Vivek Charde is SVP & Head – Marketing and Communication at Loylty Rewardz, India’s biggest loyalty and engagement solution provider.
Loylty Rewardz has grown exponentially to its present stature and manages loyalty programs for a cumulative base of 1 billion profiles across debit / credit cards & other categories in India, constituting over 74% of the debit card market. The partnerships eco-system comprises over 8000 retail and services partner stores across India that provide accelerated accruals and reward point redemptions.
Vivek joined Loylty Rewardz when it was an early stage start-up and contributed to scaling it up to a large profit-making organisation. The redemptions grew from INR 70 Lakhs to INR 35 Crores per month over a span of 7 years.
He is part of the Leadership Team, leading Marketing & Communication Strategy, Concept & Creative, Digital Marketing, AdTech & MarTech, Campaign Execution, ATL & BTL, Marketing Analytics and User Experience.
He and his team are responsible for managing high-decibel campaigns across direct, digital, print, radio and OOH for 26 bank and 50 retail clients. He has successfully developed marketing from a cost centre into a revenue centre..
Prior to Loylty Rewardz, he worked with Future Group on E-commerce Integration with Offline Retail, Loyalty Program Management as part of the core group which implemented Payback,
Owned and managed Home Delivery from Big Bazaar (bigbazaar.com) and took care of Direct and Digital Marketing campaigns.
Vivek has earned his MBA degree from the Department of Management Sciences, University of Pune (PUMBA) and has completed the Leadership Programme from IIM-Ahmedabad and Digital & Social Media Marketing from ISB, Hyderabad.
With 14+ years of experience in Marketing & Communication and Digital Marketing, Vivek has a keen interest in AdTech & MarTech, Data privacy and AI.
He is a Mentor & Tutor for PGD in Digital Marketing Strategies at Wharton Online – Amity future academy and has been a Jury member for several awards at the Customer Loyalty Summit.
Siddharth is currently the Managing Director of Criteo India. In his
current role he is responsible for business, operations for all the
businesses and product lines of Criteo in India.
Siddharth has an extensive experience in the technology industry and
has worked with major technology giants like Google, Microsoft and
IBM. Having worked with Google for almost seven years, Dabhade was
heading its India travel business and was responsible for building C-level
relationships. One of his key achievements was balancing client
satisfaction with innovations in the industry and growing the business
10x. During his stint at the technology conglomerates Microsoft and
IBM, he headed business expansion for the southern India region.
9 years of marketing & business analysis experience with best brands in e-commerce, product
management and marketing communication. A hands-on experience in both digital and brand
marketing, worked with Global MNCs and global brand teams in Europe and Asia Pacific. Strong business
acumen and high awareness of ‘customer centric’ approach in business. Developing and Overseeing
marketing campaigns to instigate awareness about products. An inherent interest and well-honed skill in
market research technique and data analysis with ample experience in Marketing & Strategic in
Consumer Durables, Computer Peripherals, Home Appliances & Kitchenware. Over the course of my
nine-year career, I have successfully managed projects from conception to completion.
Formerly, supervised marketing project for Wacom – a Japanese technology giant and helped it firmly
established in the country.
Currently, working as the Head of Marketing at Meyer Housewares, the world’s largest cookware &
kitchenware company, and administering its marketing strategies that have already helped the company
garner Pan-India recognition through extensive and astute promotions over social, television and print
Key Responsibilities @ Turner :
Grow Touchpoints & Fan Engagement across platforms, for all Turner brands
in the region (Cartoon Network, Pogo, HBO & Warner Bros)
Support Sales through impactful brand solutions & client integrations in
marketing & digital campaigns
Assist Linear & Non Linear teams to fulfill Affiliate requirements
Career Profile :
18+ years of cross industry experience in sales & marketing, primarily in the
media and entertainment industry
Expertise in reaching out to a cross section of audience demographics, from
2-40years, through brands like CN, Pogo, Radio Mirchi, HBO & WB
Proficiency in leveraging innovations across digital platforms
Key Awards : 2015 Promax Asia – Most Innovative use of Digital,
2015 Sparks Awards, Asia – Best Media Solution, Social Media & Best
2017 Promax Asia – Best Integrated Marketing Campaign
Previous Employers :
Radio Mirchi (leading private FM player from the Times of India group)
Tenure : February 2002 – August 2008
Part of the network’s launch team, joined as Sales Manager.
Grew into various roles across key markets, culminating to Station Director,
responsible for setting up the new profit centre and meet the business
objectives in terms of revenue & listenership
9+ years of cross platform experience in Content alliances/acquisition, Content syndication/licensing,
programming, digital content monetization, in-depth understanding of OTT space, international
content distribution in the Media & OTT space.
Heading Content Acquisition and Syndication/Licensing across leading platforms. Responsible for
increasing revenues MOM along with exploring new avenues for growing revenues.
Driving International Content markets like MIPTV, MIPCOM, ATF, NATPE, DISCOP, CABSAT etc
In depth understanding of content, platforms, managing clients, teams internally. Highly result
oriented and self driven.
Complete understanding of legal agreements. Having the legalities of every agreement in place for
acquisition and syndication deals, including working closely with the legal team.
Specialties: Content Alliances and Syndication – Acquiring premium content across various Indian
languages for all platforms.
Licensing content to existing platforms and opening new avenues for monetization.
Arun is a highly experienced business leader with more than 30 years of
experience in the Telecoms and IT industry. He has been with AT&T for more
than 19 years, and is currently the Managing Director & CEO of AT&T Global
Network Services India Pvt. Ltd.
His responsibilities include overseeing AT&T’s operations and customer
engagements throughout the country.
During his tenure, Arun has achieved phenomenal growth in the AT&T customer
base in India which has led to a tremendous growth in revenues.
Before joining AT&T, Arun worked with some of the leading names in the
IT/Telecoms industry like BT and HCL-HP.
Arun is a mentor and advisor to a couple of young start-ups in the technology
He is an active member of the North India Council of Indo-American Chamber of
Commerce. He actively participates in several informal groups including the
Unconference round tables curated by Collaborative Climate, which promotes
problem-solving through collaboration.
Arun is an extremely effective coach and mentor of teams and is adept at
providing leadership in a global, cross-cultural environment.
He holds a PGDBM specializing in Marketing and Finance from IMT Ghaziabad
and BE (Electronics and Telecom) from Pune University.
Soumava Naskar (Som) is the Managing Director at hummel India (Danish Sportswear & lifestyle brand).
He started his career in tech startup Cocubes.com which got acquired by Aon Hewitt in 2016.
In his previous stint he was head of brand marketing at Jabong.com. Som has been awarded “Most
influential Martech Leaders” by the World Marketing Congress and
Top 50 most influential e-commerce professionals in India” at the 14th edition of the Asia Retail Congress
Business Leader who has worked in the areas of Licensing, Marketing, Sales & as an Entrepreneur in the consumer products business across multiple sectors. He has been responsible for building the business from scratch as well as turning around medium businesses shrouded by challenges posed by both external as well as including handling management transitions, evolving retail landscape.
Currently heading the Consumer Products (Licensing Business) at Mattel Toys India Pvt Ltd, he has worked with both leading global corporations like The Walt Disney, large diversified Indian business houses like Pidilite Industries as well as focused category experts like Hawkins Cookers Ltd.
Nitin Puglia (NP), a management pioneer and a mechanical engineer is the
esteemed Founder Chairman of the Renaissance Group of Institutions.
A passionate and staunch businessman, Mr. Puglia has created benchmarks of
success at a very young age. Administering dynamic roles, he ensures success by
committing to intricate planning and co-ordination. From more than 10 years, he has
been proficiently working at the intersection of entrepreneurship and education.
NP, as people popularly known him, has helped many to triumph over their dreams
and goals. According to him, success is nothing but the result of being driven by
ambition and pursuing excellence. Furthermore, his roles include guiding key
strategies, business expansions, new initiatives, digital technology and finance.
In more than 100 splendid presentations, NP has interacted with more than 15,000
people. Giving talks and lectures to audiences of all sizes, he has inspired and guided
people by sharing success strategies on mentoring, education, leadership & communication.
A B.E. (Mechanical) graduate, NP has also pursued MBA in Business
Transformation Management and is currently working on his
M-Tech in Energy Management System.
He is the Founder Chairman of the Renaissance group of
Institutions which has the following branches:
1. Renaissance Institute of Management Studies
2. Rajmal Puglia Institute of Management and Technology,
3. Renaissance Polytechnic, Chandrapur
Apart from Renaissance, NP has also succeeded in many other
activities. He was the founder President of “MESA”, Mechanical
Engineering Students Association-1994.
He is the Executive Director of India‟s first eco-friendly Industrial
Cluster – High Fly Ash Cluster Pvt. Ltd. Chandrapur. It which works to
protect Environment and utilize the ash generated out from
Chandrapur Thermal Power Station. Apart from being the
executive director, Mr. Puglia has worked as a founder member of
High Fly Ash Cluster Pvt. Ltd. as well.
He has also worked as a member of the Institute Managing
Committee of I.T.I. Gondpipri and Girls I.T.I. Chandrapur.
He was elected as Zone President 2013 of JCI India – world‟s
largest youth organization.
Mr. Nitin Puglia has delivered speeches at some of the grandest
events of the country including Times of India Education fair-
Educationists at Nagpur on the topic winning strategies for
successful career, Nav Bharat education fair “Education Avenues”
at Chandrapur on the topic Roadmap to successful career and
“Real Life Rancho Innovation Program” at Renaissance
Polytechnic Chandrapur amongst others.
He also led the workshop by Integrated Power Major NTPC on the
Use of Fly ash in cement and concrete industry. He was the
keynote speaker at “Entering Start Up” a session organized to
catalyze youths by Hi-Tech college of B. Pharmacy Chandrapur
and at the Installation ceremony of “JCI Mul Rice City”.
NP is also the renowned author of a book for mass awareness
named “Minority Welfare Scheme in India” ISBN 9789381432495
published by Sai Jyoti Publication Nagpur.
He has been the recipient of the award for Best Upcoming
Polytechnic of Maharashtra presented to him by the Education
Minister, Dr. Shashi Tharoor.
NP was awarded “Outstanding Management Institute for Academic
Excellence – 2016” by Shri. Upendra Kushwaha, Education Minister.
In 2013, he was awarded “Outstanding zone president of JCI India”.
He was also selected & Felicitated by Zaweri Group of Institutions as
„Most Successful people of Chandrapur‟.
Rajesh is currently Vice President & Head of Marketing (India Region) for UiPath, global Leader in Robotic
Process Automation, where he is responsible for establishing Brand Leadership, driving Field Marketing and
developing partner ecosystem. His 28-year career as a business leader in India and the Asia Pacific mirrors the
growth and evolution of the technology sector in Asia. His diverse experience across SAP APJ, SAP India,
Microsoft, Perfetti, Pernod Ricard & HCL has given him a unique perspective and in-depth grasp of business
transformation and driving growth in varied sectors and situations.
For nearly three decades, he has led marketing, sales, Operations & strategy addressing Enterprise, SMB, and
consumer markets partner / developer ecosystems. He has worked with start-ups, incubation, emerging markets
entry and early growth scenarios in addition to large multinationals.
His last assignment was as Head of Audience & Experiential Marketing for SAP in Asia, Pacific and Japan
region, where his mandate was to drive transformation of marketing to digital paradigm. He held responsibility for
Audience & Industry Marketing, Digital and Social Media, Brand stewardship and customer loyalty for Asia
region. He also served as Head of Marketing for SAP in the Indian subcontinent for 5 years, helping drive
significant growth for the business. Rajesh's career spans over two decades, with deep experience in sales &
marketing across Technology and Consumer brands like Microsoft, Perfetti, Pernod Ricard & HCL. Besides
marketing, his areas of expertise include Direct & Channel Sales, Trade & Alliances Management, Sourcing,
Business strategy, Operations and General Management. Rajesh is adept at hiring, motivating, coaching high-
performance teams and stakeholder management in highly matrix, multicultural, international environments.
Rajesh is a regular speaker at Industry/marketing events and is a visiting faculty at business schools. He is a
strong advocate of Digital and his views on marketing have been quoted by many media publications. Rajesh
sits on APAC CMO Council advisory board and is a member of Marketing Society in Singapore. He has been a
member of CII National Marketing Committee, India (2013-14), Chairman- World Brand Congress (2012-2013),
and Chairperson of Advisory Council for DMAI convention (2013-2016). He was recognized with Innovation
Leadership Award in Asia Pacific & Japan at SAP twice in a row and honored as ‘CMO of the Year’ by VAR India
magazine in 2014 & 2018.
Rajesh received his degree in Mechanical Engineering from NIT Kurukshetra (1988), MBA from IIM-Calcutta
(1994). He has also completed Executive programs on ‘Leading People & Change Management’ from Wharton
(2012) and ‘Maximizing Leadership Potential from Harvard Business School (2014) and Digital & Social Media
Strategies by Indian School of Business, Hyderabad (2015).
Head of Operations, Customer Service and IT for a leading Wealth Management company in
Mumbai having an AUM of over 12,000 crs. My Key responsibilities encompass managing a high
performing team of over 40 people across the following key business functions:
1. Back office implementation and project Management
2. Revenue booking & Accounting
3. PMS operations
4. Managing over 30 customer service executives
6. IT initiatives to enhance productivity of the Sales and support functions
Shenaz has a total of 24+ years of Marketing and Advertising experience, and is currently CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) for the Shopmatic Group.
At Shopmatic, Shenaz runs the Marketing & brand building efforts globally, and is in charge of driving not just the vocabulary of the brand but partnering with the C-suite to drive the brand to profitability.
Shopmatic is the only ecommerce-enabling company to witness prolific growth in taking entrepreneurs and businesses online in the shortest span of time, and Shenaz’s efforts towards category creation, are helping the brand create new milestones in the space.
Needless to say, the fast-paced journey of the startup not just provides immense excitement to Shenaz,
but is tremendously fulfilling for her, as she paves the way for ‘non-branded’ entrepreneurs to find their identities online.
Prior to Shopmatic, Shenaz completed 20 years with Ogilvy and had the opportunity to shape the destiny of many brands across different categories, markets.
During her tenure in the agency, she had the opportunity to work on many- a- challenging assignment.
She became Managing Partner at Ogilvy Calcutta after 7 years of joining the agency as an Account Executive,
and moved to OgilvyBangalore, in 2003.
In 2004, Shenaz successfully launched the Business-to-Business Communications Practice Group of Ogilvy India,
which operated out of 6 cities in the country.
This was a 360 degree role, requiring her to network with all disciplines to offer the right communication solution to b2b clients.
She then, took on the role of looking after communication solutions for International Businesses and was instrumental in setting up Worldwide Campaign Management for Ogilvy-Lenovo Hub.
The Hub was set up to handle communication solutions for the brand across 52 countries, out of Bangalore.
Shenaz then, took charge of overseeing Non-Advertising disciplines in Ogilvy Bangalore – Ogilvy Public Relations,
OgilvyOne- Direct Marketing and Interactive Communications and Ogilvy Action.
In April 2010, Meridian was the next challenge that was given to Shenaz. She was seconded to Meridian ( which became Soho Square) with the clear charter to turn around Ogilvy’s second agency.
During her tenure, the agency delivered better profilts than it had ever done earlier and carved its own niche in the market.
She was given additional charge of Ogilvy Chennai, in her last year with the agency.
Shenaz’s strengths have been to drive strategies that help consolidate and grow businesses, build successful brands,
convert meaningful new businesses, raise the bar on thinking and creativity, groom talent,and be single-minded about surpassing business goals & driving profitability.
She has had the privilege to shape the destinies of a wide spectrum of local, national, international brands from categories like Consumer Products, Food and Cement to Education, IT & Technology and e-commerce Some of her best brand building experiences have come from Himalaya (Neem Face Wash, Toothpastes, Shampoos, Face Packs, other Face Washes in India and APac), ITC (Corporate, Infotech,- Matchboxes), IIMB, Infosys, SAP, SAAB-Gripen, Biskfarm biscuits, TataSteel, Lafarge Cement, Tata Steel, Sasken, Cable & Wireless, Lenovo, Intel, Deepam Sarees, C.Krishnaiah.Chetty Jewllers. Karbonn Mobiles, GKB Opticals.
