30 Years of experience in successfully managing family business of a listed company and making LIBERTY one of the most trusted brands of India.
Executive Director Responsible for Corporate & Strategic Planning and managing People's perception for the Group's flag ship business of footwear. Started with the inspiration of Mahatma Gandhi by two brothers D P Gupta & P D Gupta both sons of a freedom fighter in 1944 at Karnal, Haryana.
Chief Executive - Liberty Whitewres Ltd., Manufacturer & exporter of Premium Ceramic Sanitaryware having world class facilities spread across 20 acres at Neemrana, Rajasthan. Engaged in OEM for IKEA, American Standard and several other leading European brands.
Assosiated with Liberty Shoes Ltd and Liberty Retail Revolutions Ltd., since start up until Aug 2015 in the capacity of Promoter & Executive Director.
Left the well established family business to set up a new retail venture as Start-up with omni channel presence to provide amazing shopping experience to customers with innovative business ideas.
Annurag Batra is a serial entrepreneur, media mogul, a journalist and an eternal optimist rolled into one. He is a B. Tech in Computer Sciences, a degree, which he acquired before joining Management Development Institute MDI Gurgaon (Now its Gurugram), one of India's leading Business School. He is a first generation entrepreneur and after acquiring the iconic business media and magazine brand BW Businessworld. a 35 year strong media brand as well as most respected business publication in the country.
Since taking over BW Businessworld Mr. Batra has expanded BW Businessworld into digital, events and BW communities and has taken into its fold www.digitalmarket.asia, a leading website on digital marketing, www.everythingexperiential.com India’s leading experiential marketing website and launch BW Hotelier in partnership with hotelier international. BW Smart Cities an editorial platform in a 360 degree format is to be launched in mid February 2015. Mr. Batra is building the BW Businessworld business aggressively.
Mr. Batra also founded the exchange4media group and he serves as the Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of exchange4media group which includes exchange4media.com – India’s leading media industry website, PITCH – India’s only Advertising, Marketing and Media Magazine, IMPACT – The Marketing Weekly, Franchisee Plus – Business Opportunity Magazine, Realty Plus – India’s leading monthly real estate magazine and samachar4media.com/ – leading media industry website in Hindi.
Mr. Batra is also appointed by Government of India as the Chairman of an industry committee formed to come up with a vocational training framework for the media, communication and entertainment industry. He mentors many budding entrepreneurs and enjoys the process of reverse mentoring as in what he learns from these young entrepreneurs. At BW Businessworld BW Accelerate is an initiative to provide a structured platform to entrepreneurs for mentorship and growth.
Amit is a Marketing professional with a solid experience of 18 years working with some of the most incredibly talented teams. During this period, he has built and expanded multi-million dollar businesses for leading global and Indian brands such as Havells, Philips, Hero Honda, Nestle, Perfetti, and ITC.
He is known for cultivating Marketing & Digital transformation as a core marketing function to tap emerging digital trends & disruptive technologies. He is a thought leader in the digital realm with a keen interest in automation, data analytics, IoT, AI, and a strong advocate of digital transformation. He has a proven track record of enabling brand transformation through digitization of Consumer Decision Journey (CDJ). He currently manages an annual budget of over $60 million.
Strengths & Recent Achievements:
- Digital Marketers’ Awards 2018 by IAMAI
- Kotler Award of Excellence - World Marketing Summit India 2018
- Recognised as one of Top 100 Digital Marketers in India by Adobe Digi100 for 2018
- Listed as one of the most influential people in marketing, advertisement and media for 2018 by Campaign India A-List
• Regularly acknowledged and awarded for strong leadership; some of the top industry awards that he received include CANNES Awards, OOH Awards, Brand Leadership Award, Best Business Partner Corporate, Global Youth Marketing Awards, and many others.
• Drives advertising, digital marketing, retail identity, activation programs, influencer programs, and engagement through the optimal use of ATL, BTL, media planning, and buying.
