R/GA has named Ashish Prashar as its Global Chief Marketing Officer. The former Global Communications leader at Publicis Sapient and Justice Reform Activist will start on March 2.
As Global Chief Marketing Officer, Prashar will oversee the global marketing function for R/GA with responsibility for market strategy, brand, and corporate communications. He will take the encyclopedia of creative, design, and experience work and tell a story in support of the company’s growth. Prashar also will join R/GA’s Executive Leadership Team reporting to Chief Executive Officer Sean Lyons.
With over 15 years of experience, Ashish brings deep experience at the intersection of marketing and communications in building global brands. He joins R/GA from Publicis Sapient, the digital business transformation hub of Publicis. With a long and successful track record of leadership, he is a political communications strategist, most recently working with the Vice-Chair of the Democratic National Committee for Joe Biden’s 2020 Presidential Election and served as a campaign press secretary to former Mayor of London Boris Johnson.
Known for justice reform activism, he was formerly incarcerated and went on to create programs for incarcerated peoples, campaigned for bail reform, ending solitary confinement, and the restoration of voting rights. He has appeared as a regular commentator in the media, contributing to ABC, Business Insider, CNN, Fast Company, NBC, and USA Today.
Outside of R/GA, Prashar has a deep commitment to ensuring fair treatment of people impacted by the justice system and advancing rights globally, with the goal of abolition of prisons. Prashar currently serves on the boards 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.
The work of R/GA spans innovation consulting, org design, brand design, experience design and marketing communications.