Company-Tata Consultancy Services
She is the CMO of Tata Consultancy Services .
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.
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.
Company-Hindustan Unilever Ltd
She is the CMO of Hindustan Unilever Ltd.
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.
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.
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 www.startuplanes.com 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
He is the CMO of UltraTech Cement at Aditya Birla Group.
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.
Company -JSW Steel
Vinay Shroff holds the position of CMO at JSW Steel.
Dnyanesh Deore holds the position of CMO at SUN PHARMA.
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.
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.
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.
Company- ICICI PRUDENTIAL LIFE INSUARANCE COMPANY
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.
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.
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.
Company- Cipla Ltd.
Dakshesh Shah holds the position of CMO at Cipla Ltd.
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.
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 naukri.com.
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.
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.
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.
Company- Bosch Ltd
Seshadri K holds the position of CMO at Bosch Ltd.
Company- Punjab National Bank
Anita Kumari is the CMO at Punjab National Bank.
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.
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.
34.SUSHIL KUMAR PRADHAN
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Company- Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Ltd.
Pragya Bijalwan, a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), boasts over 18 years of experience in Marketing after completing her Masters in Business Administration. Her career encompasses the lubricants, paints, and oil sectors, where she has excelled in various marketing domains. Pragya Bijalwan’s expertise lies in areas such as strategy development, category management, digital transformation, ATL/BTL marketing, brand management, media planning, product portfolio management, influencer advocacy, pricing, loyalty programs, and communications. With her diverse skill set, she has consistently contributed to the success and growth of the organizations she has worked with. Pragya Bijalwan’s strong marketing acumen and strategic mindset have enabled her to develop and execute effective marketing strategies that drive business results. She is known for her ability to effectively manage product portfolios, create impactful brand campaigns, and leverage digital platforms for enhanced customer engagement.
Anuradha Sehgal is a passionate and seasoned marketeer renowned for creating lasting value. With a strong focus on strategy and P&L responsibility, she has successfully built brands, including leading campaigns like Airtel’s “Har ek friend zaroori hota hai” and launching Veet to the No.1 position. Anuradha has extensive sales and marketing experience from top organizations like Hindustan Unilever, Whirlpool, Reckitt Benckiser, and Airtel, handling renowned consumer brands. She also has start-up experience and has contributed to the arts and literature scene as a consultant for the Jaipur Literature Festival. Anuradha’s leadership as Business Head for Mint involved implementing new brand architecture and driving Mint events. Currently, she thrives in the dynamic world of IT solutions, leveraging her expertise and innovative ideas for success.
Nitin Pai is a passionate individual dedicated to building and scaling businesses in the design and technology industry. With a diverse career spanning Design, Business Strategy, Product and Technology Marketing, and incubating new businesses, Nitin holds degrees from BITS PILANI, IIMB, and INSEAD.
For the past 25 years, Nitin has embraced design thinking as an integral part of his work, well before it became a popular concept. Starting as an engineer in design, he transitioned into a technology and business role, successfully incubating and expanding a design business that is now one of the largest design houses globally. In the last decade, Nitin has been a leader in global marketing and strategy for technology services across various industries, consistently applying design-led thinking to drive impact for brands and businesses.
Drew P. is a highly experienced executive in B2C and B2B marketing, new ventures, and retail. With a strong history of visionary and strategic leadership in innovation-driven businesses, Drew has consistently delivered outstanding results. He has a proven track record of establishing and leading digital marketing organizations, driving the development of new products, and innovating customer experiences.
Drew’s expertise lies in improving market leadership positions through effective CRM implementation, the development of enterprise-wide data strategies, and the creation of new ventures and business models. As a member of senior leadership teams, he played a crucial role in leading the turnaround and transformation of companies like Best Buy and BBDO, achieving remarkable organic growth, record EBITDA, and delivering top-tier shareholder returns. Drew P.’s leadership and strategic approach have been instrumental in driving success and growth in these organizations.
