Ashish Prashar FRSA
Global CMO at R/GA and a Justice Reform Activist
New York, NY
Ashish Prashar is a transformational leader, innovator, and justice reform activist. Currently, Ashish serves as the Global Chief Marketing Officer at R/GA.
With over 15 years of experience in corporate and creative communications – he is a seasoned marketing executive who has challenged the idea of traditional communications and marketing.
Ashish has a lengthy career in politics where he handled communications for the Conservative Party and was a Press Secretary to the former Mayor of London: Boris Johnson during his 2008 and 2012 election campaigns and former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. In the United States, Ashish worked on Barack Obama’s 2008 US Presidential Campaign, the 2018 Midterms for a variety of Democrat candidates, and most recently mobilized formerly incarcerated people to vote for President-Elect Joe Biden’s 2020 US Presidential Campaign.
Ashish is a next generation leader and is known for his justice reform activism. He was incarcerated at a young age and went on to create programs for the formerly incarcerated, campaigned for bail reform, ending solitary confinement, and the restoration of voting rights. He sits on the Boards 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.
Ashish chaired the former Mayor London’s Mentoring Initiative, graduated from the University of Westminster in London and happily resides in New York City.