Top 40 CMO’s in India.

1.Rajashree R

Company-Tata Consultancy Services


She is the CMO of Tata Consultancy Services .

2.Ravi Santhanam

Company-HDFC Bank


Ravi Santhanam is a highly accomplished and versatile senior executive with extensive skills and experience across various industries. He has a proven track record of success in change management, driving business results, formulating business strategies, managing profit and loss, developing consumer propositions, and implementing effective Go-to-Market strategies. He excels in adapting to dynamic market environments and possesses the ability to lead from conception to execution, consistently delivering impressive outcomes. He is adept at cultivating high-performing teams and possesses exceptional cross-functional skills. With a strong focus on customer-centricity, operational excellence, and a commitment to organizational development, he has a demonstrated ability to drive revenue growth and enhance overall performance. Ravi Santhanam is known for his self-driven nature, analytical prowess, and dedication to institutional practices, making him a highly valuable asset to any organization.

3.Sumit Virmani

Company-Infosys Ltd


Sumit Virmani is an experienced Chief Marketing Officer with a proven track record in the information technology and services industry. He possesses a diverse skill set that includes expertise in market research, direct marketing, business alliances, business development, and marketing strategy.With a strong background in marketing, Sumit Virmani is highly capable professional in his field. His knowledge and skills have been honed through practical experience and his educational background, having graduated from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Overall, Sumit Virmani brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his role as Chief Marketing Officer, making him a valuable asset in driving marketing initiatives and achieving business objectives.

4.Priya Nair

Company-Hindustan Unilever Ltd


She is the CMO of Hindustan Unilever Ltd.

5.Sujit Ganguli

Company-ICICI Bank


He is the CMO of ICICI Bank.

6.Aabhinna Suresh Khare

Company- Bajaj Capital Ltd


Aabhinna Suresh Khare is a highly detailed-oriented and focused CMO, known for his expertise in defining and executing product vision and roadmap strategies to drive revenue growth for businesses. With hands-on experience in implementing and managing product roadmaps for digital platforms with high volume flow, he has demonstrated his ability to handle complex projects effectively. Aabhinna has actively collaborated and engaged with partners to integrate global solutions, resulting in successful business outcomes. In his role as a manager, Aabhinna has overseen teams consisting of Product Managers, business analysts, UX professionals, and QA testers. He has a proven track record of driving business growth by crafting effective Go-To-Market strategies, managing successful product launches, overseeing operations, and displaying expertise in budgeting and P&L management. As a design thinker, Aabhinna possesses a genuine interest in understanding the needs and preferences of users. His goal is to deliver seamless user experiences in the Phygital (Physical + Digital) world by designing products and services that meet their expectations. Furthermore, Aabhinna is a data-driven and analytical leader who deeply understands the interplay between the digital ecosystem and human behavior. He leverages this knowledge to create appropriate nudges within systems, driving digital transformation initiatives effectively.

7.Laura Langdon

Company-Wipro Limited


Laura Langdon is a highly effective marketing professional known for her track record of achieving results. She possesses a broad range of expertise spanning multiple disciplines, including shaping global brand strategy, managing PR and communications, implementing digital marketing initiatives, driving demand generation, developing partnerships, and creating compelling branded content. Laura has a talent for conceptualizing and delivering impactful campaigns across various platforms, including digital, social, events, and traditional media. She has proven experience in guiding and motivating global, cross-functional teams to successfully accomplish goals while maintaining a shared strategic brand vision. Her areas of expertise encompass corporate communications, brand strategy, global brand development, creative leadership, content strategy and execution, strategic partnerships, demand generation, events and conferences, and global team leadership. Laura Langdon brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to any marketing endeavor she undertakes.

