Jury

Grand Jury

Avneesh Khosla

Avneesh Khosla

Chief Marketing Officer

Avneesh Khosla
Chief Marketing Officer, Vodafone Idea Limited


Avneesh Khosla is the Chief Marketing Officer of Vodafone Idea Limited, India’s leading telecom service provider. As the CMO, he spearheads the company’s consumer initiatives and is focussed on building a strong franchise for Brand Vi - India’s newest telecom brand, born out of the world’s largest network integration. At Vodafone Idea, Avneesh is spearheading key strategic agendas around driving a strong business transformation through a digital first approach. Avneesh Khosla’s 25+ years of professional experience spans across diverse industries such as Telecom, Retail and Advertising. He joined Hutchison in 2002 and has since held various leadership roles in Vodafone India and Vodafone Idea across the business spectrum of Sales, Distribution, Marketing and Customer Experience. He has led the marketing efforts for Vodafone India in his earlier role, and more recently in the combined entity of Vodafone Idea Ltd. Avneesh holds a post graduate degree in Business Administration from IMT Ghaziabad and a bachelor degree in Economics from Hindu College, Delhi University. He is a culinary enthusiast and loves to travel to different parts of the world seeking pleasures of the palate.

Ashish Tiwari

Ashish Tiwari

Chief Marketing Officer

Ashish Tiwari
Chief Marketing Officer, Future Generali India Life Insurance


Ashish is a marketing professional with over 16 years of experience into various verticals of marketing. He currently leads Marketing & Digital transformation for Future Generali India Life Insurance as its CMO.

During the career span of 17+ years, he had worked for brands like Hero, Vodafone, HCL, Jubilant, Nokia, eBay etc. and is extensively trained on consumer/trade/B2B marketing. He has handled assignments of Digital Marketing, Consumer Insights, Data Analytics, CRM, ecommerce, product management, consumer promotions, brand & PR management to name a few.

Ashish is decently tech savvy in amalgamation of various platforms (mobile/web/voice) & technologies and the usage of data mining & visualization softwares. Off-work, he is a music buff besides being an avid reader, and loves to cycle around in his free time.

Ashim Chatterjee

Ashim Chatterjee

Chief Marketing Officer, India

Ashim Chatterjee
Chief Marketing Officer, India, Aliaxis


Seasoned CXO with 24 years of multi-sector experience in P&L management & growing large brands. Successfully launched Aditya Birla's fashion E-commerce portal abof.com, built Tetley in India and led major brands Sundrop/Saffola/SugarFee. Vast expertise across multiple sectors – FMCG (Foods, Beverages, Personal Care, OTC), E-Commerce, BFSI & Building Materials. Continuous recognition for innovation-led strategy.

Amitt Sharma

Amitt Sharma

CEO & Founder

Amitt Sharma
CEO & Founder, VDO.AI


Inventor, Artist and Serial Entrepreneur. Started first company at age 15. Loves innovation and building for future. Passionate about Technology, Philosophy and Physics. Have built category leading software products having millions of users globally. 2 Exits. 3 Patents pending. 5 papers published in IEEE. Traveler, explorer and always on lookout for the next adventure.

Charandeep Singh Chawla

Charandeep Singh Chawla

Head Marketing & CRM

Charandeep Singh Chawla
Head Marketing & CRM, TVS Credit Services


Charandeep Singh heads Marketing and CRM function at TVS Credit. He is an Agricultural Engineer from Punjab Agricultural University and an MBA graduate in Marketing from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. With over 15 years of experience in marketing, sales, CRM, and strategy across BFSI and automotive companies, he has led various initiatives in brand communication, market research, digital business, analytics, and customer relationship management. He has been at the helm of several transformational initiatives, including the development of corporate websites and mobile apps, and several award-winning brand campaigns. He has also successfully executed programs to enhance customer experience and engagement. He has been instrumental in developing the new brand identity for TVS Credit leading to a new visual identity system and re-positioning for the brand in line with changing business requirements. Under his leadership, the organisation has won several accolades for various marketing campaigns, such as the prestigious RMAI Flame Awards Asia 2018 for The Best Visibility and Visual Campaign of the Year. He was also named as APAC’s Top content mogul for the year 2020 by CMS – Asia, Top 100 Digital Marketers by Adobe Digi100 for the year 2018, and Top 50 Content Marketing Leaders by LinkedIn for the year 2018. In addition, during his stint at MMFSL, he won the Youth Achiever of the Year at the Rural Marketing Awards 2017.

