Aniisu K. Verghese is an internal communication expert, author, career coach and blogger and has over eighteen years of experience in the evolving internal communications domain with leading IT, financial services and consulting organizations. 

He managed key internal communication assignments with Sapient, Fidelity, Accenture and i-flex solutions including the launch and management of corporate intranets, publishing company employee newsletters, coaching senior leadership, leading internal brand campaigns as well as crafting effective corporate social responsibility communication that improved employee engagement. 

Aniisu often shares expert media commentary and perspectives on culture, social media, employee and leadership communications. He is the Vice-President – Finance, South India Chapter – International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and served as an elite panelist who evaluated and shortlisted Asia Pacific entries for the 2012 IABC’s Gold Quill Awards. 

He founded Friends for Life, a road safety NGO and is a visiting faculty at leading business schools in South India. 

Aniisu is the author of Internal Communications – Insights, Practices and Models (Sage Publications, 2012).

He lives in Bengaluru, India, with his wife Wilmmaa, a former Administrator with a global chip maker and son, Aadvay.

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Interview in Business World, July 14, 2017

Sharing a recent interview that appeared in Business World about the work that Tesco Bengaluru does with CSR funding and volunteering.

http://businessworld.in/article/We-Go-Beyond-The-Mandated-2-For-CSR-Aniisu-Verghese-Tesco/14-07-2017-122165/

Panelist at PRune Discussion on Employee Advocacy

Recently, I had the opportunity to be on a panel discussing employee advocacy and brand ambassadorship. PRune is a knowledge sharing platform that brings together practitioners to engage on topics shaping the world of public relations. In our conversation topics such as employees’ motivation levels, the role of leaders, the impact of social media, channel usage and managing millennials were covered as we decoded what it means to engage employees in a constantly evolving business environment.

Read more about the event here:https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/like-employee-branding-way-forward-organizations-aniisu-k-verghese?published=t

Speaker and paper presenter at BLEDCOM 2017 (Slovenia)

I am pleased to share that my paper on inter-organizational collaboration in CSR was accepted at the 24th International Public Relations Symposium at Bled, Slovenia. I will be presenting my paper this month.

www.bledcom.com/symposium

Download FREE ebook - Disrupting the Function of IC – A Global Perspective

Humbled to be part of a collective global initiative led by IC Kollectif that reviews the progress of the internal communication function, the challenges practitioners face and opportunities which can reshape its future.

Disrupting the Function of IC – A Global Perspective consists of 8 chapters and features 30 practitioners, scholars and consultants from around the world. The ebook is free to download.

The 222-page ebook was launched in New York on June 12 by the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management.

In my chapter I discuss the evolving rules of internal communication and make a case for employee involvement, alignment and advocacy. Do look up the ebook and share your feedback.

Panelist at Impact 2030: A Roundtable on Volunteering, Bengaluru - March 28, 2017

I had the opportunity to discuss opportunities with volunteering with peers as we work towards theo Global Sustainable Goals.

Panelist at 11th Global Communication Conclave, PRCI - March 2017

Had the opportunity to join a panel discussion on the disruption related to the recent demonetization drive in India.

Speaker at 2016 Asia Pacific Communications Summit, Singapore

I had the opportunity to speak at this conference - the topic: Hyperconnected Communication. Sharing an article from my session - Humanizing Communication In A Hyperconnected World.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/humanize-communication-hyperconnected-world-aniisu?trk=pulse_spock-articles

Speaker at 2015 Asia-Pacific Communication Summit (Hong Kong)
Had an opportunity to speak at this conference at Hong Kong.
http://www.communications-summit.asia/speaker/
 
You can also view an article on the topic I addressed - 'In It Together - Communicating in a New World Order'
 
http://asia.communication-director.com/issues/there-need-unlearn-how-communication-was-done-earlier#.VwVoO_l97IU
2015 SABRE Awards - South Asia Jury

Had the opportunity to evaluate and recognize the best PR work in South Asia. 

http://www.holmesreport.com/events-awards/sabre-awards/sabre-awards-south-asia/judges

Inducted Into Public Relations of India Council (PRCI)'s 2015 Hall of Fame

Receiving The @PRCI 2015 Hall Of Fame Award From Union Minister For Tribal Affairs, Jual Oram (@jualoram)  http://t.co/kbY8iEaSeC

Keynote speaker at Strategic Internal Communications, Melbourne – Australia (February 10-11, 2015

Had the opportunity to conduct a workshop and speak at the Strategic Internal Communications, Melbourne – Australia

View Webinar -Tapping the Power of Your Employees as Brands

http://tinyurl.com/mhfpzhs

Presenting paper at BLEDCOM, Slovenia (2017)

 

I will be presenting a paper called Combining Forces For Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – An Investigation Of Inter-Organizational Collaboration

http://www.bledcom.com/symposium

 

Presentation at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (India) I had the opportunity to interact with a group of IIM students recently and discuss approaches to manage and communicate corporate reputations. My message focused on how behavior, performance, and communication combined with authenticity could essentially change how stakeholders perceived the brand. That is, reputations are best managed inside-out and is mostly about culture change. more..