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New Delhi Office

David Schneider

Managing Director, Global Development

A communications counselor and international business leader for over 20 years, David has circled the globe building agency operations and helping many of the world’s innovative brands and emerging companies develop and implement successful global communications strategies. With a focus on creating multinational communications programs that establish a bridge between the U.S. and key international markets, David’s client experiences have included significant global brands and diverse organizations such as Hewlett-Packard, Qualcomm, The U.S. Department of Agriculture, UL and the Municipal Government of Inchon, South Korea. Responsible for leading Allison+Partners international growth and operations, David leverages his broad range of international corporate development experience, having managed expansion and corporate development activities that included mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and startup operations in Asia, Europe and Latin America.  Prior to joining Allison+Partners, David worked at several leading global agencies.


New Delhi


New Delhi sits right at the heart of India’s cultural and economic vibrancy and, as its capital city, is home to Indian conglomerates and multinational firms operating in India. Our senior team here meshes its deep understanding of the diverse region with a firm understanding of global market dynamics to deliver tangible business outcomes for clients. Key service offerings include corporate and brand reputation management, media and influencer engagement, content development, issues and crisis management, policy-focused communications and digitally integrated communications campaigns.

New Delhi in the hot seat

  • What is the greatest historical event that took place in your city? India’s independence in 1947 and when New Delhi was declared as our capital city.
  • What is your favorite in-office activity? We’re all foodies here, so eating becomes a fun activity and is a massive distraction (which is exactly what we need). Pulling off a few pranks on unsuspecting colleagues is another.
  • What food is most associated with your city? Butter Chicken which is a mildly spiced chicken curry made from tomatoes, butter and a whole host of masalas (spices). The chicken is cooked in a Tandoor first and is delicious.


Hours in New Delhi 

New Delhi is an eclectic confluence of the old and new, steeped in history and yet a modern megapolis. A cultural and culinary haven, the city boasts of trendy art districts, restaurants for any palette and great bars, boutiques and a host of sprawling malls. If you get to spend 24 hours in Delhi, follow our lead:

First, head out to Lodhi Gardens in the morning for some amazing greenery against the backdrop of Mughal era mausoleums and, if you’re lucky, chance upon a few peacocks. From there on, drive out to India Gate, a magnificent war monument situated on Rajpath (formerly known as Kingsway). Rajpath is a beautiful drive and offers a majestic view of the Rashthrapati Bhawan (India’s Presidential Palace).

Next, stop by Janpath for some colourful street shopping to buy local handicrafts, woven scarves and ethnic Indian wear. Be sure to bargain with the shopkeepers for great deals. Adjoining Janpath is Connaught Place, a central business hub and one of the most recognisable heritage structures in Delhi. Connaught Place is a prime showcase of Lutyens Delhi, a British architect responsible for much of the city’s architecture. Savour some authentic Indian street food at Connaught Place or choose from a wide selection of restaurants there. Make sure you grab some cold coffee at De Paul’s, a famous sandwich and coffee shop since 1952.

In the afternoon, visit the Humayun Tomb located near Nizamuddin. This is the picturesque and serene tomb of the Mughal Emperor, Humayun and is a World Heritage Site. Take a quick detour to the Qutub Minar, a minaret dating back to 1192 AD and a UNESCO Heritage Site. Finally, end the day at Hauz Khas Village, named after an ancient water reservoir and bedecked with monuments, a water body and the famed Deer Park. Hit up some sundowners at any of Hauz Khas Village’s chic bars and restaurants to end the day and celebrate the glory of Delhi.