CMO | Ashika Group
Marketing leader, brand builder, growth hacker and a fintech enthusiast!
Vishesh Sharma is one of the few esteemed journalists who have reached the stature of Chief Marketing Officer within a short span of time. He has seamlessly managed to bring data science into the art of storytelling with his key strategies for leveraging consumer insights to deliver business objectives, including building organic as well as paid ecosystem.
Presently he is working as the CMO at Ashika Group, India’s leading diversified financial services group with four key business verticals including Retail Broking, Institutional Broking, Startup Funding and Global Family Office Services. There, he leads strategic marketing and planning, brand management, revenue growth strategies, and public relations.
An accomplished marketing professional, Vishesh has vast experience across diverse marketing fields, including brand communication, content marketing, corporate communications, reputation management, internal communications, public affairs, and financial education. He started his professional career with The Hindu, and holds an extensive work experience with renowned publications, including Dalal Street Investment Journal and Progressive Media Group.
Vishesh has worked with reputed companies including Sharekhan BNP Paribas, Asymmetrique Communications, and Atul Ltd, throughout his corporate journey. Before joining Ashika Group, he served as the Head of content marketing, corporate communications, and start ups at Angel One.
From launching world’s first financial movies platform, a purely content marketing-led product, to successfully delivering a rebranding campaign with a PR-first approach, Vishesh has carved out successful brand-building strategies for multiple businesses. In fact, he not only crafted the launch strategy but successfully delivered the Retail IPO portion for Angel One during peak covid era.
Throughout his career, Vishesh has been recognized for his remarkable professional accomplishments. In 2020, he was named Content Marketer 40u40 by Exchange for Media and the Marketing Leader of the Year in the BFSI segment by Nasscom. A year later, he was honored as the Rising Media Star by Best Media Info, Corporate Communications Person of the Year by AdGully, and 40u40 PR Professional by Reputation Today. He won Gold at Inkspell awards under the category of Content Marketing Professional 2021. Vishesh was bestowed with Excellence in PR award by Adgully under their Leader 2.0 awards in 2022.
A thought leader in organic growth as well as brand management functions, Vishesh is a frequent keynote speaker at many educational institutes and thought-provoking events like IIT FinFest, and Amity, among others.
He strongly believes that 3Vs (Voice, Vernacular, and Videos) are the key pillars that will potentially define his legacy over next 10 years.