45.shyam sunder Nalluri
Company-Coromandel International Limited
Shyam Sunder Nalluri is an experienced Head of Marketing with a proven track record in the agrochemicals industry. With a strong skill set in product lifecycle management, brand management, marketing strategy, strategic marketing, and business strategy, he has consistently delivered impactful results. As a marketing professional, Shyam Sunder Nalluri holds a Post Graduate Program (PGP) in Agri Business Management with a focus on marketing from the National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE). This educational background has equipped him with specialized knowledge in the field.
Throughout his career, Shyam Sunder Nalluri has demonstrated his ability to effectively manage brands and develop comprehensive marketing strategies. His expertise lies in understanding the unique challenges of the agrochemicals industry and devising innovative approaches to drive business growth. With his strong marketing acumen and deep industry knowledge, Shyam Sunder Nalluri is a valuable asset in the agrochemicals sector, consistently contributing to the success of his organizations.
Company-Vodafone Idea Limited
Avneesh Khosla is a passionate professional with expertise in business strategy, digital marketing, franchise management, retail operations, product management, brand management, sales operations, trade marketing, modern trade, channel strategy, analytics, big data, machine learning, customer experience, and customer value management. With her extensive knowledge and experience, she excels in developing effective business strategies and leveraging digital platforms for brand visibility and customer engagement. Avneesh Khosla’s proficiency in franchise management and retail operations ensures seamless customer experiences. As a skilled product manager, she delivers innovative and customer-centric products, while her understanding of trade marketing and channel strategy maximizes sales. With expertise in analytics and data modeling, Avneesh Khosla makes data-driven decisions, enhancing the customer experience and creating value. Overall, her diverse skill set and dedication drive success in various domains.
Keith Landis is a proven growth-focused global marketing executive who excels at delivering exceptional outcomes at the convergence of brand, data, and authenticity. With a strong foundation in the Business Consulting & IT Services market, he has expanded his expertise over the past decade to encompass crucial sectors such as SaaS/Software, Business Process Outsourcing, IoT, and Cloud. In his most recent role as Chief Marketing Officer at Persistent Systems, a rapidly expanding global Digital Engineering business operating in 19 countries across Europe, APAC, and North America, Keith oversaw all aspects of Marketing and Communications. Under his leadership, the company achieved impressive milestones, including doubling revenue and employees, driving market-leading shareholder value creation, and increasing brand value by 174% in just three years. Throughout his 20-year career, Keith has cultivated a diverse skill set spanning multiple disciplines, including Business Strategy & Operations, Global Marketing Management, C-suite Marketing, Product & Solution Marketing, Digital Campaign Development, Account-Based Marketing (ABM), Sales & Proposal Excellence, Digital Transformation, Thought Leadership Marketing, Social Media, and Events.
Keith Landis has a remarkable track record of leading high-performing teams of various sizes to achieve remarkable business success. From lean single-unit teams to large global organizations with over 150+ team members across multiple geographies, he has demonstrated a deep appreciation for the importance of empathy, authenticity, and transparency in effective communication. When he’s not immersed in his professional endeavors, Keith enjoys spending quality time with his supportive family. He also nurtures his passion for music, exploring new destinations, savoring delectable cuisine, and seeking out humor in life’s experiences.
Company-Sun TV Network Limited
M Venkateswaran is the CMO at Sun TV Network Limited.
Parth Bhardwaj is the CMO at CRISIL Limited.
Company-Exide Industries Limited
Uttio Majumdar, an advertising professional, was naturally drawn to the industry due to his love for late nights, coffee, and the excitement of meeting deadlines. He began his career at O&M before spending 21 years at Thompson (JWT Kolkata & Chennai). Seeking a new challenge, Uttio took on a leadership role at Rediffusion Y&R in Mumbai. He thrives on finding simple solutions to complex client challenges and believes that the adage “Variety is the spice of life” perfectly applies to the world of advertising, especially in the present day.
Saurabh Jain is the CMO at Zydus Wellness.
