President – India, Mondelēz International’s
Deepak Iyer is President of Mondelez India Foods Pvt. Ltd and is responsible for leading the business of Mondelēz International in this dynamic and emerging market. Deepak is also part of the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) Leadership Team for Mondelēz International.
Deepak has extensive experience in the FMCG space with close to thirty years of management experience spanning sales, marketing, franchise and general management.
Prior to joining Mondelez India Foods Pvt. Ltd., he was the CEO and Managing Director of Bharti AXA General Insurance Company Ltd. He has also served as the CEO and Managing Director, Indian Subcontinent at Wrigley India Pvt. Ltd.
Deepak was earlier with PepsiCo Inc. for 17 years and has worked across several roles in India, South Asia, and Africa. He has also worked for Marico Industries, Coats Viyella India and Tata Telecom Ltd.
He holds a master’s degree in Management Studies (MBA) from SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai and a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Sardar Patel University, Gujarat.
Divisional Chief Executive - Food Business, ITC
Mr. Malik is currently the Divisional Chief Executive of ITC’s Foods Business and is also a member of the Corporate Management Committee of ITC Limited.ITC is one of India’s foremost multi-business enterprise with interests in consumer products, hotels, paper, agri-business and IT. ITC Foods is the third-largest packaged food company in India and also the fastest growing, with strong play in staples, snacks, biscuits, noodles, spices, juices, dairy, chocolates, etc.
Michelle Doti Taylor
Head, Global Sports Sponsorships, Tata Consultancy Services
A sports marketer and business strategist, Michelle has spent her entire career in sports. Presently, she is the Head of Global Sports Sponsorships at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), she oversees a portfolio of 14 sponsorships that span across 12 cities and 4 continents.
Prior to joining TCS, Michelle served as Director of Sponsorships for New York Road Runners and was a Sports Specialist at the ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. Michelle has a Masters’ Degree in Sports Management from the University of Massachusetts, is a passionate fitness enthusiast and is based in New York.
Global CEO, VMLY&R
Jon leads VMLY&R as global CEO. The agency has more than 12,000 employees, with principal offices in Kansas City, New York, Detroit, London, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney. Jon is a member of the WPP Executive Committee.
In 2020, VMLY&R and Geometry combined commerce capabilities to form VMLY&R COMMERCE, and Sudler’s international healthcare practice became VMLY&Rx. Additional VMLY&R agencies include BAV Group, Berlin Cameron, KingEclient, Mutato, Scholz & Friends, TAXI and The Glitch.
In June 2021, Jon led the agency to top 10 recognition on the prestigious Advertising Age A- List. VMLY&R was also named the Creative Network of the Year by Campaign and Agency Network of the Year by Campaign US. In 2020, VMLY&R was honored by Fast Company as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies.
VMLY&R is proud to serve some of the world's most recognized and respected brands, including Campbell’s, Colgate-Palmolive, Danone, Dell, Ford, Intel, Microsoft, Pfizer, Sherwin- Williams, United Rentals, U.S. Navy, and Wendy’s.
Jon graduated from the University of Missouri in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He relishes spending time with his wife, Lisa, and their three daughters.
Managing Partner & CEO - ESG Stewardship Services, ECube Investment Advisors
Richa has recently joined ECube Investment Advisors, as Managing Partner & CEO – ESG Stewardship Services. In this entrepreneurial venture, her mandate is to drive the strategy and implementation of Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) assessment & engagement.
Prior to ECube, Richa was with the Tata group, where as COO she led the transformation of the consumer business of Tata Chemicals, launching Tata Sampann, and building the foods portfolio beyond salt. In her last role at the Tata group, as President – Packaged Foods, Tata Consumer Products Ltd, she was responsible for driving the Packaged Foods business in India.
Before joining the Tata Group, Richa had set up Five by Six Consulting - a boutique strategic marketing consulting firm, advising companies like McCain Foods, Britannia & Wipro (Consumer). Prior to Five by Six, Richa’s stints as Head of Marketing & Innovation at Britannia, and in leadership positions at Balsara & FCB-Ulka, were all during the critical inflexion points in the journey of these organisations.
Richa has served as a Director on the Board of Tata Nourishco and Tata Unistore, Tata Group’s e-commerce venture launched under the Tata Cliq brand name.
Over the years, Richa has engaged deeply with key government stakeholders and has been active on various CII and FICCI committees on FMCG, Nutrition & Agriculture. She has played an active role in mentoring senior leaders, across industries & organisations. In 2020, Richa was on Business Today’s list of Most Powerful Women.