While wearing her various business hats in Ogilvy, Shenaz also served as Head of Training for Calcutta and Bangalore offices for 10 years. She continued to stoke her passion for training by teaching Advertising in Mount Carmel College, Bangalore for several years, and giving guest lectures at lead Management schools.
In addition to her work responsibilities, Shenaz is a Reiki Master and practices Reiki every day. She also loves reading, writing features, listening to music, travelling and doing all the normal things any fun-loving person would do.
Lulu Raghavan is the Managing Director of Landor Mumbai. She has been at Landor for
eighteen years. She has worked at Landor’s San Francisco, New York and London offices in
various roles including naming manager, brand strategist, corporate strategist and client director
before setting up Landor in Mumbai and then heading the business. Lulu spearheaded Landor’s
entry into the Sri Lankan market where the company has been operating through a partnership
for over five years now. She is a renowned industry commentator and thought leader. She
anchored Bloomberg UTV’s Beyond Logo show and is a speaker and moderator at brand and
design conferences. Lulu was on the Cannes Lions Design Jury and the Young Lions Design
Jury at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity in 2018. Lulu was named one of India’s 50 most
influential women in media, marketing and advertising in 2019 by IMPACT Magazine. She
passionately evangelises the power of design and brands to create commercial value and social
“Economic Times, ET Now “Corporate Communications Professional of the Year 2018-19”
An IIM Lucknow Alumni with Green Belt, Lean Six Sigma, Sharad has spent twenty years in mainstream Marketing Communications & Brand management & strategy domain across corporate including Escorts Limited, Xerox, Wunderman -Team Microsoft India, TATA Infomedia, Bates India, 141 Worldwide for India, South Asia and Developing Market Operations. His strategic approach has been keenly aligned to corporate growth and business strategies and have been recognized convincingly on those platforms and deliverables.
11 years of rich experience in leadership roles, handling digital marketing & entrepreneurship. Currently, I head digital marketing for Paisabazaar.com, India’s largest online marketplace for lending & investment products. At Paisabazaar, we have taken our website traffic from scratch to 25 million in 5 years and built in-house CRM & cross-sell model contributing to ~30% of the organizational revenue.
In my previous role, I was the co-founder of a digital agency which handled more than 25 accounts, spanning across industries like education, travel, BFSI etc.
Prabhvir Sahmey (Prabh) is the Head of Google Marketing Platforms for India, where he works with various industry partners and advertisers to harness the power of the Google Marketing Platform.
Prabh has a strong foundation in technology, digital media, startup environments and establishing processes, business and growth plans. He operates at the intersection of media and technology, and is passionate about the transformative role that digital technology plays in media.
Prabh has been pivotal in driving the programmatic industry forward and today has set path for India to be the leading programmatic market globally in the coming years.
Pinky Bhalotia, currently heads eCommerce, driving digital initiatives, for Metro Brands.
She was awarded The Most Influential eCommerce Professionals in India. She holds a degree in Management Studies and has completed a Management Development Program from IIM Indore, and specialization in Digital and Social Media Marketing Strategies from ISB Hyderabad.
Prior to this, she was working with Infibeam Avenues (Formerly Infibeam Incorporation Limited), leading all eCommerce Account Management.
She is an eCommerce expert and has experience in all Digital – Platforms, Marketing, Technologies, Business Development and has worked with Metro Brands, Infibeam Avenues, Emonte Pens, Yuva Unstoppable for more than 10 years.
Marketing startegist with more than 11 years of experience. Have helped brands like jabong.com and Oyo to become a brand to reckon with. Have handled offline and online campaigns for both brands along with media planning and buying. Ensuring organic traffic growth and revenue realisation at optimum budget expenditure.
With prior working experience in market research and handled market sizing, demand estimation, brand research studies across various sectors.
• Amrita is a Global FMCG Health, Wellness & Sustainability Specialist with over 15 years of passionate experience in creating new-age value for large Consumer Companies through metamorphosis from FMCG into FMHG- Fast Moving Health Goods Organizations
• She has been identified as ‘Young Leadership Talent’ & has received Global, Regional & Local Recognition for infusing ‘Health, Wellness & Sustainability’ across Foods, Personal Care & Nutrition categories
• She has designed the ‘Foods Healthification’ Strategic Roadmap across multiple F&B categories including Staples, Noodles, Pasta, Biscuits, Juices, Dairy, Confectionery, Snacks, Breakfast Cereals & Milk Food Drinks
• She is a forerunner in ‘Integrating Start-up Ecosystems within the Brand Building Model’ to create New FMCG Categories through Local & Global Collaborations with FoodTech & HealthTech companies offering Unique Product Delivery Formats, Precision Agriculture for Natural/ Herbal/ Ayurvedic Ingredients & Food Processing Innovations that will make F&B Healthy, Tasty, Fun, On-The-Go & Sustainable
• She has been recognized by World Marketing Congress in India’s 2016 List of ‘100 Most Influential Marketing Leaders’
• She has lead the Strategic Innovation & New Product Development Team in India & the Middle East markets for consumerization of ‘Wellness & Nutrition’ categories for Iconic Global Consumer Brands & was chosen across 57 countries to be a part of ‘Global Innovation & Strategy Group’
• Being Mumbai University’s 1st Gold Medalist in Mass Media- Advertising & a 1st Class MBA in Marketing, Amrita has evolved herself to become a Global Health & Wellness Influencer with an ever expanding circle of influence across Public Health & Nutrition Experts, Medical Researchers, Policy Makers, Agri-Biodiversity Specialists, Entrepreneurs, Food & Health Tech Innovators & Sustainability Experts
An accomplished result oriented Marketing and Communications professional with expertise in Digital, Social & mobile Marketing, Corporate Branding, Product Marketing, Lead Generation, Content Marketing, ATL/BTL, Market Research, Analyst & Partner relations. She also specializes in Public relations, Corporate Communications, Corporate Affairs, and Corporate Sustainability.
Kanika has more than a decade of diversified global experience in Healthcare, Luxury Concierge, Loyalty, Fin-tech, Energy & Mining, Ad-tech, Risk Mitigation, and Business continuity sectors. Currently, as the Director of Marketing and Communications, India at International SOS and Aspire Lifestyles, Kanika oversees complete Marketing & Communications, Public Relations, Industry Partnerships, and Corporate Affairs.
Prior to International SOS, Kanika was the Director-Marketing and Communications for Affinity Global Inc. During her four years with Affinity Global Inc., she accumulated the knowledge of utilizing different digital and mobile marketing platforms and launched MCanvas, an award-winning experiential mobile advertising platform, while leading the creative department alongside the marketing team.
Kanika is a gold medalist and recipient of Pune Mayor’s Rolling Trophy for her MBA from Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communications. She is a certified digital marketer from Columbia Business School. She has won several industry awards including Femina- World Women Leadership Award. Kanika was also recognized by US Department of State (Overseas Security Advisory Council) for her outstanding contribution in Risk Mitigation and Business continuity sector in India. She is one of the founding members of Public Relations Council of India, Pune chapter.
A thought leader in New Age Marketing & Brand Storytelling. Author of Ginger and Honey. Contributor to OprahWinfrey Network. Speaker at TFM 2017, London. Avid researcher and contributor at Academia.edu
Lalit Bhagia is the CEO of DAN Consult. Founded by Lalit in 2018 for Denstu Aegis Network, from his experience of helping companies hack growth, DAN Consult is the consulting arm of the group, the success of which is now seeing this unit being replicated globally.
Putting a method to the madness for non-linear hyper-growth, DAN Consult has clients from various industries like e-commerce, publishing /media, startups, FMCG, BFSI, retail, hospitality among others. The consultancy arm looks at business modelling, digital scaling, product strategy, marketing transformation, data, branding among others for its clients.
In 2013, Lalit co-founded Myrefers.com (VC funded AI powered recruitment marketplace), which he exited in 2017. Before starting on his own, he conceptualized, built and led OTT efforts at Star TV, today known as Hotstar. He was also part of the global digital leaders’ collective at Newscorp driving global digital strategy for the parent company.
Prior to joining the Star network, he worked at Digitas as EVP & Head –Asia Pacific, wherein he set up the APAC operations across 7+ countries. Started off with the India business which he single-handily expanded across the region from scratch and before being acquired by the Publicis Groupe.
An Engineer and an MBA graduate, with 17+ years of global experience in the digital space, Lalit has led digital transformation and growth for companies.
Shuchi Chawla has donned multiple hats in the past across the domain of marketing including growth hacking, branding, media planning and communications. Shuchi’s consumer based communication skills and the ability to build brands has helped ixigo emerge in the forefront among other travel players.
Prior to working with ixigo, Shuchi was with OLA where she has successfully headed, conceptualized and executed various brand campaigns and category launches. Apart from this, she also worked for GroupM, where she handled a large number of content led projects panning across TV, digital and radio. In the past, she has worked with some of the leading brands in the domain of FMCG, Automobile and e-comm, etc
Sandeep Verma have 20 years of FMCG industry experience across diverse roles in Sales, Brand Management, Category Management and various P&L stints handling multiple brands, categories across the globe. My roles have given me diverse problem-solving experiences ranging from successful turnarounds of complex consumer businesses/categories to setting up high- growth businesses from scratch.
He has worked for 15 years in HUL and working for the last 3.5 years at Bajaj Consumer Care Ltd (BCCL), two completely different perspectives on how to run businesses and the challenges therein.
Currently as the President at BCCL, he is responsible for managing the P&L of the company and leading a transformational change in this organization that is designed to make it future-ready in terms of business growth opportunities, people and processes.
At HUL, besides doing a sales role in rural UP and brand management stints across brands like Sunsilk, Lifebuoy, Vim and Domex, have also served on the Unilever Global and Regional Category Leadership Team from 2010 – 2015, that operated across a wide variety of markets and business contexts in India, Asia Region and Global Markets including Latin America, Middle East & Africa.
Overall he have a successful track record of building high-performing teams, with a leadership style that empowers people and fosters an entrepreneurial culture that encourages agility, breakthrough thinking for risk taking and bold ideas delivered through disciplined execution.
Going forward I would like to use this experience to help businesses and categories justify their potential to the fullest.
A Management Graduate with 16+ years of experience in Integrated Media Sales & Marketing. Worked with National and International (Magazines, Dailies, Radio), BTL & OOH.
Worked on a diverse set of assignments from ideation to execution coupled with lateral thinking ability and Integrated Sales & Marketing.
Won multiple award and recognition at various organizations for over achieving targets, super servicing to the demanding client and getting innovative deals on the board.
Leenet Nair is the General Manager and Lead Digital Media Strategist at Vibrant Advertising, A Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) media servicing agency. Leenet manages digital media strategies and planning for one of the most disruptive brands in the world “Reliance Jio”. She also manages media strategies and planning for other RIL brands – AJIO, Jio Studios, retail chains such as Trends, Fresh, SMART and International Franchise brands like the Marks & Spencer, Kate Spade, Steve Madden, Mothercare.
Leenet has been instrumental in winning several media marketing awards for Jio which includes the India Digital Marketing Awards, Prime Time Awards, ABBY’S and ET Now Awards.
Leenet is a passionate marketer and is constant learner and likes to shares knowledge through appropriate platforms. A thought leader in her field, she has spoken at digital and social media marketing events including at Dataxu – APAC Summit held in 2018.
Leenet contributes frequently as guest writer in various media formats such as the Exchange4Media and writes content for her own blog on Marketing and Advertising.
Leenet actively volunteers for the ‘Live Laugh Foundation’s which is an initiative of a leading Bollywood Actor, Deepika Padukone by managing it’s online PR and media promotions for its main campaigns. The foundation inspires discussion around mental health wellness.
Marketing specialist with 11 years of experience in brand management, communication development, leading innovation from design to deploy stage, managing agency partners and P&L for group of brands.
He has worked on diverse set of power brands like Dulux, Britannia Bourbon, Little Hearts, Henko & Pril.
Presently acting as head of marketing and leading end to end marketing initiative – online and offline for Naukri.com for India & Middle East.
Ram Jalan (Hindi: राम जालान) is the Chief Marketing Officer at Omaxe Limited living in Delhi. Ram has over sixteen years of experience as an entrepreneur, marketer, researcher and internet evangelist. Ram has been a management student of India’s premier B-School, IIM Calcutta and a commerce student at St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta and a technology student in Computer Application at CMC Limited (now part
of Tata Consultancy Services). Recently, he did his Certification in Consumer Neuroscience & Neuromarketing from Copenhagen Business School and pursuing experiments in the field of Neuromarketing across
Real Estate, Retail and Wellness domains.
Even before starting his professional career Ram built and exited a boutique Computer training & solutions business for medical, legal and banking professionals. He started his professional career with branding and sales & marketing roles with Emami Limited, Reliance Telecom, IMImobile, UK where he did successful brand launches.
A self-trained Digital Marketer, he launched ecommerce, local search platforms on web & mobile in India
and Malaysia for Maxis Group, Malaysia where he on-boarded more than one lakh SMEs online with their
own online store and social media presence in partnership with Google & Facebook. During the same
time, he invested and launched a deal & couponing platform and coffee booking app in Australia which he
Ram is a recognized growth hacker and an incessant learner. Inspired by new challenges he looks for
opportunities to experiment and innovate. He successfully implemented two Digital Transformation
projects at Businessworld and Wave Group and now working on the third at Omaxe.
As CMO, Wave Group (Wave’s businesses include Real Estate, Cinemas, Malls, School, Health and
Wellness and CSR) he made the group Digital 1st by integrating all its businesses online using AdTech &
Martech, CRM and Biz-tech platforms. And each business, connected into one platform which provide a
single view of the customer. Ram’s initiative of integrating AR-VR tech into the sales and post-sales
process (offered virtual site visit experience) increased conversion of leads into sales. He launched online
property festivals with leading ecommerce platforms, Snapdeal, Fipkart and Amazon. More than sixty
percent of the company’s revenue were attributed to Digital Marketing activities.
Ram has won more than fifteen different industry – marketing, branding and technology awards for his
work in online marketing and technology space. He has been nominated as “Most Influential Digital
Marketing Professional in India” by Paul Writer, Times Now, CMO Asia and several others. In 2018, the St.
Xavier’s Alumni Association awarded him the “Distinguished Alumni Award”. Recently, Facebook did a
case-study on Ram and Wave for doing innovative social media marketing in Real Estate space
Being a thought leader, Ram works closely with the academia on ‘Building Curricula 4.0’ and making the
students ‘Market Ready’. Recently, Delhi School of Economics published his paper on “Purposeful
Marketing” in their annual marketing journal, Erudition. He is a speaker on different marketing and
industry forums on various topics related to marketing and technology domain.
A competent Telecom, Banking & FMCG professional with over two decades of experience in Sales & Marketing, Business Development ,Key Account , Channel Management & P&L Management . Conducted statistical analysis to determine potential growth, designed sales performance goals & monitored performance for superior productivity. Designed successful sales techniques/strategies/tactics using customer & market feedback. Proficient in allocating budgets, distribution management, product launches, implementing various sales initiatives & so on. Successfully designed & executed channel sales & distribution strategy to achieve segment-wise targeted sales volumes .A result-oriented individual with strong analytical, communication, interpersonal & organizational skills.
Currently Zonal Business Head -Aditya Birla Payment Bank .Working for FINTECH startup bank building towards a strong financial inclusion with digital payments solutions/Transactions. Previously Heading Mobile Broadband Business Gujarat -Idea Cellular LTD. Responsible for data revenue growth for Gujarat Circle. Achieving budgeted data users, data traffic growth, data distribution KPI. Formulating process & policies to facilitate Budgeted growth through circle operation team. Specializing in independently Managing SBU as profit center head along with large team & business turnovers.