• Core skills in implementing long-term brand strategies for B2C and B2B segments with an unshakable track record of delivering market leadership, rapid growth, and strong ROI.
• Operational expertise in the areas of concept marketing, strategic planning and execution, communication design and deployment, brand perception enhancement, innovation management, and improving access mechanisms for faster acquisition of customers.
In Sep'18, Deepali joined IBM as Director, Marketing (India & south Asia). Till then, she led Marketing and Digital at IIFL Wealth group of Companies. Multiple businesses are housed under the brand, prominent are Private Wealth, Asset Mgmt & Wealth Finance. She was also a non-executive member of the Board at IIFL Wealth Finance.
In financial services, she has held leadership positions with L&T Insurance & HSBC. She has also worked with Tata Motors, BPL Mobile, Draft FCB-Ulka; was the Marketing Manager for Saffola and Mediker at Marico. She headed Products and Marketing at HSBC Global Asset Management and at L&T insurance she was Head – Marketing, E-Commerce and Customer Service. She also managed marketing for L&T Financial Services IPO and L&T Infrastructure Bonds.
She led Marketing, Digital, Analytics, E-Commerce & Inventory Sales at Mahindra Holidays as Chief Marketing Officer. Both Digital & Inventory Sales saw tremendous growth under her leadership.
On the back of success of businesses she has led, she gets invited to speak at technology & digital forums across the country and abroad such as India Digital Summit, Ad-Tech, I-Media, CeBIT and DMAi. She has been a jury member numerous times for AdClub’s EMVIES, EFFIES, ABBYs; IAMAI Digital awards & DMAi awards.
Selected Awards & Recognition:--------------------------
2019, Recognised as Super 30 CMOs in India by jury convened by IAMAI
2019, IMPACT's list of 50 Most Influential Indian Women
2018, IMPACT's list of 50 Most Influential Indian Women
2015, ‘Content Marketer of the Year’ award by DMAi
2014, SocialSamosa listed Deepali one of the top 8 futuristic brand heads in India.
2013 "50 Most Talented Brand Leaders of India” by The World Brand Congress
2012, PaulWriter top 50 CMOs for the Marketing & IT Recognition (M.IT.R) program for using technology to enhance marketing.
She volunteers her time as a mentor to start-ups led by women entrepreneurs at Zone Start-up, India.
A passionate marketing and people leader with 16+ years of leading growth focused marketing assignments across a deliberate mix of diverse categories ranging from Hospitality to Consumer Products to Healthcare to Automobiles to Internet at various life stages of brands and businesses, working with large & small teams. I believe that working across diverse categories allows me to explore various facets of marketing across a variety of demographic & psychographic consumer segments enriching my marketing prowess. It also enhances my ability to cross pollinate ideas while continuing to challenge my learning curve and sharpen my business acumen.
I have hands on experience of delivering on challenging P&Ls, defining brand strategy & architecture, building differentiated consumer proposition, leading cross functional projects & teams, working with global multi-cultural teams in diverse international markets and growing people.
Business Strategy, P&L Management, Brand Strategy and Architecture, Product & Services Marketing, Integrated Media & Communications Management, Digital Marketing, Innovations Planning and Delivery, Market Research, Project Management, Value Chain Management & People Development
Meera Iyer is the Chief Marketing Officer at Medlife.com, India’s largest online healthcare technology solution, where she leads the mandate for customer businesses. Meera dived into the world of marketing in 2004. She began her career as an Area Sales and Customer manager at Hindustan Unilever Limited where she managed the Foods and Beverages business for Karnataka. Later, she became one of the founding members of Unilever’s Centre of Excellence team that led sales force automation & analytics projects for HUL. Post that she had a successful stint heading Consumer Insights for HUL’s largest category – Home Care. Before leaving Unilever in the year 2013, she was working as the Regional Brand Manager for Dove & Pears. She joined bigbasket as the Head of Marketing in 2015 where she spent close to 3 years helping the company align their marketing strategies and build their national market presence. She also worked briefly with Melorra as the Head of Marketing and helped the brand push the envelope to new vistas of innovation and success.
