Director - Strategy and Communication, Mavyn
Arun Arora is a Mechanical Engineer (Major Operations Research), MBA (Marketing), Post Graduate in Journalism, with additional qualification in Hotel Management. He has rich experience of over 30 years in diverse sectors like Automobiles, Infrastructure, Airport, Steel, Power, Mining, Hospitality, Oil & Gas and CSR.
He has expertise in the area of developing Strategy, Marketing Communication Plan, Advocacy, Corporate Affairs, Reputation and Stakeholder Management, Media, Branding, Advertising, Change Management and Crisis Communications.
Arun has been associated with and contributed to the organisations featuring among top brands (Maruti Suzuki, GMR, JSPL, GVK, Cairn Oil & Gas and Vedanta) in brand reputation and market value ranking as part of senior management. Currently he is the Head – Media Communication with Vedanta Limited.
Recipient of various credible ratings and awards, Arun was adjudged the Power Brand Hall of Fame, ‘Most Dynamic Corporate Communication Professional’ (2011), Indian PR Icon (2013), inducted in PR Hall of Fame by PRCI in 2015 and ranked amongst top ten corporate communications professions in India (Reputation Today) in 2016. Listed among top 100 PR professionals in Reputation Today Listing, 2017. He was felicitated by Indira University, Pune in 2019. He is also invited as a keynote speaker and jury to various forums and credible corporate awards.
He is a dynamic leader and a team player with strong passion and positive attitude. He takes pride in being an obsessed learner and strongly believes in the adage that it is never too late to learn and develop new passions!
Gaurav Mehta is the Chief Marketing Officer of GirnarSoft, parent company of category leading consumer internet brands like CarDekho, Gaadi, Zigwheels, BikeDekho, Oto.com (Indonesia) amongst others. In his previous employment, Gaurav was Chief Marketing Officer – South Asia & General Manager _ OLX Pakistan for OLX. He drove OLX to become among the most trusted and admired consumer internet brands in both the countries. He was one of the first few employees to have joined OLX, and led marketing initiatives that are responsible for OLX becoming a market leader in a short span of time.
A post graduate in Brand Management and Media Planning from MICA, Gaurav has diverse experience spanning 17 years, which includes 11 years as a leading digital business expert in companies such as Yahoo and OLX. An analytics and research driven marketer, Gaurav has been in the mobile marketing space since 2008, and has also showcased his entrepreneurial streak with his company, BrandDNA, a branding and marketing consultancy.
Under his leadership, OLX emerged as the top ten searched terms by Google Zeitgeist in 2013 and 2014. He was also felicitated with the ‘Marketer of the Year’ award at the second edition of Exchange4Media Indian Marketing Awards in 2015 and Power Profile by LinkedIn in 2016. He was also recognized as ‘Forty under Forty’ by Exchange4Media Group in 2018 & 2019.
He is an avid reader with interest in the field of politics, economics, and history.