Mohit Burman is the Chairman of Dabur India Ltd, a leading FMCG major with presence in over 120
countries across the world. He is a graduate from Richmond College in Bachelor of Arts, Business
Administration and Economics (Double major: Marketing and General Management) and holds an
MBA in Finance from Babson Graduate School of Business, Massachusetts.
A fifth-generation member of the Burman family, promoters of Dabur India Ltd, Mohit is the driving
force behind the Burman family’s foray into the Financial Services sector. He is the Managing
Director of Elephant Capital plc, a public limited company, listed on the Alternative Investment
Market of the London Stock Exchange, and also promoter and co-owner of the Indian Premier
League cricket team Punjab Kings.
He has been helping set and evolve the strategic direction for the various business ventures floated
by him and the Burman family, while nurturing the strong professional leadership teams across
businesses to drive its execution. Mohit has also been actively involved in expanding Dabur India’s
presence in the overseas markets and has also played a critical role in key acquisitions by Dabur
India, both in India and in the overseas markets.
He sits on several Boards including Aviva India, Dabur, Mahindra Forgings.
Mr. Burman started his career with Welbeck Property Partnership London and then joined Dabur
Finance Ltd. a company specializing in fund and fee-based financial activities, as Senior Manager.
Apart from his busy business involvement, Mohit is equally active on the social front and is
associated with various social causes.
He stays in Delhi and his hobbies include Water Sports, Riding and Theatre.
Abhishek Ganguly, MD, PUMA
Abhishek Ganguly is a passionate
consumer-focussed business leader
with an ambitious bent for strategy,
action, speed, and team-building. As a
key member of the global leadership
team at PUMA, Abhishek has been
instrumental in establishing PUMA as the
No.1 Sports Brand in India and has a proven track record of driving the successful business in
the Sports & Lifestyle ecosystem of 19 growth markets such as India, Singapore, Indonesia,
Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Philippines.
As a member of the founding team of PUMA in India in 2006, he built the Sales, Marketing,
Retail, Product, Sourcing, and Operations functions of the company. Realizing that there was
a significant technology led opportunity in the sports and lifestyle retail in the region, he led
digital transformation breakthroughs ahead of the times enabling the brand to cement its
market leadership position in India. Keeping the brand relevant, relatable and connected has
been key to the success of the PUMA brand.
An active Angel Investor, Abhishek funds and mentors promising start-ups. He is part
of the Indian Angel Network and an LP in Stellaris Venture Partners. An alumnus of the
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow, Abhishek was recognized by
The Economic Times on it’s 40 under Forty list of India Inc.’s top business leaders in 2018.
In his leisure time, Abhishek loves following and playing Sports. He believes in holistic
approach to fitness and wellness.
Avinash Pandey, CEO, ABP Network Pvt. Ltd.
Having served the ABP Group since 2005 in various roles, Mr. Avinash Pandey donned the
mantle of CEO of ABP Network in January 2019. Previously, he served for over 7 years as the
Group's Chief Operating Officer. He steered the transformation of the channel from Star
News to ABP News in 2012, along with its rebranding and repositioning in 2020. With over 26
years of experience in the Media sector, his illustrious career includes a stint with the Indian
Express Group and TV Today Group.
He is the serving President of the News Broadcasters & Digital Association (NBDA). He is
also the President of the International Advertising Association (IAA) India Chapter.
A true industry specialist, he is a core member of the Digital News Publishers Association
and a former Director of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation. He has been a member of
several committees, including the Media & Entertainment Committee of FICCI,
Chairmanship of the National Council on Entertainment and Media – ASSOCHAM, Panel
Advisory Committee of the Bureau of Outreach & Communication for the release of
government advertisements, and the Committee of Experts appointed by the I&B Ministry
on ethical standards in media coverage.
An alumnus of Harvard Business School, Mr. Pandey also holds a degree in History and a
postgraduate degree in Modern Indian History from Delhi University.
Mr. Avinash Pandey has won numerous awards and accolades, most notably the CEO of
the Year Award at ENBA 2022 and the CEO of the Year Award at the National Awards for
Excellence 2022. He has been honoured as the Media Person of the Year by the Indian
Chapter of the International Advertising Association (IAA). Among many other honours,
he is also a recipient of the Business Leader of the Year - 2018 Award and The News
Television CEO of the Year - 2019 Award. Under his leadership, the ABP News Channel won
the Most Popular Hindi New Channel Award at the ITA Awards in 2022.
Alok Jalan, Managing Director, Laqshya Media Group
Laqshya Media Limited Laqshya Media Limited was Economic Times Brand Equity Strategic Awards’ OOH
Agency of the Year 2021 – a testimony to the institution building efforts of the
Management team led by me.
The group has won more than 100 creative and strategy awards since inception
Laqshya Media Group, which operates across the 3 conventional verticals of OOH,
Experiential and Digital Marketing Services (and Assets), has been designed to
straddle a vast spectrum of media that reach customers as soon as they step out of
Laqshya Media Group is now one of the largest independent media services
groups across the Indian sub-continent and has delivered a CAGR of ~23% between
FY14 and FY20..
Right Angle was awarded rights by Dubai Government to build and operate the
worlds first chain of air-conditioned Bus Queue Shelters across Dubai
Right Angle Media was tasked with the ambitious project to build 1100 shelters in
RAM invested AED 250 million to develop and roll-out the highly acclaimed street
MD and CEO
Chacko-Thomas, MD and CEO, Tata Coffee Limited
Deepak Chhabra, Managing Director, Timex Group India Limited
Gunjan Shah, CEO, Bata
Managing Director and CEO
Hina Nagarajan, Managing Director and CEO, Diageo India
Group MD & Chief Executive Officer
Jayant Khosla, Group MD & Chief Executive Officer, VLCC
With over a 30-year track record of quarterbacking transformations and successfully managing
diverse consumer businesses in emerging markets of South Asia, Middle East, Africa and
Russia as well as an entrepreneurial venture in the US, Jayant has in-depth and hands-on
experience in start-up, turnaround, roll-ups and high-growth companies with demonstrated
ability to enhance performance and increase productivity. He is an analytical decision-maker
and strategic thinker with impeccable ability to plan and meticulously execute long and short-
term business goals in sync with vision of the company.
