Anshul Punhani is a thorough bred marketing professional having a work experience, of 17yrs in the New Age Consumer and Technology Marketing Space – Ecommerce, DotCom, IT, Telecom and Consumer Durables & Electronics. Having worked with the best of Global Organizations – Microsoft Corporation, Monster.com, Sony Ericsson, Samsung Electronics and J Walter Thompson he has ample exposure in Local, National, Regional (APAC), and Global (WorldWide US and SE Europe) Marketing. He has a solid exposure in the all of the multi facets of Marketing. He has been part of and has been responsible for iconic global launches in various organizations. He has demonstrated, & has also been recognized for his excellence across his work tenure in all organizations at National and Global levels.
At Monster most recently, he was awarded the 50 Most Talented CMOs of India award this year by the CMO Council and World Brand Congress. His efforts in creating the new Monster search engine has won the Product of the Year Award this year. His Monster Wakeup Marketing Campaign also won the Bronze Category award in ECHO – DMAi 2013.
He has been a protagonist of Emerging Media – Digital Media. He loves to dapple with emerging new interactions that Digital Media offers. Professionally, success for him has meant building consumer value and propositions, which are the strong pillars for a brand. He has some firm beliefs in marketing concepts and practices Intent, Idea, Innovation and Interactions – the 4Is of new age marketing. Anshul as a human being is down to earth and lives in reality. In his spare time he contributes back to the foundation that has built him to be what he is today by way of Guest Lectures and Panel Discussions in few MBA schools in Delhi. He is avid photographer and an outdoors person.
Apurva Chamaria currently heads global brand and digital marketing for HCL Technologies, a 6 Bn US$ IT major and is responsible for global brand marketing, employer brand, employee and community marketing, thought-leadership marketing and digital marketing.
He's performed various roles @ HCL including being a part of the CEO's VineetNayar's office and being a Sales Director - Healthcare at HCL America. Prior to taking over as the Sales Director - Healthcare, Apurva was the Global Head of Marketing and Strategy for Enterprise Applications & Enterprise Transformation at HCL leading a geographically distributed team. This line of business then contributed 1 Bn US$ to HCL.
He has pharmaceutical industry experience having worked in various sales and marketing positions at Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited. He's also a regular speaker at industry and company conferences. His articles have appeared in the Huffington Post, Indian Express, Pitch magazine etc.He's also been a journalist and a client servicing executive at a large advertising agency. In various parts of his career he's worked in Asia-Pacific, India, Africa and North America.
He's a freelance Sales & Marketing Trainer and also teaches as Guest faculty at leading Indian B-Schools.
He holds double mastersin business management (PGP from IMI) and advertising (from IIMC, JNU). He has done his schooling from the prestigious Mayo College.
DC, as he is fondly known, is an Engineer & MBA. He recently graduated from the Harvard Business School, Boston, USA via its "Advanced Management Program” course.
Before joining retail industry in 2006, DC worked 5 years each for Asian Paints & Coca Cola. He worked with Asian Paints as Branch Manager in Mumbai and Ahmedabad. His last assignment was as Regional Manager for Mumbai, the largest paints market in India.Subsequently, he joined Coca Cola, India and served Coca Cola in various capacities as General Manager with P&L responsibility for a business unit turnaround role, Director - Area Operations with P&L responsibilities for one of its largest market in India . Taking a National role as Director – Route to Market, Devendra was also chosen to work with a international bottler leading a new initiative for the country as a assignment.
In 2006, he joined Reliance Retail as Concept Head Super Markets then moved as Vice President & Head of Merchandising & Format Marketing Reliance Fresh.In early 2009, he joined Future Group as Business Head – Private Brands with end to end responsibilities from Product development to launch. He moved on as President - Food and FMCG Category in 2011. Currently, he is managing the Food Bazaar Business, Category Management & Merchandising as Business Head and CEO- Food Bazaar, Future Group.
DC loves to dwell on “Consumer & Business Insights”. His articles and writings have been published in various newspapers such as Economic Times, Business Standard, Hindustan Times etc and magazines.
Devendra Chawla has been awarded the “Most Admired Food & Grocery Retail Professional of the Year - Private Label” at The Coca Cola Golden Spoon Awards at 5th Edition of FGFI 2012. Big Bazaar won the “Most Admired Retailer of the Year – Private Label” under his leadership for 3 consecutive years. He has also recently featured in the Campaigns India “The A List” of the marketing and advertising professionals for the year 2012.
