Ashish Prashar is a preeminent transformational leader, innovator, and justice reform activist. Ashish serves as the Global Chief Marketing Officer at R/GA. With over 15 years of experience in corporate and creative communications - he is a seasoned marketing executive who has challenged the idea of traditional communications and marketing.
Ashish joins R/GA from Publicis Sapient, the digital transformation hub of Publicis, where he led the global communications team in North America, EMEA, MENA, and APAC regions. He played a crucial role in modernizing the Publicis Sapient brand, and he helped reposition the company as the leader in digital business transformation. Ashish has worked on large global initiatives and campaigns for ACLU, Andela, Foursquare, Klarna and UNICEF.
Ashish has a lengthy career in UK politics where he handled communications for the Conservative Party and was a Press Secretary to the former Mayor of London: Boris Johnson during his 2008 and 2012 election campaigns and former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. In the United States, Ashish worked on Barack Obama’s 2008 US Presidential Campaign, the 2018 Midterms for a variety of Democrat candidates, and most recently mobilized formerly incarcerated people to vote for President-Elect Joe Biden’s 2020 US Presidential Campaign.
Ashish is a true leader of the next generation and is known for his justice reform activism. He was incarcerated at a young age and went on to create programs for the formerly incarcerated, campaigned for bail reform, ending solitary confinement, and the restoration of voting rights. He sits on the Board of Exodus Transitional Community, Getting Out and Staying Out NYC, Just Leadership USA, Leap Confronting Conflict, the Responsible Business Initiative for Justice, and is a fellow at the Royal Society of Arts.
Ashish has appeared as a regular commentator in the media, contributing to ABC, Business Insider, CNN, Fast Company, NBC, and USA Today. He graduated from the University of Westminster in London and happily resides in New York City.