Kunal is a communications professional with over 17 years of cross-geographical experience in corporate communications, brand management, marketing and international business development, in diverse sectors of banking & finance, media, retail and FMCG.
He is currently handling corporate communications at India Exim Bank and has been instrumental in enhancing the visibility and digital transformation of the brand, through advertising, media management, events and strategic alliances. As a part of his responsibilities, he also contributes to trade facilitation by way of export capability creation and awareness sessions for the Indian exporter community. He served for three years at the Bank’s Singapore representative office, where he was managing the Bank’s institutional linkages with institutions in the Asia-pacific region. He was a part of the team that conducted a feasibility study for setting up a Project Development & Facilitation Framework for increasing India’s trade and investments opportunities in the CLMV countries, as part of an assignment from the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India.
Before joining India Exim Bank in 2010, he worked as the Brand Manager of one of India’s leading financial daily, The Financial Express. Prior to this, he has attained experience working in various capacities with a popular apparel brand and a leading communication consultancy.
Kunal holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance & Investment Analysis, followed by a distinction in his post-graduation in Business Journalism & Corporate Communication, both from University of Delhi. He secured his master’s degree in Business Administration from Institute of Management Technology. In 2020, Kunal was ranked in the list of ’40 under 40’ PR and Corporate Communications professionals.
He has good proficiency in English and Hindi languages and basic knowledge of German and Mandarin.
He enjoys reading and cooking during his free time and likes to practice yoga.
Export-Import Bank of India (India Exim Bank) was set up in 1982 by an Act of Parliament for financing, facilitating and promoting India’s foreign trade. It is the principal financial institution in the country for coordinating the working of institutions engaged in financing exports and imports. India Exim Bank is fully owned by the Government of India.
The Bank provides financial as well as value-added services to Indian exporters. Assistance is given to export-oriented units (EOUs) by way of term loans in Indian rupees or foreign currencies for setting up new production facilities, expansion/modernization or upgradation of existing facilities and for acquisition of production equipment or technology. The Bank lays special emphasis on extension of Lines of Credit to overseas entities, national governments, regional financial institutions and commercial banks. The Bank extends Buyers’ credit and Suppliers’ credit to finance and promote India’s exports and also has a programme called the Buyer’s Credit under National Export Insurance Account (NEIA) to facilitate medium and long term exports from India.
To promote hi-tech exports from India, the Bank has a lending programme to finance research and development activities of EOUs. The Bank has a Marketing Advisory Services programme, to assist Indian companies in identification of prospective business partners, facilitating placement of final orders and also identification of opportunities for setting up plants or projects or for acquisition of companies overseas.
The Bank supports the internationalization endeavours of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) by meeting the foreign currency capital requirements of Indian exporters. Further, as a facilitator of trade, India Exim Bank has recently launched a portal called Exim Mitra (www.eximmitra.in), that provides trade related information and access to credit and insurance for exporters and importers.
India Exim Bank supplements its financing programmes with a wide range of value-added information, advisory and support services, which enable exporters to evaluate international risks, tap export opportunities and improve competitiveness, thereby helping them in their globalisation efforts.
To know more about the Bank, visit: www.eximbankindia.in