With hands on marketing experience across several service categories backed by solid direct sales experience and having worked in 2 start up operations, Sugato brings a cross industry learning of service marketing for organisations looking for rich experience with performance. When you add 8 years of working with the top ad agencies in the country, Sugato combines go to market scaling up skills with a thorough experience of brand building.
Specialties: Start ups, product launch, media distribution, service marketing, service brand operations
Marketing professional & Automobile Industry Expert with 11 years of successful track record in Brand Development, Product Marketing & Planning, Marketing Communication, Category Management, Marketing Operations, Strategy and Media Advertising. Outstanding performance in CFT leadership, Brand Communication, ATL/BTL, Product Development, Product Launches, Special Editions, Events & Sponsorship, Media Planning, Digital Content, Agency leadership, Celebrity management, Retail Marketing, Luxury & Sports Marketing, Business Planning & CRM. Currently heading Marketing & PR for Harley-Davidson India. Was associated with Nissan Motor India as Head – Marcom for Datsun brand. Prior was Sr. Group Product Marketing Lead & Country Chief Marketing Manager for Hatch, Sedan, Luxury SUV, Sports, Electric Vehicle & Connected Car(Intelligent Mobility) segments leading the product, pricing, Go To Market and project management strategy for Nissan India. Before Nissan, was Sr. Category Brand Head – Commuter motorcycles for World’s largest two wheeler manufacturer (Hero MotoCorp- formerly known as Hero Honda), taking care of brand development, marketing communication, strategy, digital content nationally for the 10-brands portfolio along with key corporate marketing and global business projects. Started career as Marketing Lead for North with focus on regional media, BTL activations, rural, sales support & CRM. Part of strategic projects as a CFT member/leader like CBU Business model, Intelligent Mobility, Scenario Planning, DMS, Dealer websites, Marketing Planning & Budgeting Software, QBR – Commonwealth Games, IPL, MTV Roadies, HIL, Hero World Challenge, FIFA, ICC, Employer Branding, National Dealer Conclaves, Auto shows, Factory Launches, International Marketing & CSR. An MBA in Marketing & Operations; Also a Mechanical Engineering Degree holder along with Executive programs in Digital Marketing & Leadership. Ad Awards Jury & Globally certified GT-R instructor.
Balaji is an integrated marketing communication professional with over 16 years of extensive experience in building brands for both global and Indian companies.
In his current role as Marketing Director, CEEMEA for Franklin Templeton, Balaji is responsible for marketing strategy and building brand SOV for the CEEMEA region. The region covers over 20 countries across Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa and focuses both on institutional and retail businesses.
Prior to this role, Balaji was Deputy Head – Marketing for Franklin Templeton India and was responsible for leading all key brand initiatives. Balaji has been one of the early adopters of leveraging gamification, video content and storytelling in the mutual fund industry to promote investor education in the online space. His deep understanding of consumer marketing and customer lifecycle journeys have won him multiple awards in India and globally across creativity, content, innovation and effectiveness. Very recently, he was conferred with the citation of “Marketing Influencer of the Year” by DMA Asia at the 2018 DMA Asia Echo Awards.
International Marketing Head (Male Grooming). Head Of Marketing South Asia (Srilanka , Nepal) | Emami Ltd
A passionate consumer marketer and business enthusiast with 2 decades of experience across consumer goods sector with companies like Pepsico, Bayer, Nerolac& Currently working as Business Director – Luxury Grooming at Raymonds. He has played a key role in building PARK AVENUE as one of India’s foremost Male Grooming brands at Raymonds. Apart from consumer marketing, he loves watching movies in multiple languages
Anurag Purohit is a seasoned Digital Media Strategist.
He has worked with some of the biggest national and international technology companies.
From Infosys to Dell he has a wide experience; He is sought after for his creative solution ability which is a rarity among number crunching Digital experts. As a former advertising copywriter he approaches digital branding from a brand blue-print perspective.
He also has a solid ecommerce marketing experience with some of the most prominent ecom players like ebay, futurebazaar and many others.
