• Agate, meaning Tiger’s Eye, is derived from the ancient language Sanskrit

  • Tiger’s Eye stone is believed to help bring insight into complex situations; remain focused, calm and grounded through changes

Who we are

Success is not just about creating, it is important to spread the word about the creation in an effective manner. For the growth of any organization it is important to build a positive and trustworthy image.  Agate Communications and PR helps you tell your “story” using the right platform to make an impact on your target audience and stakeholders. Through our unique combination of deep industry knowledge, strong content generation abilities, creativity and media relationships, we aim to help our clients protect and grow their brands and reach their business objectives.


“We worked with Agate at the time of our mutual fund launch and we got what we were looking for. At a typical large PR organisation one is faced with corporate bureaucracy and constantly changing account managers. Agate is different in the sense that you have committed professionals handling the account and handle the assignment right to the end. We were very happy with the attention to detail and the effort to go the extra mile proactively. The association helped us enhance existing media relationships and to create new ones. I have no hesitation in recommending Srikesh and his team to anyone looking for a focused and dedicated team of PR professionals.”

Rajeev Thakkar
Rajeev ThakkarChief Investment Officer, PPFAS Mutual Fund

“Centrum has partnered with Agate for PR activities ever since Srikesh founded Agate. We find the team very adept at dealing with various PR initiatives ranging from quotes, to press releases as well as holding a conference. They always recommended creative ways of engaging with the media and have been very proactive in responding to PR opportunities. A truly result and solution oriented and well-connected PR agency. They have always given us the right advice and chalked out the right path, resulting in success on any initiatives undertaken. Would surely recommend Srikesh and his team to anybody looking for a good and proactive PR agency.”

Rajendra Naik
Rajendra NaikManaging Director-Investment Banking, Centrum Capital Ltd

“Agate is much more than my P.R. agency. I respect the professional, insightful & strategic advised offered by Srikesh and Anjali. These inputs have helped me charter a more defined course for my company – Anahata Retreats. Looking forward to a long and eventful relationship with this dynamic organisation.”


Bijay J Anand
Bijay J AnandKundalini Yoga Teacher & Founder, Anahata Retreats Pvt Ltd


Media Relations

Media relations has been our strong point and will continue to be the back bone of our services.  However, it is a fact that coverage space in print media has reduced and has given rise to a new age mobile and digital platforms e.g. bloggers, citizen journalist, social media users.  Our multifaceted team understands how to best integrate traditional PR with digital and social media, to meet our clients objectives across all sectors.  We are unconventional but impactful.

Strategic formulation

Strategic formulation and implementation of custom-made, practical media and issues management by packaging financial and corporate info in a relevant and newsworthy way to channel to targets effectively.

Media training

We provide expert media training both print and television and give our clients the confidence to face and handle the media in the best way possible.

Content Management

Our content management team comprises of former business journalists with expertise to customise and create tailored information solutions.


We offer website and marketing collateral designing solutions as part of our holistic bouquet of services.


Planning and execution of a successful event is the result of a lot of resources and coordination. Any lapse in coordination can cause an event to become a nightmare. To avoid such incidents, we engage with experts in this field for all corporate events, launches and junkets.



With strong journalism and business acumen, the Agate team brings a holistic and deep understanding of the need for communication in an organization. We specialize in the different facets of media relations, internal communication and stakeholder engagement. We nurture relationships with the media to ensure client communication is provided in a relevant format maintaining the highest standard of integrity.

Srikesh P Menon

Srikesh P Menon

Founder & Managing Director

With more than 20 years’ experience in the media and communications industry, Srikesh has successfully handled a diverse portfolio of assignments in news reporting as well as public relations. With a fair understanding of the media environment, having previously worked with Reuters, BridgeNews and The Financial Express, it was a natural transition to move to media communications & strategy. Has been an integral part of complex PR assignments for clients like Lazard India, KPMG, J&K Bank, Tetra Pak, Bata India, General Motors, Bacardi-Martini India Limited, Hidesign, Samsung, Infrasoft Technologies, to name a few.
He has worked with veteran investment banker Mr Udayan Bose as part of the core team for his private equity fund Tamara Capital. Has handled the media communications for Thomas Cook India, The Calcutta Stock Exchange, KC Corporate Finance and Kantilal Chhaganlal Securities, organisations of which Mr Bose was Chairman. In 2011, set up Agate Communications & PR.

Ravi Rangachari

Ravi Rangachari

Senior Advisor

Ravi brings with him over 34 years of multi-functional experience in the BFSI sector. He was worked with Syndicate Bank for over 15 years, across various functions of the Bank including a 3 year stint as the
Vice President of the Bank’s Training College. He was Director-Finance and Corporate Affairs at Lazard India leading the Financial Services and Capital Markets Divisions. Has handled several large IPO’s such as Dena Bank, Blue Dart, and IFCI to name a few.

He later joined as Executive Director at Tamara Capital Advisors, a `buy out fund’ set up for making strategic acquisitions in the BFSI sector. He is also on the Boards of Tamara Capital Pte Ltd, Singapore and on the Board of Edventus, Business Enhancement Partners, a boutique training and talent search organisation. He holds a Masters Degree in Commerce and is a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of
Bankers. As Senior Advisor at Agate Communications & PR, Ravi brings to the table knowledge and insights of the BFSI segment which could be valuable to our clients.

Contact Us

Get in touch with us

Agate Communications & PR Private Limited
1204, Sunshine Towers,
12th Floor Senapati Bapat Marg,
Dadar (West)
Mumbai 400 013. India.
Tel: +91 9821222190

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