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HUL’s Nitin Paranjpe to present ‘The New Face of Marketing’ @e4m Conclave in Mumbai today

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HUL’s Nitin Paranjpe to present ‘The New Face of Marketing’ @e4m Conclave in Mumbai today

After a scintillating round in Delhi, the exchange4media Conclave 2011 now moves to Mumbai on July 15 at ITC Grand Central. Jagran Group is presenting partner of exchange4media Conclave. As in the Delhi leg, Mumbai too will have a galaxy of speakers addressing the audience.

Nitin Paranjpe, CEO & MD, Hindustan Unilever Ltd, will deliver the Keynote Address on ‘Changing Consumers, Changing Business… The New Face of Marketing’. As consumers evolve, and business priorities change, how are marketers looking at new age communication? Paranjpe will throw light on these and many other topics.

Paranjpe is also the Executive Vice President of Unilever companies in South Asia.

Born in 1963, he did his BE (Mechanical) from College of Engineering Pune and M.B.A. in Marketing (Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies), and joined HUL (then Hindustan Lever Limited) as a Management Trainee in 1987.

In his early years in the Company, Paranjpe worked as Area Sales Manager – Detergents and then Product Manager – Detergents. In 1996, he was appointed Branch Manager for the South Branch, and in 1999, as a member of the Project Millennium Team.

In 2000, he moved to Unilever headquarters in London and was involved in a review of the Organisational Structure. During 2001, he was Assistant to the Unilever Chairman & Executive Committee in London. On his return to HUL in 2002, he became the Category Head-Fabric Wash & Regional Brand Director (Asia) for some Laundry and Household Cleaning brands. In 2004, he became Vice President - Home Care (Laundry & Household Care) India, responsible for the top and bottom line of the Home Care business. From March 2006 to March 2008, he was the Executive Director for the Home & Personal Care business.

He is on the Managing Committees of industry associations such as Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM); Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI), where he was the President.

He is a member on the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi, (Chandigarh). He is also a Member of the General Committee of the Breach Candy Hospital Trust.

The exchange4media Group organises its flagship event exchange4media Conclave every year, as an attempt to bring industry stakeholders – corporates, media service brands and media owners - on the same platform to discuss the changing global communication industry, with specific focus on India.

Taking off from the event last year, where the discussions focussed on ‘Rebooting the Indian Media and Advertising Industry’, the theme of the event this year is: ‘Reshaping Media Priorities for the New Marketing Era’.

The exchange4media Conclave 2011 would take place in two cities -- New Delhi (at the LaLit) and Mumbai (at ITC Grand Central).

The exchange4media Conclave is the only national forum that is dedicated to the media service brands part of the advertising business. In addition to media service brands, the exchange4media Conclave has advertisers at its core. The Conclave brings under scanner various aspects that impact these two sections including the business structure of media service brands and the media environment media agencies and advertisers operate in while communicating with consumers.

The previous Keynote Speakers include Irwin Gotlieb, CEO, GroupM, Mainardo de Nardis, CEO, OMD Worldwide and Tim Love, CEO, Omnicom APAC in 2010. The Keynote Speakers in 2009 included Andrew Rashbass, CEO, The Economist, Mark Patterson, CEO, GroupM APAC and Asit Mehra, Vice President, Omnicom Worldwide.

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