Chief Marketing Officer
Manav Sethi leads ALTBalaji as the Chief Marketing Officer. He launched this platform in April 2017 and oversees the company’s overall communication strategy in India and internationally.
In his last role at Getit he launched multiple businesses and brands in India and Malaysia across Yellow pages, Horizontal Marketplace and verticals like grocery and furniture, mobile wallet and a merchant lending platform.
At Reliance Big Entertainment, he was the founder of then India’s largest online local search platform that got investment interests from Navteq & acquisition interest from Justdial. While at Reliance, he also worked on launching businesses across FM Radio, Music, Motion Pictures, Movie rental & download, online gaming & a JV with Dreamworks Animation SKG.
In his earlier stints, Manav exited a startup in stealth mode that created an IP that helped telecom towers reduce their energy costs.
He has formal education in Management and Law.
Chief Officer - Content
Madhavi, Chief Officer – Content at Nykaa, has Senior-level Content Management experience with start-ups, specializing in beauty, health and wellness. A founding member of India’s largest online beauty e-commerce company Nykaa.com, Madhavi also has extensive local and international experience, specifically with US-based health aid agencies in Africa and international NGOs and healthcare insurance companies. Besides working with various newspapers in The Times group in Mumbai, she has also worked as a Health and Wellness Consultant with corporates offering customized health and disease management programs and newsletters.
Specialties: Content Management, Start-ups, Health Counseling, Coaching, Disease Management, Writing
Ali Hussein who is spearheading Eros’s digital initiatives including Eros Now (Eros International’s OTT platform), brings with him extensive experience through his impressive track record of over 15 years in the media entertainment and digital space.
Ali has been an entrepreneur and Board Advisor to Discovery Networks and other start-ups in the media and technology domain.
His experience spans across organizations such as Google, Viacom 18 and Hungama where he has held key positions.
His expertise comes from complex mandates across mobile marketing, content syndication and distribution
Chief Executive Officer
DAN Performance Group
Vivek Bhargava has been elevated as the CEO of DAN Performance Group. The former CEO of iProspect now heads all digital performance agencies of Dentsu Aegis Network. This includes iProspect, SVG, Sokrati and the newly launched iProspect Consult.
He consults an impressive roster of 500+ clients in offices based out of Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata and Pune. He advises clients on the most effective digital strategies for their brands.
SVP - Marketing & PR
Over the last 18 years, Kapil launched as well as re-positioned brands, set up new business verticals and led cross functional teams on challenging projects – and across all of these experiences, this above mantra has been his driving force. He has been part of the core team that scripted the turn-around of 9XM and rebuilt it from a one TV channel operation to India’s largest music broadcast network. He is passionate about branding and marketing and its impact on consumer behaviour. Over the years, I’ve bridged traditional forms of mass media with both experiential marketing & new forms of digital marketing, to build a lasting connection between the brand and end consumer
Head – Digital Business
ABP News Network
Ramakrishnan is a Digital management professional with more than 18 years experience starting up Digital Businesses for Media companies in India. He has worked for leading media players in India viz. Mid-Day Multimedia in Mumbai, ABP group in Kolkata and part of the startup team of Publicitas Digital in India. At present he is with ABP News Network since 2008 where he has laid the foundation of the Digital Business in the organization.
He has a Masters degree in Physics and an MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management. He is a keen Yoga buff
Head - Digital Business
Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited
Uday Sodhi has been heading the digital and new media business at SPN for the SonyLIV
platform since 2014.
SonyLIV is SPN’s premium Video on demand (VOD) service providing multi-screen
engagement to users on all devices. Launched in January 2013, it enables users to discover
22 years of rich content from the network channels of Sony Pictures Networks’ Pvt. Ltd.
SonyLIV refreshed its brand identity in December 2017. The renewed brand ethos “We LIV
to Entertain” promises to make SonyLIV the ultimate destination for rich entertainment
across genres, screen types and audience preferences. With the best sporting action line-
up, this year from cricketing extravaganza of India series, biggest football tournament like UEFA Champions league, UEFA Europa League, FIFA Under 17 Football World Cup along with other adrenaline sports like WWE, Moto GP, SonyLIV is all set to continue to enthrall its audience.
At SPN, Uday is responsible for driving SPN’s OTT platform’s growth trajectory and revenue
streams of the new media initiatives by broadening the networks’ horizons to digital and
mobile businesses and has over 27 years of experience across varied broadcast and digital
Aditi is part of the founding team at Pocket Aces, a Sequoia Capital-funded, new age socially-distributed, multi-format, digital entertainment company making highly engaging content for the millennial audience via its channels FilterCopy, Dice Media, and Gobble. Aditi also advises Intellecap, where she set up the Intellecap Impact Investment Network, the world’s largest angel network investing in for-profit businesses, dedicated to creating a positive social impact across India and East Africa. She has worked closely with entrepreneurs, advising them on their business models and growth strategy.