Previous Accomplishment includes working with Bharti Airtel in Gujarat , Hutchision Essar (Currently Vodafone) & Gillette in Rajasthan, Kellogg india in Delhi & NCR.
Exposer to diverse terrains with Complete geography knowledge of Gujarat, Rajasthan. Delhi & NCR area, Maharashtra , Mumbai, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar & Jharkhand States.By virtue of Defense background & studied across India i.e Hyderabad, secundrabad, Bagdogra, siliguri, Nagpur, Chandigarh etc. has got exposed to diverse people ,culture & geographical challenges which made flexible & adaptable to changing business dynamic.
Accomplished, senior marketing professional with broad Handset, CD, DTH, Telecom , FMCG & Sports experience, encompassing strategic Brand planning, Marketing communications , Media Plan ,Trade marketing, Celebrity & Event planner/ Management , interactive & Experiential marketing, Infilm Branding , Celebrity & Sports Management & 360 degree Retail solutions , In depth marketing Knowledge with the ability & skill set to provide creative, innovative, enthusiastic & forward thinking leadership in a team environment .
Known as DK in the market is a National Award winner Professional with 17+ years of work experience in leading corporate marketing & communication for multi million turnover companies with exposure to some of leading companies like ITC Limited , Reliance comm. , Dish Tv (I) Ltd , Intex Technology & Gujarat Lions .
● Recognized proficiency in development & implementation of overall Brand & Marketing Campaign In Urban & Rural counters covering 1 Lac + partners & 100+ Franchisee stores , business strategies, PR-Media & Trade Meet, Product Launches, Celebrity & Events management to enhance business relations , research & audits, market analysis and product positioning plans & policies
● Expertise In strategizing new Brand/Product Planning & Launch for Handset, DTH, Telecom & FMCG devising clear strategy to achieve APRU , new acquisition , Service parameters scores & enhancing brand image
● Specialised in New Product Launch (both India & SE asia) . Have handled multiple categories of launch like Ashirwaad Aata , Minto & Candyman ( FMCG) , Reliance communication Ltd ( Telecom) , Zing( DTH ), Intex Air conditions , Washing Machine, Coolers (FMCD) & Aqua Series Smart phones ( Handsets) along with IPL Cricket team ( Gujarat Lions ) from inception stage
● Handled Business Development & marketing for Cricket team (IPL) Sponsorships, Presentations for Sports management company called Gujarat Lions ( intex as franchisee ) & did 360 Degree Liaison , coordinate, Media mix works , Trade Meets, Ground management & visibility, Players engagement & shoots, Brand Alliances including ICL & Indian Premier League(IPL) matches in various locations across india
● Ensured World class experience thru Experiential Marketing to Customers ( B2B , B2C ). Done around 700+ Events, Exhibitions & Activation both in India & Abroad
● Worked with celebrities from Bollywood like ( Farhan Akhtar , Mahesh Babu , Surya , Sudeep , Madhuri Dixit ) & Sports celebrity like Suresh Raina , DJ Bravo , Mcculum , & RAvindra Jadeja for various product endorsements and on ground engagements
● A Presenter and Speaker on various National platform on Marketing/Sales topics
-Best Rural marketing campaign for Brand development , 2017 by Asia Retail Congress
-Best CSR Activity 2017 , For Gujarat Lions- Intex , 2017 by Asia Retail Congress
-Award for Drivers of Digital in 2017 For “Dhaga Bandho Mannat Mango” – an Online / Offline integrated Campaign
-Won Driver of digital award in 2017 for a sports campaign
Aashish Chopra is an award winning viral video marketer, having made and marketed videos with millions of shares and gazillion views, with one becoming Asia’s most shared branded Facebook post (Campaign Asia) and other getting 40 million views in a week. He also won the “Content Marketer Of The Year” that year. Recently he was featured on Forbes. He is passionate about content and believes that in the times of declining attention spans and chaotic news-feeds, creativity is the differentiator.
He heads content marketing at ixigo. From ideation to execution he has been instrumental in making video marketing a growth hack. From driving app installs, to skyrocketing reach with videos. “In today’s fast evolving digital landscape, social media strategy for any brand revolves around remarkable content. Content must be compelling and share-worthy, period. Every brand today is turning into a media company.” he affirms. Before diving into video marketing, Aashish was active in visual content marketing, with several Infographics going viral on Slideshare.
Aashish has been on stage at events at IIT Bombay, IIM, CXO Roundtables, DMAI, Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), ClickAsia, FICCI, Ashoka University, Bridge Business School, ICFAI Business School Hyderabad, Manipal University, Digital Vidya, Digital Marketing Summit – Asia, sold-out masterclasses at DMAasia Delhi & Mumbai, Webit.India, NDTV, TiE Travel Marketing Summit, NIIT, YourStory Mobile Sparks and an exciting lineup for 2019
Performing to her fullest potential as the Senior Vice-President and Head Marketing for India and international markets at ALTBalaji, Divya Dixit has played a vital role in driving the digital platform’s vision of shaping and defending its leadership in the fast-growing and dynamic OTT sector. She has remarkably leveraged her rich experience across OTT and broadcast media to build the brand that is ALTBalaji.
Currently heading all marketing operations under the ALTBalaji umbrella, Divya brings with her 19 years of experience in marketing and brand building across industries — digital, broadcast, telecom and music. She has an impeccable record in launching various brands, revival of brands, consumer journeys, creating revenue opportunities, product designing and designing sales currencies through consumer insights across her earlier stints.
Prior to joining ALTBalaji, Divya was at Zee5 where she developed the brand ‘Zee5 ‘and ‘Zee5 Originals’ as well as launched the platform and multiple original shows.
Molly Kapoor is Head of Marketing at Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Limited and she has been a part of ABSLAMC for over a decade. Molly has been leading the Marketing practice at ABSLAMC since 2014 and was previously the Head of Customer Services and Branch Operations. In her role as Head of Marketing her primary emphasis has been towards market expansion and increasing the market share, and focusing on growing the customer base. Molly has played a key role in spearheading some of the significant marketing campaigns at ABSLAMC that brought the customers closer to MFs as an investment category. Additionally, she has been one of the founding members of the Financial Literacy Core Committee (FLCC) of the Association of Mutual Funds of India (AMFI). In addition to contributing to the financial literacy mandate of AMFI, Molly headed the Digital Marketing team within the committee.
In a career spanning over twenty years, Molly has worked fundamentally in the Mutual Funds industry. She has previously worked for ICICI Prudential AMC where she managed service operations and service quality.
Molly holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Bhimrao Ambedkar University and an Executive MBA degree from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies. She is also a Six Sigma Green Belt Practitioner.
› Priyanka Sehgal is a media professional with 20 years of extensive experience across TV &
Digital with successful stints in India’s leading media conglomerates including Network
18, Times Television Network and NDTV.
› With rich experience in Strategy, Product, Growth, Monetization, Content,
Programming & Partnerships, Priyanka is credited with launching some of the leading
Television channels and Digital Platforms in India.
› Having created award winning programs and IPs, she has devised processes that still
run effectively at organizations she worked at.
› She has turned around television ratings and revenue, setup broadcast chains, forayed
into regional content and managed teams of over 200.
› Her in-depth understanding of brands and their ethos across industry verticals has
helped catapult brands to thought leadership positions.
› Her award winning IPs, Channels and Shows stand testimony to her strategy and
content marketing ability to help brands engage with their audiences.
› Priyanka is recognized as an inspiring leader with exceptional creative and commercial
discipline and a unique ability to embrace change and consistently innovate in an
industry that is constantly disrupted across content, carriage and consumer behavior.
› Her Digital initiatives won many awards and she is often consulted by the top
management and startups for her strategy and ability to rewire and help shape brands.
› She was awarded the Woman Leadership Achievement Award in 2016 and Woman
Super Achiever Award in 2017 at the World Leadership Congress.
› She was awarded the Top 100 Smartest Digital Marketing Leader and later the same
year the Top 50 Most Influential Digital Marketing Leader and is also counted amongst
the Top 50 Content Marketing Leaders in India.
Serial entrepreneur with Expertise in both Technology and Fintech.
Experienced Professional with 15+ years of experience emphasizing Product innovation and customer
Service in Information Technology and Consumer Finance industry
Post Grad in E Business ( MBA) FROM Durham University
Proven track record of successfully spearheading two starts up (boot strapped), scaled to 3000
employees and E-Bita positive business and sold to listed companies.
Angel investor & mentor in 3-4 platforms.
Franklin Templeton International Services India invested $15 million in another round of
Deal4loans gets investment by Mr. Ram Shriram, founding board member and one of
the first investors in Google
Incepted India’s largest B2C financial marketplace – Deal4Loans
Ventured in Scanning technology company – Evolve Technology, scaled to over 125 crores
revenue in less than 5 years , status quo is acquired by a Listed company
Sold first Venture Netpercept to USA based Proctor and Gamble (P&G)
Established first entrepreneurial venture – Netpercept Pvt. Ltd
Guest Writer with The Economic Times Online
Contributed more than 100 article on finance and financial services and all major publishers like India
Today ,Mint & Moneycontrol.
Read my views on AI and ML for small Businesses
My take on Importance of Automation in Business
Panelist with CNBC Network
Weekly appearance at CNBC TV 18 Network Personal Finance Live shows as a Subject Matter .
Over 200 shows in last 5 years.
Involved in Social Causes – Personally Financed School for orphans | Enabling education for 1000+
Diptarup Chakraborti is a technology marketing leader with 18+ experience with IT majors like IBM, Gartner, Capgemini & Mastek. Presently heading the global marketing function at Zycus, a software product leader, leading a 50-member team, growing it from 23 since I joined
Expert in using digital strategies, tools and technologies to drive product marketing, demand generation and branding programmes for technology products and services across US, EMEA and APAC regions
Managed large budgets and diverse international teams to drive marketing outcomes
Taking to market technology solutions with a strategy that helps engage customers, prospects and influencers and build stronger relationships. Responsible for positioning Wipro’s manufacturing business on brand and enabling new channels that drive revenue.
Over 11 years of experience in building integrated customer engagement and demand generation programs through account based marketing, multi-channel campaigns, analyst engagement, media and social media.
Happy to consult startups on strategy and marketing.
Strenghts: Marketing strategy and consulting, Lead generation programs, Building value propositions and GTM, Account based marketing and Digital story telling
Jaydeep heads Enterprise Marketing at Google Cloud. He is responsible to scale Google’s cloud marketing organization in India, to NOT just help drive multi-million deals, BUT ALSO to build organizations & customers that see technology as the central cog, of cultural change & success.
Prior to Google, he headed Marketing for India & SAARC at Qlik. He led their field marketing, alliances & partner marketing, PR/AR, business development & inside sales function as well as customer advocacy at Qlik India. He was responsible for creating & strengthening Qlik brand in the Indian subcontinent & ensure a solid pipeline. He and his team were responsible for creating over 70% of the multi-million $ pipe for Qlik India, with one of the highest rate of closures in the region. He was a part of the core team driving high growth trajectory for Qlik.
Prior to Qlik, he was with SAS, managing their marketing strategy & execution to create a robust customer base. He was responsible for the strong visibility & growth that SAS witnessed in India.
Prior to SAS, Jaydeep worked with an ad-agency – Lintas (Mullen Lowe Worldwide). He has worked on various brands across industry verticals.
Jaydeep has consistently built world-class marketing & alliances capabilities for the organizations that he has worked for, while driving business revenue and brand. He has been recognized at all the organizations as well as by his peers & vendors he has worked with. His recognition is for the value he adds and for his credibility, honesty & straight forward approach to doing business.
He has a deep understanding of the IT ecosystem, complex B2B decision-making process & has strong strategic & execution capabilities. He is a strong team player and leader. His biggest asset is his team and his networking capability with the CxO audience which has ensured he is well connected with the decision makers & influencers across organizations. He is an MBA with specialization in Marketing, Finance & Operations.
Minal Srivastava is an industry stalwart holding rich cross-functional business experience of over 15 years. A change leader who has played important roles in the turnaround of Product Portfolios, Brands, and Businesses – as well as enhancing P&L as part of leadership teams – in India, Asia Pacific, and Sub-Saharan Africa, Minal holds extensive expertise in a wide range of marketing skills.
Ms Srivastava is an alumnus of IIM – Ahmedabad and MICA, Minal has also mentored multiple start-ups and turned around their businesses towards better revenues and growth.
At Shalimar Paints she shoulders responsibilities of Vice President – Marketing, Minal’s focus is to accelerate growth and enhance brand equity to boost India’s sharing economy.
Prior to joining Shalimar Paints, she was the Lead Retail expansion at Apple, spearheading the expansion for the first-ever Apple-led retail format in India and scaling the same. Minal was also associated with KOHLER as its DGM, Marketing and was responsible for the development of the company’s national marketing programs and strategic planning. In the past, she has also worked with USHA, Fulcrum, and Zenith Optimedia.
Head of Marketing; Delhi Duty Free
Abhijit Das is Head of Marketing for an European Multinational Company in India. He is Marketing & Business Management professional with 17 years’ experience and has worked in diverse industries such as Retail, Real Estate, Hospitality, Digital Marketing & Advertising.
Part of India Business Leadership Team & Global Marketing Executive Team; Reporting to CEO & Global Marketing Director ; Leading the Marketing, Digital & Technology Innovation, Strategic New Initiatives Agenda for India’s largest Duty Free Retailer.
Abhijit is an alumnus of Fortune Institute of International Business & his recent education includes Advance Strategy Management from Indian Institute of Lucknow.
Abhijit Das has also authored a book on “Mall Management” published by Taxman Publishers & has contributed to many articles for leading magazines and dailies. Abhijit’s professional accomplishments includes following Awards:
• Awarded “Marketing Professional of The Year- 2014, CMO Council – Global Brand Congress”
• Delhi Duty Free has won 8 International Awards for exemplary Marketing & Digital initiatives.
• Best Marketing Annual Calendar for Ansal Plaza Malls– Asia Retail Forum, Singapore.
Delhi Duty Free (GMR Airports & AER RIANTA JV) Head of Marketing
March 2010 – Present
Head of Marketing at DDFS ; India’s largest Travel Retailer with 900 crores Turnover.
Know More at : www.delhidutyfree.co.in
Addl. GM – Mall Management
March 2004 – April 2009 (5 years 2 months)
Spearheaded business, asset and marketing operations for 5 operational malls (Ansal Plaza – Delhi,Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Palam Vihar and Greater Noida) .Scaled up revenue 5 times to Rs. 100 crores from non-lease based streams.
KEMPFORT RETAIL LIMITED Manager Marketing
June 2003 – March 2004 (10 months) Bangalore
Increased footfall by 20% at one then “India’s Largest Departmental Store” during Yr 2001-2004.
Manager Business Development- Bangalore
2002 – 2004 (3 years)
Developed ATL/BTL based Integrated Marketing Communication solutions for brands like Titan, Nike, CavinKare, SmithKline Beecham, Swarovski, TVS, Universal music, HDFC Bank, Britannia, HLL, Spice Telecom, Cafe Coffee Day, Birla 3M etc. Initiated event-based lead generation programs for IT companies like Sun Micro Systems and IBM.
SerCon India Ltd (Now: 141 Bates)
Assistant Manager – Client Servicing
March 2000 – March 2002 (2 years 1 month)
Established event-based channel management and marketing programs on a national basis for leading brands. Managed Direct Marketing, BTL campaign for many leading brands such as Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, IBM, PTC etc.
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
Management Trainee / Sr.Officer
May 1997 – September 1998 (1 year 5 months)
#Launched 2 new restaurants of 150 covers, one for Indian cuisine and the second, a bar with sports theme
Indian Institute of Management,
Lucknow Executive Development Program, Advance Strategy
Management · (2013 – 2014)
Fortune Institute of International Business
MBA, Management, Marketing, Intl Business · (1998 – 2000)
HOTEL MANAGEMENT, HOPITALITY MANAGEMENT · (1994 – 1997)
Abhishek Roy is a senior brand professional with 10 years of experience in life insurance and real estate. Current responsibility focuses on gaining deeper customer insights, making campaigns and communication more customer-centric, driving creativity and ensuring quality & consistency in all communication.