Puneet Chadha is driven by a future filled with endless possibilities. Living in a century where unimaginable advancements have become a reality, from driverless cars to Hyperloop travel, he is captivated by the ever-evolving world. Puneet firmly believes in the transformative power of storytelling and its ability to shape the vision, values, and agenda of future generations. Every day, he seizes the opportunity to create a better world through compelling narratives.
Enthusiastic about the intersection of breakthrough technology and storytelling, Puneet embraces the potential for these forces to propel humanity forward. He is passionate about harnessing the power of powerful stories to drive positive change on a global scale. Puneet recognizes that before becoming a leader, personal growth is key to success, but once in a leadership role, his focus shifts to developing and empowering others. He strives to nurture the individuals he works with, transforming them into exceptional human beings.
His vision of a smart world starts with empowering people with cutting-edge technology, enabling them to become smarter individuals who can contribute to a brighter future.
Anuj Arora, an IIM-A alumnus, has 18+ years of experience in Brand Management, Retail, Strategy, Corporate Planning, and Sales. With expertise in Business Strategy, Brand Management, Digital Strategy, Portfolio Management, and Consumer Products, Anuj excels in driving success across domains.
Company-Quess Corp Limited
Rekha Sahay, a passionate marketing professional, brings extensive experience in sales-driven demand generation, digital marketing campaigns, marketing effectiveness, market intelligence, and stakeholder management. She has a diverse industry background including IT/ITes, Telecom, Outsourcing, Advertising, and Pharmaceutical, with expertise in campaign planning, search engine marketing, social media marketing, web analytics, and email marketing.
Rekha excels in designing and implementing business strategies that align with market dynamics and customer satisfaction. Her comprehensive knowledge extends to integrated marketing programs, including email campaigns, webinars, online marketing, and in-person events. She has a proven track record in relationship management, demand generation, customer segmentation, and targeted communication.
With hands-on experience in marketing tools like Eloqua, Siebel CRM, Salesforce.com, and vCampaign, Rekha is adept at leveraging technology for marketing success. She is skilled in driving business growth, managing daily operations, and embracing new ideas, concepts, and technologies. Rekha Sahay’s core skills also encompass digital and product marketing, setting up and managing marketing shared services operations, marketing communication, market intelligence, team management, client relationship management, innovativeness, decision-making, and online and offline PR.
Meenu Bagla is a globally recognized leader in strategy and marketing, renowned for her expertise in building and transforming organizations to drive growth and change. With over two decades of experience in the technology industry, she has worked with various companies, including Tech Mahindra, Wipro, Oracle, Quinnox, and Aditya Birla Group, CSS Corp. Currently serving as the Chief Marketing Officer at Cyient Ltd., a leading digital technology and engineering solutions provider, Meenu is responsible for developing and executing comprehensive marketing strategies. Prior to her role at Cyient, she led the global marketing initiatives at Tech Mahindra, spearheading groundbreaking programs that harnessed new technologies and fostered industry collaboration.
Meenu brings extensive experience in global marketing, communication, and strategy leadership, having held pivotal roles in organizations with brands worth over $60 billion. Her expertise spans multiple countries, and she possesses a deep understanding of the IT services and consulting industry. She excels in driving digital business growth and innovation strategies, while also championing CMO-centric solutions. Meenu is adept at developing integrated global marketing strategies, leveraging MarTech adoption, and implementing digital marketing, social media, and field marketing strategies. Her skills also encompass content development, thought leadership, cross-functional collaboration, and brand strategy.
Meenu Bagla has a remarkable track record of delivering exponential brand and business growth. She is passionate about leveraging the power of digital technology and storytelling to create meaningful experiences for customers, employees, communities, and the environment. Beyond her professional achievements, Meenu is deeply committed to initiatives focused on the environment, education, and women’s empowerment, actively driving positive change both in her professional capacity and personal endeavors.