8.Kaustubh Chandra 

Company-Airtel Business


Kaustubh Chandra (KC) is a highly experienced marketing and communications professional in the B2B technology sector with over 18 years of expertise. He has worked with global MNCs and Indian IT and Telecom service providers, operating across India, South Asia, and major global markets. KC’s passion lies in exploring new and emerging technologies, as well as leadership development. He excels in addressing business challenges and has contributed to successful turnarounds using a wide range of skills in strategy, planning, and execution. He is well-versed in both conventional and new-age marketing concepts, including digital, social, and marketing automation. He has received recognition as one of the ‘Top 10 CMOs in India’ by in 2023, the ‘Inspiring Award – the Marketing person of the year’ at the NTT Global Marketing Summit in February 2021, the ‘MarTech of the Year Award 2020’ at The Economic Times Most Promising Tech Marketers Award 2020, and the ‘MarTech of the Year Award 2020’ at The Economic Times Most Promising Tech Marketers Award 2020.

9. Jill Kouri

Company- HCLTech


Jill Kouri is a highly accomplished strategic adviser with expertise spanning various areas of marketing and communications. Her skill set includes brand management and activation, communications and public relations, sales enablement, digital marketing transformation, and customer experience. She has earned a reputation as a trusted partner to businesses, having gained progressive experience working directly with CEOs in both startup ventures and Fortune 500 companies. Jill’s deep expertise extends to professional services, M&A and post-merger integration, technology, and the development of shared services operations. She is renowned for her ability to cultivate and retain top talent while fostering strong partnerships and alignment with sales organizations. Jill also demonstrates exceptional acumen in collaborating closely with HR to drive employer brand initiatives, recruitment efforts, and successful onboarding practices. Known for her high emotional intelligence and adaptability, she excels in effectively navigating matrixed and complex organizational structures, managing ambiguity with ease. Throughout her career, Jill has achieved upward mobility within a select few organizations, showcasing her impressive professional growth.

10.Shuvadip Banerjee

Company-(ITC LTD)


Shuvadip Banerjee has played a pivotal role in advancing areas such as Consumer Insights and Strategy, Media, and Customer Care. He has been successful in establishing crucial functions like Data and Analytics, as well as Online Reputation Management. Moreover, he has been instrumental in promoting the adoption of Digital Media within the organization. Shuvadip has introduced innovative practices including the Marketing Command Centre, Customer Data Hub, and Ecommerce. He has also contributed to enhancing efficiencies in Trade Mark and IP management, Consumer Activation, and Sales Operations.

11.Anoop Manohar

Company-Axis Bank


Anoop Manohar brings over 21 years of exceptional experience in marketing and innovation, demonstrating a proven track record of sustainable growth and market success. He has a strong end-to-end business perspective and has played a pivotal role in creating and developing new brands and businesses. Anoop is recognized for his passionate, persistent, and collaborative nature, with excellent analytical skills and a bias for action. He excels in building and managing high-performing teams and thrives in challenging and diverse professional environments. Anoop’s unwavering dedication to winning and continuous learning fuels his drive for building new experiences.

12.Peeyush Dubey



The primary goal of marketing is to enhance stakeholder confidence in the brand and streamline the sales process for customers, employees, partners, influencers, investors, government, and the public. Effective marketers focus on targeted interventions that make a direct impact on the business, blending storytelling and modern marketing technologies. Peeyush Dubey, through his holistic approach called ‘Brand-Demand-Expand,’ has successfully transformed marketing functions and built global brands across multiple countries. Great marketers possess the ability to grasp the bigger picture, communicate effectively, manage ambiguity, and stay updated on emerging trends. They excel in developing compelling value propositions, leveraging industry influence, generating high-quality demand, and executing impactful marketing campaigns that raise brand awareness and perception.

13.Vivek Agrawal

Company-UltraTech Cement


He is the CMO of UltraTech Cement at Aditya Birla Group.

14.Aude Gandon



Aude Gandon brings extensive marketing experience, delivering impactful business-building ideas for renowned FMCG companies worldwide. With a strong background in managing global brands and organizations, she possesses in-depth knowledge of various regions, including the US, China, India, Russia, Latin America, South East Asia, Middle East, and Europe. Aude excels as a client partner and team leader, adept at building and motivating teams to support successful strategies that yield tangible results in the market. Her expertise spans integrated brand management, encompassing advertising, digital, social, and PR, with a particular focus on the beauty category within the FMCG industry.