Meera’s expertise spans across traditional marketing channels like ATL, BTL, PR as well as new age Digital Marketing. Her seasoned experience pertaining to the internet marketing channel combined with her core expertise in brand building has been instrumental to her success. Meera’s ability to draw sharp insights, create marketing mixes, foresee problems, and devise strategies is what makes her stand out. For her work, Meera has won several accolades over the years. She featured on Impact Magazine’s India’s top 50 most influential women feature in 2018 in the “Women to watch out for” section. She has also been featured on Plural Sight among India’s Top 100 Digital Marketing professionals and CX 100 list where she was recognised as one of India’s Top 100 CX practitioners.
Meera has an MBA degree in sales and marketing from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai; and completed a BSc (vocational) in chemistry and biotechnology from the University of Mumbai.
17 years of extensive experience in marketing & sales and establishing brands in liquor & media industry.
Profile at a Glance:
• Result driven & growth centered professional with success in various organizations in sales, marketing & brand initiatives creating phenomenal growth & footprint for the brands.
• Designated as a top performer across organizations in the past 12years and recognized with continuous growth & excellent assignments.
• Applauded by the management for contribution in Marketing & Sales. Some of them include:
• Marketing Employee of Year Award- Fever 104 FM (2009-10)
• Excellence Award for Q2 & Q3 - Fever 104 FM (2009)
• BIG Service Leadership Champ– BIG 92.7 FM (2007-2008)
• Marketing Champ Award Q2– BIG 92.7 FM (2007)
• Admitted to Royal Challenge Millionaires Club– SHAW WALLACE DISTILLERIES LTD (2004)
Brand Planning & Strategy
Marketing(Consumer, Trade & Digital/Social)
Media Planning & Buying
BTL & Large Format Event Management
Team Leadership Abilities
Budgeting & Forecasting
Ankit paul is an Evangalist in the Digital Advertising and Marketing space and has had his successes in various organisations of repute. He has worked with some of the best organisations in the digital world and also donned a Hat as an entrepreneur for almost 3 years before joining the professional corporate race again. He is a seasoned sales and marketing professional with more than 15 years of experience in different domains and more than 12 years in the Digital Advertising Space. Been a certified Programmatic Professional, was one of the first guys to launch and sell mobile Programmatic advertising in India. Right now he is Heading the Brand Monetization and Advertising for Alibaba UC.
I am a result oriented Marketing and Communications Professional with over 11 years of rich experience in Digital Marketing, Digital Transformation, Social Media Marketing, Content Strategy, Online Reputation and Crisis Management, Technology Products and Services.
I have worked closely with Small Businesses as well as large Multinational Organizations and delivered effective and award winning Digital Marketing Solutions for Fortune 500 brands like Ford Motor Company, American Express, Avon, PepsiCo and Nestle in a short span of time.
I am also a Facebook Studio Edge Certified Pages and Ads Expert.
I was a Speaker and Team Member for the India Chapter of Social Media Week, a global media platform and worldwide event held across 5 continents.
I have founded TalkAboutTech, a website on Technology News, Reviews, Social Media, Large Format and Online Retail.
With over 17 years of experience in building brands and creating award winning 360-degree marketing campaigns, I am a highly motivated and performance oriented marketing maverick. In my role as a brand strategist, I believe in utilizing consumer and market research to develop comprehensive strategies that consistently aces the product’s market positioning and not only achieve targeted numbers but also maintain high standards of corporate brand integrity.
