An entrepreneur, consultant, startup advisor, investor, author, and lawyer based in New Delhi & Pune, India, Ankur is a branding & marketing strategy consultant who designs brand identities, intelligent content, and communications campaigns for startups, MNCs, public figures, and everything in between. In 2017, he founded Dictum Media, a 360-degree digital marketing & branding services firm with clients around the world. Ankur was also the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Indus Dictum, the critically acclaimed news publication for thought leaders with over 100k subscribers.
A storyteller at heart, Ankur is a keynote speaker at various institutional events, sharing his knowledge on personal & corporate branding and telling the tales of his journey through entrepreneurship and journalism, dotted with anecdotes from his experiences as a lawyer and personal interactions with experts and thought leaders. With a treasure of knowledge & experience to draw from, Ankur consults for businesses and Executives on enterprise growth strategy. He also conducts corporate training sessions & workshops on entrepreneurship, business growth, branding & marketing strategy, design, and CX.
Before setting off to establish Dictum Media, Ankur worked at some of India’s top publications, including The Indian Express, NDTV, and Network18. He stepped into the world of journalism as the Chief Editor of the Pune division of food & lifestyle giant Burrp.com before heading on to more social & politically oriented fields.
As a speaker, Ankur often interacts with people from all walks of life to share his experiences and knowledge, including professionals at news & media organisations, government officials in policy formulation and think tanks, CEOs and CXOs and corporate teams in various businesses, students and teaching faculty in universities & colleges, Rotary, YPF, and other community organisations.
Ankur Borwankar has held the prestigious position of the top Amazon India Product Reviewer, ranked No. 1 for three consecutive years from 2014 to 2016. His deep understanding of consumer electronics & technology catapulted him to the coveted spot at the top of the nation’s rankings. During this period, Ankur collaborated with tech giants such as Bose, JBL, Xiaomi, Oppo, Comio, Brainwavz, Anker, and many others to deconstruct and improve their product offerings.
Following his close work with them, hi-fi audio makers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) from all over the world became members of the client portfolio at Dictum Media. Ankur’s experimental nature and extensive training in and understanding of User Experience (UX) and Customer Experience (CX) is easily conveyed in his insightful articles, tear-downs, and reviews of consumer gadgets and devices.
As an enterprise & business growth consultant for Executives and various organisations & startups, Ankur aids a wide range of brands, corporations, and public figures in branding & marketing strategy and in expanding their growth prospects, both in India as well as abroad. He previously worked on social and humanitarian undertakings with IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) to set up smart villages in India’s least developed geographies. He was the Head of Communications of the South Asia Working Group (SAWG) under IEEE Smart Village.
With a vast treasure of knowledge and experience to draw from, Ankur conducts corporate training sessions & workshops on entrepreneurship, business growth, branding & marketing strategy, design, and CX. His personal touch and friendly approach are well-known hallmarks, as are his relatable stories. Never a boring moment with Ankur at the dais as he has a limitless library of legendary anecdotes to share with curious minds.