› Priyanka is a media professional with 22 years of extensive experience across TV & Digital with successful stints in India’s leading media conglomerates including Network 18, Times Television Network and NDTV.
› With rich experience in Strategy, Product, Growth, Monetization, Content, Programming & Partnerships, Priyanka is credited with launching some of the leading Television channels and Digital Platforms in India.
› Having created award winning programs and IPs, she has devised processes that still run effectively at organizations she worked at.
› She has turned around television ratings and revenue, setup broadcast chains, forayed into regional content and managed teams of over 200.
› Her in-depth understanding of brands and their ethos across industry verticals has helped catapult brands to thought leadership positions.
› Her award winning IPs, Channels and Shows stand testimony to her strategy and content marketing ability to help brands engage with their audiences.
› Priyanka is recognized as an inspiring leader with exceptional creative and commercial discipline and a unique ability to embrace change and consistently innovate in an industry that is constantly disrupted across content, carriage and consumer behavior.
› Her Digital initiatives won many awards and she is often consulted by the top management and startups for her strategy and ability to rewire and help shape brands.
› She was awarded the Woman Leadership Achievement Award in 2016 and Woman Super Achiever Award in 2017 at the World Leadership Congress.
› She was awarded the Top 100 Smartest Digital Marketing Leader and later the same year the Top 50 Most Influential Digital Marketing Leader and is also counted amongst the Top 50 Content Marketing Leaders in India.
› Priyanka is a Columbia Business School alumnus and has helped launch many start-ups in the national and international space.
Archana Aggarwal, member of the grand jury at the Masters Modern Marketing Conference and Awards 2018, is a passionate media advocate with 20+ years of media experience. She has worked across multiple brands at both media agencies and advertiser. Her last assignment was Country Media Manager, P&G where she spent 8+ years and has now been with Airtel for last 3+ years as VP, Media. She was instrumental in P&G winning their first Cannes in India in 2006 post which they won many prestigious international awards for the Gillette Shave India Movement. She also led media for the high decibel launch of 4G and Payments Bank in India. She identified ideas like Sim sampling with Economic Times, TVF Connected Live., Roshandan and Google countdown clock.
Senior Vice President - Marketing | Columbia Pacific Management, Inc
Piali Dasgupta is currently Vice President, Marketing, at Columbia Pacific Communities, India’s largest senior living community operator.
Columbia Pacific Communities is part of the Seattle-based Columbia Pacific Management. which has
presence across USA, Canada, China and India.
Piali started her career in journalism with The Times of India, and crossed over to Marketing and Communication with playing key roles in creating impactful content marketing strategies for Myntra and later Amazon.
She was responsible for creating Myntra’s very popular style makeover series along with celebrity style chat show series. In a career spanning 14 years, Piali has created a number of award winning marketing campaigns, served on juries and has been on Social Samosa’s Top 40 marketers under 40 list for the year 2019-2020.
She was also part of Social Media Superwomen 2018, that recognised the top 50 women in marketing in India.
She has worked across print media, e-commerce (Myntra, Amazon), retail (Aditya Birla Fashion Retail) and real estate and is currently building a compelling brand narrative around senior care in India.
Her core expertise lies in content marketing, storytelling, building brand narratives and strengthening brand positioning through storytelling.
According to her, good content is one that is purposeful, uplifting and has the ability to start conversations and believes that we are long past the age of “vanity content” or content for the sake of content.
Outside of work, she enjoys travelling, is a voracious reader, spends time sketching and is also a strong mental health advocate, doing her bit to remove long standing stigmas around mental illness.
Amit Sethiya is currently serving SYSKA Group as Head Marketing from June 2016 onwards to drive the Marketing deliverables for its FMEG (Fast Moving Electrical Goods) products like LED/Personal care appliances/Mobile Accessories/Wires and Cables/Home Appliances/Smart Home Products segments.