Mr. Imran Qadri is a Head of Marketing & Corporate Communication with Harley-Davidson India, leading market growth actions for its motorcycle, parts, accessories & general merchandise businesses. He has close to 12 years of corporate experience in the field of Marketing & Product Planning, ranging from Brand Development, Marketing Communication, Media Marketing to Digital Media, Product Marketing, Customer Insights, Experiential Marketing & CRM. In his earlier roles, Mr. Qadri led the Marketing Communication & Product Marketing for key brands at Nissan India. He has also led the commuter motorcycle category as a Brand Head with Hero MotoCorp. He is an alum of FORE School of Management. An MBA and a Mechanical Engineer, he also holds management certifications from Vanderbilt University, USA and IIM Lucknow. He is an automobile industry expert, ad critic, avid movie reviewer & a certified sports car instructor. He has recently been recognized as one of the Top “40 under 40” Marketers for the batch of 2020 by Social Samosa.
An award winning broadcaster and marketing professional Mehraj Dube is leading several corporate initiatives to help transform ABP News. While working closely with leadership teams at the flagship channel of ABP NEWS Network, Mehraj gets to practice and apply strategic thinking that he polished through years of television news business. Brand marketing, trade marketing and public relations tasks keep Mehraj busy and at the helm of affairs. Designing and launching new content items, helping them market well and charting a growth roadmap are latest challenges before Mehraj.
Earlier he was part of a core team that led ZEE Media to industry beating growth numbers during 2016 to 2019. During this time he led marketing department at ZEE Media Corp - the news business of Essel Group with 14 TV news channels including WION and ZEE News. His core responsibility included steering Orbit Shifting Mission - an innovation and change management programme for news channels of ZEE Media.
Mehraj is admired for his original thinking ability, for a creative approach to find solutions and implement ideas. He can work with ease in different cultures and geographies with an ability to shift roles as a leader and a follower.
With experience in news reporting, news presenting , current affairs debate shows, show designing, marketing and content positioning, Mehraj's international exposure and easy to connect persona makes him stand out in the ever-growing crowd of media professionals.
ISB executive MBA has helped Mehraj grow as a professional and manager of substance.
Leading teams/ strategising projects / designing marketing campaigns/ conceptualising events / brand management have helped in knowing people and markets better.
Anchoring prime time shows on erstwhile STAR News and NDTV India exposed Mehraj to high stress high complexity work environments. On the other hand his experience of anchoring Money Mantra show on NDTV Profit helped him learn finer nuances of business in India and abroad.
Seasoned marketing leader with two decades of international experience in building and leading brands
Successfully handled multiple launch / re-launch mandates across India, Mauritius and Nepal including News18 India, CNN-News18, Bigrock.com (Directi), CricketNext, The Himalayan Times and Le Matinal
Won multiple awards for various corporate, brand and promotional campaigns .
Regular invitee /speaker at government & industry forums as well as at premier institutions such as Promax Asia, EFFIES, IIM-R, DSE etc.; featured in lists of Most Influential Marketing Leaders & Greatest Marketing Influencers
University of Delhi (FoCB, DSE) and Carleton (Sprott), Canada alumnus
Key Skill Areas include Brand Management, Strategy, Planning, Budgeting, Go to market, Project Management, Advertising, ATL, Media Planning, PR & Communication, Events, Digital, SMM, BTL /OOH/ Activations, B2B, Lead Management, CRM, Promotions, Partnerships, Research, Operations
A passionate marketing leader specialising in converting data to consumer insights to market strategy for growth.
Recognized as Top 40 CMOs of India, Marketing professional of the Year by ACEF, South Asia and won several awards for campaigns at the New York Festivals, Emvies, DMAi, ET-brand excellence, IRF and Golden Mikes.
Built large brands in media and FMCG category by content marketing through storytelling
A student of entertainment, a practitioner of marketing communications and with childlike enthusiasm for being engaged in creating successful business projects, I admit to being fortunate with laurels. I would like to believe that i have done a 180 degree turn in my people mangement skills and have gained immensely from being bred in a middle class, small town family. When i hang my boots, if i do, i would like to be remembered as a person who made his mark while creating organisations and businesses of happy people and publics, where he himself could be easily replaced
Specialties: Media Planning, Media Buying, Media Selling, Media Marketing, Media Sales, Celebrity Management, Negotiation, People management, Ideation, Writing Vision and mission
Every brand has a story to tell - stories that do not just engage, inform, surprise, delight, and impact their audience, but also stories that deliver on measurable business goals.
