Director – Corporate Communications
Ms. Uzma Irfan joined the Prestige Group in January 2007 at a crucial juncture when the brand was undergoing rapid expansion and diversification. Uzma then took on the role of Director, Corporate Communications in an effort to streamline all branding and communication related initiatives. Over the years, the Prestige Group has grown by leaps and bounds and she can be credited for single-handedly strengthening the public image of the company during this phase.
From systematically profiling the company and its diverse interests in the media to assisting the company in its various networking forums, she has played an instrumental role in communication and marketing.
Uzma Irfan is currently responsible for Marketing Communication, Corporate Communication, Branding and all image related initiatives for the Prestige Group. Uzma has also successfully established a media-buying house ‘Sublime’ to help manage the diverse and voluminous advertising needs of the Group. Other milestones include the conceptualization and design of the company’s brand manual. She has also developed the widely-popular ‘Falcon News’, the company’s quarterly newsletter which has grown to become a recognized magazine with a circulation of over 15,000, targeting customers and stake-holders, both in India and abroad.
Among the many hats she dons, she is also currently the Editor of ‘The Collection@UB City’; newsletter for the ultra-premium luxury mall, UB City – The Collection, a joint venture between Prestige and the UB Group. The magazine can now be found on all Kingfisher flights as well as leading Taj properties. In an extension of this role, Uzma also handles the marketing and promotional activities for this uber chic mall. Here she has been lauded for her success in creating landmark entertainment properties such as ‘Art Bengaluru’, ‘Trousseau Week’ etc.
She is also an avid supporter of young and upcoming artists and she never misses an opportunity to help them showcase their work at the art gallery in UB City.
For Morph Designs, the interior design company of the Prestige Group, Uzma manages their external communication requirements including their online and advertising needs. The Retail and Hospitality wings of the company are other divisions that Uzma has been actively playing a role in for communication support. Uzma is also responsible for giving a facelift to the CREDAI magazine – ‘The Real Estate Review’, targeting the real estate industry. During her stint, the Prestige Group has secured a lion’s share of various industry and media awards including both national & international recognitions. Uzma Irfan has single-handedly championed this effort and the awards’ list includes reputed organisations like FIABCI, CNBC, Cityscape, CREDAI and PRCI to name a few. On a personal note, her hobbies include traveling, meeting people, reading, and cooking. Uzma holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with focus on Management, from the American Inter Continental University in London. She has graduated with Honors and a dual degree.