As Managing Director & Group Head of the VLCC Group, Jayant sets the strategic direction
and over-sees operations of the most successful transnational proactive healthcare, wellness
and beauty services and products brand to have emerged out of India. VLCC’s direct, company-
managed operations currently span 318 locations in 144 cities and 12 countries across Asia and
East Africa. Employing over 3,000 professionals, the VLCC Group operates three highly
integrated businesses in the Wellness & Beauty domain – 218 Wellness & Aesthetic
Dermatology Clinics in 11 countries across Asia and East Africa; manufacturing & retailing of
Personal Care Products, which are available in over 125,000 stores across India as also in 14
other countries in Asia; and, 100 Skill Development Institutes for Beauty & Nutrition,
operating in 68 cities in India.
Prior to joining VLCC in 2018, Jayant was CEO, Landmark Arabia, based in Riyadh, leading
over 800 stores and 15,000 personnel.
An engineering graduate from Delhi College of Engineering and an MBA from the prestigious
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Jayant began his career with GlaxoSmithKline
Pharma in India. He moved on to successful assignments with blue chip companies across Asia,
Africa, Eastern Europe and North America, where he managed diverse consumer businesses in
emerging markets, having worked with Bharti Airtel as CEO Africa, MD of Future Generali
India Life Insurance, Country Head of DHL and Commercial Director - CIS Countries,
MD & CEO
Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India
Kavinder Singh, MD & CEO, Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India
Kavinder Singh is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Mahindra
Holidays & Resorts India Limited (MHRIL).
Mr. Singh is a Member of the Group Executive Board at the Mahindra Group. He
is also the President (Leisure & Hospitality Sector) and Vice-Chairman of Holiday
Club Resorts Oy in Finland, (Leading Vacation Ownership Company in Europe).
Mr. Singh’s aim is to develop MHRIL into a world-class vacation ownership
company focused on creating differentiated experiences for Club Mahindra’s
His 36 years of extensive consumer-business experience in the FMCG and
hospitality industries include illustrious stints at Asian Paints, ITC Ltd and Pidilite
Industries. During his 17-year career at ITC, Mr. Singh led the Biscuits and
Confectionery business and played a crucial role in setting up and building the
‘Sunfeast’ biscuits business. After a successful stint as Chief Strategy Officer, he
become the first CEO of the Consumer Products Business at Pidilite,
Mr. Singh is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of
Technology, Warangal, and has attended the General Management Program at
Wharton School of Business.
Founder & CEO
Nitin Gupta, Founder & CEO, Xapads Media
Prashant Tandon, Founder, 1mg
Chief Executive Officer
Pushkaraj Shenai, Chief Executive Officer, Lakme Lever
Rajesh Ramakrishnan, Managing Director, Perfetti Van Melle India
Ridham Desai, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley India
Ridham Desai is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley with 25 years at the
firm. He heads Morgan Stanley’s Indian Equity Research team which is the
top ranked team in the country. He has been consistently ranked among the
best equity market strategist and analyst in the country over his career
spanning nearly three decades. He has represented Morgan Stanley in several
public debates on the equity market and the economy, is a regular media
contributor and authored several insightful reports.
Hero Cycles Ltd
Rohit Gothi, CEO, Hero Cycles Ltd
Chief Executive Officer
Srideep Kesavan, Heritage Foods Ltd.
Chief Executive Officer, Watches and Wearables Division,
Suparna Mitra, Chief Executive Officer, Watches and Wearables Division, Titan Company Limited
Chief Executive Officer
Sudhir Langer, Chief Executive Officer, Raymond Consumer Care
Sudhir comes with an extensive 22+ years of experience handling diverse leadership roles in Indian
and multinational FMCG organizations. As the CEO of RCCL, he has led the formation of Raymond
Consumer Care Ltd by architecting the merger of 2 different FMCG arms of the Raymond
Conglomerate - JK Helen Curtis and JK Ansell. Prior to this, he was VP Global Marketing in Tata Global
Beverages and Global Brand Director at Reckitt Benckiser headquarters in Slough, UK. Her
began his career with Colgate Palmolive as a management trainee and has handled a variety of
roles across Sales, trade marketing, and brand management functions. He is an MBA from
Management Development Institute, Gurgaon and a B’Arch from Chandigarh College of
Tarun Arora is the Chief Executive Officer and Whole Time Director at Zydus Wellness Limited.
Zydus Wellness is a leading player in consumer health and personal care with iconic
brands like Sugar Free, Glucon D, Complan, Nycil, Nutralite and Everyuth.
In his tenure over the last seven years, Tarun has been instrumental in turnaround and scale up
of the company performance by accelerating the topline and bottom-line growth on back of
innovations, route to market transformation, laying the foundation for international business
and building high performing leadership team. He has also successfully completed integration
of Kraft Heinz India business with Zydus Wellness post one of the largest cash deal in the Indian
Tarun has rich experience of 27 years with demonstrated thought leadership in the areas of
strategy, innovation and brand building having worked with various FMCG and retail companies
like Danone, Wipro, Bharti Walmart, Godrej and Sara Lee.
Tarun is alumnus of Harvard (AMP) and IMT Ghaziabad (PGDBM) and was listed amongst Young
Turks by Economic Times in March 2014.
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