Mr. Sethiya is a result-oriented professional having 17 years of rich experience in delivering optimal results & business value in high-growth environments across various categories like Steel, Real estate and Consumer electronics through Integrated Marketing Communications, Branding, Digital and Social media marketing, Consumer insights and research, Product launches, Market Segmentation and business development activities, Public relations and more. He has experience across all facets of business development, strategic management & leadership, project management and sales. Proven capabilities in designing innovative marketing strategies to generate desired resonance across potential market segments. He has previously worked with renowned business Groups like JINDAL and TATA before taking the marketing role with SYSKA – A highly diversified business entity head-quartered in Pune.
Ms. Varsha Ojha is the Vice President and National Head, Brand & Digital Marketing and Corporate Communications at Radio City & Mid-day. A multi-disciplinary business and marketing leader, Varsha has around two decades of experience working in the Media & Entertainment industry and helps efficiently drive brand marketing, corporate communications and Digital marketing for Radio City and Mid-day.
As a core member of the leadership team, Varsha has been successfully leading brand strategy and communication across all media. Varsha is one of the rare marketing leaders, who believes in the power of creativity in every aspect of business, and not just communication. She has been at the forefront of establishing Radio City and Mid-day as brands to reckon with by conceptualizing the brand positioning – ‘Rag Rag Mein Daude City…FM Bole Toh Radio City’ and ‘Mid-day, Made in Mumbai.’ She has been a leading force in launching the first ever interactive digital tabloid, Mid-day, a one of its kind innovation in the print industry during the pandemic reaching 10 cr readers amidst the pandemic.
Digital evangelist and Omni Channel Marketing professional having more than 18 years of diverse experience at various organizations in making strategies, plans and driving execution for achieving business goals. Currently Steering the Digital and Omni-Channel landscape of Dr Reddys globally as Head of Digital Marketing for emerging markets including Russia, LATAM, ASEAN, Asia, China, ANZ, Africa and Subcontinent.
Have worked with companies like PHILIPS, DuPont, GroupM, Hindustan Times, Indiamart etc. in the past and have successfully launched and delivered on various digital and integrated initiatives across a range of industries, sectors and brands.
A FinTech Marketeer, striving to make financial ecosystem inclusive for millennials!
“My success lies in turning cost centers into revenue centers for organizations and building organic
ecosystems, which deliver not just sustainable but also scalable business growth,” says Vishesh
Sharma who has recently joined Bajaj Financial Securities as its first Chief Marketing Officer.
Vishesh belongs to a rare breed of professionals with a journalistic background who have
transcended the world of Finance and entered the highest echelons of Marketing. Previously, he was
the Chief Marketing officer at Ashika Group, India’s leading diversified financial services group with
four key business verticals including Retail Broking, Institutional Broking, Startup Funding and Global
Family Office Services.
Vishesh’s experience cuts across diverse marketing disciplines, including brand communication,
content marketing, corporate communications, reputation management, product marketing, public
affairs, and financial education. He started his professional career with The Hindu, and continued his
journey with renowned publications, including Dalal Street Investment Journal and Progressive
Media Group. Thereafter, Vishesh switched to the corporate world and worked with reputed
companies including Sharekhan by BNP Paribas and Angel One before joining Ashika Group.
Throughout his career, Vishesh has been recognized for his remarkable professional
accomplishments. In 2020, he was named Content Marketer 40u40 by Exchange for Media and the
Marketing Leader of the Year in the BFSI segment by Nasscom. A year later, he was honored as the
Rising Media Star by Best Media Info, Corporate Communications Person of the Year by AdGully, and
40u40 PR Professional by Reputation Today. He won Gold at Inkspell awards under the category of
Content Marketing Professional 2021. Vishesh was also bestowed with Excellence in PR award by
Adgully under their Leader 2.0 awards in 2022 and was also felicitated by World Marketing Congress
as one of India’s Top 50 Influential Marketing Leaders.
Recognised as a thought leader in Fintech Marketing, Vishesh is a frequent keynote speaker at many
educational institutes and thought-provoking events like IIT FinFest, Amity University, IMT Nagpur,
NMIMS, among others.