Avneesh Khosla

Gaurav Mehta

Chief Marketing Officer

Gaurav Mehta
Chief Marketing Officer, Zupee


Gaurav Mehta is the Chief Marketing Officer of Zupee. In his previous employment, Gaurav was Chief Marketing & Content Officer of the largest Auto tech company in India – CarDekho Group. Prior to CarDekho, he was the Chief Marketing Officer for OLX South Asia & General Manager - OLX Pakistan. He drove OLX to become among the most trusted and admired consumer internet brands in the region.

A post graduate in Brand Management and Media Planning from MICA, Gaurav has diverse experience spanning 19 years, which includes 13 years as a leading digital business executive in companies such as Yahoo, OLX & CarDekho. 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. He has been felicitated with the ‘Marketer of the Year’ award by 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.

Girish Hingorani

Girish Hingorani

Head - Marketing & Ecommerce, Cooling & Purification Appliances Group

Blue Star Limited

Girish Hingorani
Head - Marketing & Ecommerce, Cooling & Purification Appliances Group, Blue Star Limited


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Ishan Bose

Ishan Bose

Chief Marketing Officer

Ishan Bose
Chief Marketing Officer,KreditBee


Ishan is currently the Chief Marketing Officer for KreditBee (India's Largest FinTech Platform for Personal Loans for Professionals). With a decade of experience, he has handled Field Sales, Inside Sales, B2B Sales, Business Development, Collections, Customer Support, Learning & Development, PR and Events at various stages at KreditBee. He has previous experience in Social Media Consulting (Social Analytics, Social Intranet, Gamification, Social Media Management) and Product Management. He is also a TEDx Speaker and has been invited as a Keynote Speaker, Guest Lecturer, Panelist and Judge by many renowned forums & colleges in India.

Jaskaran Singh Kapany

Jaskaran Singh Kapany

CMO

Jaskaran Singh Kapany
CMO, Xiaomi India


Jaskaran Singh Kapany (popularly known as Jas) heads marketing at Xiaomi India, the country's number 1 Smartphone & Smart TV brand. He took over in 2021 & in his current role he overlooks all marketing initiatives across the company.

Before joining Xiaomi India, Jas headed Marketing at Paytm & was responsible for making Paytm one of the most trusted household names in India. During his journey at Paytm, he was instrumental in building the brand from scratch since 2015 & helped the company's user base reach 350 million+ people. His efforts were instrumental in Paytm sweeping all noteworthy international & national Marketing Awards, including a Lions at Cannes, Envies, D&AD & the most coveted 'EFFIE Client of the year 'for Marketing Effectiveness ahead of many iconic incumbents.

Prior to joining Paytm, Jaskaran was  Vice President, Marketing & E-commerce, at ICICI Prudential Life, India's number 1 Private Life Insurance company. At ICICI Prudential Life, he also managed the companys' E-commerce business. Before ICICI Prudential, he spent 5+ years with premier advertising agencies such as LOWE LINTAS & JWT.

He was adjudged as an IMPACT 40 under 40 winner in 2019 - A Top Achiever under 40 in the Indian Marketing, Media & Advertising domain. He has also featured in the Campaign Asia- Pacific "Power List 2020"- Asia-Pacific's 50 most influential and purposeful marketers. He was also adjudged as a top 30 CMO by IAMAI in their Super30' – CMO Honor Roll 2019 & 2020- a premium listing of India's 30 most innovative & effective Chief Marketing Officers. He also won top honours at E4M Pitch' CMO Awards 2020.'

