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Grand Jury

Bharat Puri

Jury Chair

Bharat Puri
Managing Director
Arvind Mediratta
MD & CEO
Anchit Nayar
CEO-Retail & CMO
Suparna Mitra
CEO-Watches and Wearables Division
Sunil Kataria
CEO- India & SAARC
Vishal Bhatia
CEO - New Supply

Vishal Bhatia
CEO - New Supply, Swiggy


Vishal Bhatia is the Chief Executive Officer for the New Supply business unit at Swiggy, India’s leading on-demand delivery platform. In his role, Vishal leads Swiggy’s efforts to bridge existing gaps in high quality food options as well as create new and innovative models to boost supply and create additional revenue streams for the ecosystem.

An entrepreneurial business leader with a strong belief that great results come from a deep-rooted ‘growth mindset’, an unrelenting attitude to win consumers, and a sharp eye on ensuring flawless execution, Vishal comes with more than a two-decade prior experience in blue-chip organisations including Reckitt Benckiser (RB), PepsiCo & Britannia (Danone). In the scheme of larger things, he has headed strategic business model shifts through his roles in India, South-East Asia and the U.K. resulting in accelerated revenue growth and enhanced profitability for those businesses.

Through the years, he has led business creation and transformation by (re)designing operating models, portfolio & innovation strategy, organisation design, white space expansion into new geographies and new categories, trends & foresight led award-winning communication, ROI led investment optimization & digital communication models.

Vishal holds an MBA from MDI Gurgaon and a degree in Electrical Engineering from PEC, Chandigarh. About Swiggy Founded in 2014, Swiggy is India’s leading on-demand delivery platform with a vision to elevate the quality of life for the urban consumer by offering unparalleled convenience. It connects consumers to thousands of restaurants and stores in over 500 cities. Using innovative technology, Swiggy provides a hassle-free, fast and reliable delivery experience. Every order delivered by Swiggy’s fleet of independent delivery partners engaged on a principal to principal basis, ensures a host of customer-centric features like lightning fast delivery, no minimum order value, live order tracking, and 24/7 customer support.

Sunil Kataria
CEO- India & SAARC, Godrej Consumer Products Ltd


Sunil joined GCPL in 2011, where he successfully led the merger of the sales and marketing organisations of Godrej Consumer Products and the erstwhile Godrej Sara Lee. He has diverse work experience across the FMCG and Consumer Services sectors in Sales, Marketing and business roles, including a highly successful 12 year stint at Marico Industries. Post this, Sunil served as a Business Head in retail and telecom companies, leading large and complex business operations. Prior to joining the Godrej Group, he was Chief Operating Officer of the Idea Rajasthan Circle, where he headed business operations, was responsible for the P&L, and led a major turnaround of the Rajasthan business. Sunil is Chairman of the Indian Society of Advertisers and closely associated with the CMO forum, FICCI FMCG Committee and Advertising Standards Council of India. A graduate in Economics from Delhi University, he is also an MBA in Marketing from the Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad. Sunil is a staunch practitioner of the spirit of 'Possibility Thinking' and believes that this, coupled with a passion for flawless execution, is the biggest competitive advantage in today's world. An avid reader, he writes Hindi poetry, and loves watching Hindi movies and Hollywood science fiction.

Arvind Mediratta
MD & CEO, METRO Cash & Carry India


Arvind is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at METRO Cash & Carry India Pvt. Ltd. In his current role since 2016, he has been instrumental in steering METRO into newer geographies and building a robust culture of customer-centricity within the organisation. Within two years under his leadership, METRO has added seven outlets to its portfolio of 25 wholesale stores currently operational in India. An industry veteran with over 27 years of rich experience in wholesale, retail, general management and marketing; Mr. Mediratta has worked with some of the leading Fortune 500 corporations such as Walmart, Procter & Gamble, Whirlpool and Yum! Brands.

Prior to heading the METRO Cash and Carry India, Mr. Mediratta was with Walmart US spear-heading multi-billion dollar businesses for the entire US market, first as Global Officer and Vice-President for Operations (Texas) and then as Global Officer and VP Merchandising for Fresh. Before taking up this global leadership assignment, Mr. Mediratta was the driving force behind successfully setting up Walmart’s Cash and Carry business in India and establishing 20 wholesale outlets in a record five years’ time till 2013. As the Chief Operating Officer of Walmart India, he built Walmart’s Cash and Carry India team overseeing key functions such as Buying, Merchandising, Operations, Sales, Business Development, Marketing, Logistics, Supply Chain, e-commerce, HR, Finance etc. He has been recognized globally by Walmart US for being instrumental in scripting the success story of Walmart’s Cash and Carry business in India.