Dinesh has more than 25 years experience in Sales, Marketing, Business Development, domestic and international Sourcing in both FMCG and Consumer durable industry. Out of this more than 12 years experience is as head of appliances business in TTK prestige Ltd where he developed the business from scratch. Had 2 years as Head of marketing in TTK Prestige.He has worked in Liquor, Cosmetics and Match industry, which are all fast moving consumer goods in sales function in various companies and capacities. Currently working with TTK Prestige Limited as Senior Vice President-Appliances. In last 16 years with TTK Prestige Limited, have developed appliances business of the company. Combination of FMCG and Consumer durables coupled with sales , marketing, strategy development ,sourcing are the key skill areas.
Girish Shah heads the Sales and Marketing vertical at Godrej Properties (GPL). Since he took over the brand in November 2010, Girish and his team have been instrumental in establishing a sharp marketing & brand vision for the business.
Under his leadership the Godrej Properties brand has gained significance and strong recall in the real estate market today. Girish has also successfully established a global sales & distribution network by setting up overseas sales offices and signing on international partners for GPL. In addition to his key role of marketing & sales, Girish is also in charge of managing the Development Manager Operations for some of the Vikhroli developments of GPL including the highly successful Godrej Platinum.
GPL has traversed an interesting journey under Girish’s mentoring in all areas related to Marketing and Sales and have won several accolades over the past few years for their Sales, Marketing and Digital initiatives.
With a strong career graph spanning over two decades and working with some of the best Blue chip companies in India, he has won several awards and received industry recognition throughout his career for his contribution to the field of Sales and Marketing. Prior to joining Godrej Properties, Girish was associated with Reckitts, Johnson & Johnson, Reliance and the UB group in various leadership roles.
Prabhakar works with a leading tyre company as Head Marketing for Passenger Division. His mandate is to lead the Motorcycle and UV Radials segment business to No. 1 position in next two years. Apart from the product business responsibility, he's also in-charge of entire branding, media, research and digital work for the company. His marketing work at CEAT has won many awards including Effies, Abbys, DMAi Echo, Pitch, Flames, WoW etc.
Prior stint was with Avon Beauty Products, which is World's No. 1 Direct Selling Beauty Company. His mandate was to establish Category Marketing Team by importing processes from other Asia-Pac locations. He successfully launched new brands in Skin Care and Baby Care for India business.
Earlier stint was with Danone Dairy India as Marketing Head for their startup business. His mandate was to launch Danone's, World's No. 1 Fresh Dairy Company, blockbuster brands in India.
Prior to this, he was with Marico Ltd for 5 years in different positions in marketing and sales. He had handled brands Parachute, Nihar among others in different assignments with Marico. He won several awards including best marketing innovation, and best sales manager during Marico stint.
Regarding his academic credentials, he's done his MBA from IIM Bangalore. He was marketing topper of his batch. He won J&J award for excellence in marketing in campus.
Intel South Asia
Sandeep is responsible for defining market growth strategies and brand strategies for all of Intel’s products and technologies in the South Asia region.
Sandeep is an industry veteran with over 20 years of work experience and has been with Intel for over 16 years. He is currently responsible for Intel’s initiatives for market expansion while driving relevance and preference of the Intel brand.
In his previous roles at Intel, Sandeep was responsible for Intel’s Sales & Marketing activities in the North and East of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal and led teams managing software solutions in the Asia Pacific region. Sandeep worked with HCL for six years before joining Intel.
Sandeep has a Bachelor’s degree in Science from Delhi University and a Master’s degree in Management from IMT, Ghaziabad. His professional strengths lie in his in depth knowledge of the IT landscape in India as well as his analytical skills.
Sandeep has been a Member of the Executive council at MAIT (Manufacturer’s Association of the IT Industry) where he also heads the Market Acceleration Committee. Sandeep has also been recognized as one of the top 50 CMOs in India by the World Brand Congress in 2013.
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 18 brand boosting years across multinationals like 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 Chief Marketing Machine behind the billion dollar Nutrela brand of the Ruchi Soya Industries Ltd, Sandipan has boosted the brand performance by clocking a 34% market growth within his first year at Ruchi. Under his brand stewardship, Nutrela has been the recipient of honors such as Master Brand and Power Brand Awards in 2013. Sandipan has also been accredited with spearheading the historical business transformation of branded food and edible oil business of Ruchi, 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 MTR Foods, Tata Chemicals, Mother Dairy, Dhara and Safal, Electrolux and Tiffany Foodsbefore returning to the Indian giant Ruchi Soya Industries Ltd. 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 2013.