Specialties: Branding & Identity development, Media Planning & Buying, SEM, Vendor Management, Project Management, Media Effectiveness
Technology: Google Analytic, Google Keywords Tool, Oracle OnDemand
Abhishek comes with almost 20 years’ experience in sales & marketing in both Retailing and Financial Services. He was previously with The Mobile Store Ltd (Essar Group) as the Chief Marketing officer. His other stints have been with Bharti Retail Limited , Spencers Retail Limited, ICICI Bank and Shoppers Stop Limited.
Abhishek holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Pune University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing. He has been honoured as one of the 25 Most Outstanding Marketing Professionals of India by the World Brand Congress 2013-2014 and was also listed in the Most Influential Marketing leaders listing by World Marketing congress in 2017.
He speaks regularly at industry conferences and is also a guest faculty at management institutes across the country.
Aditya Kulkarni is a leadership professional with over 12 years experience currently working as VP Data Insights with Zapr media labs, a media tech startup. Robust understanding of TV and media research, measurement & analytics.
At Zapr we have profiled over 100 million audiences. Working on some exciting business challenges faced by channels, brands & agencies and creating insights from the ocean of data.
Have worked with corporates such as Star, Zee, Group M & Philips. Ability to understand business problems and run complex analysis using analytical techniques.
Research & Insights Leader, Global Delivery Services, EY
Ajay joined EY Knowledge (EYK) in 2006 as a founding member, and currently leads the Research & Insights function within EY Knowledge at GDS centers.
He leads a 300+ strong team of researchers, analysts and domain experts, spread across 6 centers in Gurgaon, Bangalore, Kochi and Trivandrum (India), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Wroclaw (Poland). In his role he is accountable for fostering integration, consistency, and optimization of R&I services across GDS locations.
►Previously, Ajay has held the following roles in EY / EY Knowledge:
►Led Market Segment Research & Analysis (MSR&A) team, which provides R&A support to Focus Accounts and Market Segments on a “fee for service” basis.
►Earlier, Ajay was the Global team leader in the Financial Services analysis team. Prior to this, he was the Operations leader of the GDS Knowledge and Risk Management Services groups for four years.
►Prior to joining EYK, Ajay worked with the Markets team in EY India and was involved in the conceptualization and deployment of Accounts, Industries and other key go-to-market initiatives/ programs.
►Ajay has 18 years of experience in the Knowledge domain. He is a founding member of the GTH Knowledge leadership team and has been involved in setting up several sector and non-sector knowledge capabilities.
►Before joining EY, Ajay worked with McKinsey Knowledge Center (McKC) for two years as a Research Analyst in the Emerging Markets Financial Institutions Group (EMFIG), supporting McKinsey banking consultants on client pursuits and engagements.
Areas of expertise
►Corporate Planning & strategy
►Knowledge strategy and operations
McKinsey & Co.
Over 8 years of teaching experience in Under Graduate and Post-graduate MBA/ MMS courses, Amit Bathia has also taught as faculty at Oral Coaching Centre of ICAI and ICSI, for MBA courses at NMIMS (Family Business), Institute for Technology & Management (ITM), Liberation School of Management. He also have 9 years corporate experience working as Company Secretary & Compliance officer and later as Head of Accounting.
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Accounting, Finance, Tax and Compliance Laws
Financial Analysis, Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation
How Technology enabled Financial Inclusion in India
Studying Further for CFA (US) Exams
J.N.Bose Memorial Gold Medal for securing Highest Total Marks in Stage IV of ICWA Final December 2006 Exams.
Management Development Programs:
Conducted a two day training programme for all India Commercial Sales Managers entitled “Finance for Non-Finance Professionals” for Transocean Ltd. (July 2010)
Associate Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
Amit Chavan believes good marketing makes the company look smart, great marketing makes the customer feel smart. With this unique thought, he has spearheaded innovative marketing efforts in his decade long journey as a marketer. He worked for industries such as Finance, Engineering, Information Technology, Data Management and Industrial Automation. His unique work pattern garners more attention among the target audience and penetrates deeper and deeper.
Most importantly, he comes with added strengths in corporate communication, public relations, media management to name a few. These skills are attributing his efforts and allow him to deliver a step ahead of the expectations. Amit has been the recipient of several awards in this decade long journey for all these efforts.
Currently he is heading the Marketing at Technosoft Engineering Projects where he is tasked to look after the overall marketing activities. Since the time he took over, the online presence of the company has skyrocketed and is still maintaining the same momentum.
Amiya Swarup is currently the Director for EY. Earlier he was leading the Marketing & Advertising Advisory Services (MAAS) for EY, with more than 13 years of experience in marketing and brand advisory. EY audits 40% of media spends in India. I lead a team of 35+ to deliver marketing spends optimization and assurance. He advise clients on strategy, performance improvement, and process advisory.
He also lead Event Advisory. EY is the only firm in India providing Event Advisory as a specialized solution. He have been associated with over 300 events. He work with leading event companies, broadcasters, and advertisers. Event Advisory focusses towards creating a seamless experience for our clients, leveraging the best media mix of print, broadcast, out of the home, radio and digital.
Working at Dept. of Physics, IIT Roorkee since 3rd January 2011
Also, associated with Centre of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation and Management (CoEDMM), IIT Roorkee since 2014
* Growth and characterization of scintillators for different applications
* Development of GEANT4 codes for understanding response of radiation detectors Nuclear Astrophysics
* Studies on intrinsic resolution of scintillators
* Radiation induced effects in materials
* Environmental radioactivity
* Teaching methodology
Post Doctoral Fellow at Institute of Nuclear Physics, Krakow, Poland (worked with Prof. Adam Maj) (Oct 2009 – July 2010):
Over 25 years work experience in Media. Anil Kumar Malik has worked for best newspaper brands in India. Has also worked in mobile / digital startup. Thorough experience in Business Development, Alliances and Partnerships , Advertising Sales
Been a part of many launches . HT in Mumbai , Patrika in MP , MINT-WSJ in India. Have been India Director and have setup Swanbay Mobile TV , a video content aggregator platform in India.
Continuously evolving media space has kept me a keen learner . From traditional ad sales to creating integrated brand solutions for clients, adapting to digital ecosystem and using the power of print + digital + radio + events has been an exciting journey.
Currently, he using all his experience to help create revenue opportunities and offer more ROI to customers he work with.
Anirban has an experience of over 14 years in diverse leadership and strategic roles in both marketing and sales as well as technology domain across the Indian subcontinent.
His domain expertise is in areas of Brand Management, Category Creation, Consumer Behaviour, Stakeholder Engagement, Customer Experience, Consultative Selling and Digital Marketing across both B2C and B2B platforms.
A Bachelor in Engineering from Jadavpur University and MBA from the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Anirban joined Saint-Gobain in 2016. Prior to that, he had worked extensively with reputed MNCs in the field of Lighting and Textiles.
Ankit Patel is a senior Business professional with 15+ years of extensive cross functional experience across technology, consumer and financial services industry. Strong experience in business development, strategic alliances, business strategy and financial management.
Specialties – Business Turnaround, Growth Plan Development, P&L Management, Restructuring, Strategic Planning, Market Entry Strategies, Product Pricing and Rationalization Strategies, Forging Alliances & Partnerships and M&A’s.
– Devising Business Strategy
– Business Development
– Forging Alliances and Partnerships
– Heading New Projects and Strategic Initiatives
– P&L Management
– Devising Processes / Workflows
– Negotiations and Transaction Structuring
Anukool Kumar is the head of Brand marketing at Nearbuy.com . His major responsibilities are Orchestrating 360-Degrees Online/Offline Marketing Strategies across ATL/BTL, Digital Channels to grow brand awareness & increase customer engagement in the market in support of creating nearbuy.com as the de-facto Step Out App.
Few of his achievements are listed below:
Responsible for 200% YoY growth in sales while handling a
marketing budget of 1.5$ Million Annually. (2018)
Successfully Launched “Bhai Tera Smart Hai” Campaign with
Zakir Khan, clocking 50Mn+ Views. (September 2018)
1$ Million Increase in Top Line via Partnerships across HDFC
Smartbuy, SBI Yono, RBL Bank, Paytm, Samsung My Galaxy,
Tapzo, Niki.ai & more. (2017)
Acquired more than 250,000+ New Customers via Movie
Partnerships – Partnered with 15+ Movies. (2016-2017)
Launched India’s First Ever Digital Auditions with Shah Rukh
Khan for Happy New Year. (2015)
Responsible for the Entire Execution for Groupon’s Biggest
Marketing Campaign – The Onion Campaign. (2013)
A passionate marketer, Anvesha is currently responsible for the digital marketing strategy of Asian Paints.
Anvesha won the coveted “Economic Times Young Leader Award” for the year 2018-19. She has been placed in “Top 40 Under 40 Digital Leaders” by Social Samosa and in “Top 100 Digital Marketers in India” by Adobe and Paulwriter in 2018. She was featured in “Top 50 Most Influential Digital Leaders” in 2017 by CMO Asia and World Marketing Congress.
A thought leader in her field, she has been a speaker at various conferences, including B2B Online Asia at Singapore and her guest articles have been published in various content portals like afaqs!, tvnews4u.com and Upgrad. She was also instrumental in winning several awards for Asian Paints at Goafest, IDMA and CMO Asia awards.
Her journey started with Google, where she worked closely with clients like Sephora, Gap and Jet Airways to help them build successful strategy for their marketing campaigns across the Google ecosystem. Following which, she transformed the marketing strategy at Travelyaari.com and set up a strong base with an efficient team.
She is extremely excited and optimistic about the adoption of digital technology and is looking forward to how digital is all set to change the shape of marketing.
Ms. Archana V. Vijayan is CEO & Founder of a Management & HR Consulting company in India.
The company works closely in Organizational & HR Interventions, Strategic HR and Transformation Management in assisting organizations transformation, improving processes and address people challenges through HR Initiatives and Interventions with personalized value system.
Areas of expertise :
Archana is an Marketing & HR Professional with corporate experience expanding over 25 years across Industries in Manufacturing / Engineering, Process, Pharmaceutical, Education, IT & ITES, BFSI, Service & hospitality industries. She is empanelled with management and engineering colleges as a Faculty Member to design and conduct Business Management Training Programs. Archana actively participates in occasions for self- development and Industry connect with professional enterprises like: NHRD, ERA, AESC, IMC, BMA, ThaneHR Group to name a few and is active member with many HR Forums.She also works closely with 2 NGO’s in Thane on CSR activities and is an active member of the cultural committee of her housing societies.
Archana’s Credentials / Certifications :
Archana’s Awards & Appreciations:
In her past companies, Archana was a recipient of MD’s award, Star Talent Award for excellent performance, High Achiever award in various Marketing, Sales, Facility Management categories over the past 2 decades
Interest: Archana is a Global trotter, Cooking, Singing, Dancing, Researching.. currently studying Spanish and Key board
Arif Patel, Vice President Sales, Marketing, Distribution & Loyalty at Accor Hotels
Arif Patel, joined Accor Hotels as Vice President Sales, Marketing and Distribution in January 2016. He leads the sales, marketing and distribution for Accor Hotels in India and provides marketing leadership for its nine brands operating across a fast-growing network in the country.
He has over two decades of experience in hotels of repute, with a proven track record of streamlining operations in room divisions and strategic sales and marketing. His areas of responsibility include sales & marketing oversight for all current and upcoming hotels (per-openings) given Accor Hotels’ growing development pipeline, revenue & distribution management, owner relationships and loyalty management with LeClub Accor Hotels, the industry’s leading and award- winning guest loyalty programme.
Arif has worked with eminent brands like Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, Starwood across various commercial & operational roles. Before Accor Hotels, Arif was the Regional Director of Sales & Marketing, South Asia for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. As a proven industry leader, Arif brings strong experience in sales, revenue, digital & social media and in branding & strategic partnerships.
A frequent speaker at hospitality and sales & marketing conferences, Arif is passionate about mentoring future industry leaders, learning & development for the industry at large, developing best practices and working to promote the industry at a policy and regulatory level. He is also a founding board members of Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) India.
Arif is an alumnus of the Institute of Hotel Management, Ahmadabad. When not at work, Arif enjoys traveling and exploring new and untouched locations.
Atul Rohan Garg is a professional with work experience of more than a decade in the field of Brand Development, Sales & Marketing, Client Servicing, Business Development and Brand Consulting across various industries – Media, Insurance, Pharmaceutical, FMCG, Digital and Education.
Currently working as Head Marketing & Ecommerce & VM for Baggit India.
Ayushman Chiranewala, Head of Marketing – Fastrack, is amongst the top 25 Hot Young Marketers, 2018 in the country by Economic Times Brand Equity.
Ayushman has completed his MBA in Marketing and Finance from SCMHRD, Pune. He started his career as an Area Sales Manager at Titan Company Limited in the year 2008 and has been with Titan ever since. He was responsible for brands such as Fastrack Watches and Eyewear, Tommy Hilfiger and Hugo.
Later, he moved on to become the Brand Manager for Sonata, India’s largest selling watch brand, where his role primarily focused on launching and taking the Superfibre range of watches to its 1 millionth sale in year one. In the year 2011, he joined Titan’s international business division as a brand manager, where he was responsible for brand promotion, development of marketing campaigns and consumer research for international business. After a successful run in the Indian Market, he took over the role of Country Manager for Titan’s global markets.
Since 2016, Ayushman holds the role of Head of Product & Marketing at Fastrack – country’s coolest & buzziest youth brand, leading the brand to new heights of top line & bottom-line achievement and making it the fastest growing brand in the company. He has successfully launched the first smartwatch brand Reflex within Fastrack, and made it the number 2 brand as per IDC within the country.
Managing Partner and Head of WPP’s GTB India.
“The strength of a woman lies in being who we are.”
This quote has been the driving force behind Babita Baruah’s 21 year stint in the industry.
Babita joined JWT, then HTA Calcutta, in 1996.
Over the years, she worked in the agency’s Mumbai and Delhi offices, on key businesses.
Babita now heads WPP’s GTB India. GTB partners Ford globally.
She is passionate about diversity at work, about women empowerment leading to productivity, about creative solutions that shift the needle for the brand and business.
In 2004, Babita was one of the 12 Indian women to be selected for the prestigious British Chevening scholarship in the U.K, on Women and Leadership.
In 2016, she was invited to Harvard Business School as a speaker on Trends in India Marketing, in the India Conference.
Earlier this year, Babita was invited to speak on Women as Professionals, at the Women Influence Forum in Geneva.
Her role in the industry in mentoring young professionals in the industry, developing initiatives like SheHour and SheTime for making the workplace and culture conducive and encouraging for women has been recognised. She is actively involved in encouraging women at work, to push themselves to overcome all constraints. She has recently initiated efforts to help women entrepreneurs of the North East in brand building.
Babita lives in Gurgaon with her husband and her daughter.
Director – Technology, FMCG, Auto, Media & Entertainment
Bhaskar is Director-Technology, FMCG, Auto, Media & Entertainment. Earlier he was heading YouTube and runs the Brand business for India. He is also recognized as among ‘Most influential Marketing Leaders 2017’ by CMO Asia & World Marketing Congress. He is a passionate marketer & business leader with 15+ years of experience across CPG, Media & Entertainment and Technology Industries in India. He is specialized in advising CXOs on marketing in digital world & how to transform their business in an increasingly Video First India.
Devanshu Bhatia is presently heading marketing for Delhi International Airport, Non Aero (GMR Group).The non Aero business at Delhi Airport comprising all Retail and Duty Free Shops, F&B Outlets- QSR, Resturants, Hotel/ Lounges and commercial services for passengers is around $600 mn. With the increase in penetration we plan to increase the Sales Per Passenger, hence taking the P&L at $1 Bn in the next 2 years. This is targeted via various marketing and digitization efforts to drive experience and engagements.
