Head of Sales - India, DoubleVerify
Passionate about building brands and all things digital, Nachiket brings along 15+ years of experience in digital marketing and ad-tech. His diverse experience across agencies and publishers has provided clients with an excellent cross-functional understanding of media businesses and emerging technology.
As issues of Brand Safety, Ad Fraud and Viewability are getting complex in India, he is responsible for driving the adoption of DoubleVerify’s ad verification solutions across programmatic, social, and traditional digital media.
Road Trips give him his Zen moments (his best ones being Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh) and he is a huge Bollywood buff...so feel free to either send him a question on tech or about your next roadtrip!
Vice President - Marketing & Brand and Communication, Stashfin
Gaurav Nijhawan is the Vice President - Marketing & Brand and Communication at Stashfin. An alumnus of Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA), Gaurav is a seasoned marketer with over 14+ years of experience across industries such as FMCG, Consulting, Technology, BFSI, and Fintech. He is a technology enthusiast, a strategic thinker and oversees the brand’s marketing and communication functions. He also spearheads Stashfin’s digital media and creative strategy to drive aggressive growth.
Under Gaurav’s supervision, Stashfin has launched various initiatives such as brand revamp, UI & UX app launches, new product announcements, social media interventions, and campaign launches.
Prior to joining Stashfin, he led some of the leading brands such as Carlsberg, Citibank and Ernst & Young where he was responsible for connecting with the right audience across demographics while expanding brand narratives’ reach. He has been a key member of the marketing team at Carlsberg India where he handled Carlsberg, Tuborg and Kronenbourg brands. At Ernst & Young, he worked as a brand and marketing consultant with a focus on driving return on marketing investment across some of the top clients in India and globally. At Citibank, he was instrumental in launching new product categories and brand campaigns.
Head Of Mobile & Emerging Tech, Group M
Niraj Ruparel heads Mobility Solutions and Emerging Tech at GroupM India and is the Emerging Tech Lead for WPP in India. His substantial experience in Mobile Marketing, Metaverse Marketing, Voice Marketing, XR Marketing, Consumer Platforms, Brand communications, and Marketing Analytics has enabled WPP agencies and clients in India to build cutting edge tech solutions.
He has been recognized as one of the TOP 40 RISING TALENTS in Asia Pacific by Campaign Asia Pacific. He has been named in the list of TOP Digital Marketing leaders in 2022 by CMO Asia.
Niraj has also been named in the list of TOP 25 MOBILE MARKETING LEADERS in the country by World Mobile Congress and was a part of India TV’s Powerful Influencers 2020. He is the jury member for the renowned award forums i.e. MMA Smarties, E4M Maddies, IDMA etc.
His creative technology work has won FOMG, WARC, Cannes and I-com Data Creativity Awards lately.
Head - Digital and CRM (Global Brand), Royal Enfield
As a head, Jatin is responsible for devising a marketing strategy (Digital and CRM) to achieve brand and business objectives across global markets – leading digital marketing and strategy across 4 continents. Driving brand marketing metrics across the funnel impact, through relevant strategic & tactical initiatives. Building company-wide processes to connect offline opportunities with digital as a standard practice and Digital Transformation.
Head Digital Marketing - Professional Products Division, Loreal India
Digital native with 16 years of professional experience in digital marketing, brand & media strategy, and e-commerce. Over the years I have worked across multiple industries; (FMCG, Media, and Telecom) and have scaled businesses and managed P&L. As a manager I possess the requisite leadership skills to manage and work in large matrix structure teams across multiple regions.
Head of Growth Marketing, Livspace
Akash Shrivastava is the Head of Growth Marketing at Livspace and leads the company’s performance marketing function.
In his role, Akash is focused on building and marketing innovative consumer web and mobile products catering to Livspace target audience i.e. homeowners. Akash specializes in rapidly improving consumer funnel metrics right from customer acquisition and engagement to conversion, and retention. With 10 years of entrepreneurial experience and over five years of web technology development experience, he is equipped with the unique ability to collaborate with tech, product and business development teams to bring in exponential growth.
His expertise includes a gamut of business and marketing strategies spanning growth marketing, performance marketing, search engine optimization, consumer web products, and consumer product experience along with product launch strategy, social media marketing and online reputation management.
