- Public Relations Director (former)
- Leo Burnett Malaysia
Eswari Kalugasalam Lawson was born and bred in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, Prior to moving to Omaha, Eswari headed the public relations unit of Leo Burnett / Publicis Group Malaysia. She led the unit to win Public Relations Agency of the Year (Malaysia, 2016 and 2017) as well as the Southeast Asia PR Agency of the Year (2015).
Eswari has more than 20 years of experience in corporate communications and business development for both profit and nonprofit organizations. Her wide-ranging span of experience includes media/investor/ government/employee relations and event management in locations spanning the globe, including Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, India and Kuwait.
Starting her career as a journalist, Eswari also held corporate communications roles in Titan Chemicals, Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute, World Islamic Economic Forum Foundation and The ICLIF Leadership and Governance Centre. She has also advised local and international senior executives on strategic corporate positioning. Eswari lives in Omaha with her husband, Peter Lawson. In her free time, she reads and dabbles in writing.