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Kunal Guha


Kunal Guha is Executive Vice President at Essence, a global data and measurement-driven media agency which is part of GroupM.

Since joining Essence in 2014, Kunal has contributed significantly to building the agency’s capabilities and geographic footprint from a startup in Singapore to a full-service agency across the APAC region. 

As part of Essence’s leadership team, Kunal is currently responsible for delivering growth for the agency by creating data, analytics and technology-led capabilities and strategic partnerships. He also leads the strategic direction for Essence Global Ventures, the agency’s first innovation, research and development hub in APAC, supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board.

Prior to Essence, Kunal’s experience covered leadership roles at various marketing agencies globally, managing major brands across categories. He is a passionate digital trailblazer, constantly on the pulse of technology and has been instrumental in building transformational capabilities for organisations. 

Kunal is a Global Executive MBA graduate from INSEAD. Outside of his day job, he is a board member, angel investor and advisor to a series of technology-driven startups.

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Global Executive MBA graduate from INSEAD.

Board member, angel investor and advisor to technology-driven startups.