My job is to curate such compelling stories for brand Hindustan Times!
As the Marketing Head of Hindustan Times Delhi, my core responsibilities include creating the 'right plan' for success.
Strongly believe that 'The Journey is more important than the destination and every sincere effort to reach the target enables you to learn & grow.
With over 15 years’ experience in Digital Marketing, I am adept at Media Sales, Conceptualization, Leadership, Business Data Analytics, Brand Management, Business Development, Relationship Management and Ideation. Possess extensive experience across various roles like digital ad agencies publisher ad networks and programmatic platform.
Directing efforts as VP with Sizmek India and effectively contributed efforts in achieving 111% top line growth from year 2016 to 2018 and successfully Improved Sizmek’s market share to 60% in Indian market & established as leader in the space against competition.
Recognised by seniors as ‘a proactive person who leads the team in excellent manner and who can direct the company in the right direction, a reliable person to depend on at the time of need’.
A passionate individual who adds value to his customers and leads teams to achieve higher goals, I have excelled with consistent revenue growth every year for which I have been rewarded consistently at my work places. A down to earth and honest individual with an adaptable nature.
Specialties: Business Development, Client servicing, Sales, Marketing strategy, Online Ad sales, Digital Marketing, Mobile marketing campaigns, Media Planning and Media Buying, Programmatic, Adtech, Strategy, Leadership and Sales.
She holds 27 years in Media, FMCG, Retail and BFSI sectors, in diverse roles.
She is a customer evangelist with proven ability to build business strategy in highly competitive markets, specially in early-stage businesses. Her current interest lies in organizational transformation through embracing technology and building culture towards its adoption.
She is also an Angel investor, mentor and coach for startups. Having made investments in over many early stage businesses, her areas of areas of interest lie in media/content & technology enabled B2C models.
She has been recognized by the industry as “Cx100” and “Digi 100” in 2017, “Top 10 CDO” in 2016, “Digitalist Thought Leader” in 2015, “Marketer of the year- Media & Entertainment” by IAA in 2012, & and “Best use of Technology in Marketing” by IBM in 2011.
She Chairs a women’s network, “She” that focuses on Diversity & Inclusion at Aviva. and leads Social responsibility programs for Girl Child and Education for Underprivileged Children.
Experienced Executive Vice President with a demonstrated history of business turnaround in the food & beverages industry. Skilled in Innovation, Digital, Marketing Management, Asia, Eastern Europe, Customer Insight, Market Planning, and Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG). Strong advocate of values based leadership, working with individuals and teams to be the best versions of themselves.
Education includes MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, trainings at London Business School and IMD Lausanne.
Mr. Dilen Gandhi is the Sr. Director and Category Head - Foods at PepsiCo India. In his present role, Dilen is responsible for leading end-to-end marketing and P&L responsibility for PepsiCo India’s largest, fastest growing and most profitable portfolio.
Having been associated with PepsiCo for over 3 years he has led the flagship brand, LAY’S to double-digit growth, behind a combination of strong marketing inputs and seamless execution and has played a key role in expanding LAY’S portfolio by reigniting LAY’S’ Maxx premium PC, scaling-up LAY’S Crispz/Twistz platform and launching LAY’S International Smile campaign in India. He also successfully launched Doritos in India and achieved market leadership within eight months of launch.
An accomplished international marketer with more than 15 years of successful brand building, marketing and sales experience at blue- chip FMCGs like PepsiCo, P&G and Gillette, Dilen Gandhi has delivered unprecedented results such as building $100M dollar businesses and achieving record market shares in a multitude of business situations, ranging from new launches to turning around struggling businesses.