Prior to joining Intellecap, Aditi spent over 5 years at Goldman Sachs in New York, specializing in quantitative equity research, trading and portfolio management. Aditi graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University majoring in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She is a CFA (USA) charter holder, a Shaper in the World Economic Forum Global Shaper Mumbai Hub, and a TiE Mumbai Charter Member.
She currently serves on the advisory boards of Jibu, an affordable clean drinking water enterprise in East Africa, and Impact Business Leaders, an organization dedicated to grooming more talent for the impact space.
Aditi is passionate about problem-solving, dance, and travel. She calls Kuwait (where she grew up) and Mumbai (where she currently resides) home.
Artist Aloud (Hungama Digital Media Entertainment)
Soumini Sridhara Paul is Vice President of the Talent and Independent content platform, Artist Aloud (Hungama Digital Media Ent. Pvt. Ltd.). Launched in January 2010, Soumini has spearheaded the set up of Artist Aloud, South Asia’s premier digital platform for established and new talent with independent audio and video content along with a dedicated team. She also is Head of Operations and Content Development for Kids and other channels on YouTube and Special Content Creation and Event IP projects for Hungama. One of her pet projects is the channel she is building along with a wonderful team for Hungama Kids creating content which is age appropriate, entertaining and educational. She has over 20 years experience as a Pop Artist, Artist Manager as well as assignments with Channel [V] including Bollywood, Independent and International talent and Universal Music including album launches and promotions and artist relations. As a hobby, Soumini has been dabbling into writing for the last 5 years and Disha The Challenge is her first ever-published work through Partridge. She started her artistic stint as a singer almost 20 years back but chose to work in other aspects of the industry to build something that would change the face of Talent and Independent Content Space.
Co Founder and COO
An itch for innovation and smart creativity drove her towards advertising, media and communications in 2007. Since then she has worked with corporates, startups, agencies and has been lucky enough to interact with some of the finest people of our industry. While doing that she explored the need for cutting-egde & leading-edge communications in today’s market.
Her entire league has been in the digital front which comprises of strategy, social media, digital engagement and mobile derivative. Having essayed roles from Account Managers to Marketing Manager to Head digital strategy and engagement in her roles with Zoom tv, Interactive Avenues, Dealsandyou.com, Airtel and now GRAPES DIGITAL; the key thing she believe lies in ‘UNLEARNING’. This helps you to think of “out of the box” to campaign ideas with the help of newer platforms to engage with your audience.
A bronze medalist from the Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad for academic excellence during her PGDM (Communications) and a distinction holder in computer engineering, Shradha is a digital strategist and believes in no fool-notion.
Specialties: Digital Media Intelligence, Innovative thinking, Analytics and Consumer Insights to get creative bend. communications. Building and running teams, setting processes and people for companies.
Head - Digital Marketing & PR
Hero Cycles Ltd
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.
National Head, Original Content & Licensing
Ganesh is an entertainment business professional with over 18 years of experience across the Indian Digital Content, Music, Radio, Movies and Advertising businesses with a deep understanding of and experience in content management. He is an alumnus of IIM, Calcutta and NIT, Rourkela. Across his stints with Sony Music, The Times Group and FCB Ulka, Ganesh has helped create, market and distribute video and audio content across multiple Indian language markets. He has also worked closely on film projects with Dharma Productions, Aamir Khan Productions, Madras Talkies, etc. as well as with eminent music talent including Gulzar, Javed Akhthar, A.R. Rahman, Shankar Ehsan Loy, Vishal Bhardwaj and Shreya Ghoshal. He was instrumental in getting popular sports content published on home video format before the digital boom.
Ganesh now heads the Original Content business for Mirchi, through which he has successfully lead managed the creation, monetisation and marketing of the company’s multiple digital shows across languages including the biggest Tamil series ever, ‘Kalyanam – Conditions Apply’, and more recently the Gujarati web series ‘Jalsa Party with Dhvanit’.
Ganesh has also served as guest faculty at multiple business and media colleges including MICA and COMMITS, Bangalore. He has also featured as part of expert cricket panel discussions on television and has been part of a team building exercise for the Mumbai Indians IPL team.