Besides business, Richa is passionate about photography; she has had solo exhibitions in India at the Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi & NCPA, Mumbai, and has also exhibited at an edition of the India Art Fair.
A graduate in Economics & an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Richa is a Chevening scholar from the London School of Economics.
Global Chief Technology Officer, Wavemaker
David Kaganovsky is currently the chief technology officer for Wavemaker, one of the world’s largest media agencies operationalizing the use of artificial intelligence, platforms and automation to make sense of data, collaborate and execute campaigns. Kaganovsky is responsible for the overall technology agenda at Wavemaker including the technology investments by the agency and leading the Wavemaker Technology Consulting Unit.
He has also held positions at Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers, spanning a broad range of consulting services but always with a focus on leveraging technology to deliver value and manage risk.
Area Marketing Lead, Oral Health, GSK Consumer Healthcare
Anurita is a Consumer marketing professional with around 20 years of Business and Marketing experience.
She has successfully led Oral health for GSK Consumer Healthcare India Subcontinent, making Sensodyne a highly respected brand that we all love to use. Under her leadership, India has emerged as one of the largest markets for Sensodyne globally. She’s also spearheading GSK’s Digital, Media, Insights & Analytics foray across all of GSK brands. She’s recently taken on the Digestive and OTC part of the portfolio, which included iconic brands like Eno, Iodex, Crocin and Otrivin.
Anurita joined GSK from Philips India where she was the Marketing and Business Head for Personal Care. Aside from this, she spent 13 years with Nokia, PepsiCo and Hindustan Unilever.
Joint President - Consumer, Commercial & Wealth Marketing, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.
Elizabeth Venkataraman heads the marketing function of the consumer banking, commercial banking and Wealth businesses at Kotak Mahindra Bank. She also leads marketing alliances. She is a part of the Management Committee of the Consumer Banking business.
In her current role, she is responsible for driving the brand’s strategic direction and contributing to business growth. She was a part of the team that anchored the launch of Kotak 811 - India’s first downloadable digital bank account. Kotak 811’s campaigns – #IndiaInvited, #DreamsInvited and Video KYC, are a testimony to her strength of spearheading campaigns that build strong marketing efficacy.
She is also driven by her passion to empower women by becoming financially independent, and one of the key marketing initiatives that she drives and which is close to her heart is Kotak Silk, a banking programme exclusively for women. Her love for innovation is represented by her pioneering initiative of taking art off the wall and into the customer’s wallet. She launched the special edition series of debit cards where renowned Indian artists such as Paresh Maity and Seema Kohli made a 2” x 3” debit card on their canvas.
Senior Partner, Microsoft Advertising, Microsoft Search Advertising
Reena has 20+ years of experience working with media companies. She started her career in Print with Indian express and moved on to Television where she worked with Zee TV and Star News. Her digital medium journey began over a decade ago, and since then she has worked with brands like Yahoo and Alibaba. She has been working with Microsoft Advertising for the past 2 years and leads the India region sales in partnership with InMobi. Her mantra is - get above your nerve, don’t stay too long in your comfort zone, and keep learning.
CMO, HDFC Bank
Mr. Ravi Santhanam is the CMO, Head-Corporate Communications, Head-Liability Products and Managed Programs at HDFC Bank.
In his current role, Mr. Santhanam has espoused and put into practice the belief that marketing can be revenue driven. A firm believer of harnessing the potential of big data & analytics, brand communication and activation, digital marketing and digitization, he is responsible for driving the entire customer experience through digital origination, which enhances customer experience and also helps fulfill the business objectives. He has played a key role in establishing the customer centricity practice at HDFC Bank by setting up the NPS system across the Bank.
As part of the Future Ready teams, he has also been given the mandate to manage product portfolio of liability products and managed programs for the Bank.
Prior to HDFC Bank, Mr. Santhanam worked with Vodafone, as COO for Uttar Pradesh. In 2013, He was given the responsibility to lead the new business vertical of Data, Devices, and Content & Innovation in Mumbai. He drove the fast-growing data business, which according to him, played an important role in driving the data led revolution that we see today in the country
With over 20 years of work experience, Mr. Santhanam's previous stints include Reliance Communications, ICICI Bank and PowerGen, spanning across functions including Strategy, M&A, and Business & Functional leadership roles. He was the only CMO from India to be featured in the top 50 list of Forbes 'The World's Most Influential CMOs 2020'. This recognition was for the outstanding work done on the brand during the pandemic.
