CMO and Head of Analytics
Fino Payments Bank
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
VP - Marketing
Archana Aggarwal is a passionate marketeer with 20+ years of experience. She is responsible for some critical and strategic areas such as media planning and buying, analytics, digital capability building, performance management of the media agencies, etc. Prior to Airtel, she was Country Media Manager for P&G, India. 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.
Chief Marketing and Digital Officer
Future Generali India Life Insurance
Ashish is a marketing professional with over 16 years of experience into various verticals of marketing. He currently heads the Digital Marketing function for Hero Motors Group which includes companies like, Hero Cycles, Firefox Bikes, Hero Motors, BSH (Srilanka), Avocet Sports (UK), Munjal Kiriu, Hero ZFH, Hero Global Design Centre (Manchester), Munjal Hospitality & lifestyle chain OMA.
During the career span of 16+ years, he had worked for brands like Nokia, eBay, General Motors, HCL, Vodafone, Jubilant and extensively trained on consumer/trade/B2B marketing/ Analytics. He has handled assignments of Digital Marketing, Consumer Insights, Data Analytics, CRM, ecommerce, product management, pricing, placement, consumer promotion, brand launch, brand management, events, incentive schemes, PR management, trade promotions, branding & visibility planning to name a few.
Ashish is decently tech savvy in amalgamation of various platforms (mobile/web/voice) & technologies and the usage of data mining & visualisation software’s like Tableau apart of advance excel.
Ashish is a music buff besides being an avid reader, and loves to cycle around in his free time
South Indian Bank
Marketing Director – CEEMEA
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.
Director -Content Strategy and Planning |OTT Expert
Have started my career from Ad-agencies in 2002 , in 2004 I got a break in Star plus, I have also worked with NDTV Imagine , Disney , Turner , India cast -Viacom International channels… from Broadcasting Channels To OTT platform ..this journey was interesting for me I have enjoyed each phase of my working career ….….i have learnt a lot from my previous Bosses and work.
Now It’s been nearly 3.9 years now since I’ve been handling ZEE5 Global Content strategy and Planning, and it’s been the most amazing experience to understand the need gaps of viewers in different countries and use this understanding to continuously improve the quality of decisions we make towards achieving our business goals. Having experience in Consumer insights in broadcast has also helped !
Associate Director - Consumer Marketing
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.
KKR & Knight Riders Global Franchises
Previously, she worked with Red Chillies Entertainment, Disney – Star India, Starcom Mediavest Group, and DDB Mudra.
BBC Knowledge had accorded her as the ‘Greatest Marketing Influencers of 2017’. Adgully announced her as the ‘Women Disruptor Marketing Head of 2020’. Google India has identified her as part of the ‘Leading Women in New Media.’
Head - Marketing & PR, Asia Emerging Markets
India Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Imran Qadri heads Marketing & PR for the iconic Harley-Davidson brand in Asia Emerging Markets & India region. He is based out of Bangkok, Thailand. He has been associated with Harley-Davidson since April 2019. Apart from India, he oversees Marketing for Southeast Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore), South Korea, Taiwan & Hong Kong as well. He has 14 years of Marketing work experience with brands like Hero Honda, Hero MotoCorp, Nissan & H-D. He has donned several hats in his past roles ranging from Marketing Communications, Brand Management, Product Marketing, Category Management, Media Planning & Regional Marketing. He has led teams and agencies deliver with award winning campaigns, launches & content. Recently he was adjudged among Top 40 Nationwide Experts declared by Business Mint for 2022. He was also part of Top 50 Marketing and Communication Leaders in India in 2021 as adjudged by White Page International and among Top 100 in Asia for 2022. He was one of the Social Samosa Top 40 Marketers for the batch of 2019-20 and among Top 25 Content Disruptors in India in 2020 declared by Vidsaga.com. He has been a jury member with many credible advertising & communication forums. An MBA in Marketing from FORE School of Management, Delhi, Imran has a B.E. Mechanical degree from MSRIT, Bangalore, apart from executive leadership & digital marketing certifications from Vanderbilt University & IIM Lucknow, respectively. He is a certified Sports car instructor and has a flair for writing.
