Redhill Welcomes Former BBC Journalist Sharanjit Leyl As Senior Advisor
SINGAPORE, 24 February 2022 – Redhill, a Singapore-headquartered full-service global communications agency, announced today that Sharanjit Leyl, former BBC producer and presenter, has joined the agency as senior advisor. Sharanjit will be working closely with the agency’s management team and consultants on deepening media relations and engagement as well as multimedia content strategies.
“We are delighted to have Sharanjit on the Redhill team. Her vast experience will greatly benefit our clients in understanding the competitive media landscape from someone who has been in industry for over 20 years,” says Jacob Puthenparambil, Founder and CEO of Redhill. “Her insights, experience and network will also help our younger talents as they progress in their public and media relations careers.”
Sharanjit's appointment is part of Redhill's commitment to constantly strengthening and improving its service offerings and quality for clients while building the skillsets of its consultants. The agency has brought on other senior industry experts in the past year as well as promoted within to build its core capabilities.
Speaking on her joining the Redhill family, Sharanjit Leyl said, "After a quarter of a century broadcasting on Bloomberg TV and BBC World News, I look forward to imparting my knowledge of the industry to Redhill's ever-expanding team of PR professionals. I'm excited to join as a Senior Advisor providing relevant insights, while continuing to pursue my work on Boards and as a moderator of high-level debates for NGOs such as the UN, multilateral development banks and financial institutions."
An Industry Veteran
Sharanjit Leyl is an 18-year veteran of the BBC, covering business, finance and politics. She anchored and produced Asia Business Report and Newsday from the channel’s Asia bureau in Singapore and also presented several BBC World News programmes in London, filed reports for radio on the BBC World Service and written for BBC news online.
She has interviewed the heads of states of Canada, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand among others, the chief executives and chairpersons from various Fortune 500 companies and the Presidents of the World Bank and IMF. Sharanjit was highly commended as best presenter at the Asian TV Awards in 2017 and an episode of Newsday she anchored won Best News Programme the same year. She regularly moderates high-level debates for the United Nations, the World Bank, the IMF, the ADB and other non-governmental organisations and financial institutions.
Sharanjit began her career at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1997, where she reported for the award-winning show The Pacific Rim Report. She returned to Singapore in 1998 to cover the Asian financial crisis and currency and equity movements in the aftermath of the crisis. Sharanjit joined Bloomberg’s Tokyo bureau in 2000 as one of the network’s first main anchors for its Asia Pacific headquarters, where she played a key role in editing and influencing the network’s content and programming while presenting its main broadcast On The Money Asia.
Since its inception in 2014, Redhill has grown from 30 employees in 2017 to over 110 employees in 2022, achieving a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 42.90 percent. Following an impressive year for Redhill in 2021, the company has continued the momentum into the new year, recently being listed as one of Singapore’s fastest-growing companies by The Straits Times and Statista in 2022. Redhill is the first full-service PR and communications agency to make the illustrious list and has been included in the list for the second year in a row.