He is a passionate long-distance runner & a travel aficionado.

Lucky Saini

Lucky Saini

VP & Head of Brand Marketing

Lucky Saini
VP & Head of Brand Marketing, Meesho


A marketing leader and brand strategy speaker with over 12 years of brand management and marketing strategy experience. A whole brain leader, Lucky is potent combination of left and right brain thinking with valuable brand management, brand launch, category building and advertising experience across some of the leading brands in India.

- 12 years of marketing and advertising experience
- Indeth experience in building and managing internet brands
- Valuable experience of branding strategy and brand launch, relaunch and refresh.
- High performer across stints
- Team management experience

Brands worked with : Ogilvy & Mather | Flipkart | Vedantu | Dentsu | Manipal Education | Star Den

His experience in both advertising and marketing equips me to handle a marketing campaign not just from the creative point of view ( consumer insights, briefing, segmentation, creative development ) but also from the marketing point of view ( media choices, consumer and brand research inputs, campaign performance on brand and business measures etc).

He has managed campaigns spanning 360 degree touch points to highly tactical made for digital campaigns with business focus.

Mahuya Chaturvedi

Mahuya Chaturvedi

CMO and online Business Head

Baggit

Mahuya Chaturvedi
CMO and online Business Head, Baggit


Mahuya is a marketing and Ecommerce professional who has worked in large multinationals, media and advertising agencies, Indian conglomerates as well as entrepreneurial set ups
Her diverse experience includes media planning and analytics at Lodestar Universal, heading brand and Marketing at Aditya Birla, DDecor, Shaze , running a marketing consultancy with FCB as Managing Partner , heading an advertising agency as COO Leo Burnett Orchard and now she heads the ecommerce business across market places and is the CMO at Baggit
She has created marketing analytics tools, is curious about martech and propelled by the effectiveness and experimentation that marketing analytics can yield in increasing ecommerce revenues for businesses
She believes in the power of authentic brands that deliver wonderful customer experiences, brands that come from a purpose, and build a strong relationship with the consumer.

She has been awarded multiple times with Gold at Ad Club , Mumbai; she has been nominated by Economic Times as an emerging professional, has authored articles, and taught in Business school

Nipun Kaushal

Nipun Kaushal

CMO

Nipun Kaushal
CMO, PNB Metlife Life Insurance


Nipun is the Chief Marketing Officer at PNB MetLife and has been associated with the company since March 2018.

Nipun leads the team responsible for full spectrum of marketing activities for PNB MetLife including Brand Communication, Digital Marketing and managing marketing and communication activities relating to building and supporting Sales channels. He is also responsible for all corporate communication including internal communication and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities for the Company.

Nipun holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Management Degree in Marketing. He also holds Fellowship in Leadership and Strategy from London Business School. Nipun has over 20 years of experience across varied Industries.

Parth Joshi

Parth Joshi

Chief Marketing Officer

Parth Joshi
Chief Marketing Officer, BharatPe


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Ranjivjit Singh

Ranjivjit Singh

Chief Marketing Officer

Ranjivjit Singh
Chief Marketing Officer, Hero Moto Corp


Ranjivjit is the Chief Marketing Officer at Hero MotoCorp since 1st July 2021. He has worked in the top multinational companies at CXO level for over 20 years, and has over 30 years’ work experience in building businesses and brands.

He was the Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Samsung Southwest Asia for 6 years from 2014 to 2020, having helped built a $10 billion (INR 75,000 Crores) company and the Most Trusted Brand.

He has varied experience in sales, marketing, go-to-markets, business operations, business development and consulting across diverse categories such as technology and consumer marketing and is a founding member of ICA (Indian Cellular Association). While at Ericsson, he also led the first Telecom outsourcing deal with Airtel.

Ranjiv started his career with Unilever and grew into CXO positions with Levi's, Ericsson, Microsoft, HP and Samsung. He is an MBA from Mumbai University with specialization in Marketing.

He is passionate about equestrian sports and mentoring and building businesses, brands and teams.