Company-HFCL Limited ·
Alok Chander is a visionary marketing leader renowned for his expertise in transforming the brand value proposition for technology and services companies, propelling them to the next phase of their growth. In his current capacity, he is dedicated to making digital networks accessible to a wide range of stakeholders, utilizing strategic stories of impact, use cases, and value propositions tailored to customers, businesses, and governments.
Alok currently holds the position of Chief Marketing Officer at a prominent technology and networks organization. With over 18 years of experience in strategic marketing initiatives across India, the US, and Europe, he has established himself as a trusted industry professional.
Alok’s innovative marketing approach, which consistently delivers exceptional value to customers, has earned him multiple accolades and recognition, including a feature in Forbes. Unlike traditional inside-out marketing efforts that offer limited resonance with customers, Alok infuses purpose into marketing strategies, creating a compelling pull effect for the brand and fostering organizational equity. He is known for his passion for marketing and his ability to objectively solve challenges.
Alok Chander’s visionary leadership and strategic marketing prowess continue to drive organizations toward success, setting new standards in the industry.
Company-Intellect Design Arena Ltd
Debal Dutt, as the leader of Intellect’s global marketing function, oversees strategic initiatives across the organization’s global offices. His role encompasses a wide range of responsibilities, including lead generation and pipeline management, SaaS marketing, account-based marketing, digital marketing, CRM and content management, public relations, external communications, global analyst relationships, and serving as the Global Marketing Lead for the IBM FS Cloud relationship.
Additionally, Debal holds the position of CMO for Intellect Commerce. With his extensive expertise in marketing, Debal Dutt excels in driving impactful lead generation strategies and managing the sales pipeline. He possesses a deep understanding of SaaS marketing and employs innovative approaches to promote Intellect’s offerings. Through account-based marketing, he effectively targets key accounts and nurtures valuable customer relationships. Debal is well-versed in digital marketing techniques and leverages CRM systems and compelling content to engage and convert customers. He takes charge of public relations and external communications to ensure a positive brand image and effective messaging.
Debal also maintains strong relationships with global analysts, enabling Intellect to stay at the forefront of industry insights and trends. Furthermore, as the Global Marketing Lead for the IBM FS Cloud relationship, Debal Dutt drives collaboration and strategic alignment between Intellect and IBM. His role as CMO for Intellect Commerce involves overseeing marketing strategies and initiatives specific to the commerce division. Debal Dutt’s leadership and expertise in global marketing play a pivotal role in advancing Intellect’s brand presence, driving business growth, and forging valuable partnerships with key stakeholders.
58.Hemant Kumar Bhardwaj
Hemant Kumar Bhardwaj, with a career spanning 20 years, has dedicated himself to building strong consumer brands and driving business value through enhanced customer experiences using digital technologies and deep customer insights. He has held leadership positions in marketing, digital transformation, and direct-to-consumer business units in competitive industries such as retail, telecom, and insurance, enabling organizations to deliver customer value across different segments and geographies.
During the past decade, Hemant has established and led Digital Centers of Excellence, focusing on creating superior customer experiences throughout the digital value chain, encompassing sales, platforms, technology and data analytics, digital marketing, product development, and service experiences.
Hemant Kumar Bhardwaj’s contributions have been recognized through prestigious awards, including the ‘Marketer of the Year 2020’ by ACEF and being listed among the Digital Power 100 by Impact. Under his leadership, Max Bupa received several accolades, positioning the company as a trusted authority in the Indian Health Insurance industry.
Throughout his career, Hemant has built and led talented teams that consistently deliver significant business value. As a business leader, he endeavors to bring a brand’s purpose to life and establish a direct connection with consumers while driving growth.
Anika Agarwal, with a career spanning 20 years, has devoted herself to building strong consumer brands and unlocking business value through the transformation of customer experiences using digital technologies and deep customer insights. She has held leadership roles in marketing, digital transformation, and direct-to-consumer business units across competitive industries such as retail, telecom, and insurance, enabling organizations to create customer value across diverse customer segments and geographies.
