Managing Director - India, Perfetti Van Melle
Director - APAC O&O Business
Director - APAC O&O Business, InMobi
Devika is Director - APAC O&O Business, InMobi. She is responsible for the growth of the advertising business for InMobi's O&O properties like Glance, driving native ad experiences and content integrations on Glance. In her 20 years of experience, she has worked with clients such as PepsiCo, Mondelez, Nokia, HSBC, Castrol, Volvo and many more. She is passionate about building brand experiences that create powerful connections with consumers.
Sarbvir Singh heads Policybazaar.com, India’s leading insurtech company. He is responsible for the overall business performance of PolicyBazaar.
Prior to joining Policybazaar, he was a venture capitalist and also served in senior leadership positions with digital and media companies. He was most recently the Managing Partner of WaterBridge Ventures, a leading early-stage venture fund.
Over his career, Sarbvir has led venture investments in industry-leading companies like BookMyShow, Yatra, DoubtNut, ZipLoan and Webchutney. He served as the founding Managing Director of Capital18, Network18’s venture arm and as Regional Advisor to JP Morgan PEG for their investments in India. He also held leadership positions with Citigroup in New York and Emerson Electric in Hong Kong.
Sarbvir is a graduate of IIT Delhi and holds an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad.
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer, Amul (GCMMF)
President - India
President - India, Haier
Mr. Satish N.S. is President at Haier Appliances India Pvt. Ltd. A seasoned business leader with more than 25
years of experience, Satish is heading the company’s India operations that include sales and marketing,
manufacturing and all other support functions of the company. Satish is a Sloan fellow - MIT school of
Management, a Mechanical Engineer with an MBA in Marketing.
An industry expert, Satish is seen as a visionary with keen understanding of the consumer durables sector in
India. A true leader at heart, what sets him apart is his deep understanding of changing customer needs and
a wealth of experience in delivering solutions across markets. His relentless pursuit for success with teamwork
at the core has made him one of the strongest pillars at Haier. In the past, Satish has held several leadership
positions with some of the leading companies like Onida, Samsung, Panasonic and Videocon.
Managing Director & Founder
Managing Director & Founder, Ferns N Petals
Mr Vikaas Gutgutia, is a maverick entrepreneur and the Unicorn Founder & Managing Director
of Ferns N Petals. Established in 1994 he started his journey with the purpose of providing
world-class facilities to Indian society. For Mr. Gutgutia, gifting was an intimate way of
expressing one’s love and appreciation to a dear one and he wanted to transform this
experience from a beautiful dream to an ingenious reality. Despite what most might think, a
university degree doesn’t always equate to success, with just a simple B.Com degree in hand
and putting his blood and sweat into the business for years, he established a name that has
become a household phenomenon and the largest flower and gifting barnd in India.
With his persistent efforts and desire to create an exceptional brand, he brought a new edge to
the flower gifting culture in the country, and now this flower has budded into different
directions with 400+ stores across India and 11 verticals under one umbrella. Some of these are
FNP Retail and Franchising, FNP E-commerce - India | UAE | Singapore, FNP Cakes, FNP
Weddings & Events, FNP Venues, Floral Touch – UAE, FNP Flagship Store, Sipping Thoughts,
Wedding Design Hub, FNP Media, Last Journey, Baby Bless. Due to his many achievements, he
was nominated as Entrepreneur of the Year (2020) by Ernst & Young.
Mr. Gutgutia has found his success because of his unconventional and out-of-the-box ideology.
He had set out with a dream to transform the world of gifting and flowers and has managed to
achieve just that. Now, FNP has diversified into various other fields. Mr. Gutguita has time and
again proved that no dream is too big for a person who has what it takes. Other than the quest
to be the best in the industry, he has deep interest in penning down poems based on his
experiences of life.
President - Packaged Beverages, (India & South Asia)
President - Packaged Beverages, (India & South Asia), Tata Consumer Products Limited
Puneet Das joined Tata Consumer Products in November 2017. He was appointed President – Packaged Beverages (India & South Asia) in April 2021 with oversight of the Tata Cha business as well. Prior to this, he was Senior Vice President – Packaged Beverages, India where he played a key role in strengthening the core Tata Tea brand and sub-brands.