He strongly believes that 3Vs (Voice, Vernacular, and Video) are the key pillars that will define his
legacy as a Marketeer over next 10 years
Global Marketing Head – AI Businesses | Tech Mahindra
Madhumita Phukan is a Marketing, PR and Corporate Communications professional with over 19 years of experience in various industry verticals. Madhumita is currently working with Tech Mahindra as the Global Marketing Head for AI Businesses. Prior to Tech Mahindra, she worked with Concentrix as Associate Director, Marketing and with IBM as a Brand & Communications Leader – India/South Asia for Global Technology Services Client Innovation Centres, Labs, Social Media, CSR, Crisis Management.
She is an alumnus of MICA, IIT Delhi Management School, Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania, USA), Amity School of Communications and Guwahati University. Besides, she is also an independent Blogger. She loves to write about her personal experiences, short stories, different social issues, opinion articles and review various products and services. Many of Madhumita’s blogs, poems, articles and stories have been published in different portals and publications e.g, Women’s Era, Business World, Assam Tribune, The Sentinel, StoryMirror, BeyondClassrooms etc.
Madhumita won many pan India Blogging Awards, and she was among the TOP 5 Bloggers in India in WIN 2015 and also, she won National Award in All India Cartoon Contest, 2003.
Madhumita is also the Communication Chair for IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing for Emerging Market, ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction and IEEE Sustainable Development Platform Program.
Experienced Marketing & Media specialist with demonstrated track record for more than 18+ years in Consumer Health, OTC, and FMCG categories. Skilled in Traditional & Digital Media Strategy, Marketing Management, Market Planning, Integrated Marketing solutions and Advertising. Currently leading Cipla’s biggest patient awareness initiative #BerokZindagi Consumer Campaign in Cipla.
Zaheen Ekhlas is a Vice President of Marketing Digital Business at Sony Pictures Networks India. Starting his career at the organisation as AVP of Marketing, during his tenure of 7+ years, he led the team that conceptualised and executed the multimedia launch campaign of Housing.com, ‘Look Up’, which gave housing a leadership position amongst real estate portals.
Zaheen has donned many hats over the years and has led Brand Management, Content Analysis, and Consumer Insight mining efforts at various organisations in his career.Networks India.
Sudhanshu Tripathi is an entrepreneurial leader who loves to work at the cusp of technology and human impact. He is currently the VP, Head of Marketing & Growth at Quick Heal. Prior to this, he was Head of Marketing & ESG at Sterlite Power. His marketing efforts have successfully created global brands and unlocked value through strategic initiatives across startups as well as global matrix organizations.
Through his ESG mandate, he has successfully integrated ESG into the core business processes and is enabling a sustainable brand transformation. He has also led ESG investor due diligences resulting in equity & debt raise of more than $250 million. In past, he has worked with brands like CYIENT, FINO & TCS.
Currently the CMO and Head of Analytics at Fino Payments Bank, I have delivered results across roles in Sales and Distribution, Product Management, Business Development and now Marketing.
Entrepreneurial in outlook I co founded Ormax , a team of consumer behaviorists focused on the BFSI space. An alumnus of IIM Lucknow and a quintessential Mumbai boy, I am an avid long distance runner, and have built marketing at Fino the way I run marathons, for the long haul
Ms. Azmat Habibulla is a marketing leader and digital enthusiast who has led business
transformation at some of the leading brands in the country in the FMCG & BFSI sectors. In her
vast experience of more than 25 years, she led impactful customer strategies, based on strong
consumer insights. Her expertise spans across a wide spectrum of domains such as Digital
marketing & business generation, Marketing Communication & Branding, Experiential and
Knowledge events, Strategic Partnerships, Community Building and Thought Leadership
Azmat’s career began in FMCG, working on popular consumer brands such as Promise
Toothpaste, Bertolli Olive Oil and Barilla Pasta. She has successfully led the launch of Meswak
toothpaste. She subsequently transitioned to BFSI with a long stint of 15 years in ICICI Bank.
