Ameer Ismail President

Ameer Ismail

Ameer Ismail’s illustrious career spans over two decades. He joined Lintas in 1996 and was entrusted with the responsibility of building the PR business – GolinOpinion, which today is a JV between MullenLowe Lintas Group (MLLG) and Golin. GolinOpinion is recognized as one of the leading players in the PR industry. The agency has a portfolio of reputed clients such as Seiko, Siemens, Discovery Communications, Etihad Airways, Starbucks, Starwood Hotels, Porsche and Lamborghini and Sony Pictures Networks, to name a few. In recognition of his overall contribution, he was promoted in 2016 to the post of PRESIDENT. In addition to the GolinOpinion business, he is also responsible for Growth at PointNine Lintas.

Recognizing the transformation of the PR industry, he was instrumental in structuring the JV with Golin in 2013. He now is also a member of Golin’s Global Leadership Group working with other MDs and senior leaders in the group to develop and implement global strategies and initiatives.

Ameer’s notable work includes the acquisition of the Licensing and Merchandising (L&M) rights for the Cricket World Cup for India and the Sub-continent. This was the single largest L&M deal in the country. Also, he has worked to create successful seminars like International Brand Summit and The Asia Pacific HR Conference, for the Centre of Change Management.

Ameer started his PR career in 1992, and worked with Good Relations India Limited, Enterprise Public Relations, Profile – an affiliate of Grey Communications International, before moving to Lintas in 1996.

An alumni of Jai Hind College, Mumbai and Hamline University, USA, Ameer is a member of Public Relations Society of India and serves on the advisory committee board of several management forums. He is a contributor and mentor to upcoming talent in the industry, regularly lecturing at leading management institutes. He was also awarded the Indira Super Achiever Award in August 2003 and the CMO Asia Award for Outstanding Contribution to Corporate Communications in Singapore in 2011. He was recently recognized by Reputation Today magazine as one of the top 10 leaders in the PR industry in India.

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