in Rural India. My work was recognized as the best in the country by the Government of India.
I am a trained IT Engineer. This adds value to my current profiles in Communications. I am able to scale up my strategies to meet the current requirements of the convergence of mobile technologies and web-based communications.
Education:
Post Graduate in Communications Management from Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad (MICA) with CGPA of 3.12 on a scale of 4. MICA is one the best institutes in the country, and perhaps in the Asia-Pacific region, dedicated to creating leadership in Strategic Communications.

I have done my Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from DSCE Bangalore, affiliated to Vishveswaraiya Technological University, Karnakata.
Affiliations and Achievements:
- Deemed as best campaign for MGNREGA Awareness Programme
- Strong Rural Campaigning Experience.

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
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    Years of Experience:
    5-10 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, Hindi
    Nationality:
    Indian
    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/abhishek-shandilya-8b5b6192/
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