Have successfully marketed start-ups that have grown to be some of the best on line products- Naukri.com, Jeevansathi.com, 99acres.com, Yatra.com. Started new initiatives for Indiatimes Shopping such as Hutk.com (selling Indian ethnic merchandise overseas), Gitanjalishop.com (selling jewelry), Timesdeal.com.
In the previous assignment, lead take over and integration of retail business of TV Today to Zee Media.
Dhimant Bakshi an Alumnus of INSEAD (SG) is a Result oriented, Motivated, Lean Thinking, Profitability oriented professional with proven track record. His career spans over 25 years in Retail and Entertainment Businesses across organisations Such as Shoppers’ Stop, Future Group, Reliance Retail, Globus and Adlabs.
Proven proficiency in Strategic Planning and Execution to Drive Profitability, Brand Management, Revenue and Category Management and with special interest in challenging Business Situations of Strategic Turnarounds and Change management. He conceptualized and set up Retail business at ADLABS as a Green Field Project and successfully developed Merchandise Portfolio based on intellectual property and achieving breakeven in less than a year through Lean Planning and Meticulous implementation. Over the years, he has grown through the ranks and now is the Jt. CEO – Adlabs Entertainment Limited with P& L and Brand Responsibilities.
He has keen Interest in Fields of Education and Sports as Hobbies and Mentors upcoming Entrepreneurs with their New Business Ventures
Dhaval is a serial entrepreneur, a smart home technology enthusiast and a digital marketing leader. Throughout his career, he has leveraged information technology to meet organisational objectives, specifically to solve marketing challenges. Dhaval specialises in business plans, business model formulation, go-to market strategy, branding, digital transformation, digital marketing, home IoT and other related areas. He has worked with brands such as Amazon, Bajaj, Axis Bank and Star Plus to name a few. He has won several awards including the prestigious Cannes Lion, D & AD Pencil, Smart Home Solution of the Year and he has been quoted or featured in Forbes, YourStory, Indian Express and many other publications. In his entrepreneurial journey, he has built a technology services company with global clients and later exited the company to pursue intrapreneurial roles with early-stage start-ups such as Antfarm (Scootsy) and Nestopia (Century Ply). With his current venture, he is building a consumer services platform to bring together Smart home solutions that are affordable and have practical lifestyle use-cases. Alongside his venture he also takes up integrated marketing consulting assignments and is active in the world of academia as a faculty, trainer and a course curriculum development consultant. Dhaval is an avid speaker in entrepreneurship and youth forums and participates in marketing roundtables as a subject matter expert in digital marketing. He has recently also delivered a TEDx talk on Smart living.
Dr. Anvitha Prabhakara is an Individual who has believed IN GOING BEYOND STEREOTYPES and THIS has defined & shaped her life journey.
Dr. Anvitha Prabhakara is a Triple qualified Professional with PhD, MBA and B.E. degrees to her credentials. She is a Software Engineer by education, Marketeer by profession and a Doctorate in Alternate Medicine by passion, from UK.
She has 15+ years Cross Industry experience working with Fortune 100 companies like Castrol British Petroleum, Aditya Birla, Zee Networks, Idea Cellular, as also has been the Chief Marketing Head for Seema Rao Productions which won the Dada Saheb Phalke Certification for their Movie on Women Empowerment. She was Asst. Vice President, Marketing at Aditya Birla and is currently the VP – Strategy & Business at Mobilox Innovations.
Dr. Anvitha is known as The Turn Arounder in the industry for the many Industry-first Innovations and Business turnarounds she has achieved. She, along with her Teams, has been the recipient of multiple Global and National Business Awards, with some of the prominent ones being 1) PMAA -Promotions Marketing Awards of Asia, 2) AMEA Asia Pacific Awards, 3) BP Helios & Beacon Awards, 4) India NABARD Innovator Awards, 5) AME International Award, 6) WOW Industry Awards and 7) IME – International Awards for Marketing Excellence.
Dr. Anvitha is an Internationally Certified 3rd degree Black belt in Combat Arts with original lineage to Bruce Lee and Dr. Seema Rao – India’s First Woman Commando Trainer. Dr. Anvitha is trained in Zen Taoism and certified in Jeet Kune Do – the Art & Philosophy of Bruce Lee. Continuing since the last 12+ years, Dr. Anvitha is highly trained in Leadership and Crisis Management – which help her effectively translate the same into the Business. She also enjoys being the Lead vocalist of her Music bands across her institutes & previous organisations.
She is invited all over to lecture on efficient tools for Marketing & Strategy to improve business efficiency and today, we are happy to have her here at our Mentor at BRATS 2019.
Marketing professor, Branding enthusiast, Consultant and Researcher of Consumer-Brand Relationships, Dr. Ashita has over 19 years of experience in corporate and academics.
Has worked in the area of Business & Marketing Strategy at Reliance Communications, Branding and Communications (Education Sector) and has consulted education institutions (schools and higher education institutions) in developing academic curriculum and marketing communication strategy. Dr. Ashita has worked on consulting and research assignments with organizations across various sectors including FMCG, services, and telecom.
More than 5 years of industry experience and more than 14 years of teaching & research experience. Held administrative positions at business schools in the area of international relations, brand management, and public relations. Currently, she heads the marketing department at SPJIMR which is ranked among the top 5 marketing departments in top Indian business schools.
Dr. Ashita has conducted several training programs for corporate in the area of Branding, Consumer Insight Generation, Sales Promotion and Marketing strategy. She has conducted training programmes for IAS and IPS officers in the area of Interpersonal skills and Team Building. She has been a key member of Rebranding team at SPJIMR and consultant to many educational institutions for their branding and communications initiatives.
Ph.D. (Marketing)- Thesis Topic “Communication for Brand Building- A case of Indian Business Schools”
Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (Gold Medallist) with specialisation in Marketing
Masters in Marketing (MMM)
B.A (Hons) Economics from Delhi University
Completed the workshop on teaching case studies titled ‘Global Colloquium for Participant-Centered Learning” at Harvard Business School, USA
Executive Management Programme on Branding- Creating, building and rejuvenating your brands at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA in October 2009
Executive Management Programme in Marketing Communications at ISB Hyderabad.
Areas of Competence & Interest
Consumer Brand relationships
Consumer Behavior and Insight generation
Integrated Marketing Communications
Higher education marketing
Academic Courses taught
Strategic Brand Management
Integrated Marketing Communications
Presently working as Associate Dean Accreditation & Member Secretary of Internal Quality Assurance Cell with Vivekanand Institute of Management Studies & Research, Chembur, Mumbai.
Faculty of Economics & Marketing teaching- Retail Management, Strategic Management, Business Environment & Managerial Economics since April 2010.
Worked as Sr. Faculty of Marketing Management & Economics May 2005-April 2010, with ICFAI National College (Mira road, Mumbai)
(Papers taught-Retail Management, Service Marketing, Sales & Distribution, Strategic Marketing Management, and Macro & Managerial Economics.
Currently working as a part time consultant of accreditation and its audit.
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Dr. Kirti Sharma holds a Ph.D. in Marketing and Services Management with emphasis on Consumer Perceptions and Satisfaction. A Master’s degree in Marketing Technology (with distinction) and a Bachelor’s degree in Science from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, India. She has a teaching experience of over 16 years. Before joining academics, she has worked in companies like Cipla limited, Thompson Consumer Electronics etc. for close to 4 years. She has held various teaching and administrative responsibilities during her academic tenure.
At MDI, apart from her academic output, she has collaborated with Govt. of Haryana Directorate of Urban Local Bodies as a consultant for marketing communication and content development for Smart Cities in the State of Haryana, India. Furthermore, she has completed an assignment in the capacity of a consultant with Government of India’s Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) on the evaluation of Prime Minister’s Employment generation programme (PMEGP scheme). She has also acted as a Honorary consultant to Khadi and Village Industries (KVIC) for the marketing of KVIC products.
Dr. Srinivasan.R. Iyengar is currently an Associate Professor in the area of Strategic Management and Marketing at Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), department of Management Studies, Mumbai University and visiting faculty at IIM Indore and Sambalpur.
He holds in PhD degree in Management from Mumbai University. His areas of interests, inter alia, Strategic Management, International Business, Retail Shoppers behaviour. He has more than 20 years of experience in corporate and academics. He is approved PhD guide in the area of Management and guiding more than dozen of PhD research scholars.
He is a member on the Advisory Board of Journal of Business Retail and Marketing Business Management (JBRMR), Journal of Development Research (JDR). He is editor in chief of Journal of Indian Retail (JIR). He has received few awards in recognition of his academic excellence from Higher Education Forum, Rajiv Gandhi award from Indian Solidarity Counsel.
He has also authored five text books, few are Mall Management, Strategic Retail Management and Cases in Retail Management. He is consulted by few organisation in the area of strategy as an independent director.
Dean – Corporate Affairs , Training and Placements
Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology
Over two decades of strong experience in employee development and recruitments with a focus on end to end personality grooming through motivational counseling and soft skills coaching in line with each individuals unique development requirements.
To contribute in elevating the bar of quality professionals in varied industries by leveraging my experience in grooming, counseling, training and in recruitment of young professional. Further contributing to parent orientation for child up bring for growing India.
Important Associations Educational Institutions
Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology, August 2007- till
Designation: Dean Corporate Relations and Placements, Department of
Important Corporate Association
Member-Consultant Board for middle and senior level recruitment with following companies.
Corporate Trainings: Topics
For Educational Institutions
Dwipal Patel is a technology passionate entrepreneur, one of the youngest in his business with a vision to conquer the world of paper printing & construction. He stands out of the crowd who thinks printing cannot be merged with techies.
He likes technology in business but when it comes to my personal fitness I loves the natures ways, and that what makes me a marathon runner.
He believes in beating my own records rather than competing, and carrying a birds eye in what ever task he indulges himself in to, and that is what makes me sly the game.
Senior Executive Vice President
Gaurav Suri provides leadership to the marketing and communication functions (which includes Brand, Channel, product marketing and Investor education initiatives) along with Business Intelligence unit which serves to build data led decision making in the firm & Digital Eco System (which includes all the mobile, web assets and contact centre) for creating a digital business model for UTI Asset Management Company Ltd. He is a member of the AMFI financial literacy committee and leading communication development on “MF Sahi hai” campaign.
His previous assignment was as Director Marketing and Product Development, MetLife. Having worked with a variety of companies such as FMCG Majors (Britannia Industries Limited-Danone group and Perfetti Van Melle) and the Insurance industry, he has over 23Years of diverse experience.
After completing his Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical} from Regional Engineering College, Bhopal (MANIT) he went on to earn his MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur.
Hitesh is a Management Graduate from IIFT, Delhi with over 18 years of experience in Consumer Marketing and Brand building initiatives. His area of specialization lies into Customer Acquisition (B2B | B2C | Digital) & retention strategies, Business Intelligence led advanced analytics and digital engagement including social media led marketing initiatives.
Hitesh has worked in Telecom Industry for over 10 years with Top Telco in India including with Bharti Airtel & Idea Cellular and have also spent 2 years in consulting assignments for International Telco including British Telecom, AT&T in strategizing their APAC & European lines of businesses.
He is currently engaged with Idea Cellular as Associate Vice President – Marketing handling integrated marketing operations including building Brand through traditional and digital marketing mediums for one of their leadership market based out of Delhi.
Hitesh is a regular speaker at conferences and B-Schools in the area of consumerism, digital marketing and rural marketing. Besides many achievements in his career, launch of digital campaign conceptualized and executed by his team for Idea Cellular Limited #ThinkYellowThinkIdea was among the Best Digital Campaign for 2016 within Telco category.
Imran Qadri is a Marketing professional & Automobile Industry Expert with 11 years of successful track record in Brand Development, Product Marketing & Planning, Marketing Communication, Category Management, Marketing Operations, Strategy and Media Advertising. Outstanding performance in CFT leadership, Brand Communication, ATL/BTL, Product Development, Product Launches, Special Editions, Events & Sponsorship, Media Planning, Digital Content, Agency leadership, Celebrity management, Retail Marketing, Luxury & Sports Marketing, Business Planning & CRM.
He was associated with Nissan Motor India as Head – Marcom for Datsun India. Prior was Sr. Group Product Marketing Lead & Country Chief Marketing Manager for Hatch, Sedan, Luxury SUV, Sports, Electric Vehicle & Connected Car(Intelligent Mobility) segments leading the product, pricing, Go To Market and project management strategy for Nissan India.
Previously was Sr. Category Brand Head – Commuter motorcycles for World’s largest two wheeler manufacturer (Hero MotoCorp- formerly known as Hero Honda), taking care of brand development, marketing communication, strategy, digital content nationally for the 10-brands portfolio along with key corporate marketing and global business projects. Started career as Marketing Lead for North with focus on regional media, BTL activations, rural, sales support & CRM. Part of strategic projects as a CFT member/leader like CBU Business model, Intelligent Mobility, Scenario Planning, Cost Rationalization, Competitive Hiring, DMS, Dealer websites, Marketing Planning & Budgeting Software, QBR – Commonwealth Games, IPL, MTV Roadies, HIL, Hero World Challenge, FIFA, ICC, Employer Branding, National Dealer Conclaves, Auto shows, Factory Launches, International Marketing & CSR. An MBA in Marketing & Operations; Also a Mechanical Engineering Degree holder along with Executive programs in Digital Marketing & Leadership. Ad Awards Jury with Exchange4Media & ACEF. Globally certified GT-R instructor.
A Digital Media professional with 8+ years of experience in Creative Brand Strategy, Indrajit Ghosh has accrued work experience from an array of fields including digital and social media marketing, business intelligence, strategy, content marketing, website design and development, editorial and data analytics. He is exposed to a variety of business types and ideologies in a number of culturally contrasting environments. He currently runs the award-winning brand communication team at Rebel Foods and is in charge of ensuring work that is engaging, on-brand and aims to hit business goals and targets for homegrown food brands like Faasos, Behrouz Biryani, Oven Story Pizzas, Mandarin Oak, Sweet Truth and more. Under his supervision, the team works towards achieveing greater revenue, educating the market, selling more food, staying top-of-mind in the market, and generating conversations around the brand. By coupling data with insights that drives creativity, he along with his team create innovative and engaging work in the digital space for their restaurant brands that are 10 in number currently and growing rapidly across different cuisines and categories. A design graduate and currently pursuing his masters from Indian Institute of Management – Calcutta, Indrajit has previously worked with MTV India, Ogilvy and Mathers along with an entrepreneurial stint running his own creative agency by the name Oh My Ghosh which was later acquired.
Specialties: Brand-building / Branding, Communication skills, ATL & BTL Advertising, Outreach contact programmes, Innovative communication tools development, Corporate Communications, Public Relations, Event conception, management and execution.
Jeevika Tyagi create businesses that one needs and remembers through targeted and creative Marketing. Her Financial background and building four different businesses through her Marketing experiences contribute to my creative thinking.
She like’s to use a Holistic approach towards Marketing towards building Businesses.
The marketing and online presence for a business begins the day one picks the name for their company and checks its presence on Google before buying the url. From tapping most of the knowledge from the internet, to actually implementing them in the businesses, to getting certified and continuously reading relevant blogs–her idols are now geniuses like Steven Spielberg, Guy Kawasaki and Angela Ahrendts.
Entrepreneur, Producer, Marketeer
In the order of experience
Founder: Bombay Usher Productions
CMO: Unifynd Technologies
Marketing Head: New York Film Academy
Blackrock, New York
JP Morgan & Chase, Delaware
Other Random Experiences
Barista at Starbucks, Philadelphia
Marketing Consultant for Selected Brands , Global
Jermina Menon, Senior Vice President – Marketing, Pathfinder Global.
With over 20 years of experience in strategic marketing, retail marketing and brand building, Jermina has worked in a range of industries – from advertising to retail marketing to shopping centre marketing. This multi category experience has helped her get a good understanding of the Indian consumer across demographics and geographies.