Puneet brings about 20 years of experience in the FMCG industry in India and other international markets such as the Sub-Saharan African region, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Sri Lanka. He has held senior marketing positions in Marico, Pepsico, GSK Consumer and has worked on iconic brands such as 7Up, Boost and Horlicks among others. He also had a brief stint with Ola before moving to Tata Consumer.
A respected marketer and award winner, Puneet has been recognised as ‘Marketer of the Year 2020’ by Brand Equity.com, Pitch ‘Best CMO award’ for excellence in purpose-driven marketing (2020 & 2019) and is amongst the Super 30 CMO Honour Roll 2020 for the trailblazing work in marketing the Tata Tea portfolio.
Puneet is a graduate from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, and holds a post-graduate diploma in management (MBA) from XLRI, Jamshedpur.
In his spare time, he likes to read and enjoys the occasional round of golf.
Head of Marketing, India Sub Continent
Head of Marketing, India Sub Continent, Haleon (formerly GSK Consumer Healthcare)
Director – Branding
Director – Branding, ICFAI Group
Sudhakar Rao has been an accomplished Brand Strategist, Author, a StartUp Mentor and a Social Media Advisor.
Sudhakar Rao studied Mechanical Engg at graduate level and went to IIM, Bangalore for Post Graduate Program in Management.
Sudhakar Rao has recently completed a specialized program on “Design Thinking” from MIT Sloan School of Management.
Sudhakar Rao started his career as Brand Manager and moved up as SBU Head and Director. In a career spanning over 20+ yrs, Sudhakar Rao played multiple roles of Branding, Marketing, Corporate Relations, International Operations etc.
Over the last 2 decades of fast track work life, Sudhakar Rao dealt with sectors like Textiles, Food and Education where he not only launched many brands but also nurtured them towards their rightful position in the market place.
Sudhakar Rao is a key-note speaker at various national and international fora. He is also the Chairperson for Education at FICCI. His areas of interest include Innovation, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Diversity & Inclusiveness, and Design Thinking apart from Branding.
He has authored a book titled: “WiseViews: Lessons from The Game Changers”
At ICFAI, Sudhakar Rao heads Branding for the entire Group that includes 11 ICFAI Universities, 9 ICFAI Business Schools, 7 Tech Schools, 7 Law Schools and a huge Online Learning Program.
Business Strategist & Angel Investor
Business Strategist & Angel Investor
Lloyd Mathias is an Angel Investor and Business Strategist. He invests, partners and collaborates with
founders of early-stage companies in the areas of AI, EdTech, consumer internet, data analytics and
Lloyd is on the Boards of many companies as an Independent Director. He was the marketing head of
HP’s APAC region. In previous corporate roles he was President & CMO of Tata Teleservices, Country
Sales Director for Motorola, Executive VP Marketing and Category Director for PepsiCo India and South
Lloyd has been Chairman of MRUC the publishers of the Indian Readership Survey and Co-Chairman of
the Device Strategy Council, Mobility Development Group, USA.
In 2007 he named among the worlds top 15 marketers, by Inter national list magazine – a list that
celebrates international marketers behind outstanding cross border campaigns. In 2016 he was selected
Asia Best Marketer.
Chief Investment Officer
Chief Investment Officer, Mediabrands India
Hema Malik, best known for her business acumen and innate ability to extract the best for clients and businesses through investment planning, partnerships, and negotiation has been an inherent part of the network’s growth journey.
As the first Chief Investment Officer of Mediabrands India, Hema leads the way to explore transformative partnerships alongside strengthening performance and accountability.
Her experience spans industries and businesses across an illustrious timeline of over 24 years. Prior to her elevation in her current role, Hema led the operations, clients, and team with strategic finesse as the COO of Lodestar UM in Delhi for 6 years.