Before his decade long stint at Walmart, Mr. Mediratta worked with Yum! Brand as the Chief Marketing Officer for South Asia for Pizza Hut, KFC, Tacobell and A&W in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Mauritius. He was instrumental in relaunching the brand KFC successfully in India. Prior to this, he was the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Whirlpool India and Marico India respectively. Mr. Mediratta started his career with Procter & Gamble (P&G) driving the successful brand launch of ‘Ariel’ detergent in 1991. In his decade long tenure at P&G, he worked in various challenging marketing and brand roles in India, Singapore and Bangkok.

Mr Mediratta was rated amongst ‘25 Hottest Young Executives in India’ by Business Today in 2006; ‘Top 8 Marketers in India’ by The Economic Times in 2003; ‘50 most Powerful People in Media, Advertising and Marketing in India’ by PITCH in 2004.

Mr. Mediratta is the Chair- FICCI Committee on Retail and Internal Trade in 2020 and Co-Chair of Food Processing Committee, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

Mr. Mediratta is a B. Tech graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He did his MBA from IIM- Calcutta and was part of the ‘Roll of Honour’ of the institute.

A travel enthusiast, Mr. Mediratta has explored many uncharted places and discovered different cultures, cuisines and varying food habits in different geographies of India and US. Mr. Mediratta is married to Ms. Rashmi Mediratta, an art enthusiast and home-maker, and has two children Tanushree and Niranjan.

Vaishali Banerjee
MD, Platinum Guild India Pvt Ltd


Vaishali heads the Indian operations for Platinum Guild International with the mandate to develop a sustainable platinum jewellery market in India. Under her leadership, PGI India has created a new high-end, value added category for platinum in a mature and traditional jewellery market and delivered an incremental business opportunity for the industry.

Vaishali is a strategically driven marketing professional with proven success in new category and market development and brand leadership in the lifestyle and luxury categories.

Dinesh Chhabra
CEO, Usha International


A chartered accountant by professions, Dinesh Chhabra is the current CEO of Usha International. He spent a large part of his professional life in the automotive sector before joining Usha as CFO and then grew into the CEO’s role about 10 years ago.

His specialization lies in leading and managing change and organizational transformation across all layers of organizational deployment i.e. operational, tactical, and strategic. He has been part of various successful profitability turnarounds in a systematic and organic manner helping companies increase their market capitalization multifold through structural and strategic initiatives. He has also managed effective transition across stakeholders including promoters, leadership, and teams thus enabling the organization to shift the growth trajectories.

Dinesh has been part of various social initiatives including mentoring start-up units, as well as providing support and professional direction to orphaned children who need guidance.

His wife Neelam, a lawyer by profession, actively supports all his social initiatives.

Dinesh Chhabra
CEO, Usha International


A chartered accountant by professions, Dinesh Chhabra is the current CEO of Usha International. He spent a large part of his professional life in the automotive sector before joining Usha as CFO and then grew into the CEO’s role about 10 years ago.

His specialization lies in leading and managing change and organizational transformation across all layers of organizational deployment i.e. operational, tactical, and strategic. He has been part of various successful profitability turnarounds in a systematic and organic manner helping companies increase their market capitalization multifold through structural and strategic initiatives. He has also managed effective transition across stakeholders including promoters, leadership, and teams thus enabling the organization to shift the growth trajectories.

Dinesh has been part of various social initiatives including mentoring start-up units, as well as providing support and professional direction to orphaned children who need guidance.

His wife Neelam, a lawyer by profession, actively supports all his social initiatives.

Rohit Gothi
CEO, Hero Cycles Ltd


Rohit Gothi is leading one of the largest cycle companies in the world as its CEO. He has been at the helm of this global company since last 3 years and has ensured not only HERO continues grow and stays the undisputed market leader with almost 43% share in India market but also grows the premium bicycles market in India through Firefox Bikes Ltd and the European market through its UK subsidiary Avocet Sports Ltd, Manchester.

A leader par excellence, Rohit has mastered his skills as a business leader over an impressive career spanning more than 26 years across multiple industries in India.

Having started as management trainee at Shalimar Paints way back in the early 1990s, his grounding and most of his initial learnings have happened in Marico a leading personal and food conglomerate where he spent 14 years in various roles in sales, marketing and new businesses. Some of the critical roles he handled in Marico included Head, Sales and Head, New Business.

Post Marico, Rohit set up the Indian business of UK based multinational Lornamead which has brands like YARDLEY as its Managing Director.