She has launched innovative digital engagements, including the development of digital
communities like NRI Engage, SME Toolkit and a B2B marketplace. She has also conceived
immensely successful media properties like the Emerging India Awards, NRI Of the Year, India
Business Summit and SME Elite 50 with media partners like CNBC TV-18, Times Now & ET Now.
These properties have brought together Ministers of the government of India, Business leaders,
Influencers and Industry Experts. Currently, she’s leading the marketing at The South Indian Bank
as Chief Marketing officer.
Azmat is a change agent and has spearheaded some large strategic projects, managing large
teams and fostering cross functional collaboration to implement the organisational vision. She is
future focused and credited with spotting emerging trends early and leveraging them effectively.
Swati leads the marketing function at Godrej Appliances. A B.Sc. Economics graduate from St. Xavier’s Kolkata and an MBA Marketing from Xavier Institute of Management, Swati began her career in the IT sector at Polaris Software Lab. She moved on to Consumer Research at Indian Market Research Bureau International which laid the foundation for a career in marketing.
She joined Godrej Appliances in 2006 in the marketing function and in the next 9 years, took on different responsibilities, till she was promoted to Head – Marketing in 2015. In her current role, she oversees all aspects of marketing – communication and media, public relations, digital and ground presence, apart from driving conversions through Exclusive Brand Outlets and a force of 2000+ store front customer advisors. She has been working with Godrej Appliances for 17 years.
I am currently leading product, tech and marketing for a new and exciting free video streaming service launched by Amazon i.e. Amazon miniTV. Prior to this, I was the Chief of Staff to the Amazon India Chief. I have extensive experience in new product development, product & portfolio management, digital banking and business re-engineering projects.
Ashish comes with 20+ years of corporate experience across consumer (FMCG/FMCD), telecom, Insurance and new media domains. Ashish has been practicing brand marketing, digital transformation, technology and data analytics. He is currently with Home Credit India as Chief Marketing Officer, responsible for the Go-To-Market strategy, customer experience and the digital-led omni-channel brand building. His previous role was as Chief Marketing & Digital officer with the Indian arm of Italian Insurance giant Generali, where he was leading the brand, engagement, PR and digital for the company. Earlier, he was leading digital transformation strategy for HMC, A Hero Motors Company where he led the digital for the group across the globe. Before HMC, while working at Jubilant, he proactively planned and implemented best-use practices in marketing communications across mediums – trade, digital, mobile, ATL and BTL. He is equipped with a post-graduate degree in Business Management from LBSIM, New Delhi combined with a digital and social media specialization from IIM, Bangalore.
Neha Mavani is a seasoned marketer with 15 years of
experience across spectrum of channels from Print, Radio,
TV, and Digital. She has built, led and scaled business
through consumer insights thereby breaking records and
creating new industry benchmarks.
Herskill set includes Consumer Acquisition, brand Management, content Marketing, driving
subscriptions, marketing strategy and insights, research analysisand driving a culture of thinkingout-of-the-box. Sheenjoysconceptualizing communication by leveraging insights from consumer
behaviour that forms the basis of hercreatives and media strategy
She hasconsistently delivered path-breaking marketing strategies and product launches throughout
hercareer. Some of them have been listed below
o Growing SVOD subscriptions by 300% in the FY 21-22 for ZEE5 platform
o Growing Brand TOM Scores of ZEE5 by 124%
o Re-positioning Life Ok to Star Bharat, surging channel’s reach by 56%
o Launch campaign shortlisted for the Cannes in 2015.
o Launch of Divya Marathi Newspaper becoming No.1 from Day.1 which is a case study
at IIM Bangalore and Harvard.
o Insight based launches of 13 radio station across India
Her breadth of experience involves working with Radio City, focusing on city wise marketing;
followed by 5 years of stint with Dainik Bhaskar Group, India’s leading newspaper group and then
moving to television industry with the challenger brand Sony Entertainment Television of Sony
Pictures Network. Post that she was with Star Bharat of Star India Pvt. Ltd. Currently she is
working with ZEE5 as Director Marketing for SVOD and TVOD. She enjoys her work as it
influences the lives of more than 350 million audiences in India.
