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Indian politician, Journalist, Political Commentator Chairman, Indian Premier League
Rajeev Shukla is currently a Member of the Parliament (Rajya Sabha) since 2000. Before starting his career as a politician, he was the Chairman of the Indian Premier League, the famous Indian private cricket league that sees participation by international cricketers and is one of the most popular sport franchises in the nation. A political commentator and television host, Rajeev Shukla has donned many hat. He started his life as a journalist for Northern Indian Patrika, Kanpur in 1978, from where he went on to become a celebrated reporter, an accomplished journalist, media person, and later, a political commentator
Managing Director, HOOQ
Mr. Salil Kapoor is an accomplished executive with broad based experience of over two decades across various industries.
Currently the Managing Director of HOOQ Digital (India) Pvt. Ltd. India, (A joint venture between Singtel, Warner Brothers and Sony Pictures), he is leading India business for this new venture in OTT or Video on demand space
In his earlier role as COO of Dish TV (India's leading Satellite Pay-tv company), he was instrumental in leading the growth drive resulting in one of the largest pay television subscriber base. He has also held several leadership roles at leading brands like LG (as CMO and Business division head), at Samsung (as head and product group head) at Microsoft as consumer business marketing lead..
He is also on Board of Simpa Networks, a solar company that is trying to make a social impact by providing affordable solutions to customers in the deep rural off grid areas.
He is a Co-chair of the Digital entertainment committee of IAMAI (Internet and mobile association of India) and a special invitee to the committee at International advertising association (India Chapter)
He has been featured twice amongst the top 50 marketing professionals of India by Pitch magazine (year 2010 and 2005).
Salil is also passionate about Movies, Yoga, Running and Mentoring Start-ups. He is currently mentoring two start-ups in the mobile consumer space.
COO, India Today Group Digital & CEO India Today Group e-commerce
Mr. Salil Kumar currently working as COO @ India Today Group Digital, India's fast-growing media company. Chief Executive Officer India Today group - e-commerce. (CEO e-commerce a JV with Axel Springer and India Today )
He is managing the complete P&L of the digital business, advertising revenue, brand building, social media community, website traffic, engagement, sales strategy, content development, content acquisition and dissemination across various platforms, ensuring quality user experience.
Ensuring to leverage the group strengths across various verticals and delivery better than expected results using his rich experience, keeping in mind the long-term goals and short-term objectives. Build business structures that enable robust and scalable business. Have successfully concluded JV deals for the group with leading brands in countries like Germany, Japan and US.
He is part of the Governing Council for IAMAI and an advisor to various startups. Positions worked in the past includes being a CEO, COO, SVP and GM. Some of the organizations, he has worked with: Microsoft India (India Sales Head), NDTV Convergence as COO, Bharti Airtel (GM - Strategic Alliance & Business Development), Virtual Marketing ( VP Sales and Syndication) and HT Media Ltd ( General Manager and National Sales Head - Internet Business)
Associated Director & Marketing Head, Paisabazaar.com & Policybazaar.com
Sai heads the Marketing function for the Policybazaar Group, which includes two of India's largest and fastest growing fintechs, Paisabazaar.com and Policybazaar.com. Sai has deep experience in leading the brand initiatives of financial services organizations.
Prior to joining Policybazaar, Sai led the brand management for two of the countries biggest insurance companies - Max Life insurance and Aviva India. Sai started his career in advertising, working in leading advertising agencies like JWT and Publicis India.
Dale Carnegie National Spokesperson
Indian National Congress
Sanjay Jha is the Executive Director of the world-famous Dale Carnegie Training operations in India, which has a global experience of having worked with over 400 of the Top Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Jha is also the National Spokesperson of the Indian National Congress Party since 2013 and represents his political party in TV debates and discussions.
Sanjay has been a TEDx Speaker and has addressed enlightened audiences at Brookings, Microsoft, ICICI, AXIS Bank, IBM, The Doon School, United Nations Young Achiever’s Conclave, Toastmaster, Goldman Sachs, Apple, etc. He is also a regular columnist with The Huffington Post. He is one of India’s top influencers on social media like Twitter.
He has founded one of the world’s leading internet portals called CricketNext.Com which is now part of the Network 18 media Group, owned by Reliance Industries.
Prior to starting Dale Carnegie, Sanjay worked with ITC Threadneedle Asset Management ( part of BAT plc, UK), Alliance Capital (New York, USA), Bank of America and ANZ Grindlays Bank.
Jha completed his MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur and his Master’s in Economics from Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, University of Pune. He graduated with distinction in Economics from Fergusson College, Pune.
Sanjay has also written a cricket anthology titled 11—Triumphs, Trials and Turbulence in Indian cricket. Jha has recently authored a book on leadership called The Superstar Syndrome (The Making Of A Champion), co-authored with Dr. Myra White, who is a Professor at the Harvard Medical School. This book was launched in August 2013 and featured in the Crossword Bestseller list.
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