Chief Marketing Officer & Chairperson, Diversity – India, Capgemini India
Sarika is the Chief Marketing Officer and Chairperson for D&I at Capgemini Technology Services, India. She bears nearly two decades of rich and diverse industry experience, with a rare combination of global marketing, sales & corporate functions.
At Capgemini, she is responsible for enhancing the Brand amongst customers, employees and industry at large. She has been also playing an active role in shaping the organization’s diversity practices and is committed towards building a more inclusive workplace at Capgemini. Sarika is also a Capgemini Expert in Corporate Functions, Front Line Sales, and Global Marketing.
Sarika is also appointed as the Head of the Center Head Organisation (CHO) at Capgemini in India. The CHO is the nerve-centre of the 100,000+ organisation with presence across 12 locations in India and plays a pivotal role in creating a uniform, consistent, sustainable and scalable Capgemini experience for all stakeholders - both internal and external - across all locations.
Prior to joining Capgemini, Sarika was the Global Head of Marketing for Infrastructure and Cloud Computing business and Customer Experience Head for Dell Services, India. While leading the marketing function, she has pioneered initiatives to enhance organization’s brand presence through integrated marketing programs and was part of Dell India Employee Welfare board.
Prior to Dell, she was with Wipro for over 15 years having worn many hats in roles spanning sales, process excellence, customer advocacy and marketing for Global Infrastructure Services and Wipro InfoTech. As CMO for Wipro India business & Head - Marketing for Global Infrastructure Services, she led Wipro’s brand enhancement globally through integrated marketing programs, sales enablement and client pursuit strategies, influencer relations - Analyst, Advisors and Media, demand generation and lead nurturing, Digital Marketing and Account Based Marketing and large scale Joint Partner Programs.
Sarika was also the Ombudsperson & Head of PSHC (Prevention of Sexual Harassment Committee) based on the credibility & high integrity demonstrated over the years at Wipro.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering and a Master’s degree in Marketing Management. Sarika is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt in DMAIC, LEAN and TQSS Methodologies.
Shuvadip Banerjee Chief Digital Marketing Officer, ITC Ltd
- Direct to Consumer
- Brand Digital Assets
- First Party Data
- Digital first content
- Consumer Insights
- Data and Analytics
- Consumer Activation
- Customer Care & Online reputation
- Public Relations
- Always a student
- Hunter of Innovation
I am based out of Bangalore, India.
I joined ITC in 2007 as Head of Consumer Insights and over the last 15 years I have been lucky to be a part of the organization which grew ten folds to 1.5 Billion Dollar Business. I was instrumental into our forays into multiple food and beverage categories like Snacks, Juices, Chocolates, Noodles and Coffee.
Understanding consumers and their needs has always excited me and the quest has hence been to innovate systems and processes to keep ITC ahead of the curve and create winning solutions for the business. As data and analytics became more important in the area of decision making, I got the opportunity to spread my sphere of contribution. Today we have been able to go beyond the traditional analytical process to adapting the new age practice of machine learning and using artificial intelligence to predict outcomes with higher degree of accuracy.
Having set the practice of analytics, we focused to develop capabilities in the field of Digital Marketing. As a CDMO, I get the opportunity to be at the cusp of strategy, creative thinking, build innovative offers and create capabilities in the organization to be future ready. I feel like being a student 20 years back and even now. Hope to continue in the quest of knowing the new and implementing the best.
Chief Marketing and Digital Officer, Burger King India
Kapil Grover is the Chief Marketing Officer of Burger King India and leads all marketing initiatives for
the brand. Being a seasoned marketer with 22 years of rich experience, Kapil has a proven track record
of building brands and driving relevant consumer innovations. As the head of marketing, he is
entrusted with leading and formulating Burger King India’s marketing strategy that aims to reinforce
the brand’s presence with a strong Menu strategy. He is also strengthening online delivery channels
for Burger King India especially the BK App.
In his previous role as Chief Marketing Officer with Domino’s, he has built new channels like train delivery, launched the new brand positioning of Dil Dosti Dominos and helped accelerate brand recovery during the pandemic. Prior to this, he had spent almost eight years with KFC where he was instrumental in leading growth initiatives and creating engaging brand activations that won several awards. Kapil’s other stints include brands such as Radico Khaitan and Luxor Writing Instruments. He has recently been named as one of the Top 60 CMOs in India by StartupLanes. Kapil is married to Shelly and has a daughter, Hunar.
President, Head- Marketing, UltraTech Cement - Aditya Birla Group
27 years of experience in Sales, Marketing and P&L assignments building strong businesses & brands.
Have worked and thrived across multiple industries including FMCG, Consumer Finance, Media, Building & Construction. Worked in Indian and Multinational organisations with diverse cultures & organisation structures.
Deep & rich exposure across both B2C and B2B business environments.
Prior to Aditya Birla Group, held assignments at Nestle, Colgate Palmolive, Godrej SaraLee, General Electric, HT Media and Godrej Consumer Products.
I relish assignments where businesses did not have a prior growth playbook. Have achieved category & brand growth through sharp insight-based strategic thinking, fostering innovation and strong in-market execution.
For me, across assignments asking the right questions, focusing on the consumer/customer, challenging the status quo and building capable and passionate teams has paid rich dividends for the business in growth, profitability and valuation.
Chief Marketing Officer & Head of Digital Sales Group, Airtel Business
Leading holistically is the strategy for growth, a premise that Kaustubh Chandra (KC) firmly believes in and practices. A seasoned B2B technology marketing & sales professional, KC specializes in outcomes – brand, growth & revenue.
He thinks that successful B2B marketing comes from a place of knowledge, be it deep knowledge of the product, of the customer psyche, the sales & customer lifecycle or the pulse of the market, its evolution & its volatility.
General Manager, Regional Marketing, Asia Pacific and Japan, Intel Corporation
Roshni has over 20 years of marketing experience spanning consumer, banking and technology
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 is on the 2020 shortlist for IMPACT’S 50 Most Influential Women in Indian Media, Marketing and Advertising Awards.
Head of Marketing, Adani Wilmar Limited
Sanjay Adesara is a dynamic marketing professional with a focus on consumer communication, media, and digital strategies. As the Head of Marketing at Adani Wilmar Ltd., a prominent player in the edible oils and foods industry, Sanjay leads the development and implementation of marketing strategies for the company's diverse portfolio. He has also played a key role as the founding Chief Executive for Adani's various sports activities, leading leagues like Pro-Kabaddi and others.
With a deep understanding of media and digital platforms, Sanjay leverages his expertise to create impactful campaigns and establish a strong digital presence for Adani Wilmar's brands. He collaborates closely with a talented team of media and digital experts to craft engaging content, manage brand communication, and drive effective digital marketing initiatives.
Sanjay's strategic approach encompasses brand strategy, brand activation, and cross-functional team management. He has a proven track record in launching new products, revamping brands, and developing brand architectures that align with long-term business objectives.
Since joining Adani Wilmar Ltd. in 2008 as a management trainee, Sanjay has demonstrated his ability to drive growth and achieve strategic goals. He holds a master’s degree in marketing from MIT College Pune, complemented by a bachelor's degree in computers.
Known for his charismatic leadership style, Sanjay fosters a positive work environment that encourages innovation and creativity. His colleagues and team members recognize him as a motivating force, inspiring exceptional performance from his team.
As the Head of Marketing at Adani Wilmar Ltd., Sanjay Adesara combines his expertise in marketing, media, and digital strategies to establish a strong market presence for the company's diverse brand portfolio. His vision, leadership skills, and deep industry knowledge contribute to the organization's continued growth and success.