Head of marketing & GM- Brand , Media, Digital social
Global Marketing Head - AI Businesses
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.
Mukul Kumar Sharma is a media-tech leader shaping the future of entertainment & lifestyle content as the Chief Operating Officer of Pinkvilla, the country’s leading digital platform. With over 10 years of experience in actively scaling up digital content in the industry, his vision has helped the company adopt the most agile and forward-thinking processes and radically increase its reach.
Whilst spearheading Pinkvilla, Mukul is constantly enabling the company to capitalize on strategic opportunities and grow in every metric, right from digital presence, to revenues to partnerships. This approach has led the brand to generate 50M+ monthly website visits today, along with millions of Social Media followers.
His strategy is also about pioneering the most effective market practices to stay ahead of the changing times, as he continually oversees the brand’s evolving expansion into new genres and markets. A people’s leader, he is passionate about empowering the Pinkvilla team by providing them with just the right platform, to showcase their talents and ideas to facilitate holistic growth.
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
Head of Marketing,
JioSaavn Brand Solutions
Nidhi S Mittal is currently working with JioSaavn Brand Solutions as a Head of Marketing to drive the B2B marketing initiatives. Prior to this, she played a pivotal role at Tata Advanced Systems in establishing & integrating marketing and inside sales business functions.
Nidhi is a passionate marketer and branding professional with work spanning over the last eighteen years across areas of growth marketing, business development, lead generation, and profitability. With an International MBA from Hult International Business School along with numerous industry certifications, she bring in extensive knowledge and experience in marketing and global account management with exposure of living and working in diverse industries and cultures like India, UAE, the US, and Australia.
Some of the other multinationals she has been associated are DXC Technologies, British Council, Steria Sopra, Toyota Financial Services etc. In her spare time, you will find her caught up in the fire of creativity as a Profuse Reader and Thoughtful Writer.
Senior Vice President - Marketing
Columbia Pacific Management, Inc
Piali Dasgupta is a multi-award winning Marketing and Communications leader. She is
Senior Vice President, Marketing, at Columbia Pacific Communities, India’s largest senior living community operator.
In a career spanning over 15 years, Piali has created a number of award winning marketing campaigns, served on juries, has been on Social Samosa’s Top 40 marketers under 40 list for the year 2019-2020 and has been awarded the CMO Trailblazer by DMA Asia and Voot India’s Best Marketers and Planners 2021.
She has worked across media (The Times of India), e-commerce (Myntra, Amazon), retail (Aditya Birla Fashion Retail) and real estate.
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 and has her own mental health podcast, The Mind Podium, doing her bit to remove long standing stigmas around mental illness.
Executive Vice President & Head – Digital Business Unit
Prasad is a firm believer in the process of ideation – experimentation – learning fast – succeeding faster & scaling up cheap.
A Chemical Engineer from UDCT & MBA from JBIMS, Prasad has 19 years of experience in Digital business, brand & product management, customer acquisition, customer life cycle management, strategy, business planning and research across insurance, telecom, banking and engineering sectors.
Prior to Kotak Life, Prasad has worked in HDFC Life, Tata Docomo, Vodafone, ICICI Bank & Kotak Mahindra Bank.
Priyanka Sehgal has over 19 years of experience across TV and digital, with stints in some of the largest media organizations in the country, including Network 18, Times Now and NDTV. With extensive experience across strategy, product, growth, monetization, content, programming and partnerships, she has set up processes, created content and launched channels which still run effectively across organizations. She has overseen primetime programming, created and executed IPs, turned around TV ratings, set up broadcast chains, forayed into regional content and managed P&L responsibility.
