The newly elected Executive Council of the Indian Society of Advertisers (ISA) met on September 14, 2016. Sunil Kataria, Business Head - India and SAARC, Godrej Consumer Products Limited, was elected Chairman of the ISA.
On his election as the Chairman of ISA, Kataria said, “Our focus would be to further strengthen the industry partnerships that we have built over decades and deliver the desired benefit to the advertisers and other stake holders. I am confident that advertisers have promising times ahead. I look forward to working with industry partners and fraternity associations as a team and make this a credible, meaningful and business impacting eco system."
The Executive Council and members of the ISA thanked the outgoing Chairman Saugata Gupta for his substantial contribution to ISA. Saugata on his part re-assured ISA Marico’s continuous support and participation.
Other members of the Executive Council are:
Atul Agrawal, Senior Vice President – Corporate Affairs, Group Corporate Communications, Tata Services Limited, Anuradha Aggarwal, Chief Marketing Officer, Marico Limited, Abraham Mathew Alapatt, President & Group Head-Marketing, Service Quality, Financial Services & Innovation, Thomas Cook (India) Limited, Narendra Ambwani, Director, Agro Tech Foods Limited, Ajoy H. Chawla, Sr. Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, Titan Company Limited, Paulomi Dhawan, Advisor, Raymond Limited, Sonali Dhawan, Brand Director, Procter & Gamble Hygiene and Health Care Limited, Chandru Kalro, Managing Director, TTK Prestige Limited, Sandeep Kataria, Director – Commercial, Vodafone India Limited, Sandeep Kaul, Divisional Chief Executive – India Tobacco Division, ITC Limited
Sandeep Kohli, Executive Director – Personal Care, Hindustan Unilever Limited, Beena Koshy, Executive Vice President, Advertising, Digital & Branding, Bajaj Electrical Limited, Bharat V. Patel, Independent Director, Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company Ltd.,
Prashant Richard Peres, Director Marketing Chocolate, India, Mondelez India Foods Private Limited, Ramakrishnan Ramamurthi, Vice Chairman, Joint MD & Group CEO, Polycab Wires Pvt. Ltd., Samardeep Sunil Subandh, Chief Marketing Officer, Flipkart Internet Private Limited, Amit Tiwari, Director, Philips India Limited and Brahm Vasudeva, Chairman, Hawkins Cookers Limited.
A graduate in Economics from Delhi University, Kataria is also an MBA in Marketing from the Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad.
Kataria joined GCPL in 2011 to oversee the sales and marketing organisation for the India and SAARC businesses. Sunil has diverse work experience across the FMCG and Consumer services sectors in Sales, Marketing and business roles. He had a long and highly successful stint of 12 years at Marico Industries. Post this, Sunil has also served as business head in two challenging service sectors: retail and telecom, leading large and complex business operations. Prior to joining the Godrej Group, Sunil was Chief Operating Officer at Idea Rajasthan Circle, where he headed business operations and was responsible for the P&L of the Rajasthan Circle.