Vice President and Head of Marketing, Pepperfry
With a career spanning over 12 years, Naveen has covered a wide spectrum of roles across marketing, sales, and product development across industries like FMCG and Technology.
Naveen leads Pepperfry’s marketing and brand strategy with an aim to drive brand awareness across lucrative untapped markets as well as capture share in the furniture and home décor industry. As a new age marketing evangelist, he works towards charting out a strategy that helps to break the barriers that consumers have towards shopping online, especially for big-ticket items.
Prior to Pepperfry, Naveen worked with Asian Paints for about 10 years where he handled diverse marketing, sales and international business responsibilities of increasing scope and complexity. He also has done a stint as applications engineer at Oracle on ERP development for a couple of years post his engineering.
Naveen has been a recipient of the Economic Times Young Leader award, a stellar achievement for any young professional.
Naveen is an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIM K) and holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Warangal (NIT W).
Director, Consumer Marketing – Platinum Guild International (PGI), India
Self-driven, motivated and result-oriented marketing professional, Sujala comes with a rich experience of almost two decades in the field of advertising and marketing. In 2018 she made her transition from McCann as Executive Brand Leader/ Unit head with a plethora of brands under her leadership to Platinum Guild International - India as the Director - Consumer Marketing.
Her journey boasts of an enviable set of brands, from big names in the home-grown businesses like Godrej to MNCs like Unilever, Nestle and Ferrero, crossing a diverse range of categories from homecare to foods to personal care to beauty even retail & media.
Currently, as the Director, Consumer Marketing – Platinum Guild International (PGI), India her role is to drive the entire spectrum of marketing activities at PGI. Through various programmes, both direct to the consumer and in collaboration with jewellery retailers and manufacturers, Sujala oversees and stirs marketing and communication strategies as well as brand campaigns in order to strengthen PGI’s market position and make platinum a metal of choice for the younger generation.
Vice President – Global Marketing, Greater India, Schneider Electric
Rajat Abbi has ~ 18 years of cross-industry experience. A thought leader and a strategic marketing expert, he has handled diverse leadership roles in Marketing & Strategy, Sales and P&L Management with European, American, and Indian multi-national companies across India & Asia Pacific region.
Rajat joins Schneider Electric as the Vice President – Global marketing, Greater India, this year, and is entrusted with running the marketing function for the company, thereby, driving brand, digital & commercial excellence and helping the organization achieve its growth ambitions.
He will be a part of the Schneider Electric Global Marketing International Operations Leadership team, Schneider Electric India Management team and Schneider Electric India Private Limited (SEIPL) Leadership Council.
Starting his career with Apollo Tyres, Rajat has worked across B2C & B2B businesses in companies like Valvoline International, Philips Lighting & Carrier Air-conditioning.
Rajat holds a master’s degree in Marketing, Finance & Economics from the University of Delhi, India.
Customer Care Associate, and Chief of Marketing and Communication at Shoppers Stop Ltd.
Shwetal Basu is the Customer Care Associate and Chief of Marketing and Communication at Shoppers Stop Ltd.
Shwetal has a strong experience of 20 years in customer behavior, marketing, and communications, across multiple industries such as FMCG, telecom, security services, banking, and retail. She brings to the table a deep understanding of the consumer across demographics and geographies to create successful marketing strategies in sync with the brand’s vision.
In her previous stints, she was associated with Metro Brands Ltd, Aditya Birla Retail Ltd., Gemological Institute of America, and HDFC Bank