Hema’s Brand Building, Innovation, Media Planning, and Buying prowess have added immense value to brands such as Coca-Cola, Samsung, BMW, Gillette, Reckitt Benckiser, Airtel, Zomato, Tata Docomo, ITC, and others.
Her curated solutions are responsible for delivering several awards-winning works across national and international industry forums and industry firsts such as Coke Studio and the Samsung Camera Phone partnership with NDTV. The latter is a first-of-its-kind content innovation in the world and helped in establishing Samsung as the industry thought leader, enhancing their imagery scores.
In her current role, Hema is facilitating greater collaboration to bring glory and success to clients and businesses.
As a food enthusiast, enjoying every aspect of culinary remains a priority irrespective of her schedule.
VP & Head of Brand Marketing
VP & Head of Brand Marketing, Policybazaar.com
Samir Sethi is the VP & Head of Brand Marketing for Policybazaar and has extensive experience in leading brand and consumer marketing, with expertise in consumer communication, media planning and investment, content marketing, market research and social media
Director - Marketing
Director - Marketing, Cars24
A seasoned professional with 13+ years of experience in the automobile and e-commerce industry with proven experience in the field of customer acquisition, growth and marketing, Ujjwal, has seen both the traditional organizations as well as the fast paced startups. He has a wealth of experience of both the traditional marketing channels as well as the much needed growth hacks for rapid growth of organizations.
Director – Marketing
Director – Marketing, Mastercard
Puneeth Bekal is the Director Marketing at Mastercard. In his
current role, he is spearheading India – South Asia’s B2C and
B2B2C objectives through mass 360 campaigns, local
sponsorship assets, partnerships, and digital transformation to
ensure cashless India in Tier 2/3 towns and become top of
wallet amongst millennial audiences. As a key member of the
Leadership Team, his role is pivotal to driving the delivery of
revenue-generating opportunities, ensuring brand health, and
collaborating with brands to achieve common business
objectives. In less than two years, he established the social,
digital, and content ecosystem for India and South Asia by
delivering two award-winning Priceless campaigns based on
India's two primary obsessions: Bollywood (Irfan Khan) and Cricket (MS Dhoni).
Before Mastercard, he was GM Strategic Marketing Group (SMG) & Head of Marketing for Godrej
Natures Basket. He headed India’s largest & first of its kind Master Brand campaign for 8 brands
in Consumer Goods, Packaged Food, Food Retail, Real Estate, Home furnishing & Consumer
With more than 16 years of experience, he has expertise in managing large scale campaigns,
digital activation, media innovations, content strategy, building brand architecture & marketing
frameworks, data, media & consumer analytics, and P&L delivery across various sectors.
Puneeth has been listed in Business World’s Top 40 under 40 and is a Tedx speaker. He holds a
master’s degree in Management Studies with a specialization in marketing from the Welingkar
Institute of Management. He attained a post-graduate degree in Digital Business from MIT
Sloan Executive Education. He is also a certified pianist from the True School of Music.
Head of Marketing - India
Head of Marketing - India, Motorola Mobility
Shivam Ranjan is a renowned marketing leader in the mobile and telecom industry with over 16 years of diverse experience cutting across marketing, public relations, business strategy, and general management. As Marketing head for one of the fastest growing mobile brands in India – Motorola since 2019, Shivam has enabled the brand to more than double its brand preference in the Indian market while also enabling the brand to be recognized as one of The Economic Times Best Brands 2021 and Most Preferred Brands of 2021 by ZEE Business. Before joining Motorola, he was heading Brand & Marketing for Airtel Payments Bank and leading various large product and brand marketing initiatives at Samsung India Electronics, before that.
As a senior Industry leader, Shivam has been featured in top advertising and marketing as well as mainstream media such as ET Brand Equity, Best Media Info, Business Standard, The Financial Express among others and is also a regular feature at various industry forums and panel discussions including the Annual India 5G Leadership Summit 2021.
As one of the youngest CMOs in the mobile and telecom industry, Shivam brings in new age thinking, a challenger mindset and a knack for catalysing growth for brands he works on.