Roshni Das

Roshni Das

Director- Marketing

Roshni Das
Director- Marketing, Intel India


Roshni has over 20 years of marketing experience spanning consumer, banking and technology sectors.

At Intel, Roshni has held both India and Asia Pacific roles. She brings rich insights from the Indian market as well as a deep understanding of brand building and marketing across APJ markets.

In her current role, Roshni is responsible for strengthening the Intel brand, driving product preference, supporting growth strategies and cultivating go to market opportunities across Intel’s client and data centric portfolios.

Before joining Intel, Roshni held a corporate sales and product management role at Standard Chartered Bank. She has also previously managed leading consumer brand accounts at Lowe Lintas.

Roshni is the Vice chair for the CII SME Vector and is a contributor to the Women Mentor Connect forums. Frequently invited to be part of panels and award juries, Roshni ison the 2020 shortlist for IMPACT’S 50 Most Influential Women in Indian Media, Marketing and Advertising Awards.

Sujatha V Kumar

Sujatha V Kumar

Head of Marketing- India & South Asia

Sujatha V Kumar
Head of Marketing- India & South Asia, Visa


Sujatha has over 25 years of working experience in the field of Marketing. She has worked extensively in all key areas, such as Brand development, Launch strategy, Category Management, Retail strategy and promotions, Creating Advertising, Media, Consumer Behaviour, Client Engagement, Market Research and In-market implementation of Programs.

Current Position and Responsibilities
Sujatha is the Head of Marketing for Visa India and South Asia. She is responsible for driving the overall marketing strategy and execution, including consumer, retail and digital marketing initiatives for India and the emerging markets of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and the Maldives.

Previous Positions
Prior to joining Visa, Sujatha was the Head of Brand & Reputation, Marketing & Strategy at Google India. She has over 25 years of experience in strong consumer marketing companies. Sujatha started her career at Procter & Gamble and, over the years, has gathered rich experience in sales and marketing across companies such as Gillette, Nokia, The Royal Bank of Scotland and Coca-Cola.

Udit Malhotra

Udit Malhotra

Head of Marketing

Udit Malhotra
Head of Marketing, MG Motor India


Udit is a result oriented Marketing and Communications Professional with over 11 years of rich experience in Integrated Marketing, Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Digital Transformation, Social Media Marketing, Content Strategy, Online Reputation and Crisis Management, Technology Products and Services.

He has 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.

As a part of his current stint he is the Head of Marketing at MG Motor India.

Udit Jain

Udit Jain

Chief Marketing Officer

Udit Jain
Chief Marketing Officer, Airtel Payments Bank


Udit Jain is the Chief Marketing Officer at Airtel Payments Bank, the first Payments Bank in India. In this capacity, he leads brand building, marketing and communication for the Bank.

Udit has over 16 years of progressive experience in long term business strategy development, brand management, communication, digital marketing, new product development, customer and shopper marketing and sales which straddles across leading business conglomerates. A passionate business manager and marketer, Udit is credited with a strong sense of long-term vision and an eye for detail. He also plays a key role in shaping long term growth strategies for the Bank.

Prior to joining Airtel Payments Bank, Udit worked with brands like Airtel, Reckitt Benckiser, and Tecumseh Products Company. During his tenure with Airtel, Udit is credited with achieving ever highest scores on saliency and consideration in highly competitive and disruptive category. He also played a key role in the conceptualization and execution of some path breaking campaigns like “Sab Kuch Try Karo, Fir Sahi Chuno” and Airtel Thanks, one of the first telecom rewards program in the industry.

An alumnus of Management Development Institute, Udit holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering. Beyond work, Udit is an avid reader especially on startups and their business strategies.

Virat Khullar

Virat Khullar

Group Head – Marketing

Virat Khullar
Group Head – Marketing, Hyundai


Currently Group Head - Marketing, Hyundai India Overall 20+ years in India with Auto Majors. Suzuki, Renault and Tata.
Diverse experience in Sales, Advertising and Marketing and New Product Strategy.
Ambitious and a Go-getter, Infectious and Fun-loving, All with a Goal to be the best in whatever I do, wherever I be!
Traversed through front line franchise management to a regional manager role onto several diverse national portfolios. Been in varied dynamics of different regions across the country.
Lead teams of professionals and have man management as a major strength.