Prior to joining Livspace, Akash was associated with Weddingz, Mobikon and EveningFlavors.com He has completed in B. tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
Senior Director, Monetisation, Flipkart
Profile: Vaibhav has 14 years of diverse experience across the media & ad tech industry. He brings rich insights from the Indian digital advertising market as well as a deep understanding of mobile marketing and ecommerce advertising. He is passionate about solving brands marketing challenges, building businesses ground up, executing growth strategies, and promoting Inclusion & Diversity at the workplace. In his current role, he leads the endemic business for Flipkart Ads working with brands & sellers to leverage Flipkart’s unique advertising solutions to enable digital impact for business outcomes.
Head of Marketing - eChannels, Dr Reddys
Reethika comes with a rich mix of being in the industry for 17 years. She brings with her the right mix of exposure between the agency side and the marketing side.
She has worked with marketing teams of companies like Kimberly-Clark, World Gold Council & is currently with Dr Reddys Laboratories.
She has also been part of agencies like Interactive Avenues, GroupM & Starcom in the past.
Head - Marketing and Digital, Bayer Consumer Health India
Ritu currently heads Marketing and Digital at Bayer Consumer Health Division in India. She is a passionate brand builder and an experienced business leader with over 17 years of experience.
Through the course of her career, Ritu has worked closely on developing business & brand growth strategies, white space product launches, expansions, and other projects leading multi-functional teams across marketing, sales, finance, product supply, purchases and research. She has spent over 12 years building global, regional FMCG and heath care brands in organizations like Procter & Gamble and has launched many consumer initiatives for brands like Vicks and Oral-B.
Ritu strongly believes in the power of purpose led brand building and has led multiple seasons of CANNES awarded campaigns like ‘Vicks TouchOfCare’. She believes in inculcating a constant learning culture and thereby, building high-performance teams empowered to take calculated risks and to deliver excellence and agility in the marketplace.
Ritu is a gold medalist from Delhi College of Engineering with a degree in Computer Engineering and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. She joined Bayer India in June 2020. In her earlier stint, she was the Country Marketing Manager for Personal Health Care, South Asia at Procter & Gamble.
General Manager - Digital Marketing & E-commerce, Tim Hortons
Akshat is a marketing professional with rich experience across F&B, FMCG, Luxury Retail, Automobile & Banking sectors. A marketer with an insightful business lens, Akshat is leading the charge of Digital Marketing & E-commerce at Tim Hortons in India. He is passionate about the application of evolving digital trends that add value to business.
Head- Media & Digital Marketing- India & Global Centre of Excellence, Marico
Ankit is a media professional who has worked in various profiles in media across the publisher, media agency, broadcaster & the advertiser domains.
He started his career with Dainik Jagran as part of their national sales team. His next job with MindShare Fulcrum gave him exposure to cutting-edge work on media and in-particular digital with HUL’s portfolio of brands, after which he moved to NDTV to be part of the team which launched their general entertainment channel, NDTV Imagine, as part of the Marketing team.
His last stint with Disney+ Hotstar focussed on driving strategic initiatives to build a long term revenue roadmap for the platform.
He currently works at Marico Ltd. as Head of Media & Digital Marketing - India & Global Centre of Excellence"
Head of Digital Marketing, Duroflex
Mohit Doda is a Digital Marketing Leader with 16 years of experience in handling Digital Strategy, Ecommerce and Social Media Marketing. He started his digital journey in 2006 and spent 6 years in top digital agencies. In the last 10 years he had led digital functions at Koovs, Reliance Trends and now Duroflex. Being a thought leader in the industry, he’s a frequent speaker at marketing events in India and also shares his point of view as a guest blogger on the emerging digital trends. He is passionate about ecommerce, performance marketing, analytics marketing automation and content creation.
Head of Brand on Digital, CureFit
Athul Uday leads brand initiatives that intersect digital and community experiences at Curefit. He is the custodian of cultfit’s multi-million strong social communities, evangelizing the importance of fitness and celebrating the transformative journeys of customers. Prior to this, he was Head of Digital at United Breweries Ltd, where he drove SOEs to the tune of 80% for Kingfisher and Heineken family of brands on digital. Previously, Athul co-founded Happy Cook, then India’s largest meal kit brand and had marketing stints with Godrej, Amagi and Kirusa in Indian and African markets. Apart from his passion for marketing, he enjoys badminton, reading and traveling.