Chief Marketing Officer
Mr Gagan Singla is the Chief Marketing Officer of Angel Broking and the core member driving Angel in its growth trajectory in the digital world. A technologist by training and marketer by passion, Mr Gagan Singla is one of those rare professionals who can simultaneously handle responsibilities of a marketer and a data scientist. In fact, his analytical, data-driven approach adds a new dimension to marketing. With unmatched skills in Marketing, Technology and a thorough understanding of Analytics, Mr Singla is leading the Digital Transformation at Angel Broking. Mr Singla’s Core Competencies include digital and mobile strategy, digital marketing and scaling, customer analytics and insights, product management, data and technology driven enterprise transformations, brand building, Corporate Communication and
With more than 12 years of experience –primarily in delivering large analytics-driven transformations across multiple sectors and geographies, Mr Singla is the go-to man when it comes to devising strategies that are extremely focused and stakeholder-specific. In his eventful professional career, Mr Gagan Singla has worked with prominent names like Hughes, PwC, Deloitte and Quikr India with extensive assignments in the UK and the USA. Prior to coming on-board with Angel Broking, Mr. Singla was the global CMO of Simplilearn, an online education provider of professional certification training, based in Scotts Valley, California, USA. Mr Singla contributed significantly to Simplilearn’s marketing efforts in India and Global Markets.
Chief Executive Officer
With close to a decade of combined experience in public relations, corporate communications, digital and social media communications, he has worked with Twitter, Bandhan Bank, Crompton Greaves, Kotak Group, Future Generali, DSP Black Rock Investment Managers and Tata Group, to name a few.
He has also been a speaker at Dubai international HR Summit and Start up summit by PayUmoney.
A part of the faculty at some of India’s top education institutions/ colleges, he shares expertise on digital media, social media, public relations, marketing strategies, web designing and a number of related software
Chief Executive Officer
A dynamic professional and proud recipient of the prestigious award – ‘Best PR & Corp Comm Head Of The Year.
Adept at Corporate Communication and Public Relations, Brand Building, Content — through strategic narratives for several sector-leading brands, Video and Digital content creation — and Brand Ambassador training. In an illustrious career spanning 26 years, associated with august organisations like Adfactors Public Relations, Sony Entertainment Television, MAX, The Times of India Group, INX Media (9X, 9XM), Eros Multimedia’s B4U, Sahara One Media & Entertainment, Zee Telefilms, All India Radio, Times FM and DD.
Head- Brand Partnerships
Mr. Vijay Koshy has been working with The Viral Fever as Head- Brand Partnerships since June 2016. Before TVF, he was Vice President -BIG RTL Group since June 2013. Vijay is responsible for driving revenue along with profitability growth for the TVF Network alongside the overall BD operations in India.
With over 20 years in the advertising and media industry, he has worked with leading ad agencies and broadcasters. He has worked with some reputed names in the Ad World like Enterprise, Trikaya Grey, Lowe Lintas and JWT Fulcrum before moving to the broadcast industry
Director – Marketing
Tarandeep is the Director of Marketing at KidZania India.
Previously, he has worked as Senior Manager of Marketing at Pan India Paryatan Pvt. Ltd. Of which Essel World & Water Kingdom are a part.
He has also played the role of Head Marketing with Fame India Ltd.
He completed his MBA in Retail Management & Marketing from ITM Group of Institutions.
His key specializations include Brand Management, Marketing and Team Management
Building Products Division (HSIL) & CEO (EVOK Retail)
Mr. Manish Bhatia, holds a Master’s degree in Management from Xavier’s Institute of Management and a certification in Blue Ocean Strategy from one of world’s leading business schools – INSEAD, France.
Mr. Manish Bhatia handled various positions as Head of Marketing and Head of Sales with Decorative Business at AkzoNobel. He was Business Director for Middle East, South and South East Asian markets where he played a Leadership role and contributed to various aspects of sales, marketing, innovation and was part of Global Management Team of the business.
Digital Marketing Head
A decade of experience in Marketing and Brand Communication with specialization in Digital.
Astute understanding of various digital marketing channels coupled with solid technical knowledge gives me an edge in implementing brand related campaigns derived from the overall business objectives. Data is an integral part of his work style ensuring a fair balance of execution and result KPIs, important for any strategy to be successful.
The work done during his stint with Godrej won awards by “Asia Retail Congress” and “CMO Asia Brand and Marketing Excellence Awards”.
CCO & Co - Founder
WittyFeed’s third Co-Founder & CCO Mr. Parveen Singhal. He is the youngest of the trio. He is just 24-year- old at the moment. He is the man who takes care of the social media, content, and traffic acquisition. He is one of the youngest entrepreneurs of his motherland.
Parveen was also part of the Under 25 Summit which is India’s largest youth festival for entrepreneurs, innovators, creators, designers, musicians, food enthusiasts, and travelers.