Dilen has a remarkable and comprehensive commercial experience, including sales management, commercial marketing, P&L management, brand strategy & innovation across multiple product categories like Snacks, Diapers, Sanitary Napkins, Fabric Care and Male Grooming. Additionally, he has a market experience spanning ASEAN, Middle East & Africa.
An outstanding leader and team builder, Dilen is truly passionate about all things marketing. What excites him as a marketer is the “privilege of meeting hundreds of people during consumer research at their homes”, whom he would not have ordinarily met or spoken to.
Dilen Gandhi holds an MBA in Marketing from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies. He is also an alumnus of Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai where he pursued his Graduation in Commerce (Accounting and Finance).
Mobile Marketing Professional looking for opportunities in the Mobile/App eco-system (Ad Tech Sales).
Tarika specializes in Mobile Gaming & Consumer Apps & responsible for Twitter's go-to market strategy in EMEA. Up sell Twitter's entire Mobile Proposition across Ad Solutions, Ad Tech, Platform building strategic partnerships with top grossing mobile developers.
Excellence in building strategic partnerships and contractual negotiations with C-level executives working cross-functionally with Adops, Sales, Product & business teams.
22 years in leadership roles in Sales and Marketing positions across B2C, B2B products and Services. Worked with brands such as SAP, Infosys, WIPRO, Hindustan Levers and VISA before current role at Adobe. Recognized amongst “India’s Greatest CMOs” at the Independence Year of India Awards & Business Summit held in Mumbai in Oct 2017 conducted by Asia One. In 2016, he was recognized as the "Most Influential Marketer" at the World Marketing Congress in Mumbai in Nov 2016. Prior to this he was recognized as the "Marketing Thought Leader of the Year" at the The Stars of the Industry Awards, in Singapore in Sep 2014.
Driven wide range of functions - Demand generation, product & services marketing, digital & social media marketing, market research, competition intelligence, talent branding, employee communications and marketing process administration. Handled marketing budgets of upto $5 Mn (INR 30 Crores) with team size of 40 members spread globally. Driven revenues of upto $ 400 Mn (INR 2800 Crores)
Specialties: Public relations, Digital marketing, Events management, Internal Communications, Thought leadership, articulating powerful value propositions, identifying strategic segments for growth. Infuse constant inputs from academic sources.
A Creative Brand Marketing Lead and StoryTeller with Extensive Experience of Strategic Brand Creation, Retail Marketing, Consumer Marketing across Top Brands with a Digital First Vision .
Reputed business leader & entrepreneur; noted thought leader in digital and brand strategy.
As an Entrepreneur for over 12 years, Rajesh has founded @blogworks @scenario @indiasocial and earlier @pitchh.com. He selectively offers advice and small investments to start-ups.
As a brand consultant, Rajesh helps global brands protect and enhance brand value, reputation and sales. As CEO of Scenario Consulting, Rajesh is creating brands for the future and helping them understand & engage the digitally connected consumer.
With 24 years of relevant experience, he has crafted award winning marketing, digital and public relations strategies & programmes for some of the most valuable global brands including Mahindra, Samsung, HP, Jack Daniel's, Nissan Motors, Harley-Davidson, Marks & Spencer, Sennheiser, Ford Motors among others.
His views on the future of brands, marketing, innovation & media are regularly featured in the media, and often sought by organisations.
Featured in reputed industry lists, Rajesh has been a jury member on prominent industry awards. He is often invited to speak at prominent national and international fora and at prestigious educational institutions. He has lectured at top institutions including IIM, Ahmedabad; Goa Institute of Management, and enjoys these interactions the most.
Experienced media professional with a demonstrated history of working in the consulting space and as a P&L head. Skilled in Business Planning, Content, Advertising, Marketing, Sales, and Human Resources. Strong business development professional with a Master's Degree in Psychology from Delhi University.
Specialties: Feature writing, editing, team management, facilitating content and production for publications.