In the past decade, Anika has established and led Digital Centers of Excellence aimed at driving business growth by delivering superior customer experiences across the entire digital value chain, including sales, platforms, technology and data analytics, digital marketing, product development, and service experiences. Anika Agarwal’s contributions have been recognized through prestigious awards, including the ‘Marketer of the Year 2020’ by ACEF and inclusion in the Digital Power 100 list by Impact. Under her leadership, Max Bupa has garnered several accolades, positioning the company as a trusted and influential player in the Indian Health Insurance industry.
Throughout her career, Anika has had the pleasure of working with highly talented professionals and building teams that consistently deliver exponential business value. As a business leader, she is dedicated to bringing a brand’s purpose to life and establishing a direct connection with consumers while driving growth.
Company-Burger King India ·
Kapil Grover, with over 20 years of brand building experience, has worked across diverse categories including QSR (Domino’s, Burger King, YUM! Restaurants – KFC), FMCG (Luxor – Parker), and Alcobev (Radico – Magic Moments Vodka). Her expertise encompasses various key areas, including being a key member of the Leadership Team responsible for driving top-line growth and profitability. She excels in developing marketing strategies that adapt to the rapidly evolving digital landscape, focusing on more effective and efficient ways of customer engagement. Kapil has a proven track record in establishing new brands and building new categories. Her approach to driving growth is centered around innovation, leveraging consumer insights to launch over 25 products across different categories.
Kapil Grover firmly believes in a “Consumer First” approach, recognizing that the success of a brand and business relies on delivering exceptional customer experiences at every touchpoint. She brings this customer-centric mindset to her work, ensuring that the brand’s reputation is built upon outstanding customer satisfaction.
Ajey Shiledar, an accomplished professional with a BE in Industrial Engineering and a PGDM in Marketing & Global Management, brings over 24 years of rich experience in the Lighting, Consumer Electronics, Consumer Durables, and FMCD industries. Throughout her career, she has worked with renowned brands such as LG Electronics, Philips, GE, Toshiba, Michelin, Jindal Stainless, and Hindware, operating in various roles encompassing Sales, Marketing, Category/Product Management, and Business Planning.
With a true blue cross-cultural background, Ajey has gained extensive business and work experience with American, European, Korean, Japanese, and Indian conglomerates. Her skill set includes a wide range of competencies, such as Sales/Marketing and Business Strategy, Category Management, Disruptive Innovation and Positioning, Turn-around Product Planning, Marcomm Strategy, Product Pricing, Placement and Communication Strategy, Business Planning and PSI Management, Sell-out and Sell-in Strategy, Brand and Product Management, MOT (Moment of Truth) Management, In-store and Out-of-Shop Visibility Management, In-store Product/Brand Display and Visibility, Channel Strategy and Expansion Planning, ATL/BTL Management, In-shop Promoter Training and Management, New USP Creation, New Product Conceptualization and Execution, Modern Trade/LFR Management, and People Management.Ajey Shiledar’s expertise and diverse industry experience make her a valuable asset in driving sales, implementing effective marketing strategies, managing product portfolios, and developing innovative approaches to enhance brand visibility and market presence. Her leadership skills and ability to manage cross-cultural business environments contribute to her success in delivering results and achieving business objectives.
Company-The India Cements Ltd
Parthasarathy Ramanujam is a seasoned senior professional with over 27 years of experience in Strategy Planning, Business Development, Sales Planning & Marketing, Channel/Distribution Management, and Start-Up Operations in the Sanitary Ware & Paints industry. With a multicultural and global market exposure, he possesses a deep understanding of planning strategies and driving business growth.
As a tactical sales professional, Parthasarathy excels in activating new channels and implementing effective strategies to increase business volumes and achieve revenue growth. He is skilled in refining organizational vision and strategy, contributing to the overall development and success of the company. With expertise in market entry strategies, sales operations management, market expansion, and channel management, Parthasarathy has a proven track record of improving profitability and negotiating effectively at all levels. He is adept at building and managing distribution networks to maximize market share based on marketing potential.