Additionally, she has worked with different brands across TV & digital while setting up branded content divisions, which has given her an in-depth understanding of brands and their ethos. Her IP, ‘Power of Shunya’, won a silver at the Goafest Creative Abby’s 2014 and ‘Amazing Indians Awards’ won at the WOW awards for the on-ground event category. Priyanka’s current focus in Network 18 is on scaling up the digital and leading content, strategy, product, and revenue. 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 tastes.
She was awarded the Women Leadership Achievement Award in 2016 & the Women Super Achiever Award in 2017 at the World Women Leadership Congress. During the time she was overseeing primetime programming, NDTV 24×7 won the Best English News Channel of the year award. She contributed to ET Now dislodging the number 1 channel – CNBC. In her current stint at Network 18, Moneycontrol was awarded the Content Marketeer of the year award at DMAI Awards for a project she led, her recent IP on Firstpost 9 Months qualified as a finalist in the Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Sector at the Indian Marketing Awards.
International Marketing Head (Male Grooming). Head Of Marketing South Asia (Srilanka , Nepal)
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
Head – Marketing & Strategy Emerging Markets
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd.
Raja is a Pharma marketing & sales leader with over 27 years of extensive & rich experience in Building Pharma Brands across Emerging Markets. He is associated with Dr. Reddy’s for over 24 years, presently designated as Head – Marketing & Strategy (Emerging Markets). In his role, he has been instrumental in establishing & managing multi-functional Centre of Excellence (CoE) team that comprises of Marketing, Digital, Strategy, Medical, Portfolio and SFE based out of Hyderabad. He drives the marketing and strategy function across 33 Emerging markets which includes Russia, Brazil, China and key markets across CIS, ASEAN, Africa & LATAM. During his tenure at Dr. Reddy’s, Raja was responsible for building multimillion dollar brands across three channels – Rx, OTC & Hospital/Institutional biz; Handled P&L roles in CIS markets, SA & Australia.
CMO, APAC & ME
Found It ( Formerly Monster)
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.
Sr. VP B2B Revenue
Tata Play Ltd.
A seasoned marketing professional with 25+years of work experience across the FMCG and media industry with a deep understanding of content marketing, driving content subscriptions and ad monetizing. In my professional journey, significant time has been spent in product marketing and business partnerships, leading to pioneering work in creating and implementing the strategy for revenue streams for the content distribution platform.
Head - Marketing
Saint-Gobain India Pvt Ltd- Gyproc Business
An MBA in Marketing from PSG Institute of Management. Also holds M.A & M.Phil in Sociology. Sharmila joined Saint-Gobain -Gyproc in 2021 as the Head of Marketing.
Sharmila has 18yrs of Brand and Marketing experience across various industries. Prior to Saint-Gobain, Sharmila led marketing and product management at ICICI Bank, Bisleri, Pidilite, Hatsun Agro, Radio Mirchi & Future group retail. Sharmila has vivid interest and acquired skills in numerous handicrafts, conducts workshops and loves being a swimming coach. She unwinds by watching movies and social networking.
Associate Director, Marketing
A seasoned Pharmaceutical Sales & Marketing Professional with 15 years of experience with Top Pharma Companies.
Proficiency in Portfolio building in Multiple Acute and Chronic therapy Areas.
A turnaround specialist with exceptional skills in identifying and promoting brand value proposition, capitalizing newer market opportunities, enhancing product positioning with effective marketing communication, improving product profitability, Life-cycle-management of Mega Brands.
An adept in understanding customers and use these insights to guide agencies to create breakthrough and high-impact creative campaigns.
Highly skilled in strategic decision making for sales effectiveness & brand mix and manage marketing activities to deliver > 100% bottom line
Vice President - Marketing & Services
Pidilite Industries Limited
VP, Head of Marketing & Growth.
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.
Corporate Head– Marketing
Dish TV India
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
Bajaj Financial Securities Ltd
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