Assessment Jury

Amit

Amit Saxena

Associate Vice President - Marketing

Amit Saxena
Associate Vice President - Marketing, Times Network


Indra has close to 2 decades of working experience in IT & Digital Technologies, IT-OT integrated applications and Industrial automation related solutions. At present, he is leading IT & Digital function in Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanta Limited, responsible for designing the technology roadmap aligned with business objectives of higher recovery, greater resources & reserves, better asset integrity and reliability driving efficient operations, more automated business processes and improved HSE. He is also very keen on spreading the culture of innovation, holding a patent granted by USPTO. He is an evangelist for digitalization in various forums.

Avi

Avi Kumar

Chief Marketing Officer

Avi Kumar
Chief Marketing Officer, Join Ventures


Avi Kumar is the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Join Ventures. He leads global marketing for Join Ventures and its portfolio companies - IGP.com, IGP for Business and Interflora India. Recognized among the Top 30 CMOs by IAMAI, Kumar brings over a decade’s experience in online business and marketing leadership roles to Join Ventures.
He is a digital eclectic recognized for converting data to consumer insights to market strategy for growth and has built large brands in the Tech, Content and CPG space. As the Head of SVOD and Brand Marketing for India's leading OTT platform, ZEE5, he was responsible for the growth of D2C and B2B business through a host of multimedia campaigns and industry-first innovations to establish the brand as the streaming platform of choice for millions of consumers in a short span of 3 years. Prior to ZEE5, Avi has led the marketing for India's largest radio brand Big FM and was instrumental in the growth of Oriflame in India.

Ankit

Ankit Rawal

Senior Director - Sales & Marketing

Ankit Rawal
Senior Director - Sales & Marketing, MAAS


Ankit is Senior Director Sales & Marketing at Affle. Over his 15+ experience he has worked across both bigger companies from Microsoft, Oracle to startups like InMobi & Affle. His expertise lies in converting white spaces into sustainable business revenues across several Emerging markets (IN, SEA, MEA, LATAM, CIS). Prior to Affle he was at InMobi where he GM-India in the last remit spending 6.5 years from the early founding days. A prolific columnist & writer, a mindful practitioner who teaches digital marketing at various B schools.

Adil

Adil Sanwari

Head - Digital Media and Transformation- HP India, SL & BD

Adil Sanwari
Head - Digital Media and Transformation- HP India, SL & BD, HP India


Digital Marketing professional with 11+ Years of Digital Media strategy and Transformation experience, with a focus on customer engagement, data driven marketing and automation capabilities that strengthens the funnel, and helps achieve effective ROAS. Singing is my passion, an amateur cook and a travel junky!

Indradyumna Datta

Indradyumna Datta

Chief Digital Officer (Dy.)

Indradyumna Datta
Chief Digital Officer (Dy.), Cairn Oil and Gas


Indra has close to 2 decades of working experience in IT & Digital Technologies, IT-OT integrated applications and Industrial automation related solutions. At present, he is leading IT & Digital function in Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanta Limited, responsible for designing the technology roadmap aligned with business objectives of higher recovery, greater resources & reserves, better asset integrity and reliability driving efficient operations, more automated business processes and improved HSE. He is also very keen on spreading the culture of innovation, holding a patent granted by USPTO. He is an evangelist for digitalization in various forums.