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 IMAI, Exchange 4 Media, Afaqs, and now in Jury for Golden Envies, and also CMO Asia where he inspires the marketing fraternity with his tenacious dedication towards empowering profitable brands to become global power brands.
Saujanya Shrivastava is the Chief Marketing Officer at Bharti AXA Life Insurance Co. Ltd. In this role, Saujanya is responsible for the development of Brand Strategy, Research and Insights, Channel Marketing, Customer Management and Persistency. Saujanya is also responsible for the direct online sales channel at Bharti AXA Life.
Prior to joining Bharti AXA Life, he was with Future Group as the Senior Vice President - Sales & Marketing for their ecommerce business. He led a young and vibrant team at futurebazaar.com that played a pivotal role in developing the ecommerce business including internet, telesales, catalogue sales and institutional vertical.Before joining Future Group, Saujanya was Vice President - Marketing at PepsiCo India. He was the custodian for Brand Pepsi and held responsibilities for thematic advertising development, new product innovation, cricket platform activation and diet cola category growth. He launched the Pepsi My Can in India - an innovation that was an industry first.
Saujanya has also worked at Citibank N.A. where he held the role of Assistant Vice President - Credit Card Marketing & Research. In this capacity, he held responsibility for Brand Strategy, research & insights and implementation of Brand initiatives.Saujanya, has over 16 years of experience in Sales & Marketing across sectors such as FMCG, Financial Services, Ecommerce and Retail.
Vivek joined Philips India in March 2008 as the first Chief Marketing Officer for Philips India, responsible for the overall performance of Philips’ India marketing organization. He built ‘ONE PHILIPS’ marketing planning and implementation for the three Philip’s businesses viz. Consumer Lifestyle, Lighting and Healthcare; he has been largely instrumental for strengthening the local marketing organization (talent, employee engagement), country activation of NPS (Net Promoter Score), Marketing Intelligence andbuilding a robust digital presence of the company and brand. Since Philips has enhanced its salience via increased presence in mass media with sponsorship of marquee events like World Cup Cricket 2011, T20, engaging presence in social media and hiring brand ambassadors like John Abraham, Kareena Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor. Since 2008, Philips brand has entered new segments in Home Decorative Lighting,Personal Care, enhanced its retail presence and established thought leadership platforms in Healthcare and Lighting.From 2011-mid 2014Vivek also held the responsibility for Govt. Affairs function wherein he led the engagement of company and businesses with various Govt., regulatory and industry bodies and enabled B2G sales. The combined role spreads across B2C, B2B and B2G with a sharp focus on accelerating business growth.
Before joining Philips, Vivek was with MIRC Electronics Ltd. (ONIDA) as Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Service. At MIRC, he spearheaded the re-launch of the ONIDA brand across product categories, championing the brand’s remarkable market share growth in the air-conditioning segment. He was largely responsible for the turnaround of brand ONIDA’ which was voted the 2nd most trusted durable brand in the Brand Equity Economic Times survey 2007 (rise in ranking from 56th(‘05) to 30th(‘07) overall position) and the 2nd most preferred CTV brand in the 2005 CNBC Awaaz consumer survey. .
An industry veteran with over 24 years of experience, he has held senior leadership positions across Cadbury Kraft (now Mondelez) and Ogilvy Advertising. At Ogilvy, Vivek led the Hindustan Unilever (HUL) business nationally across functions and geographies;He has seen both sides as a business head, marketer, sales and an advertising professional. Vivek carries a unique blend of business and brand development experience across FMCG, services, consumer durables encompassing B2C, B2B and B2G. .
He is sought for his views on brand and marketing dynamics for ‘The Economic Times’, ‘The Times of India’, ‘BusinessWorld’, ‘Forbes’, ‘Pitch’ and ‘The Strategist - Business Standard’. .
Vivek was an active member of CII – FMCG committee Western Region (2003-2005) and is now active in industry forums like FICCI, CII and Assocham.He also guest lectures at premier B schools. .
Vivek is a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore (1989) and Bachelor of Technology from Indian School of Mines (now IIT, 1987).