Her extensive experience in retail and mall marketing includes brands like Virtuous Retail (with its portfolio of 4 shopping centres), Reliance Retail (Reliance Vision Express), Mantri Square, Bangalore & Forum Mall, Bangalore. In her new role at Pathfinder global, a retail technology company, her mandate is to develop and market end customer facing products with the use of new technologies like AI & Machine learning.
Jermina considers her forte to be understanding consumer behaviour and developing marketing strategies and campaigns that help brands connect to their consumers. She has also been recognised by LinkedIn for being a Top 50 Desi Content profile and Adobe Digit Top 100 Content Marketers 2017
In her advertising days, Jermina has had the priviledge of launching not just brands but also new categories, an experience she strongly feels has helped mould her marketing skills.
Jermina is also a guest lecturer at leading management schools. She is regularly invited as a speaker and panelist on forums covering retail, marketing and diversity discussions.
Director – Corporate Solutions Marketing, JLL India
Kawal is a data driven marketing leader and heads the corporate solutions marketing for JLL India. He also leads marketing for JLL’s technology suite of products.
Kawal is a tech marketer with ~14 years of experience in consulting, strategy and marketing in global IT/ITeS firms such as IBM, HP and Infosys. With PG in International Business with a focus on International Marketing, Kawal has worked with several global BFSI and manufacturing clients across Europe and US in the areas of process consulting, solution design, strategy design and account management.
Prior to joining JLL in 2017, Kawal was leading marketing for IBM’s Analytics and Social suite of products across India/South Asia.
Education and Affiliations
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Karthik Venkat has 12+ years of industry experience and currently working in Google as Sr. Industry Manager (Travel). Karthik as an Industry expert specialises in the field of Digital Marketing, Pay-Per-Click Advertising, AdWords Account Portfolio Management, Project Management, Oracle Applications E-Business Suite Consulting & Relationship Management. After graduating as a Computer Science Engineer, Karthik started his career at Infosys as a Techno-Functional consultant in the domain of Oracle ERP & Oracle E-Business Suites. After working at Infosys for 5 years, Karthik graduated MBA from IMT Ghaziabad in 2011, post which he joined the Technology giant Google as Account Strategist. Karthik has been with Google for about 8 years at Google and during his 8 year stint he has ascended to the role of an Industry Manager, Travel; managing portfolio of India based large travel clients to achieve their marketing objectives through innovative solutions from Google. During his tenure with Google, Karthik coached & mentored the Campaign Management team on consultative sales skills and business alongside the sales leadership, by setting strategic objectives to achieve their sales targets Karthik is not only Industry expert but also a coach & mentor providing valuable support to anyone who needs assistance with a positive attitude. Karthik is an avid traveller and also enjoys his time as a Visiting Faculty in some prominent B-Schools during his free time.
A Seasoned Marketing professional with over 16 yrs in FMCG Brand Management. Expert at consumer marketing for homegrown-brands to make them eventually become a part of the great Indian middleclass. Instrumental in building Indian brands across diverse categories viz Foods, Personal care, Art & Education and Beverages.
Currently heading Marketing at Bisleri International Pvt Ltd, In earlier part of his career, Kiran has been associated with Camlin, Bajaj Hair Oils and Parle Biscuits. He started his associations with the brands when he was working with FCB-Ulka advertising & Loderstar Universal Media agency where he took care of brands like Mahindra & Mahindra & ITC Sundrop.
He cherishes his passion of interacting with young minds at campus through series of guest lectures, panel discussions and being the part of jury for various industry awards.
Avid reader, photographer & traveler, in his free time Kiran enjoys hiking & trekking in Sahyadri range.
Lalita Nayak is a marketing professional with 18 years of experience building scalable media teams from grounds up. A marketer for a large part of my career and have worked extensively in leadership roles in business planning and development, brand management, strategic alliances with a track record of building strong teams and developing talent. From starting off as a team member to becoming a SBU head, the journey has been eventful and enabled through a hands-on approach coupled with an extensive network across the industry and excellent relationships with Business Leaders and senior shareholders in the business community and Government.
She has enjoyed her journey making a difference in the organizations that she worked at be it a powerful federation like the CII to a dominant media house – The Times group or a financial powerhouse J.P. Morgan to the immensely respected CNBC TV18 and now Network 18. Thriving in a creative and challenging environment, where controlled thinking is not as much the norm as a ground-breaking thought process. She is a very proud Content Avenger.
Mahantesh Mali is part of the core investment committee and heads the operations of a US based fund, New Vernon Capital. He looks after the funds captive investments in Real Estate and currently manages a portfolio in excess of 4 million Sft of commercial space across top 7 cities in India.
A graduate in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from National Institute of Engineering Mysore, he also possesses an Advanced Diploma in Finance from Welingkar’s Mumbai and is also an Alumni Programmer from IIM Ahmedabad. He has diverse and vast experience in the industry for the last 23 years.
Mahantesh has been, in the past, associated with the hospitality sector in Orchid an Ecotel in Mumbai, The Oberoi Mumbai, The Hyatt Regency Mumbai and Intercontinental Doha – Qatar. He also headed the operations of the Property Management vertical of IPMSL and has overseen multiple projects in Delhi / NCR, Mumbai / MMR and southern states of Karnataka and Chennai, and also a successful stint in Colombo.
Manish Advani, also known as ‘The Coconut Man of India’, is a 6 Times TEDx Speaker, an award-winning storyteller, songwriter, Change Leader and a Brand Builder known for his unconventional ways of positioning individual and corporate brands in the industry.
Manish heads Change Management, Marketing & Public Relations for Mahindra Special Services Group (MSSG), one of India’s leading corporate security risk consulting firm. Manish has over 2 decades of industry experience working on client engagements from small scale companies to large B2B & B2C organizations like Microsoft, Ciba Vision, Kraft Foods, Jaguar & Land Rover, Hindustan Unilever, Arvind, IFFCO UAE and others in varied roles including Change agent for driving change, Sales &. Marketing to expand customer’s base and also revenue, Public Relations by engaging clients and communities in meaningful way, assisting clients in protecting their brands through Brand risk management.
Manish got his Management Degree with Summa Cum Laude from New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has completed Brand building program from Stanford and One-year management program from Harvard.
Manish’s work has won the International Green Apple Award for India at the House of Commons in The British Parliament, won the Skoch Blue Economy Silver Award, Public Relations Council of India’s Silver Award, The Leadership Review Award, NITIE’s – On the Job Achievers award and his work has been listed in the Limca Book of Record. Manish was sponsored for the Film Making for Social Good Program by the US Consulate.
Manish’s sessions have been well received in organizations like Confederation of Indian Industry, National HRD Network, Citibank, EBSCO, Larsen & Toubro, Johnson & Johnson, Kotak Group, Barclays, Zycus, Tata Power, Tata Power Solar Systems Limited, MAN Group, Trent and many other academic institutions like the IIM’s and the IIT’s.
Manish has been listed as the Top 100 Story Tellers of India and Top 100 Influential Marketing Leaders of India.
With a master’s degree in Visual Communication from Industrial Design Center, IIT Bombay, Mayuri has more than 15 years’ experience in areas like, branding and communication design, packaging design, digital media & films.
After successful stints at some digital and design firms, she now heads the Visual Communication vertical at Elephant – India’s top independent integrated design consultancy.
AN expert in design strategy, creative direction, deep understanding of culture and consumer behaviour as well as contextual trend-spotting, Mayuri has worked on some of the leading brands like Abbott, Britannia, Eischer Polaris, Epigamia, Fingerlix, Godrej, Heinz, Mars Foods, MTR Foods, Microsoft, Nestle, Nivea, Paperboat, PepsiCo, TATA, Voot and many more. She has led award-winning projects and contributed to the success of startups as well as well established brands.
Mayuri has been voted as one of the 40 under Forty go-getters across the country in the creative field (Media, Advertising and Marketing) by Impact magazine. She is one of the few stand-alone woman achievers in the prestigious list and the only person from the design industry.
Mayuri has also represented Elephant and India at the Asia-wide collaborative project “Colours of Asia” that culminated in an exhibition and seminar at the Hong Kong Design Institute where she was also a speaker.
Mayuri has been a seminar panellist, speaker and jury member at various design forums, competitions, institutions and print led events. Some of them include PrintWeek, Afaqs-Foxglove, Digipub and Pune Design Festival Awards. Mayuri also regularly mentors and guides young talent. She has recently been invited by Avantika University to join the Advisory Board of Studies for Design.
Her interest lies in the congregation of media & message and she is deeply inspired by cultures around the world as with the Indian culture, which she tries to reflect in her work expressions.
With nearly 28 years of experience; Megha brings expertise in management of television network operations in the Media and Entertainment industry.
She worked as part of the leadership team at Star, Turner and HBO. She has had a consistent record of increasing business performances in the companies she has worked in. She is currently the Chief Operating Officer of BTVI (Business Television India)– India’s Premiere English Business News Channel.
Her efforts were validated when she was recognized as ‘Next 30’ most powerful women to look out in 2010; and was also adjudged as one of India’s hottest young executives of the media industry in 2009 by Business Today. She is amongst the top 50 influential women in media, marketing and advertising in the country as judged by a leading industry magazine – IMPACT. She has also received Women Leadership award by World Women Leadership Congress in 2014. She was judged amongst India’s top 100 important people in the industry by Digital Studio a leading publication. She was awarded the “Women of the Decade in Media” by the Women Economic Forum in 2018.
She has served as the Vice President of the International Advertising Association India Chapter (2016-2018) and is currently in its Mancom. She has also been a committee member for ASCI (Advertising Standards Council of India) from 2013 till 2015. She has been part of Jury of leading Industry awards like International Emmys, Promax, Children’s Film Festival, Golden Mikes Awards, International Women in Sales Awards, Impacts 30 under 30 and many more.
She was the Chairperson for the IAA Mentorship Program for Women’18. This initiative connected some key industry leaders as mentors to mid management Women executives who were their mentees. The initiative has been a success.
Besides being involved in industry initiatives, she loves to interact with young minds and does that by giving guest lectures in leading Educational Institutes of the Country such as IITs, IIMs, ISB, UBS, Rims International, Jamnabai Narsee School , Wellingkar Institute of Management, KJ Somaiya etc.
She is also involved as a Volunteer for Isha Foundation – a non-profit organisation started by Sadhguru.
Nadeesh Ramachandran is Head of Performance Solutions at Google India. Currently he is leading apps and display solutions.
His previous role was with Vserv where I was heading global sales, strategy and supply partnerships. Prior to that, at Google, He used to lead the retail vertical in India. His work involved collaborating with marketing and business leaders from across some of the largest retail organisations to help them drive their core marketing and business objectives through digital technology solutions.
Nomit has 13+ years of experience as a brand value creator. He has set up and led successful brand management initiatives through motivated team work in the area of digital marketing campaigns, media communication of new brands like Gionee Mobiles and managed media agency networks across India. In just three years he has propelled Gionee from launch to being one of the top five mobile phone brands in the country by value and 5% market share.
His endeavours in the digital marketing space have led to Gionee being the brand that generated the most buzz during the Indian Premier League 2016. He works with a small yet highly efficient team to design and deliver end to end brand management solutions. Nomit has leveraged market research and other data driven approaches to design and implement branding and product placement strategies.
He has a keen financial acumen to effectively manage marketing budgets in the range of 18-200 crores. He has been able to accomplish the best brand integrations through celebrity endorsements, major entertainment events and intellectual properties.
His experience with advertising agencies like Lowe-Lintas has given him opportunities to work across brand and product categories spanning consumer durables, automobiles, FMCG, Retail, apparels, Telecom and Interior infrastructure in B2C space and IT Services in B2B space. Since the beginning of his career, Nomit has had an affinity and flair for accepting the challenge of working with start-ups from Brand Curry (2005) to Gionee (2013).
Prachi Mohapatra, CMO, FBB
Experienced Head Of Marketing with a demonstrated history of working in the retail industry. Skilled in Marketing Management, Customer Insight, Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Operations Management, and Analytical Skills.
Pradeep Dwivedi, B.Sc., MBA is CEO of Sakal Media Group, one of the largest diverse and
independently owned media business in Maharashtra with forays in print, television, digital
and events. He is an accomplished industry leader with an experience of over 25 years of
business management cutting across functions and industries.
In his previous role, Pradeep was the Chief Corporate Sales and marketing officer at Dainik
Bhaskar Group; one of India’s Largest newspaper group. He commenced his career with
managing sales, distribution and marketing with Eicher Motors Limited in the automotive
industry. This was followed by Consumer Banking and Financial Services Industry
assignments in prestigious multinational firms like GE Capital Commercial Finance, Standard
Chartered Bank and American Express Bank in diverse areas such as business development,
sales& risk operations in commercial, unsecured and secured products. Subsequently as
Regional COO of Tata Teleservices Ltd, he was managing their Enterprise Business and had
held roles in Service operations, marketing leadership, strategic business development and
new product innovation.
Key strength areas for Pradeep includes Advertising & Marketing, Digital & Traditional
Media, Telecommunications, Information & Communication Technology, Banking &
Financial Services and Automotive domain expertise in business leadership, sales &
marketing, service delivery, risk operations & general management.
His specialities include strategic intent formulation and decisioning with high energy
execution, Telecom enterprise market planning and product management with customer
service, IT, Supply Chain, Finance and Regulatory interfaces, Revenue & business growth
skills to lead large scale businesses media/ telecom/financial services markets. He is adept
at Six Sigma quality tools and BPMS to drive output, costs & productivity.
He is an active participant in many industry associations such as IAA (International
Advertising Association – India Chapter) as Honorary Secretary & Managing Committee
member and The Advertising Club of India as co-opted managing committee member.
22+ years of exposure in auto and auto financing with strong local knowledge and exposure to global markets.
Prasad has in-depth experience in product development, marketing strategy, strategic planning, executing the new
business set up, lease financing and driving profitable volume development.
He carries expertise in formulation and implementation of strategies covering areas of sales management and people management to ensure deliverance.
Carries immense knowledge on strategy and operations i.e. market entry, sales process design, product development,marketing strategy, digital marketing, growth strategy, digital business processes.
Prasad was awarded with AAP excellence award 2018 in senior leader category.
Mercedes-Benz Financial S&M team is award winning team and won “best entrepreneur skills” award in AAP region 2 times in last 5 years.
Mercedes-Benz Financial has been recognized across the industry for product development and innovation, and that has helped to maintain No. 1 position as financer for MB cars since 2012.
In his last assignment with HDFC Bank he has proved his expertise in channel management, direct sales, branch cross sell, lead management, used car business and corporate sales.
Prasad has worked closely with rural dealers and branches to develop rural markets and to achieve priority sector lending targets to satisfy regulatory norms.
Prasenjit Roy has around two and half decades of corporate experience on the business side – spanning across several multinationals in India and abroad. An accomplished and dynamic Strategic Marketing, Strategy, M&A specialist – he is the evangelist of Integrated Strategic Marketing covering a wide spectrum of industry sectors including financials, telecom, manufacturing, information technology and other verticals.
He is a Mentor to NASSCOM’s 10,000 Start-ups program, SME Forum across India and by other VCs / funding agencies. He is a Governing Body member of IFEEL institute and Balaji Institute of Management, Industry Advisor to Vidyalankar group of Institutions, a Visiting Faculty Member to the CEO School of Management, and was member of the selection panel of multiple IIMs & IIFT.
He is the winner of several industry awards like “Most Iconic Marketing Professional”, “Most Influential Marketing Technology Leader”, “CMO of the Year”, “Enterprise IT CMO”, “Asia’s Top 50 Brand Leaders” amongst others.
He is a regular speaker at International symposiums, leading Business Schools (IIMs, IITs, NITIE) and industry associations (NASSCOM, CII, INFOCOM). He is a member of multiple professional bodies like The India CMO Forum, TiE, Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) & Coleman and contributes to publications like IDG, and numerous other media publications.
He has advanced degrees in Engineering and Business Management, and also did a Post Graduate certificate course in Modern Information Systems from IIT Mumbai.
Currently he is the Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer at NTT Com.
