Ramesh Rao

Ramesh Rao

Founder

Scion was founded by the late Ramesh Rao. Ramesh was involved over the years in giving distinct and original voice to several well-known brands like Indian Terrain, Café Coffee Day, Gowardhan Dairy, Dark Forest, Arjuna Extracts, Citibank Shelters, Mandala Valley, and Autoline, among others.

Ramesh’s in-depth understanding and unique insights have lent exceptional clarity to brand strategy approaches especially brand incubation. His interest in the underlying business environment in which a brand operates helped create strategic approaches that enhanced brand equity and ROI for clients – in sectors as diverse as Finance, Pharmaceuticals and Hospitality, to Food and Beverages.

Ramesh’s vision continues to guide and enrich Scion and its clients.

Priya Rao

Priya Rao

Executive Director

Priya Rao worked as a copywriter, a university lecturer and an editor before joining Fabindia. She has headed many of Fabindia’s divisions and initiatives: its southern operations, the product selection team, the customer experience division, and all-India marketing initiatives.

Scion’s clients benefit richly from Priya’s experience in enterprise planning, growth management, MIS, strategic advisory, and marketing & promotions.

Priya is deeply interested in product design. Her favourite haunts are the chessboard, art galleries and movie halls that play vintage films.

Kapil Kansal

Kapil Kansal

Executive Creative Director

Since 1997 Kapil has provided brand identity systems and leading-edge design aesthetics to Scion’s clients. Graduating at the top of his class from the College of Arts, Delhi, Kapil has previously worked at O&M, Davidson Pearce, London, Everest, MAA Bozell, and on freelance assignments in Australia. Extensively travelled with a keen eye for trends, (which he records sketchbook in hand, anywhere from malls and airport lounges to places with old-style architecture), Kapil brings international design and communication experience to strategic brand development.

Drawing from his passion for art and design history, classic and pop iconography, music and film, Kapil creates imagery that speaks to contemporary audiences with emotional impact and effectiveness.

Pramod Shankar

Pramod Shankar

Creative Director – Copy

For the last 30 years, Pramod Shankar has been writing poetry that refuses to rhyme. He has also been driving creative brand expeditions. His portfolio stretches across travel & tourism and FMCG to healthcare and IT, with stints in B2B and internal communications.

Pramod was part of the creative teams at Ogilvy, Mudra, FCB-Ulka, Leo Burnett and Urja before starting his own consulting outfit.

An author, blogger, Toastmaster and creativity trainer, Pramod performs regularly as part of a poetry-and-music band, The Rickshaw Muse.