15.Vinay Shroff

Company -JSW Steel

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Vinay Shroff holds the position of CMO at JSW Steel.

16.Dnyanesh Deore



Dnyanesh Deore holds the position of  CMO at SUN PHARMA.

17.Ashit Patni

Company-ESL Steel Limited 


Ashit Patni, the Head of Raw Material at Vedanta Limited (Electrosteel Steels Limited), possesses an impressive professional background. With over 11 years of cross-functional experience in marketing and commercial roles, he has demonstrated expertise in the Vedanta Iron and Steel vertical. Ashit has successfully handled major territories, including India and China, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (BE) along with an MBA. His combination of practical experience and educational qualifications makes him a capable leader in marketing and commercial operations at Vedanta Limited.

18.Vishal Subharwal

Company- HDFC Life


Vishal Subharwal brings over two decades of experience in industry and consulting roles to his current position as the head of Strategy, Marketing, E-Commerce, Digital Business, and Sustainability initiatives at HDFC Life, a premier life insurance company in India. With diverse responsibilities spanning strategy development, distribution planning, brand management, digital experience, marketing performance, customer management, technology integration, business operations, underwriting, and corporate social responsibility, he holds independent profit and loss ownership across multiple business units. He is instrumental in crafting and implementing the overall organizational strategy, including defining strategic themes, resource allocation, identifying long-term initiatives, and developing annual operating plans. Before joining HDFC Life, Vishal worked in a Big 4 advisory firm, where he specialized in strategy and operations. Additionally, he has previous experience leading sales units and implementing process improvement methodologies such as Lean Six Sigma.

19.Somasree Bose Awasthi 



Somasree Bose Awasthi embarked on her professional journey as a management trainee at Godrej in 2003, making significant contributions to the organization. Currently leading the marketing function for Godrej Consumer Products Ltd., she has successfully built brand equity, spearheaded strategic marketing initiatives, and achieved notable accomplishments. Her achievements include establishing the aircare category with Godrej Aer, transforming the soaps category, and pioneering the Direct-to-Consumer channel. Somasree has been recognized for his outstanding achievements, receiving accolades such as the Economic Times Women Ahead 2017 list and the Women Super Achiever Award at the World Women Leadership Congress Awards 2018. Additionally, he has been featured in the IMPACT Top 50 most influential women in marketing and media for three consecutive years.

20.Ramin Saherwala

Company- Mahindra Group


Ramin Saherwala is a marketing and digital transformation professional who excels in leveraging consumer insights and business analytics to develop effective brand strategies, communication plans, and customer acquisition strategies. With a deep understanding of the digital landscape and its impact on high-value consumers, he has successfully driven digital transformation initiatives in brand, media, and online business, gaining a comprehensive perspective on the customer journey from engagement to acquisition. His diverse experience spans FMCG, finance, consumer tech, telecom, eCommerce, and automobile industries, covering areas such as brand management, marketing communication, media planning, digital strategy, product management, corporate communications, CSR, design thinking, CRM, and digital business strategy. His approach to marketing combines valuable insights, innovative ideas, and a focus on ROI.

21.Manish Dubey



With extensive experience in diversified general management and marketing,Manish Dubey specializes in managing and scaling up digital online businesses. His expertise spans product management, category development, growth marketing, brand management, and customer experience.

As a seasoned professional, Manish has built and led high-performing teams, excelling in digital marketing and new customer acquisition. Serving as a jury member for the APAC Effie Awards for over five years, he has evaluated and recognized exceptional marketing campaigns. Notable successes include leading impactful brand campaigns like “Achche Bandeh” for ICICI Prudential and “Royale” for Asian Paints. He is well-versed in leveraging digital marketing channels, with one of his targeted campaigns being showcased at the prestigious YouTube Brandcast India in 2019.

His ventures into machine learning, data analytics, and SEO have garnered industry recognition through featured case studies. In 2016, he was honored as the “Marketer of the Year” by the International Advertising Association (IAA).

