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Smitha Nagrath

Account Director, Porter Novelli

Smitha Nagrath is an integrated communications strategist specializing in global campaigns for leading healthcare, corporate and consumer brands. Bringing 8 years of marketing communications experience to her role as Account Manager at Porter Novelli, she is responsible for developing strategies with long-term impact which deliver meaningful results. ​

Smitha currently leads Johnson & Johnson’s Health Technology Communications workstream, developing strategies to showcase how the company is leveraging technology to improve the health of humanity. She is also the day-to-day lead for the National Women's Law Center and a high-profile climate initiative called One Earth. On all these accounts, she works to elevate the visibility of executives, offerings and partnerships through targeted media and event activations. ​

Smitha previously worked at WW (previously named Weight Watchers) as a PR and Social Media Manager, where she managed external affairs during a period of significant brand transformation. She also worked as a Senior Manager at Edelman Australia for over 4 years on numerous award-winning campaigns. ​

Smitha holds a Master’s degree in Health Communications from the University of Sydney, a world-leading university in the field of public health.