McLaren Strategic Ventures appoints Lisna Ismail as group head, corporate communications

The Sajan Pillai promoted McLaren Strategic Ventures has announced appointment of Lisna Ismail (as group head, Corporate Communications. In her new role Liz will lead corporate and integrated communications for the US based business accelerator as well as its group companies including Season Two Ventures, an early-stage venture fund and other portfolio companies.

She will be based in India and report to the COO, Anjali Nair and will work closely with the founder/promoter and leadership team based in Southern California.

Commenting on the appointment, Sajan Pillai said, “With the increasing number of portfolios in US and India under McLaren and Season Two, Liz’s role is very crucial in building up the communication infrastructure of the group and its portfolios across India and US. We are happy to have her on board, we are confident that her experience across global markets will leverage us at this critical growth stage.”

A well-known global leader in digital transformation, Sajan Pillai launched McLaren and Season Two after his two-decade long stint at UST Global as it’s CEO. Under his leadership UST Global grew significantly, seeing the company grow from 20 employees to more than 25,000 employees today.

Liz joins McLaren Strategic Ventures from ResPublica Consulting, leading public affairs consulting company which works with governments, technologies and funds, with operations in South India.