Ravin Maharaj

Membership Number: SAF02830

Contact Details

Secondary Web Address:
Email:ravin@ravinmaharaj.com
Province:Gauteng (South)
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Profession Details

Media:Newspapers, Public Relations
Speciality:General, Travel, Business/Finance, Financial, Technical writer
Profession:Publicist, Journalist

Experience

Ravin Maharaj: entrepreneur, communication consultant


Ravin Maharaj is a seasoned strategic communication professional, having worked as a journalist in newsrooms, in the communication and investor relations advisory environment and within corporations.

Ravin's expertise is to help organizations craft their narrative and build reputation through strategic communication, a business imperative that has been rightfully elevated. Ravin has considerable experience in Public Relations, Stakeholder Communications and Crisis Protocols.

Ravin's career focus has been largely in the telecoms and information technology sector, having worked for many years in-house at MTN Group and Telkom Group in specialist media relations and public relations roles. Ravin also advised Siemens and Dimension Data as a PR consultant.

Currently a small business employer and a communication consultant, Ravin is the marketing officer of Iganu, a lodge in the Limpopo, which allows him to nurture and foster staff growth, expand his entrepreneurial skills, grow the business commercially, expand the mind, and foster lateral thinking.

A summarised career history:

Currently a PR consultant in the tourism, telecoms and mining sectors. Over the past few years Ravin has worked with the Lonmin team after the Marikaba on crisis communications, written corporate content for Standard Bank, launched Brightrock, an insurer into the marketplace, and advised the MTN Enterprise Unit on PR key messaging.

Prior to that, Ravin was a Managing Partner at FTI Consulting, a global advisory firm based in London. Ravin built a team of communication professionals advising clients such as Discovery Holdings, Lonmin Plc, South African Tourism and Edcon Group. He was responsible for both business growth and human Capital development.

Before that Ravin worked in-house at Telkom and MTN as a media relations and PR specialist, helping both organisations to build credible brands through PR and key message development. Prior to this, Ravin was Executive Director at Beachhead Media and Investor Relations, a small, effective media relations agency focused on media coaching and news creation. This followed a career as a news journalist at Independent Newspapers, both at Post and Business Report.

On a pro bono basis, Ravin teaches literacy at the Link Project. He is learning Spanish and studying toward Field Guide Certification.

Contact details: 063 079 4338, ravin@ravinmaharaj.com.

 

 

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