K. Madhavan, Managing Director - Peps Industries Pvt. Ltd
K. Madhavan is one of the pioneers of the concept of branded mattresses in India. Known among his colleagues and rivals as “The Mattress Man of India”, he has had over 30 years of experience in the mattress industry.
Madhavan started his journey as a management trainee in the
rubber industry and joined Kurl-On, Bangalore in the year
1977. During his tenure in the company, he became an
integral part of the growth story of Kurl-On. When the
company had already reached its pinnacle in the mattress
industry, he was serving as President of Operations for
He is now the Managing Director of Peps Industries Pvt. Ltd. and in the last decade, he
has been instrumental in building a Rs 500 crore empire. Peps is currently the largest
spring mattress company in India, with over 100 exclusive retail outlets spread all
across the country, and a dealer network going beyond borders to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh
and Nepal as well.
Director - Marketing
Head of Marketing
Mr. Nishanth Chandran
Founder & CEO
Mark Titus, Director - Marketing
Nishanth, Founder and CEO of TenderCuts (GFM Retail Pvt. Ltd), India’s first Omni-channel fresh-cut
meat and seafood Company, started in 2016.
Nishanth is a a tech-innovator with an accomplished track record of building strong and successful
companies. He started his entrepreneurial journey with noted e-billing company, EBS (E-Billing
Solutions), India’s leading online payment gateway in 2005. EBS was later acquired by Ingenico, a
public listed company based in France and a leader in POS terminal manufacturing.
Nishanth also had founded Darwin Technologies which was a software consulting firm focused on
Internet Marketing, Ecommerce and software development catering to several clients in US, UK &
With innovation and technology infrastructure as his core competency, has pioneered many new-
age technologies in the last decade.
Nishanth has won the prestigious title of Entrepreneurship Award of the year from March 2017 by
the Economic Times, National Entrepreneur Icon of the Year (Emerging Start-up Category) from July
2018 and Entrepreneur Award’ in the Emerging Start-up Category from July in 2017.
Sr. Vice President, Brand, and Head of Marketing
Head Digital and Direct to Consumer
Head of Marketing
Tanishq, Titan Company Limited
Ranjani Krishnaswamy, GM, Marketing - Tanishq, Titan Company Limited
Ms. Ranjani Krishnaswamy joins Titan as the GM-Marketing,Tanishq, Titan Company Limited based at the Corporate Office. She is a passionate Brand Builder with over 17 years of experience in Marketing Leadership Roles, journeying a rich, diverse spectrum of Markets (Developed & Emerging economies), Roles (national, regional and global), and Brands (Mature as well as Nascent); in large complex as well as small nimble teams. Her marketing journey has been fuelled by Brands such as Dove Skin, Dove Hair, Yardley London, Hindustan Times, Lever Ayush, Santoor, Giffy, Carrie Junior, Wipro Lighting, across diverse markets of India, SEA, Japan, North America, EU, Middle East. She is an SPJIMR Marketing pass out and a Mathematics graduate.
Most recently she has been engaged as an Independent Brand Consultant to craft, design and bring to life their brand strategy. Prior to this she has been associated with Wipro Consumer Care, HT media and Unilever in various leadership capacities.
She is a music lover and tries to eke-out time for her reading.
Ankit Grover, Director and Business Head, Digital Native - InMobi
Ankit is currently part of InMobi technologies and heads Digital Native + Retail + OTT + Fintech verticals and GTM strategies for the Indian market. He has initiated various activities to help grow the advertiser base, building/ leading a cross-functional and cross-regional team and working closely with advertisers and partners to drive the next wave of growth in the mobile space.
Before this, he was part of Vizury Interactive where he was heading the business development activities/GTM strategies for IMEA (India, Middle East, and Africa) markets and was in the Agency team in Google India where he has done various activities to help grow the SME advertiser base and developed the agency ecosystem base – Google Partners. He holds an MBA degree in Marketing and BTech in Electronics and Communications.
Kartikeya is the Chief Marketing Officer of Livspace. In his role, Kartikeya spearheads key functions of Marketing, PR and Retail, which includes brand, advertising, digital, content, research, and strategic alliances. These teams are collectively responsible for demand generation and strengthening brand equity. Kartik’s able guidance to craft impactful marketing strategies has played a critical role to pivot Livspace’s positioning to greater heights. In his role, Karthik drives business results for Livspace including customer insights thereby creating improved consumer awareness and advocacy for the brand.
Chief Consumer & Data Officer
VP & Portfolio Head for Luxury and Premium brands
VP & Head, Brand & Communications
Saakshi Verma Menon
Marketing Head, OTC, Emerging Markets
Director and CEO
Head of Marketing, Growth and Customer Experience
Head – Marketing, Brand and Corporate Communication
HOD – Brand & Marketing and Corporate Communication