As a specialist in the direct-to-customer (D2C) services space, Manish Dubey played a pivotal role in ICICI Prudential’s remarkable 20x growth of their D2C online business within six years. This achievement stemmed from his innovative offerings, data-driven insights, transformative customer experiences, strategic platform partnerships, and the successful launch of a new website and app. The website now stands as the most visited among private industry peers, while the app has received industry acclaim with the highest ratings and over 1.5 million downloads. Notably, the app was honored as the “Best Mobile App of the Year” at the Velocity Awards.

22.Amit Doshi



The Marketing and Sales leader A mit Doshi has amassed two decades of diverse business and capability building experience in various key roles, including innovation, brand marketing, digital marketing, sales, and customer development.

His specialties lie in strategic planning, effectively promoting and advocating for new initiatives, building new capabilities within organizations, branding and brand architecture, managing brand portfolios, digital marketing, social media strategies, innovation, strategic sales, and channel development. Additionally, he possesses strong skills in coaching and talent development, nurturing and enhancing the skills of individuals within his teams.

23.Deepak Renganathan



Deepak Renganathan, an accomplished Chief Marketing Officer, possesses a creative, lean, agile, and performance-oriented mindset. He has led successful launches worldwide, spanning various industries, and has a proven track record of turning around businesses in different regions, including the Americas, China, EMEA, and APAC.

With 20 years of experience in marketing, Deepak has demonstrated expertise in strategy, product, brand, communications, and launch across automotive, real estate, and hospitality sectors. His approach involves gaining a deep understanding of the context, customers, and their journey, resulting in breakthrough products and flawless execution through transmedia storytelling, cross-channel attribution, and behavioral marketing in diverse global environments.

As a forward-thinking marketer, Deepak embraces and leverages big data, automation, BOT programs, IoT, and artificial intelligence tools to disrupt markets organically. He is admired by his team for his casual yet charismatic leadership style, which prioritizes caring, empowerment, and continuous support. Additionally, he strives to foster relationships by breaking barriers of culture, ethnicity, and language, promoting a diverse and cohesive work culture.

24.Dakshesh Shah

Company- Cipla Ltd.


Dakshesh Shah holds the position of  CMO at Cipla Ltd.

25.Mukul Malik

Company- Motherson Group


Mukul Malik is an innovative Instrumentation and Control professional with extensive experience in the automotive industry, leveraging his sales and marketing expertise. He has developed methodologies that deliver highly effective and creative solutions to various business and technology challenges.

Utilizing his highly attuned analytical skills, he excels in developing manufacturing and business strategies that incorporate cutting-edge technologies, resulting in increased productivity and sales.

His commitment to driving high standards of service is evident through his effective communication and strategic planning abilities. He excels in developing and managing strong client relationships, ensuring client satisfaction and loyalty.

His specialties include teamwork, innovation, customer handling, and negotiation during business opportunities. With his diverse skill set, he consistently contributes to the success and growth of organizations he is associated with.

26.Sumeet Singh

Company- Info Edge India Ltd.


Sumeeeth Singh began her career as a management trainee in the ETG department at NIIT in Delhi. She swiftly progressed to become an Area Manager in Sales.

Following her tenure at NIIT, Sumeeeth joined the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in the Northern region, based in Chandigarh. During her time there, she established the IT division and actively contributed as a member of advisory committees for several states, playing a key role in drafting their IT policies.

Later, Sumeeeth relocated to Delhi and took on the position of Founder Executive Director for The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE). Additionally, she served as the Executive Director of the Indian Venture Capital Association (IVCA).

Presently, Sumeeeth holds the position of VP Marketing, Alliances, and Corporate Communication at Infoedge, the parent company of

27.Prasanta mohapatra

Company- Havells India Ltd.