Before joining Hero Cycles as Chief Executive Officer, Rohit spent four years with the bottling arm of Coca-Cola India, HCCB where he was on the board and was Executive Director - Operations for the country.

His stint in Coke was preceded with a very successful time in telecom major Bharti Airtel where he was leading the circles of Delhi and Rajasthan as HUB CEO.

His experience spanning multiple fields, from telecom and beverages to personal care, has helped him closely watch the growth and evolution of different market sectors in the post liberalization phase of the Indian economy and has also helped deeply enrich his understanding of B2C businesses.

As the CEO of Hero Cycles, Rohit passionately drives the vision of MOVING INDIA, FIT INDIA AND GREEN INDIA through widespread usage of cycles and e-cycles by all Indians through brands like Hero, Hero Sprint, Lectro and Firefox, among others.

Anchit Nayar
CEO-Retail & CMO, Nykaa


Anchit Nayar, joined Nykaa after working for over 6 years with Morgan Stanley in New York. At Morgan Stanley, Anchit worked as an Investment Banker in the telecom and media M&A group and spent time in the High Yield Bond Department and most recently as a Vice President in Equity Sales & Trading.

Anchit joined the Nykaa team as the CEO - Nykaa Retail to lead the Firm’s offline strategy with a focus on expanding the physical store footprint. Nykaa has the ambitious goal of being one of the country’s largest offline beauty retailers to complement its dominant position online and serve as a one stop shop for the increasingly sophisticated Indian consumer. Anchit has helped grow the retail business from 25 to 70 stores and the division's revenues by 300%+ in a span of 18 months.

In 2020, Anchit took lead of the marketing function at Nykaa, spearheading digital, social media, mainline and customer/inbound marketing, and public relations, continuing the hard work of building Nykaa as a dominant and innovative marketing force.

Suparna Mitra
CEO-Watches and Wearables Division, Titan Company Ltd.


Suparna is the CEO of the Watches and Wearables Division of Titan Company Limited. She is an electrical engineer from Jadavpur University and a MBA from IIM, Calcutta. She has extensive business experience, mainly in the lifestyle / retail marketing area.

She started her career as a management trainee in Hindustan Lever Limited. Subsequently she joined Titan where she worked on several roles in marketing, both International and Domestic. The next stint was at Talisma Corp. as a Director – Product Marketing. She moved on to become Business Head – Lee in Arvind Brands Ltd.

She rejoined Titan and became the Global Marketing Head – Titan where she was responsible for all marketing in India and international markets. After this stint, she was the Regional Business Head- South for Titan Company Ltd where she was heading all businesses of Titan Company Ltd including watches, jewellery and eyewear for the South region.

Her last assignment was as the Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for the Watches and Wearables division.

She is married to Manish Bhatnagar and they have two daughters aged 22 and 15. She is an avid reader. Travelling is a passion for the entire family.

Sandeep Kataria
CEO, Bata India Ltd.


Mr. Sandeep Kataria is a business and marketing leader with over 25 years of experience in the consumer products and retail industry across the developing and developed markets.

Since August 2017, Sandeep has been the CEO of Bata India Ltd. At Bata India Ltd, Mr. Kataria has been tasked with the transformation of the footwear giant into a modern, contemporary brand for generations to come. Over the last 4 quarters, Bata India has seen a significant upswing in brand equity, sales and profits. Sandeep’s strategy to force reappraisal of the Iconic Brand with new look stores, contemporary new designs and cut-through insight driven advertising is being positively noticed by consumers across the country.

Prior to taking over the charge at Bata India Ltd, Sandeep was the Chief Commercial Officer at Vodafone, leading the Marketing and Services function for the telecom giant in India and responsible for some of the most iconic marketing campaigns in India. Before Vodafone, he held CMO and General Manager roles at Yum! Brands (the owners of KFC, Pizza Hut & Taco Bell) in India and the UK. He was involved in the rapid growth of KFC & PH as well as the launch of Taco Bell in India!

He joined Hindustan Unilever from XLRI and worked there for almost 2 decades in several marketing & strategy roles across India and at the global headquarters at the UK

Sandeep is an engineer from IIT-Delhi and finished his PGDBM from XLRI in 1993 as the gold medallist of the batch. While IIT gave him the analytical skills, he believes XLRI was responsible for sparking the interest in Leadership & Marketing making him a life long student of consumer behavior and insight !

Sandeep is married to Anuranjita Kumar, another alumni of XLRI from the 1994 batch who is currently the Managing Director, HR for RBS International. Prior to that she spent 2 decades with Citibank. They have 2 children – daughter Avni who studies Politics & Economics at University of Pennsylvania and son Siddharth who studies at British School, Delhi.

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