Priyanka Khandelwal Gupta, is a Computer Science engineer by qualification, she is a Design Thinking Expert, an
education consultant and a behavioral skills trainer for corporates. She derives her motivation from making a positive difference in individuals life. Be it through her entrepreneurial set ups or training. She is currently working as Chief Innovation Officer at GIIS, Chinchwad.
After spending 7 years in the corporate world in HR roles with companies like Wipro, Credit Suisse in India & Singapore, she started her entrepreneurial journey with Corporate Gurukul. She took Corporate Gurukul to become a leader in Global Immersion programs (with NTU & NUS, Singapore) across India and UAE. The challenge of setting up the entire after school activities center for Global Indian International School allured her to the school sector. She set up a day care, teacher training institute, Kumon franchise, sports academy, early learning centre and a 3 D printing lab for the school in 1 year.
She is now working with GIIS Chinchwad as the Chief Innovation Officer, responsible for bringing in the best of programs to the school. STEM being the school’s focus, she is driving the initiative to ensure best in class programs like EFK, 3 D printing,
Arduino programming, Raspberry Pie, etc right from kindergarten to Grade 12. Her experience in Deign Thinking and association with world class universities like Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and National University of Singapore (NUS)
helps bring the awareness of future skills in students and innovative programs to build them.
A marketing professional with 13 years of experience with demonstrated capabilities in national 360 ATL campaigns, adept in hyper marketing digital, big data analytics, leadership management & content. Led diverse teams to drive P&L delivery, Media Strategy & building corporate brand equity.
Developed and executed the prestigious Priceless Campaign for MasterCard India with a new face for cashless India – M.S.Dhoni
Orchestrated one of the largest campaign for 2.5 years across media platforms for Godrej group which had 8 TVC commercials for 6 businesses
– The campaign won the prestigious Gold at Emvies, Silver at Abbys and a total of 20 awards
Institutionalised India’s first mobile digital platform (09980899808 with IVR, USSD & Mobile website) enabling reach for both data and non data users
– Created an award winning Tableau Dashboard for media vehicle optimisation, demand & distribution insights, creative responsiveness & consumer media patterns
– Won the prestigious Innovation Award from Mr. Adi Godrej for the mobile digital platform & Maddys, Mobbys amongst others
Spearheaded business transformation projects with Bain Consulting, AT Kearney, InterBrand across 3 sectors
Developed brand architecture & marketing framework for 4 national brands
Created content framework for more than 20 brands on TV,Online & Radio platforms. Won Gold at the Indian Content Marketing awards.
– Won Abby’s for creating India’s first Green Reality show called Godrej Green Champion
A recognised mentor for training and building capabilities – Won the Leading Others award and Outstanding Professional award.
Awarded Newcomer of the year (2010), Professional of the year (2013) and the Prestigious Award for Innovation of the year (2014).
A certified pianist from True School of Music India
Punita Parekh has specialized in Broadcast Media with over 10 years of experience in Content Marketing, where we look at Creating Customized & Integrated Solutions for Brands.
My Role is mainly focused towards understanding the brand requirements and offer integrated solutions to the potential customers in leveraging the Television, Social/Digital, Print Media, Outdoor Space which can help them in further enhancing the brand image and creating future business opportunities.
• Brand Planning,Media Advertising
•Content Marketing- Creating Impactful Solutions for Brands
• Social Media for Specific Related shows
• B2B & B2C Promotions, Events,Client Servicing, Project Management
• Public Relations
• Partnerships & Alliances
Campaign Management & Execution, Media Planning, Content Marketing, Customer-Centric Orientation,Systemic & Strategic Operational planning,Client Retention,Team Leadership,Connecting People,Specialized in Creating Innovative properties,360 Media Marketing
Shouldering a 90-year-old legacy: Raghav Podar
A fine blend of global thinking & Indian values, he is a path-breaking educationist and a thought leader on constructing optimal learning environments. As Chairman Podar World School, he is at the steering wheel of India’s highly acclaimed Podar Education Group. His multi-city, multi-brand school has a presence across geographies.
Having studied the education systems of Finland, Singapore, U.K., and U.A.E, he has been vested heavily into upgrading the quality of schooling in India. His training, presentations, and workshops on aligning digital transformation with 21st-century skills are keenly sought across schools, conferences, and ministries in Australia, Spain, India, Malaysia, UAE, and the U.K.
He makes a strong distinction between educationist-run schools and businessman-led schools, and also personally supports the theBetiPadao, BetiBachaoYojana as well as Tata Memorial’s Impacct Foundation that focuses on children’s cancer treatment for the poor.
His contribution to the field of education and society is commendable and he has been bestowed with many awards for his contributions in the field of education and nation-building including:
Rajendra Kalkar is a professional with more than 25 years of experience spread over Sales, Marketing, Operations, Exports, Retail and Retail Real Estate and is a well-travelled seasoned and an awarded professional with a varied business experience in various business leadership positions.
An Engineer by background with a PGD in Management, he is currently working as The President – West at Phoenix Mills Ltd and is responsible for Leasing, Marketing, Retail Mix, Legal, Operations, Customer Relationship, Fit-outs, Projects, etc, including the Topline/Bottomline and the commercial success of Palladium & High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel, Mumbai and Phoenix MarketCity’s at Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore.
He has been awarded by CMO Council Asia as “One of The 100 Retail Leaders in Asia, Africa & GCC” in 2016 and has also been awarded as “One of the 50 Most Talented Retail Professionals of India” in 2014.
His past experience in the Retail Real Estate includes – Head – Mall Management at DLF and Mall Management at Kshitij CapitaLand.
In the Retail Business line, he is the one responsible to start the Hypermarket Division for (erstwhile) Adani Retail Ltd, Ahmedabad and was the one who started the first big box Hypermarket of India at HyperCITY, Malad, Mumbai.
Prior to Retail, he was involved in F&B, Steel exports and Engg Sales and Marketing with major Indian and International Groups in various capacities.
Business strategy and process & operating model transformation executive with a strong track record ofleading performance improvement, profitable growth and digital transformation in the Financial ServicesIndustry spanning Banking and Insurance.
Presently handles the following responsibilities at IBM as Industry Leader – Insurance
– Product & Service Sales, Business Development, Client Connect & engagement, Sales Management,P&L Management in Financial Services Sector in India.
– Maintaining cost competitiveness & profitable delivery of projects, design playbook solutioning toGo To Market (GTM) with.
– Develop the brand & partner eco-system.
Raveendra Singh heads the Marketing and Sales teams at Imagica, India’s leading theme park and holiday destination.
He has been associated with the company for over three years and is responsible for driving the company’s marketing strategy. His current responsibilities also include business planning, forging strategic alliances and building new channels of business for Imagica.
In a short span of his career, he has lived multiple professional lives as a strategy consultant to firms as divergent as Dunkin Donuts to Hero Motorcycles – devising market entry, diversification as well as launch strategies.
Being a lifetime MENSA member, he is a big fan of logic and critical thinking, which have helped deliver business critical goals, whether they are launch, de-risking or growth.
Raveendra was educated in India and Singapore and is a management graduate from the reputed Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune.
Seasoned professional with diversified background in FMCG, Print Media and Life Insurance with 25 years of proven experience in Sales and Distribution, Channel Management, Revenue Management and Business Development
Business leader & corporate professional with demonstrated skills in initiative, creativity and success in the domain of Business Development, Business Planning, Sales and Account Management
Strong ability to rapidly navigate emerging challenges in managing business operations with focus on top line & bottom line performance and expertise in determining company’s mission & strategic direction as conveyed through policies & corporate objectives
Played a vital role in launching Kellogg in India and establishing Mint as No2 brand of business newspaper in India.
Ritesh is a student of human behaviour and its reflection in marketplace choices and the implications for products, propositions, brands and their communication.
Over the last two decades, he has built a track record of creating new brands (Tata Docomo, Minute Maid), re-inventing legacy brands (Photon, Thumps Up, Maaza) and adapting global brands to Indian realities (Coke, Fanta, Sprite.
As CMO at Croma, he is responsible for all aspects of demand generation – brand, communication, media, insights, customer lifecycle management. He also manages private label, institutional business and property for Croma.
An alumnus of IIM Bangalore, Ritesh started his career in advertising and market research agencies before moving onto a marketing assignment at Reckitt Benckiser.
Ever restless and seeking the thrill of a new challenge he has worked in 10 organizations across FMCG, Telecom and Retail. His two longest stints and most remarkable stints have been at Coca Cola India and Tata Docomo.
A Senior Strategic Commercial Leader with a progressive experience of 14 years in the Healthcare Industry. Rohit has worked in leading healthcare MNCs like DePuy Synthes (A Johnson & Johnson Company), MSD (Merck Sharp and Dohme), Bausch & Lomb and Becton Dickinson across Sales, Strategy, and Marketing functions.
He is passionate about building high-value brands to fuel rapid revenue growth for both established and start-up companies. He possesses an entrepreneurial mindset and employs strong team leadership to create an outsized impact with limited resources. As the Head Strategy and Group Marketing for KARL STORZ Endoscopy India (Leaders in Endoscopy, Imaging, and Operating Room Integration Solutions), he is responsible for Corporate Strategy and Marketing of Imaging business in India and Subcontinent. A thorough team player with a keen eye for detail, he blends his learnings from digital, sales and marketing to deliver results and is always in pursuit of excellence.
More than 9 years of experience in Digital Marketing & Traditional Marketing across industries like Media, E-commerce and BFSI. Hands on experience in setting-up digital businesses, building a brand from scratch, scaling business (P&L Management) and driving revenue growth by delivering ROI driven marketing campaigns.
Ex Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Office of ‘Preksh Innovations Pvt Ltd’ (Nasscom Top 50 Emerging Startups, 2016). Developed World’s First Visual commerce marketplace, filed 2 technology patents, raised funding and on-boarded clients like Aditya Birla Group and Mahindra & Mahindra.
Presently heading the Marketing Strategy vertical in the central marketing team of Times Internet. Working on 30+ portfolio companies on various marketing projects related to growth, revenue or branding.
A consummate senior Marketing professional with a career spanning over a decade, Sakshi has been instrumental in creating, managing and driving brand equity and salience for diverse consumer brands across categories in E-commerce, Retail, Telecom, Financial Services, Technology and more.
Her core expertise lies in areas of Brand Strategy & Management, Digital Marketing, Consumer Engagement, Brand Properties & Innovations, PR & Corporate Communications and Retail Marketing. She is currently leading Marketing, Communications & Customer Engagement at PAYBACK, India’s largest multi-brand loyalty program. At PAYBACK she leads strategic brand planning and is responsible for driving brand health, relevance and imagery through integrated marketing efforts with focus on driving key consumer engagement metrics. As part of her role she has leveraged deep understanding of new age digital platforms coupled with data driven marketing strategies to create integrated customer journeys that helped generate demand and grow business pipeline with efficient return on investments.
Prior to PAYBACK she has worked in marketing functions across leading brands like Ritu Kumar, HDFC Bank, Aircel, Modicare and more. A travel enthusiast with a passion for books and art, she loves exploring new places or catching up on her reading in her free time.
She has been recognized as the Most Influential Marketing Technology Leader in 2016 & Most Talented Marketing Professional in 2014 by World Marketing Congress & CMO Asia. She has also been invited & appeared as a speaker at CMS Asia 2018, IAMAI DC 2018, DMAsia Unwind 2018 as well as being on the Jury for CMO Choice Awards & ECHO Awards held by DMAsia.
A C.A. and M.Com, by education, and currently the Vice President, Business Operations at Rolta India Ltd., handling Sales, Marketing and Commercial functional areas for Enterprise Digital Solutions. Have been brought in to streamline operations during a challenging phase of the Company.
In a career spanning 30 years, I’ve gained a rich entrepreneurial experience of leading cross functional teams, in the fields of Information Technology, Social Media, Broadcast Television, Live Video Streaming, Geospatial Solutions, Homeland Security, Defense and Packaging.
Across these domains, I have a deep understanding and a unique combination of skills and experience in various functional areas of Business Strategy, Sales, Marketing & Communication, Business Development, New Product/Service Launch and Digital Marketing.
Co-founder of April Broadcast Pvt Ltd, a 6-year old IT startup in the Media and Technology space. April Broadcast is the 1st Indian company to be approved for live streaming on Facebook using a separate software. April Broadcast has live streamed events for clients like Rotary International, TEDxGateway, Axis Bank, Eureka Forbes, Crompton, Nykaa.com, Essar Oil, Social Media Week, and Mumbai Traffic Police.
Looking for an opportunity in leading and affecting business transformation or organizational change in Information Technology and/or Digital Media Technology companies.
Actively engaged in various social causes like protecting the interests of electricity consumers as when I was appointed a Consumer Representative by the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) and when working with the Mumbai Traffic Police on various campaigns like road safety and fancy number plates.
Nominated as Jury Member for the 2018 DMA Asia Echo Awards, to judge entries from Indian companies in 2 categories – Video Marketing and Search. I’m the Public Image Director for Rotary Club of Bombay Seacoast and on the Rotary Mumbai District 3141 Team.
Sandipan is the F&B Industry’s besotted brand booster. In love with this industry since time immemorial, Sandipan has been credited with boosting the brand equity and profitability of every single brand he has been associated with, over his last 22 brand boosting years across multinationals like Groupe Lactalis , Electrolux, Ruchi Soya, Tiffany Foods, Mother Dairy, TATA, MTR Foods amongst others spread across the world! A seasoned-pun intended– branding and marketing veteran with an inimitable background in marketing and finance, Sandipan is the industry’s go-to expert for building brands and boosting business-as he enables organizations to turn around ailing brands, boost profitable ones, make P&L sheets happier by drawing and implementing his invincible marketing wisdom and his innate cognizance of the adage that ‘Every brand’s journey to one’s heart is only via the common man’s stomach.’
A truly global marketing maverick, Sandipan synergizes his passion for all things food and branding in building billion dollar brands with a global food-print. As the Marketing Director and Member of CODIV India for World’s largest French Dairy Organisation Groupe Lactalis , Sandipan has launched International Global Brands like President , Galbani, Lactel and also boosted the brand performance by clocking a stupendous market growth within his first year at Lactalis India . Under his brand stewardship, Sandipan has also been accredited with spearheading the historical business transformation of branded Fresh Milk and dairy food business of Lactalis India, by evolving the business strategy from commodity oriented modus operandi to a branded product format.
A laudable legacy which boasts of rich national and international lineage across brands like Nutrela ( Ruchi Soya Industries ), MTR Foods, Tata Chemicals, Mother Dairy, Dhara and Safal, Electrolux and Tiffany Foods before returning to the Indian giant Ruchi Soya Industries Ltd, Schmitten Chocolates and now with Lactalis India is what Sandipan calls his humble learning curve. Having spent close to two decades in strategic brand management, marketing and business management, it’s only befitting to have built an enviable portfolio of professional achievements globally acknowledged via international awards and recognition. Sandipan’s marketing genius has been celebrated by honouring him with over a dozen such accolades; some of which are the iconic Best Marketer Award 2004 by the Business Today Group, Brand Leader Award 2009,F.A.M.E. (Fabulous in Marketing Excellence) 2011 by Asian Leadership Awards, India’s Greatest Corporate Leader 2012, Marketing Professional of the Year by Golden Globe Tigers Award 2013 and has been recently hailed as one of the Top 50 CMOs in India by CMO Council in 2014.
Sandipan is often quoted in leading Indian business publications like The Economic Times, Business Standard, Financial Times as well as popular marketing publications like IMPACT, AFAQS, Paul Writer, Exchange4Media etc. He also takes his brilliant marketing acumen to industry forums such as IMAAI, Exchange 4 Media, Afaqs, Jury for Golden Envies, Outdoor Advertising Awards 2014, Indian Marketing Awards 2014 and also CMO Asia where he inspires the marketing fraternity with his tenacious dedication towards empowering profitable brands to become global power brands.
Sanjay Gupta is the CEO at PR Professionals and he is also the CEO of EduProfessionals.in (an Education venture of PR Professionals Group).