Prasanta Kumar Mohapatra has an academic background in both Master in Business Administration from Manipal Institute of Management, Bangalore, and Master in Public Administration from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. In his public and professional life, he is driven by motivation and a results-oriented approach. He firmly believes that his profession is a continuous process rather than solely focused on outcomes. Prasanta aspires to reach the pinnacle of the corporate ladder, currently serving as an executive, with the goal of becoming a CEO in the future.

28.Biswajit Patnaik



Biswajit Patnaik is a high-performance business leader with over 20 years of experience in the telecom and office automation industry, encompassing enterprise, channel, and startup roles. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated a consistent track record of achieving revenue, profit, and business growth objectives in dynamic and complex business environments.

His success can be attributed to his ability to build strong values, relationships, and partnerships across various organizational levels. This has resulted in sustained profitability for the organizations he has been a part of. He brings a wealth of experience and a proven ability to navigate rapidly changing business landscapes, making him a valuable asset in driving business success.

29.Christina coen

Company- UPL


Christina Coen is a seasoned general management executive and thought leader with over 20 years of experience in the life sciences/industrial sector. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated exceptional skills in facilitating product growth, creating strategic marketing initiatives, and driving corporate success.

Her contributions have directly led to corporate growth, revenue increases, and expansion. She possesses expertise in agricultural marketing strategy and product development, global sales expansion, licensing, platform development and implementation, cross-functional team leadership, client relationship management, and project management.

To excel in these areas, she leverages effective communication skills, business acumen, market analysis, strategic planning, innovative product development, and resource management. These capabilities enable her to drive efficiency and achieve maximum returns.

Colleagues describe her as a progressive, energetic, driven, down-to-earth marketing expert and engineer. She is known for delivering superior solutions that yield profitable results within specified timelines and budgets.

30.Seshadri K

Company- Bosch Ltd


Seshadri K holds the position of CMO at Bosch Ltd. 

31.Anita Kumari

Company- Punjab National Bank


Anita Kumari is the CMO at Punjab National Bank.

32.Sandeep Anand

Company- Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd.


Sandeep Anand is a highly experienced marketer in the FMCG/CPG, FoodTech, and Consumer Health industries, boasting nearly two decades of expertise. Throughout his career, he has successfully built strong brands and achieved remarkable results across both emerging and developed markets.

As a focused and authentic leader, Sandeep has a proven track record of driving and turning around businesses and teams within complex and fast-moving environments. He has effectively managed a comprehensive portfolio of brands and categories, catering to a diverse range of consumers in terms of demographics and psychographics.

His specialties lie in various areas, including brand strategy, global scale innovations, achieving category-beating sales growth, P&L management, team leadership, and navigating both emerging and developed markets. He is well-versed in consumer advertising and communication, leveraging cutting-edge digital marketing strategies, performance marketing (digital), CRM, and cross-functional and multicultural team management.

33.Lalit Makhijani

Company- Godrej Properties Limited


Lalit Makhijani is an experienced Chief Marketing Officer with a proven track record in the Real Estate and Retail Banking industry. Skilled in various areas such as Portfolio Management, Product Innovation, Negotiation, Brand Management, Business Relationships, and Sales, he has demonstrated his expertise in driving successful marketing strategies and achieving business goals. With his extensive knowledge and proficiency, he has contributed significantly to the growth and success of the organizations he has worked with. His capabilities in building strong business relationships, managing portfolios, and leading product innovation have made him a valuable asset in the industry.


Company- Jindal Steel & Power Ltd.


Sushil Kumar Pradhan is a gold medalist in PGDM (MBA) from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, and holds a BE (Metallurgy) from NIT, Raipur. With over 24 years of experience in Sales & Marketing of Steel Products, he has established himself as an expert in the field.Currently, he holds the position of Vice President (Sales & Marketing) and SBU Head for Rail & Special Structural business at Jindal Steel and Power Ltd. His role involves overseeing the sales and marketing activities in this specific business segment.His educational background and extensive industry experience have equipped him with a strong foundation in sales and marketing strategies for steel products. He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his current role, contributing to the success and growth of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd.