Sumeet Chunkhare is a strategic marketing professional with a wide range of expertise spanning FMCG, eCommerce, Bio-Tech, and Real Estate industries. He has successfully developed and implemented marketing strategies in both B2B and B2C markets, resulting in impactful campaigns and business growth.With a proven track record, Sumeet possesses the ability to create and execute local, national, and international marketing campaigns. He excels in leading and motivating internal stakeholders to achieve desired results within tight deadlines.
Sumeet’s areas of specialization include brand management, P&L management, product management, business development, go-to-market strategy, digital marketing, eCommerce, and project management. His diverse skill set allows him to effectively navigate various aspects of marketing and drive success for organizations.
Company-Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Limited
Lakshman Velayutham, a seasoned marketer with over 27 years of experience, understands the importance of integrating technology, ideas, and people skills to drive innovation and achieve success. He has fostered a diverse and innovative thinking approach within his team, enabling them to deliver exceptional initiatives across both offline and online platforms. With a strong belief in customer-centricity, Lakshman places the customer at the center of all marketing, research, alliances, and corporate communications efforts. He emphasizes the value of using the consumer as a sounding board and regularly conducts A/B testing to ensure relevance and meaningful engagement.
The marketing team led by Lakshman at Ujjivan was honored with the prestigious ‘Lion Gold’ at the Cannes International Festival of Films in the Creative Commerce category for their groundbreaking initiative ‘Shagun Ka Lifafa’. Lakshman’s collaborative approach and his focus on empowering and upskilling his team have been instrumental in driving success. His dedication and expertise have earned him recognition as one of the Top 90 CMOs in the country by Startup Lanes.
Company-Home First Finance Company (HFFC)
Gaurav Mohta, a seasoned financial services manager, has held leadership roles encompassing a wide range of responsibilities throughout his career. As the Sales Head for an affordable housing finance company, Gaurav successfully managed a large team of 600+ employees across 65+ branches. He demonstrated exceptional leadership skills in driving sales strategies and achieving business targets. In his role as the Marketing, Product, and Business Development Head for a startup housing finance company, Gaurav played a vital role in shaping the company’s growth. He was responsible for developing and launching new products, while also driving marketing initiatives to enhance brand visibility and customer acquisition.
At a leading bank, Gaurav served as the Cross-Sell Head for Portfolio Products and Value-Added Services (VAS). He excelled in identifying cross-selling opportunities, developing strategies, and driving revenue growth through effective portfolio management.With experience as a Branch Head and Product Manager at a prominent NBFC, Gaurav gained valuable insights into branch operations, product management, and customer relationship management.
In addition to his financial services expertise, Gaurav also brings experience from the retail industry, having served as a Store Manager and Category Manager for a retail company. Throughout his career, Gaurav has developed strong proficiencies in various areas, including sales and distribution management, P&L management, marketing, product launch, product and portfolio management, and customer lifecycle management. His diverse background and comprehensive understanding of business processes make him a valuable asset in driving organizational growth and success.
Company-STAR CEMENT LTD.
Jyoti Agarwal is the CMO at STAR CEMENT LTD.
68.Azmat (Attari) Habibulla
Company-South Indian Bank
Azmat (Attari) Habibulla, a seasoned marketing leader and digital enthusiast, has played a pivotal role in driving business transformation for leading brands in the FMCG and BFSI sectors. With over 25 years of experience, he has demonstrated his expertise in developing impactful customer strategies based on strong consumer insights. Beginning his career in FMCG, Azmat worked on renowned consumer brands such as Promise Toothpaste, Bertolli Olive Oil, and Barilla Pasta. Notably, he led the successful launch of Meswak toothpaste, overseeing all aspects from product development and branding to market testing, pricing, packaging, and the final launch. Transitioning to the BFSI sector, Azmat gained fresh perspectives and an in-depth understanding of marketing and product management. He applied his expertise across various B2C and B2B segments including retail, corporate banking, transaction banking, SME, rural banking, NRI banking, wealth management, and private banking.