As a marketeer, she been recognized multiple times by World Brand Congress’ Young achiever
Award in 2011 and 2012, Adgully’s Woman Disruptor Award in 2020, World Leadership
Congress’s Top Most Digital Marketing Leaders in 2022
Head of Content, Creator and Monetisation Ecosystem | Josh App, VerSe Innovation
Sunder Venketraman is the Head of Content, Creator and Monetisation Ecosystem, Josh App, VerSe Innovation and is based in Mumbai.Sunder is currently responsible for spearheading the short video ecosystem beyond mainstream content and monetisation categories at Josh.
Armed with over 17+ years of experience, Sunder specializes in business and strategy-oriented functions, backed by a rich understanding of the content ecosystem. At Josh, Sunder along with his team look after the holistic development of content, creators and monetisation at Josh, spot early trends and introduce new content genres in multiple Indian local languages.Prior to his association with Josh, Sunder was the Head of Strategy, Monetization and Revenue at Firework India, where he worked with the core team to structure a decentralized content distribution ecosystem. Moreover, he is also recognized for his past roles at Times Television Network, 9X Media and Trigger-Happy Entertainment.
Head - Consumer Insights Marketing | Vodafone Idea Limited
anuja has around two decades of experience in marketing, consulting and consumer insights. Her expertise sectors include telecom, emerging technology, real estate as well as FMCG. She has worked across different sectors with different hats sometimes as a research agency partner as well as clients. Her experience in launching some of the biggest technology brands in the country as well as big initiatives on ecommerce has helped her grow in the industry.
Her passion includes identifying new and better ways of understanding consumer mind leveraging technology intervention wherever feasible. Doing “everyday new and innovative” is what she believes in and is popularly known for the same.
An industry veteran with over 20 years of experience across leadership roles, he has served at some of finest start-ups to grace India such as Ixigo, MobiKwik, Jabong and Housr where he was jointly responsible for building up the brands and businesses to the scale they hold today. Having started out in the more traditional marketing world spanning organizations like Maruti Suzuki, Goodyear & WPP, Saurabh holds strong capabilities across Portfolio & Brand Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Saurabh embodies the value of constant innovation and growth with a flair for building businesses and brands grounds up.
Saurabh joined Foundit (formerly Monster) as the Chief Marketing Officer in 2022, heading Business strategy and Brand management for the company.
Equipped with degrees from some of the most prominent universities in India such as Indian School Of Business, Hyderabad and Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad, Saurabh loves to have conversations centered on the cross sections of Tech, Marketing & Product.
Jaydeep has consistently built world-class marketing & alliances capabilities for the organizations that he has worked for, while driving business revenue and brand. He has been recognized at all the organizations as well as by his peers & vendors he has worked with. His recognition is for the value he adds and for his credibility, honesty & straight forward approach to doing business. Jaydeep is currently the head of enterprise marketing at Google Cloud. Prior to this he was in leadership positions at Qlik and SAS; while he started his career in advertising working at Lintas.
Vice President - Marketing & Services | Pidilite Industries Limited
Sudeep is passionate about storytelling, building brands & categories and perfecting human connections. He has spent the last 17 years in various sales and marketing roles in Cadbury/ Mondelez and Pidilite, both being companies with incredible brand-building capabilities. This combination also makes him a rare marketer to have built brands in B2C as well as B2B space. He is passionate about everything that’s related to marketing and people. He is also a Marketing educator who conducts a crash course titled “Science behind the art of advertising” at GrowthSchool where he unpacks frameworks to create effective & measurable brand campaigns. His course has added value to around 2000+ industry professionals, marketing enthusiasts and students thus far. He also hosts a marketing podcast titled “CoBB -Conversations over Business of Brands” with his ex-colleague from Mondelez where they try to dispel myths & misinformation related to marketing