In this role, he is accountable for managing the Topline and Bottomline of PR Professionals Group. He is responsible for complete management of this 50 member strong PR set-up having network spread across India. Sanjay also spearheads Business Development, media Relations and Client Engagement and Servicing as part of this profile. In addition, he is spreading the Education Consultancy business in collaboration with various Indian and International partners.
He is a first class BE in Mechanical and an MBA from S.P Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai.
Sanjay has spent nearly 25 years in various Sales & Marketing areas of companies like GE, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Nissan, KSB, DCM Shriram, Electronica, M3M, Intex etc.
Mr. Sarthak Seth is currently Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Tata Realty and Infrastructure and previously was working as CMO at Panasonic and was also leading the Sanyo Business vertical as Business Chief.
An astute professional, avid marketer and an aspiring global leader; Sarthak, an alumni of UCLA Anderson School of Management & NUS Business School; holds an MBA in Marketing & Finance. With 16+ years of experience he specializes in brand strategy, creation & developing markets, consumer insights, product management, visibility strategies and has been instrumental in conceiving, designing and implementing product and marketing initiatives for global brands viz. Panasonic, LG Electronics, Indian Hotels Co Ltd. in India & South Asian markets.
A top performer all throughout, Sarthak at a young age of 33 went on to head the Brand & Marketing Communications division and simultaneously heading the Panasonic’s Exclusive Sales Channel too. In 2016, he spearheaded the re-introduction of Brand Sanyo in India as a part of special initiative (an ecommerce Greenfield strategy) by Panasonic whereby building and developing the full marketing mix: from product to brand performance, CRM, analytics, communications, partnerships and scaling marketing operations.
His unparalleled approaches towards marketing led Panasonic won many honors and even register in Guinness World Records in 2012. In 2013, he received Young Achiever of the Year @ 4th CMO Asia in Singapore and also has been felicitated by some of the leading bodies in the field of Brand & Marketing including International Advertising Association (IAA), WOW Awards, and EEMA toward his contribution.
He was inducted in the Top 100 Marketing Leaders (2015) listing issued by World Brand Congress and featured in India’s Greatest CMO’s (2016 -2017) listing by Asia One; in 2018 he also featured in “The A List” of most influential marketers issued by Campaign India & WION.
With a total industry experience of eighteen years in various domains, including public relations, brand management and PE/VC Investment management – Satish has always been keen to assist start-ups.
Understanding the challenges the conventional funding structure has in India, he actively pursues evolving funding mechanisms globally.
Satish has been credited with the introduction of ‘Crowd Funding’ in India – which he brought to India in 2010 in partnership with Grow VC – a leading European Crowd Funding Platform.
Continuing his endeavor to enable talented individuals across various domains to get funding and resources, he founded Catapooolt – which in short span, has become the fastest growing Crowd Funding platform in India.
Satish continues to work with leading ecosystem players in the early stage investing as well as creative domain and endeavors to focus on bringing more innovations in the domain of fund raising.
Specialties: Start-up mentoring, Fund raising, investment management, brand communication, Crowdfunding
Saurabh is Vice President at Paytm. He is heading the ‘Paytm – Build for India’ program and
also has an active role in startup products, developer relations, social impact / CSR, and
educational initiatives within Paytm. Saurabh also manages the relationships with various
industry bodies including NASSCOM, CII, FICCI, TiE, PHDCCI etc.
Saurabh Jain is also the founder of Fun2Do Labs. Fun2Do Labs believes in the motto:
‘Making education OPEN and FUN!’. Fun2Do Labs is an Open Education Project. Fun2Do
Labs is pioneering research into transmedia education, maker education and startup
Saurabh is a Chartered Accountant with keen interest in technology. Saurabh has authored 2
books on mobile application technology. He wrote ‘Mobile Phone Programming’, which was
India’s first book on mobile app programming. The book was published in 2003 and was a
technical book on J2ME technology.
He is the inventor of PERSONAL PERSISTENT MESSAGING SYSTEM (PPMS) and NEURO
SYMBOLIC NETWORK GENERATION AND EXECUTION SYSTEM for which he had got
Saurabh is an avid reader and had read more than 175 non fiction books in the last 4 years.
Saurabh has been speaker/involved at following events/places :
● Global Events :
○ SPEAKER & MEETUP HOST : SXSW 2019 at Austin, USA
○ SPEAKER : SXSW Edu 2018 at Austin, USA
○ SPEAKER : BlackBerry Jam Europe held in Amsterdam in 2013
○ SPEAKER : BlackBerry Jam Asia held in Hong Kong in 2013
○ SPEAKER : BlackBerry Developer Community Event in Singapore
● Indian Events :
○ SPEAKER at Government Startup Events : Major startup events by
governments of Rajasthan, UP and Uttarakhand
○ SPEAKER at UN Events : UNESCO MGIEP TECH 2017 education conference in
Vizag and UN Global Compact event in Hyderabad in 2019
○ NASSCOM :
■ MAIN ORGANISER : NASSCOM’s Paytm – Women in Technology
■ MEMBER ORGANISING COMMITTEE : NASSCOM Annual Technology
■ JUDGE : NATC AI Hackathon
○ SPEAKER : FICCI event
○ SPEAKER and JUDGE : TiE startup events
○ SPEAKER : PHDCCI Startup event
○ SPEAKER in promotional video of CII’s big AI Event
○ Many other big conferences…
Saurabh Verma is a multifaceted personality. He is a Film Director, Content Creator, Film Marketing, Distribution & Sales Consultant, Develop Strategies for Film Marketing & Release, Trade & Studio Networking, Script Analyser from Commercial Apect, Chairman Events, IFTDA, Indian Film & TV Directors Association, Written & Directed ‘7 HOURS TO GO’ (June 2016), ‘MICKEY VIRUS’ (Oct 2013) and Solid Patels (Unreleased)
Has accomplished 21 years of experience in: Content Creation | Production | Filmed Marketing | Film Exploitation/Distribution | Film Programming | Content Acquisition | Cinema Management | Movie Promotions | Strategy Development | Developing Film, Production, Cinema Process and Systems | Cinema Tactical Marketing | Brand Building | Advertising | Cinema Launch | Corporate Communications | PR | Event Management | Visual Merchandising | Merchandise Development and Promotion
Prof. Shankar Sahay with an experience of over twenty eight years in the fields of Retail Management, Fashion Education, Soft Skills Development, General Management, International Marketing is presently working as Professor-Marketing at IILM University, Gurugram.
He has worked in various reputed organizations & institutes like Amity University, NIFT, Pearl Academy of Fashion, Institute of Apparel Management (under the aegis of AEPC, Ministry of Textiles), FDDI (under Ministry of Commerce), Raymond Ltd, Anand Group etc.
In 2015, his first co-authored book was published. The book is titled “RETAIL MANAGEMENT-THE INDIA STORY” by ANIL KUMAR SHARMA & SHANKAR SAHAY & published by BOOK AGE PUBLICATIONS.
He has visited innumerable international cities across 6 countries in Asia, Europe and North America. He has attended various national and international programmes in Retailing in Singapore and USA and has visited countries like Germany, France, Netherlands, USA, Singapore, Malaysia to research the retail formats of these places.
He has been associated with Institute of Manpower Development, where he designed and conducted Soft Skills Training Workshops for employees of reputed PSUs on various topics such as Time Management, Stress Management, Communication Skills, Personality Development etc.
He has been instrumental in planning & implementing various research and training programmes for employees of reputed organizations & brands like Color Plus, Freelook, Lifestyle, Paul Garments, PP Jewellers, Revolution etc.
With a career spanning over a decade, Sneha Sharma, Manager, The Collonnade – The Leela Palace, Bangalore, has been well- versed with world of marketing. She has been instrumental in initiating several campaigns and has been a leader of marketing teams, creative and corporate communications departments. She has in-depth knowledge of technical, conceptual and content development for drafting sales-driving collateral with a proven ability to drive record-high marketing campaign response-rates and execute successful product launches. Presently she is managing the leasing, marketing and PR functions for The Collonnade.
A self-motivated, creative, versatile and meticulous individual with passion for marketing, she been associated with brands such as Baskin Robbins, Gitanjali Lifestyle, The Times of India to name few. She also has an international exposure in marketing and has worked with Apparel UAE handling global brands including Cold Stone Creamery & Tim Horton’s. She holds a post graduate diploma in marketing from the IIM Calcutta.
On personal front, she enjoys Travelling and has been exploring quite a few national and international destinations. And when she is not doing that, books remains her best friend.
Sunder Madakshira is Head of Marketing of Adobe in India and a research Consultant. In his current role at Adobe he drives all aspects of marketing for India. Sunder has held leadership roles for over 20 years in Sales and Marketing functions in SAP, WIPRO, Hindustan Unilever and VISA.
He has researched on the performance and authored case studies on success stories of companies and brands. He has worked with companies such as Ford India, Maruti Suzuki, Airtel and Flipkart to help them document and analyses their performance and course-correct for future business horizons.
He is a recognized speaker in industry forums such as ASSOCHAM, NASSCOM and CII. He is the member of the NASSCOM panel on MARCOM and heads the subgroup on “Making Marcom a Strategic Function”. His views on marketing have been quoted by leading India publications such as Times of India, The Economic Times and The Hindu Business Line.
Sunder shares his expertise in Marketing with B–school students in India and abroad. Notably at the IIM’s in Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bangalore and Kozhikode and S P Jain Institute, Mumbai. Internationally, he has spoken at Columbia Business School, New York and The Stanford Business School, California. He has been teaching at Indira since 2002.
He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from T. A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal, and Graduate Degree in Engineering from the Bangalore University finishing top of his class. He has completed his executive research with the Harvard Business School in 2007.
A keen Carnatic music enthusiast, he is learning to play the Veena as a passionate hobby. His views on marketing can be followed on his popular weblog www.madakshira.com, which has 100,000 subscribers
He lives in Bangalore along with his wife, Srivathsala, the CEO of India’s first Financial Planning firm and A Startup advisory and son Shubhang, an aspiring rubik-cuber.
Mr. Vikram Mehta, leads Acquisition business for IndusInd Bank in Mumbai. A career banker spanning over 20 years in retail banking with exposure to different domains like Wealth , Consumer , Payment and Digital Banking Products.
Starting his professional life with ICICI Bank, he cut his teeth at HDFC Bank and Kotak Bank , learning the ropes of Retail banking.
He has worked in Sales , Product and Customer Experience functions leading large teams to deliver exceptional results at his work-places.
Exhibiting a behaviour of ” Professional Entrepreneur”, he enjoys creating new business lines and revenue streams for the organisations where he works which are scalable and sustainable.
He completed his BE (Chemical Engineering ) from Pune University in 1996 and MBA – Marketing from NMIMS in 1999.
Over 12 years of experience in brand management and marketing in financial services sector.
Vikram has a good eye for consumer insights, understanding of various media and excellent people skills. A focus on execution has helped me launch many successful campaigns and customer engagement initiatives across Banking, FMCG, Real Estate, and Pharma industries.
Vikram develop’s brand strategy, plan annual budgets, handle mass media campaigns and manage the brand’s presence on social media including content marketing strategy on YouTube and LinkedIn.
He has been a part of the brand’s journey and managed the brand positioning for ICICI. He has led ‘khayaal aapka’ and ‘Ready For You, Ready For Tomorrow’ corporate marketing campaigns for ICICI Bank along with managing endorsement deals with celebrities.
Specialties and Interests: Communication development, Brand Strategy, Brand Management, Mass Media, Digital Marketing, Integrated Marketing, Social Media, Consumer Insights, User Experience & Design [UX/UI].
Vikram Tanna has led Product and Revenue functions across Digital, Broadcast, Gaming and Music verticals in the media and entertainment business. In his current role with Discovery Inc, he heads advertising sales across television and digital platforms for a product suite compromising 11 unique content channels spanning multiple genres including – factual entertainment, lifestyle, and kids entertainment.
Before Discovery, Vikram was Senior Vice President at Star India, leading Product & Revenue for three major channel clusters – Hindi Movies & Music and HSM Regional Channels (West Bengal & Maharashtra). During his stint at Star India, he also led the revenue function for other verticals including digital, events and English premium content. He has also held a senior leadership position at Zapak Digital Entertainment’s gaming ventures.
Vikram is an alumnus of ISB. He speaks at management institutes across the country on diverse topics relevant to the media and entertainment industry.
Vinay Singh is the Director of Sales and Marketing for Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel and Lakeside Chalet – Marriott Executive Apartments with over 773 keys. In the leadership role, Vinay Singh is responsible for spearheading the marketing and sales function of both the hotels. A dynamic leader with a driven approach towards achieving goals and maintaining sales figures, Vinay’s expertise lies in building and emerging successful teams and leaders; creating relationships and establishing trust and market positioning of organizations.
Armed with an experience of more than 17 years in the hospitality sector, Vinay has worked with leading Indian and international hospitality brands.
Prior to joining Renaissance Mumbai, Vinay was associated with the prestigious St. Regis as the Director of Sales and Marketing. In the past, he has worked with leading brands such as The Westin Mumbai Garden City, Hilton Worldwide, Le Meridien Mumbai and The Orchid Mumbai. Vinay has completed his Bachelors of Science from Mumbai University followed by a Masters in Management Studies – Business Administration and Management. Vinay’s excellence has been often recognized and he is the recipient of various awards and accolades, to name few – Young Hotel Sales & Marketing Manager Award of Year 2017 by FHRAI , Sales & Revenue Person of the year 2016 by Hotelier India including “Sales Leader of the Year” in two consecutive years, 2013 and 2014 by Starwood Hotels & Resort Worldwide,Inc.
He has a huge passion for the hospitality industry and enjoys the fast pace, every changing environment that the industry throws up each day. Throughout his career, his people management abilities have made him proficient in heading multi-cultural teams across brands.
Vinay is very passionate about his daughter. In times of leisure, he enjoys catching up with world news and listening to music.
Vineeta Dwivedi teaches Business Communication at SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR). She has been a media industry professional with extensive experience in digital media, print journalism, radio broadcasting, and business development. She is a strategic communications expert. Earlier, she was the CEO of KSS Limited – a digital cinema distribution company. And before that Vineeta worked with the BBC for over a decade and served as the International Project Director for the digital radio (DRM) and also as BBC World Service’s Business Development Manager for India.
She extends her expertise in communications to management classrooms and takes modules on internal and external communications, strategy and PR, presentation styles and delivery, non-verbal communication and body language, and intercultural communications. Her major interest is in developing self conﬁdence and affirmative communication in individuals and in decisive and positive communication by organisations.
Vineeta Dwivedi has done her Masters in English and attended Leadership Programme in Henley Management College, UK as well as completed an Accelerated Management Programme from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India.
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Vipul Oberoi serves as Chief Marketing Officer of India Infoline Finance, the NBFC arm of IIFL Group. An alumnus of FMS – Delhi, Vipul has almost 13 years of work experience in various marketing and business roles in IIFL, Yes Bank and Axis Bank, with key emphasis on brand building, demand generation, rural marketing, digital marketing and cause marketing.
Vishal Maru is Senior Vice President – Merchant Services, Digital Payments and Loyalty of Worldline South Asia and Middle East. He comes with over 20 years of experience across the domain of payments and merchant business. In Worldline, he is responsible for Merchant Acquisition, Cards Issuance Processing and CUG and Loyalty Services. Prior to joining Worldline in 2009, Vishal was responsible for the merchant acquiring business at Global Payments APAC.
Vishal is known best for his adroit capabilities of converting raw prospects into long term partnerships, apart from a keen focus on profitability and enhanced top line. He has held strategic and key positions in sales, client servicing and customer retention for verticals spanning Merchant Acquiring, Issuance and Financial Inclusion. His work has taken him across different regions of India and South Asia.
When he is not at work, one can find him with his prized collection of horses. A keen equestrian, Vishal loves to spend time with and ride horses in his free time. He is also a skilled chess player. Vishal is an alumnus of Symbiosis College and VAMNICOM, Pune.