Jahid Ahmed

Jahid Ahmed

Vice President and Head - Digital, Content and Social Media Marketing

Jahid Ahmed
Vice President and Head - Digital, Content and Social Media Marketing, HDFC Bank


Jahid Ahmed is an astute Digital Marketing professional with over 14 years of experience in the BFSI sector. He has been instrumental in institutionalising Data driven Digital Campaigns, Mar-Tech and Transformation set ups across various BFSI organizations. One of the early adopters of Content led marketing, he has used content strategies to drive brand salience and consideration The winner of CMO Asia's ‘Top 50 most influential Marketing Professional' in BFSI Category, he is also an ardent Digital evangelist, speaking in multiple forums like IAMAI, Adobe Symposium, Facebook community, Exchange 4Media forums, etc

Jahid is currently heading Digital and Content Marketing at HDFC Bank where he looks after Online Acquisition ,Website innovation, Analytics, Social Media listening and Content marketing. His Digital Mantra is to drive hyper personalised relevance in customer's digital journey by seamlessly weaving Channel Orchestration, Design and Tech innovation.

Karan Rajpal

Karan Rajpal

Head of Digital Marketing

Karan Rajpal
Head of Digital Marketing,Dalmia Cement


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Kaushik Chakraborty

Kaushik Chakraborty

Senior Vice President - Digital

Kaushik Chakraborty
Senior Vice President - Digital, Tata Capital


Kaushik is a digital-first marketer with over 20 years of extensive cross-functional experience in marketing, digital transformation, online sales and service excellence. He has been at the forefront of the digital transformation journeys of organisations like Tata Capital & UTI Mutual Fund. He has set up digital businesses for Retail & Commercial banking consumers from scratch in various organisations and in his current role he is driving digital initiatives along with digital marketing at Tata Capital. Other organisations where he has worked in Sales and Service functions are Standard Chartered Bank and ICICI Bank. He is a true blue BFSI marketer with rich and varied experience across NBFC, Consumer Banking, Asset Management and SME Banking spaces during his professional career.

Kirtiman Kohli

Kirtiman Kohli

Digital Marketing & CRM Lead

Kirtiman Kohli
Digital Marketing & CRM Lead, Reckitt Benckiser India


Digital Marketing Professional with eight years of diverse experience in setting up and scaling Digital Marketing practices and E-commerce channels for a variety of verticals like Food & Beverages (Domino’s Pizza), Tech Media(91mobiles), Luxury E-commerce(Lootlow.com) and now FMCG (Reckitt). Currently leading Digital Marketing and CRM at Reckitt for their Personal Care Portfolio including brands like Durex and Veet. Previously managed eminent consumer brands like Dettol, Enfagrow, Moov, Strepsils, Itch Guard, Ring Guard, DermiCool, Gaviscon and Disprin.

Namrita Mahindro

Namrita Mahindro

Chief Digital Officer

Aditya Birla Chemicals, Filaments and Insulators

Namrita Mahindro
Chief Digital Officer, Aditya Birla Chemicals, Filaments and Insulators


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Niraj Ruparel

Niraj Ruparel

Head Of Mobile & Emerging Tech

Niraj Ruparel
Head Of Mobile & Emerging Tech, Group M


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Nikhil Kumar

Nikhil Kumar

Senior Director Brand & Strategy, IN & SEA

Nikhil Kumar
Senior Director Brand & Strategy, IN & SEA, Mediasmart


Consumer Marketing professional with over a decade of experience working in FMCG, Retail, F&B & Ad-Tech set-ups with global brands like Puma, L'Oreal, Cafe Coffee Day and recently Bytedance & InMobi. He was voted & awarded as one of India's Most innovative Mar-Tech leaders in 2019 by World Marketing Congress. With a career spanning over 14+ years - Nikhil has worked across multiple functions with his domain expertise primarily being Brand Marketing (digital & offline), Business strategy/ Sales & Go-To Market plan/ execution across consumer goods, retail & start- up eco system. In his recent roles, he has led business functions across India, SEA, EU & has previously led marketing/business functions at Cafe Coffee Day, L'Oreal, Puma, HouseJoy & InMobi.

He currently leads the business of India & Southeast Asia for mediasmart, an Affle company.

