HYDERABAD, 19 March, 2015: Public relations Council of India (PRCI), a premier industry body of PR, advertising, HR and media professionals and academicians, has appointed Concept PR Executive Director B N Kumar as its next national president.
The Governing Council and the national executive of PRCI at its meeting at New Delhi has appointed Kumar (BNK) as the new president to lead the functioning of pan-India organization with 25 chapters.
Earlier, Kumar, BNK for friends, led Mumbai chapter of PRCI and was the national vice president. He has close to four decades of experience in mass communications as a journalist and as a PR professional.
He hails from Hyderabad having done his Bachelor of Journalism from Osmania University way back in 1975-76. He had done his schooling in Coastal Andhra and College education in the twin cities and moved to Mumbai in 1977.
Announcing the appointment, Mr M B Jayaram – Chairman Emeritus and Chief Mentor of PRCI, said: “BNK has been taking active interest in furthering the cause of our oganisation and he led two successful Global Communication Conclaves at Mumbai. As the programme committee chairman of the just concluded 9th Conclave, he played an exemplary role in ensuring its success. Under his leadership, we are sure PRCI will scale newer summits.”
Acknowledging the new assignment, BNK said: “It is a huge responsibility and I sincerely hope that I will be able to live up to the faith and confidence that PRCI reposed in me.”
On the future programmes of PRCI, he said: “We will launch several indicatives like guest faculty pool for journalism schools and advanced skill development modules for new corporate communication professionals in both private and public sector companies.”
PRCI also appointed Mrs Vijay Lakshmi (New Delhi) as a Director on the organisation’s Governing Council, Ms Bharathi Singh (Bengaluru) as the new Secretary General of the national executive.