Practice Areas: C-Suite Communications, Media Strategy, Digital Marketing
Vishal is an established and innovative global communications leader with over 15 years of broad and diverse marketing, communications and financial experience.
Before joining Engage SEA, he was the Global Communications Director at AIG for its international Personal Insurance business. Based in New York, Vishal defined, articulated and implemented strategies across diverse geographies including North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
He led representation as spokesperson across wide ranging issues including investor relations, crisis management and response including successful campaigning for the Coalition of American Insurance to stop proposed White House tax cuts affecting 401(k) retirement savings, eliminating potential impact on billions of dollars in retirement investments.
As a champion for change internally, he improved employee confidence in the business mission by over 40% through enhanced messaging, digital content engagement, and enhanced existing initiatives and programs during his period there.
Vishal served on the communications committee of Blue Marble Microinsurance, a for-profit consortium of insurance organisations designed to advance micro insurance solutions for emerging markets.
Prior to his global responsibilities, Vishal was Communications and Marketing Head for AIG’s Southeast Asia region, leading a regional team to advance AIG’s brand presence and provide strategic communications guidance to businesses across the region. He joined the organisation as the Head of Corporate Communications in Malaysia in 2012 and was a member of the General Insurance Association of Malaysia’s communications committee, outside of AIG.
Vishal was an entrepreneur, successfully building 2 advertising, public relations and digital marketing consultancies in Malaysia, where he provided counsel to leading global and local brands across multiple industries, before joining AIG.
He holds a Bachelor in Science in Business Administration, Banking and Finance from Towson University, Maryland.