Srushti Rao is AVP Marketing And Communications, Pearl Academy. An entrepreneur, artist, social media influencer and content creator with a rich experience spanning over 17 years, she has handled profiles ranging from business development, brand development, investor relations to strategic alliances in a career that started from making Bollywood movies, to advertising and events to corporate roles. She has also co-founded two companies Penwindow Communications, a branding & digital agency and Itemmom.com, a blogging platform that discusses parenting and women issues. At the moment she is heading marketing and communications for Pearl Academy, Mumbai campus, a top world ranking design, fashion, media and business institute.
A connoisseur in practical creative thinking and exceptional communication skills, she is also a savant in marketing & corporate communications. She is an emerging visual artist with a number of solo & group exhibitions, nationally and internationally, under her belt. She was awarded the Bharat Nirman (Build India) Award for contribution in the field of Art in 2015 in the emerging artist category. Srushti believes in taking the creative risks and producing magnificent pieces of art. She is well on her way to being a published author and would have her first romance fiction novel released in 2018.