Vice President and Head - Digital, Content and Social Media Marketing, HDFC Bank
Jahid Ahmed is an astute Digital Marketing professional with over 14 years of experience in the BFSI sector. He has been instrumental in institutionalising Data driven Digital Campaigns, Mar-Tech and Transformation set ups across various BFSI organizations. One of the early adopters of Content led marketing, he has used content strategies to drive brand salience and consideration The winner of CMO Asia's ‘Top 50 most influential Marketing Professional' in BFSI Category, he is also an ardent Digital evangelist, speaking in multiple forums like IAMAI, Adobe Symposium, Facebook community, Exchange 4Media forums, etc
Jahid is currently heading Digital and Content Marketing at HDFC Bank where he looks after Online Acquisition ,Website innovation, Analytics, Social Media listening and Content marketing. His Digital Mantra is to drive hyper personalised relevance in customer's digital journey by seamlessly weaving Channel Orchestration, Design and Tech innovation.
Digital Lead, Bajaj Auto
I lead all digital marketing and frontend tech. initiatives for all markets and brand. I’m currently focusing on Digital Transformation project entailing Website revamp, E-showroom creation, Marketing Automation and Hyperlocal.
Head- Digital Marketing, Dabur
Kapil Ohri, has more than 15 years of experience in digital media across digital transformation, digital strategy, media planning, programmatic advertising and content. Currently, he is leading digital marketing at Dabur India. Prior to this he has worked with organizations like Arvind Lifestyle, Mindshare, Ogilvy, afaqs! and FCB Ulka and has worked on digital marketing for categories like FMCG, Consumer electronics, Home appliances, Automobile and Aviation etc. Kapil has also authored a series of books titled – The Curious Digital Marketer.
Digital Marketing & CRM Lead, Reckitt Benckiser India
Digital Marketing Professional with eight years of diverse experience in setting up and scaling Digital Marketing practices and E-commerce channels for a variety of verticals like Food & Beverages (Domino’s Pizza), Tech Media(91mobiles), Luxury E-commerce(Lootlow.com) and now FMCG (Reckitt). Currently leading Digital Marketing and CRM at Reckitt for their Personal Care Portfolio including brands like Durex and Veet. Previously managed eminent consumer brands like Dettol, Enfagrow, Moov, Strepsils, Itch Guard, Ring Guard, DermiCool, Gaviscon and Disprin.
Head of Digital Marketing, Harman India
Akhil started his career with social media close to 12 years back. And, after learning the so-called nuances of social media initially, he thought why not learn all traits of digital marketing. Hence, the mind of this curious marketing student took him to his next stint where he learnt - client servicing, account management & media planning / buying, digital strategy and thereby helped some of the biggest brands to achieve their marketing objectives. After that, he thought why not apply all these skills as well as knowledge while working with the brand directly, hence he's doing what he initially envisioned.
Head of Connections, Danone
Over two decades of experience across technology, FMCG, Pharma and managing diverse portfolios. As a digital lead helping brands digitally transform and create Consumer Value Journey experiences to drive business growth.
I currently lead Digital Strategy, Strategic Partnerships, Media, Influencer Marketing, CRM, ecommerce integrations, service innovation and Careline at Danone India. Along with the digital mandate I also lead inclusive diversity for Danone. Part of the core ISEA project team working on the service innovations, Media efficiencies, Influencer modeling to drive best practices across region.
I am passionate about the evolving digital consumer engagement experiences. When I am not connected virtually I love listening to music, workout, food, reading and dogs.
Favorite quote – Its always Day 1
Head - Digital Marketing, Ferns N Petals
Sai Thota is the Head of Digital Marketing at FNP. He is responsible for digital marketing across all the global locations viz., UAE, Singapore, Saudi & Qatar other than the home country India. He is a postgraduate from the University of Hyderabad & did his executive program in Management from IIM Ahmedabad. Sai aspires to be a social entrepreneur and is also currently researching on that future project.