Ravi has completed his BE (Mechanical Engineering) from Anna University and MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.
A football aficionado, Ravi is married with two children, who he believes is his primary teacher on all things digital and digital experience.
Head – Marketing, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit
As the Head-Marketing for the Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, he is responsible for the creation of the brand and positioning strategy for the passenger vehicle portfolio.
With over two decades and half of experience, Mr. Srivatsa has in the past, worked with Renault, Maruti Suzuki and Philips Electronics. Prior to this role, he was Marketing Director for Renault, Middle East. His extensive experience involves working in diverse functions across Channel Sales, Distributions, Corporate Sales, Product Management and Marketing Communications.
In his illustrious career, Mr. Srivatsa has been at the forefront of more than 40 launches and has launched more than 20 Automotive Brands into the market. He has been at the forefront of consolidating brand performances and taking businesses to record levels of sales and profitability. He has led teams to develop several award winning advertising campaigns and landmark launches.
Mr. Srivatsa has graduated in Electronics from Bangalore University and has done his Business Excellence program from CEDEP
Director and Co-Founder, Wakefit.co
Chaitanya Ramalingegowda oversees all front-end operations of the company in areas such as sales, marketing, technology and customer experience. An MBA from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and a BE (Computer Science) from National Institute of Engineering, Chaitanya has over 17 years of experience working in several managerial capacities in large companies and startups. He has also been a serial entrepreneur and an angel investor, investing his professional expertise and acumen in various start-ups.
Chaitanya’s vision is to establish Wakefit.co as the preferred lifestyle choice for India’s home and sleep solutions needs, offered at an affordable price with premium quality. He, along with co-founder Ankit Garg, have ensured that Wakefit.co’s products are a result of in-depth interactions with customers and extensive R&D. Their decision to set up in-house manufacturing to control quality, costs and price are a result of this customer-centric DNA. Chaitanya has spearheaded several innovative marketing campaigns, most significantly the viral Wakefit Sleep Internship campaign in 2019. The company had also sent a Wakefit mattress to PM Modi with 1000+ messages from all over the country, which garnered considerable visibility.
Other than being a full time entrepreneur, Chaitanya also authors articles on Chaiposts, his very own blog. His articles focus on entrepreneurship, product strategy, design, digital transformation, digital marketing and growth consulting. During his free time, Chaitanya loves to travel and explore new places.
CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network
Anand Bhadkamkar is a CA (Chartered Accountant) and CMA (Management Accountant) by profession and holds a postgraduate diploma in digital business. His experience expands over 23 years, which includes 5 years in auditing firms and 19 years in Media, Advertising & Communications industry. Before being elected as the CEO, Anand was with the network as CFO - South Asia and COO - India. He is also a member of the Dentsu India Network Executive Board and Greater South Executive Board.
He has been instrumental in the growth of Dentsu India network for over past 10+ years. He has played a major role in building Dentsu India network from a set-up of 64 employees in 2 cities to over 3500 employees in 9 cities. With more than 23 brands in the group, Dentsu is now the 2nd largest Advertising and Marketing Communications Group in India. In addition to this, Anand has also played a key role in the acquisition and integration of 13 entities in Dentsu India network and Sri Lanka. He is actively involved in identification and negotiations with potential acquisition prospects.
Prior to this, Anand was a part of Lintas India as Vice President- Finance. He was with Ernst & Young India for 5 years handling various statutory, Management Reporting, Internal & Taxation Audits. He is currently overseeing the business & operations and additionally driving HR, IT and Admin functions in his new role as CEO, Dentsu India Network.
Anand’s notable achievements as the CEO of Dentsu India network include the prestigious Adam Smith award for Best in Class Treasury Solution in India and ‘CEO with HR Orientation’ award by Asia Pacific HRM Congress 2019.
Director, Microsoft Advertising InMobi
Rohit Dosi is the Director of the Microsoft Advertising Business at InMobi. He is responsible for P&L management, revenue growth, strategic partnerships for Microsoft Advertising business in India. With over 8 years of experience, he has previously worked at the likes of Google and Rocket Internet. Rohit is also an entrepreneur having founded LataHun - a B2B hyperlocal logistics startup. Rohit is a graduate from IIT Roorkee.
Industry Head - Consumer Packaged Goods, InMobi
Alakshit leads the CPG and Alco Bev business for InMobi in India. In his previous roles at InMobi, Alakshit has led Sales for North for InMobi's Performance and Tech/Telco solutions and Account Management across India. Alakshit is an alumnus of the Indian School of Business and BITS Pilani.