35.Sumeet Walia

Company- Tata Communications


Sumeet Walia is the Executive Vice President and Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at Tata Communications. He drives digital transformation initiatives for enterprises worldwide and shapes the company’s business strategy to support their future ambitions. With decades of experience in managing technology businesses, Sumeet is recognized as a technopreneur who has played a pivotal role in shaping Tata Communications’ data business and expanding its global presence. He is at the forefront of inspiring digital transformation adoption and holds board positions in various subsidiaries. Sumeet actively advocates for the positive impact of technology and supports causes such as women’s empowerment and youth mentoring.

36.Debabrata Mukherjee

Company- Emami Agrotech Limited


Debabrata Mukherjee, with 28 years of professional experience in a diverse set of roles spanning marketing and sales operations, has demonstrated a track record of sustaining high growth for robust businesses and successfully turning around vulnerable ones. As a seasoned leader, he possesses the ability to direct an organization in setting a vision, crafting marketing strategies, developing economic business cases, and executing aggressive project plans. He is highly skilled in effective sales and marketing communications, business partnership development, team building, and mentoring. With a keen eye for consumer behavior, market pulse, and competition, he consistently stays ahead of the curve. Debabrata Mukherjee is articulate, persuasive, and excels in building relationships with people while also possessing strong numerical acumen.

His specialties include leadership and change management, P&L management, category strategy development, consumer marketing, brand equity management, media management, integrated marketing communications, as well as sales and customer development across markets.

37.Amarjit Singh Jr

Company- BF Elbit Advanced Systems Pvt. Ltd.


Amarjit Singh Jr specializes in business development and building relations in the Defense and Homeland Security industry. With his expertise, he focuses on weapon trials and business development, driving growth and strategic partnerships within the sector. Amarjit Singh Jr possesses extensive knowledge and experience in the field, allowing him to navigate the intricacies of the industry and establish strong relationships with key stakeholders. His dedication to enhancing defense capabilities and ensuring national security makes him a valuable asset in this specialized domain.

38.Samir Bagga

Company- L&T Technology Services Limited


39.Naarayan T V

Company- IDFC FIRST Bank


Naarayan T V is an experienced marketer with a proven track record in brand building, team leadership, and identifying profitable market segments. With over 18 years of industry experience, he has successfully managed initiatives recognized by prestigious organizations such as CMO Asia and DMAi.During his tenure at SugarBox Networks and PayPal, Naarayan T V played key roles in establishing and leading marketing teams across various domains, including brand management, digital marketing, creative development, PR, and partnership marketing. He excelled in expanding the PayPal brand internationally and facilitating cross-border business growth.Naarayan T V’s strengths lie in his strategic mindset, strong business acumen, and the ability to optimize brand performance. He has successfully managed budgets, acquisition targets, and P&L responsibilities. His expertise extends to traditional marketing, product communication, and proposition management for renowned global brands.Throughout his career, Naarayan T V has led teams in executing impactful marketing campaigns and managing large sponsorship properties. He has a deep understanding of products and a focus on leveraging marketing efforts for business growth. He has also spearheaded the launch of new online products and platforms, achieving significant success.

Naarayan T V’s areas of interest include ATL/BTL campaigns, product marketing, and comprehensive digital and on-ground campaign management. His dedication to delivering a significant return on investment (ROI) is evident in his work.Overall, Naarayan T V is a highly skilled marketer with a passion for building brands, leading teams, and driving business growth through effective marketing strategies.

40.Ajit Narasimhan

Company- Sundaram Mutual


Ajit Narasimhan has accumulated over 19 years of professional experience, excelling in leading high-performing teams in Business Development and Product Management within the Financial Services sector. His expertise lies in digital strategy, sales, business development, and product management. With a proven track record, he has consistently achieved outstanding results and surpassed targets in these domains. Ajit Narasimhan’s proficiency in digital strategy enables him to navigate the evolving financial landscape and capitalize on emerging opportunities. He demonstrates exceptional skills in sales and business development, forging strategic partnerships and driving revenue growth. Moreover, his expertise in product management allows him to develop innovative solutions that cater to customer needs and enhance business profitability.