Prajwalita Borah

Prajwalita Borah

Head Marketing

Prajwalita Borah
Head Marketing, 91Mobiles


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Priyadarshi Banerjee

Priyadarshi Banerjee

AVP –Marketing & Digital Solutions, Worldwide Media Brands, The Times Group

Priyadarshi Banerjee
AVP –Marketing & Digital Solutions, Worldwide Media Brands, The Times Group


Priyadarshi Banerjee is a cross functional media & marketing strategist with a decade’s experience having worked across multiple functions in the publishing industry - including Consumer Marketing, Digital Brand Solutions, Content and Audience strategy, Creative Strategy and Campaign Management. He has spent over 15 years of experience working in the media and publishing industry including working for licensed businesses of global brands like Readers Digest, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes International and National Geographic.

Priyadarshi has also had a short stint in the business of Advertising, where he worked in the area of Aviation, Lubricants, BFSI and FMCG brands specializing in running consumer & trade loyalty programs. His education background includes prestigious names like St. Xavier's College Kolkata and IMT Ghaziabad. In his current role with The Times Group, Priyadarshi handles the over-all marketing, brand solutions strategy, short form content production and digital monetization for the entire portfolio of Worldwide Media brands that include the flagship lifestyle and entertainment businesses like Femina and Filmfare.

Priyadarshi is an empiricist to the core, a firm believer in the new media revolution and consumer evolution theories, apart from being a part time musician and an avid traveler.

Vishal Jacob

Vishal Jacob

Chief Digital Officer

Vishal Jacob
Chief Digital Officer, Wavemaker India


As a digital marketer Vishal Jacob has witnessed the roller-coaster ride of India’s digital marketing transformation journey from up close and personal – from the dotcom burst in the early 2000’s to the current age of data driven marketing. The purpose has remained the same – enabling brands to establish a deep connection with the consumer - yet the means whether through Search, Social, Mobile, Programmatic etc. have dramatically evolved and are continuing to do so at a frenetic pace.

Vishal considers himself fortunate to have worked with some of the best clients and the best talent in all aspects of digital marketing across India and parts of South East Asia. Vishal has led and assisted clients across industries (Auto, FMCG, Telco, Media & Retail) in their digital transformation journey hinging it on creating a connected ecosystem of paid, owned & earned properties. The result has been a purposeful digital media strategy that drives business outcomes.

During his previous roles he has been instrumental in helping a small 8-member team grow into a 100-member team and become one of India’s finest and most successful digital agencies. Their work has been recognized and awarded in multiple global forums such as the Festival of Media, M&M Global, World Media Awards & WPPED Crème.

Vishal is also a published Author and a certified coach from ICF with further specialization in transactional analysis and NLP, Vishal continues to nurture and coach talent to prep them for leadership roles. In his current role Vishal continues to drive this transformation with a focus rooted deeply in nurturing talent and enhancing digital product capabilities.

Zubin Kutar

Zubin Kutar

Head - Digital Marketing

Zubin Kutar
Head - Digital Marketing, Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India


Zubin brings with him 20 + years of Digital Marketing expertise in the industry. He has been responsible for pioneering and transforming digital marketing platforms, techniques and approaches to construct new and exciting ways of creating awareness, engagement and generating revenues from the Digital medium – Web and Mobile across the global markets (namely India and North America)

He has rich experience of more than a decade in the Banking and Insurance industry where he set up and led the online digital marketing functions across ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and ICICI Lombard General Insurance.

Prior to joining Mahindra Holidays he was with Dr Reddy’s Laboratories where he led the foundation to build the digital road map for Dr Reddy’s brands.

Zubin’s work has been recognised by industry experts and thought leaders. He has been jury member and a speaker at numerous digital marketing awards ie. Brand Equity’s India Digital Awards 2021, IDMA (Indian Digital Media Awards ) by Exchange4Media, Drivers of Digital & Market Summit, Digital MarCom leadership awards to name a few.

He was recently recognised as the Top 100 thought leaders in Digital by “IMPACT Digital Power 100 by Business World & Exchange4Media”

He loves reading about technology, innovation and its impact on business and our daily lives. He has a very keen interest in Indian Mythology and Indian stock markets.