Dr. Ipsita Chatterjee
Head-Innovation Development & Brand Strategy
Dr. Ipsita Chatterjee
Head-Innovation Development & Brand Strategy, Lotus Herbals
“An undeterred spirit, exceptional perseverance and immense passion, these precisely are the driving forces in my life.”
Being associated with the Branded Ayurveda/Natural Beauty Industry in both luxury and FMCG sectors for over a decade now, Dr Ipsita Chatterjee has worked across disciplines as an Innovations Development Expert, Ayurvedic Scientist, Trainer, Researcher, Communications Expert and Brand strategist with a proven track record.
She has received multiple awards and felicitations in her career span. Her latest achievement has been “Exceptional Women of Excellence” Award 2019 by Women’s Economic Forum.
Chief Marketing Officer
Chief Marketing Officer, Luminous Power Technologies
Ruchika Gupta is the Chief Marketing Officer at Luminous Power Technologies.
An accomplished marketing professional with over two decades of experience
in Brand strategy, Marketing, and consumer insights, Ruchika has been
responsible for leading marketing activities at Luminous across categories. Over
the past five years, she has played a pivotal role in accelerating the company’s
growth and strengthening the brand’s leadership in the consumer home
Ruchika’s expertise lies in the areas of Brand Strategy, Digital marketing, Retail and channel marketing,
social media marketing & communications. At Luminous, she has donned many hats and has played a
crucial role in transforming the entire brand positioning and delivered high growth results in both
brand health and sales with frugal budgets. She has also been remarkable in building and driving highperforming teams to realize their full potential.
Before joining Luminous, Ruchika was heading the qualitative research wing for Millward Brown for
the Northern region. In her earlier roles, she has also served as a Director for Apps Marketing and
Windows Consumer Strategy in Microsoft, Head of Retail and Customer Marketing in Nokia, and Head
of Consumer and Market Insights in Nestle India. Her overall experience spans multiple sectors such
as fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), telecom, tech and consumer durables.
Ruchika has to her credit prominent awards such as Marketing Influencer 2019 by DMS Asia as well as
being awarded two prestigious Schneider Global Awards. She has also won the Nokia Innovation
Excellence Award and multiple other team awards for her performance over the years.
Ruchika holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Advertising and Communications from Narsee Monjee
Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.
Ruchika is an active blogger – with a special bent towards parenting and women empowerment. In
addition, she has been a speaker in brand forums – Like the Advertising Club of Kolkata etc.
An avid reader and traveller, Ruchika has also a passion for music. Besides, she loves to spend quality
time with her curious son.
Executive Vice President and Head of Quantitative Research
Executive Vice President and Head of Quantitative Research, Hansa Research Group
Head of Marketing
Head of Marketing, Aviva India
Vinit Kapahi is the Head of Marketing at Aviva India. He has over 22 years of work experience in Marketing and Brand Management and has worked with diverse organizations like Samsung Electronics, General Motors India, LG Electronics, and Timex Group. He has been instrumental in driving the brand and communications strategy of the Company. He is a Mechanical Engineer and has an MBA from Nottingham Trent University, UK. He is an Alumnus of INSEAD Business School.
Head – LTV Products & Partnerships
Head – LTV Products & Partnerships, Sportz Village
Nupur currently heads LTV Products & Partnerships at Sportz Village. She works with brands and other businesses to design and execute socially relevant campaigns aligned with their marketing and sustainability goals. A strong believer in ‘learning through play’, she works across teams to create and manage products that parents appreciate, kids love and brands see value in. Nike, Nestle, HCL, Star Sports, IMG Reliance are some of the key brands that Nupur has worked with in the past. An alumnus of BITS Pilani, Nupur has been instrumental in driving various new Initiatives at Sportz Village like Mumbai Games and Active Club.
With her experience in research and consulting at companies like Bain & Co, PwC and Nielsen, she has been contributing significantly in finding new areas of growth for the organization. Nupur also holds a Masters Degree in Sports Management from AISTS, Lausanne.