Founder & CEO, Logicserve Digital
Prasad Shejale is a lover of ‘All things Digital’. For him, digital is a huge universe where each marketing tool and platform plays its vital role in benefitting the client's need. And if you catch up with him during his break for a cup of chai, he will let you in on his secret love for display and search marketing. His passion for digital marketing and a sense of understanding people makes him a unique entrepreneur who knows how to transfer an effective idea into a successful campaign.
An IIT Madras Alumnus, his intuitiveness makes him a go-to for any solutions or converting ideas into reality. He started Logicserve Group in 2007 and grew it from a small team to a high-performing result-oriented group. He spearheads Logicserve Digital, the Indian arm of Logicserve Group.
An entrepreneur with experience and exposure not just to the Indian Digital Marketing space, but also Global Digital space, Prasad Shejale offers unique insights on what can and is actionable for the services that you provide. An expert in performance marketing, his solutions and analysis enable one to reach not just the ‘why’ but also the ‘how’ of every solution.
VP Marketing, Zoho
Praval joined Zoho in 2012 and is currently the VP of Marketing & Customer Experience. He and his team work on building the Zoho brand. Back in 2008, Praval co-founded a digital agency that helped brands like Samsung, Maruti Suzuki, NIIT, Aircel, and Micromax with product launches, outreach, digital marketing, and web development. Over the last 13 years—between his agency work and his time with Zoho—he has launched products, developed go-to-market strategies, built marketing teams, led training workshops, and fostered critical partnerships. He lives in New Delhi and is on Twitter @Praval.
Karan Ravindra Jaitapkar
Head of Digital, ABP Network
With more than 20 years of experience in delivering media products both in news and OTT, I have worked in numerous media companies and helped them grow in today’s fast-paced digital world. My core strengths lie in driving user growth and maximising monetisation using product/technology innovations driven by analytics. I have worked with companies such as Network18, ZEE, The Times of India among others in the past.
Kinjal J Shah
Head Digital Business, Marketing and Analytics, Kotak Mutual Fund
Kinjal Shah is the Head Digital Business, Marketing and Analytics at Kotak Mutual Fund and has been associated with the company since 2016
He has more than 13 years of experience in the Mutual Fund Industry and has also worked with other brands like ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund & Birla Sun Life Mutual in various capacity in Sales, Strategy and Digital domains.
He has launched industry first products like AI based Voice bot for SIP & Native App for Distributors in Mutual Fund Industry. His area of business interest are:- Building Business Digitally, Digital Transformation, Digital Innovations, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence
Head of Performance Marketing, Flipkart
Shreyansh has over 10 years of hands-on experience in Digital Marketing, CLM, CRM & Web Development. He has the right mix of marketing & technology knowledge.
He is a highly sought-after speaker and industry thought leader. Shreyansh is well known in the industry for his innovative & disruptive ideas. He is passionate about what he does and leverages data, innovation, and creativity to drive results.
Shreyansh has led numerous initiatives in Performance Marketing, Display Advertising, Mobile Marketing, Programmatic, Social Media Marketing, SEM, CLM/CRM & SEO. He has multiple case studies with Google which showcases his commitment & exceptional work in the field of Digital Marketing. He has successfully delivered measurable impact from multi-million dollar campaigns for India's largest Classifieds, Real-Estate & E-commerce giants. In his current role, he is leading Performance Marketing for Flipkart. In past, he has spearheaded digital marketing for big brands like OLX, Quikr & CommonFloor.
GM Marketing, Manoramaonline
Boby has been heading the Marketing & Monetisation for Manoramaonline Network for the last 7 years. He comes with strong credentials across the digital ecosystem having worked with Technology, Agencies & Publishers side of the business. He had in the past worked with large media companies like Tata Press, Times Of India & Percept in a career spanning over 20 years.
Chief Marketing Officer, CoinDCX
Ramalingam Subramanian (Ram) is the Head of Brand & Communications at CoinDCX, India’s largest and safest cryptocurrency exchange and liquidity aggregator, where his primary focus is streamlining the company's marketing strategies as well as building the platform's global brand. At CoinDCX, apart from high impactful campaigns such as #TryCrypto, Ram has also been responsible for onboarding High Net-worth Individual (HNI) clients, establishing internal processes that have helped transition CoinDCX from a startup to an established household brand. Ram’s areas of expertise also include marketing, technology, and entrepreneurship. He holds an undergraduate degree in Information Technology and a Master's Degree in Management.