Passionate about leveraging digital technologies for business growth, Azmat has driven business acquisition and revenue generation through the development of robust digital marketing ecosystems across multiple channels. He has spearheaded the launch of innovative digital engagements such as NRI Engage, SME Toolkit, and SME Empower—a B2B marketplace. His forward-thinking approach has enabled him to identify emerging trends early and leverage them effectively.
Azmat is also credited with conceiving highly successful media properties such as the Emerging India Awards, NRI Of the Year, India Business Summit, and SME Elite 50. These initiatives, in collaboration with media partners like CNBC TV-18, Times Now, and ET Now, have brought together government ministers, business leaders, influencers, and industry experts. As a change agent, Azmat has led large strategic projects, fostering cross-functional collaboration and managing teams to implement the organizational vision. His exceptional leadership and people management skills have enabled him to build relationships with key influencers and leaders nationwide while creating impactful content across various initiatives. Azmat’s passion for mentorship and talent development is evident as he actively invests time in nurturing talent and sharing his knowledge. He has also participated in high-powered conferences and round table discussions at various industry forums, further contributing to thought leadership in his field.
Company-JK Tyre & Industries Ltd.
Amit Gujral is an experienced marketing leader with over 25 years of expertise in various domains such as marketing communication, product marketing, distribution, channel management, and big data analytics. As the Marketing Head (CMO), he has successfully managed corporate marketing communication, product management, and partnerships across industry verticals. Amit excels in brand management and has been responsible for implementing brand guidelines across all verticals of the organization. He leads a team of category and product managers, focusing on overall growth and market share. With a strategic mindset, he collaborates with the leadership team to drive growth, develop new products, and extend the brand. Currently, Amit holds the position of Head of Marketing at JK Tyre & Industries, where he continues to contribute to the company’s success.
68.Sanjay Malik Sabharwal
Sanjay Malik Sabharwall, after completing his engineering degree in mechanical engineering, gained valuable experience in different areas including production, marketing, and product innovation. He had the opportunity to work with renowned companies such as L&T, DCM, and Isgec, where he developed a strong foundation of knowledge and skills. Additionally, his exposure to target customers across more than fifty countries has provided him with a broader perspective and enhanced his management abilities. Sanjay’s diverse experience and global exposure have contributed to his well-rounded skill set and his ability to excel in various professional roles.
Company-Research and Ranking
Alok Arya is a marketing professional with a passion for driving growth strategies and bringing big ideas to life. Throughout his career, he has worked with renowned organizations such as Piramal’s, Google, Future Group, and Tata’s, where he has leveraged his expertise in digital strategy and marketing creativity.
At Piramal’s, Alok held a leadership position overseeing the digital, integrated media marketing, and PR function for the consumer products division. During his time at Google, he led the CPG & FBR business for North America, collaborating with global business leaders to develop unique digital marketing programs and adapt them effectively for partnering businesses. As part of his role at Future Group, Alok led the digital efforts at a group level, focusing on creating “Phygital” business models and generating demand by synergizing online and offline ecosystems. Under his leadership, the revenue contribution through digital grew to 17%.
In his tenure at Tata’s, Alok played a pivotal role in revolutionizing the real estate industry by leading the digital efforts to sell homes online. He was part of the core team that pioneered the concept of “Online selling of homes” through platforms like Google, Facebook, and Snapdeal. Alok’s specialties include brand and advertising strategy, digital marketing, storytelling, demand generation, communications and PR, media and reputation management, SEO, SEM, PPC, content marketing, UI/UX, mobile marketing, and social media. He is passionate about inspiring and educating businesses on leveraging digital and marketing technologies to effectively reach and engage with the millennial and Gen Z consumers.
Company-Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd.
Viral Oza is a seasoned marketing leader with over 30 years of experience in FMCG, Telecom, Media, and Real Estate. He has built and grown diverse teams in companies like Unilever, Nokia, and Microsoft, showcasing his strong business acumen and leadership skills. With a deep understanding of multiple markets, Viral drives innovation and delivers impactful marketing strategies.