About K2

K2 is one of India’s leading Public Relations Agencies headquartered in the fastest growing city globally - Bengaluru. Founded in 2003, K2 has registered its presence in more than 45 locations nationally with a global reach that spans the Americas, Europe and Australasia.

K2 has an enviable list of clients to its credit: Wipro Limited is the leader of our client brigade for more than a decade. The other names that we can boast of having a long-term association with are Azim Premji Foundation & University, BASE Education, Aster CMI,  Columbia Asia Hospitals, House of Hiranandani, AO Smith, Canadian International School, Yield Asset, 315 Work Avenue, to name a few.

About Us

Our team

We attract and retain brilliant people who all learn from each other. Together, we recognise that the communications world is changing every day. We are out there, always looking for new opportunities as they emerge. We have one of the lowest staff turnover rates in the industry.

Above all, we never lose sight of the fact that communications is a business investment. Whatever we do, and however we do it, we want to produce measurable, specific outcomes for our clients.
Shiv Shankar Devaraj
Executive Director & Founder
Shiv Shankar Devaraj
Executive Director & Founder
Shiv has vast experience spread over all the major metros and over three decades in the PR industry. He is a world class leader as he also hand holds the clients and leads by example. The firm is a reflection of his hard working nature and willingness to bend backwards to accommodate clients.
Sumit Jain
Associate Vice President
Sumit Jain
Associate Vice President
Sumit has been associated with K2 for more than 15 years. A PGDBA from Christ University he is a multitasker who spearheads the servicing team while working on multiple accounts. His rich experience in the field of PR spans many sectors. His biggest strength is his positive energy, enthusiasm, and commitment that is infectious. He is extremely focussed and brings exclusivity to every client meeting. "Client comes first- always" is his guiding philosophy - be it his interaction with clients or guiding the team at the company.
Krithika Rao
Account Director
Krithika Rao
Account Director
Krithika is a treasure-house of PR knowledge that adds to the bandwidth of K2. She has extensive experience in the industry and she has built a good rapport with all the clients she has handled and continues to handle them with panache!
Manju Cimani
Senior Account Director
Manju Cimani
Senior Account Director
Manju Cimani is a seasoned Public Relations (PR) professional with over 13 years of experience, having handled the reputation management of clients such as Azim Premji University, Azim Premji Foundation, Century Real Estate, Sanovi, etc. This is her second stint at K2. During her first innings she did both business development and client servicing thereby acquiring considerable command over the different facets of PR. She had also ventured into entrepreneurship setting up a PR firm, acquiring and revitalising clients such as Talisma Corporation, Campus Management, AnitaB.org to name a few. Her entrepreneurial journey has provided her a 360 degree exposure in the field of PR, by further honing her leadership skills and business orientation. She has the reputation of being a thorough professional who meets challenges head on while also maximising opportunities, as a conscientious and dedicated resource. During her spare time she loves to indulge in gardening, DIYs and other creative pursuits. She is known as a jovial, fun loving person who is a great team player.
Prashant G N
Content Strategist
Prashant G N
Content Strategist
Prashanth brings on-board his enriched journalistic perspective to K2 communications. Armed with a Degree in Sociology and a Masters in Philosophy Research from the University of Hyderabad. He has more than 20 years of journalistic experience with The Times of India, The Hindu, Deccan Herald, International Business Times and Talk News Magazine. As a content strategist, he is an all-rounder who can churn out copies in the blink of an eye and never shies away from taking on challenges when it comes to content creation and formulating media strategies that work every time.
Philip Da
Consultant
Philip Da
Consultant
Phil Dass a.k.a Philip Da is a prolific writer, editor and communicator who has over three decades of experience with national and international companies. He has fluency in traditional print as well as digital media having seen the dot com boom and later on the frenzied entry of the whole world into a digital universe. He guides the team through the rigmarole of modern day communications…
Preethy Ann Kochummen
Digital Head
Preethy Ann Kochummen
Digital Head
Preethy has over 18 years experience in Digital Marketing & Communications. She has worked with UBS Business Solutions Centre, Mumbai as Associate Director, Communications & Branding, Diversity & Inclusion Champion: Cognizant, Mumbai and Amazon India and AOL Online India, among others. She holds an MBA from Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, UK and an MA – English Literature University of Mumbai. Cool, ethical and hard working, Preethy handles the division with dedication.
Praveen Kumar
Senior Manager - Data
Praveen Kumar
Senior Manager - Data
Praveen Kumar has been an integral part of K2 Communications since its inception. His all-around expertise in IT network management, client servicing, updates, organising press conferences in tier-II cities has made him most sought-after person in the organisation. His strength lies in his “never-say-no to anything” attitude. He embodies everything about K2 philosophy when it comes to resolving issues- no matter how big or small.
Devatha Venugopal
Executive
Devatha Venugopal
Executive
Devatha Venugopal is affectionately called as 'Venu Anna' and has been with K2 Communications for the last 15 years plus. A forever helping hand with a beaming smile, Venu understands each team member’s professional needs and is an ace at understanding banking processes. His numerous exploits in the wild and tales of physical fitness are some of the jaw-dropping epic stories to be heard. An endearing member of the team, his role in K2 is much admired and respected by everyone.

Driving communications since 2003

An enlightening journey, handling over 500 top notch clients over the years
2003-2007

The founding years were challenging times but the founding team met them nonchalantly with a few but well known clients and paved the way ahead.....

2008-2011

This was a time of consolidation with a flurry of new clients. We had to hire the best of staff to meet the expectations of the clients.

2012-2016

New technologies meant we had to learn and adapt newer ways to perform our duties. And we did. Digital PR and the new wave of social media, etc., meant a larger audience, a larger universe. But we managed to rein in and come out on top...

2017- present

We started well but the pandemic in 2020 was a litmus test. With loyal and understanding clients, a well-informed media and the unwavering support of the staff, we managed to ride it out and here we are...