Managing Director & Area General Manager - ISC, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare
Manoj Kumar is the Managing Director /Area General Manager, India Sub Continent
for GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare. He has joined the company in June, 2015.
In his current role as the commercial head of the Area, his prime responsibility
is to drive growth and engagement in India - a priority market in the Asia, Middle
East and Africa Region and the second largest market (outside of US) for the company.
During his 29 year long career, he has also worked with Unilever, Gillette and Proctor
& Gamble, across Sales, Marketing and General Management roles in markets including
India, Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
In his last assignment he was the Managing Director / Vice President with Proctor
& Gamble, Australia & New Zealand.
Manoj started his career with Unilever and moved to Gillette in 1991. During his
stint there, he worked across various businesses like Gillette Grooming Blades,
Batteries and Oral Care. In 2001, he became the Regional Business Director for Battery
and then for Grooming & Personal Care. Within a few years he moved to UK and
then post the acquisition of Gillette by P& G, to Switzerland as Marketing Director
for Central Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA).
In 2009 he moved into General Management role as Managing Director, Nigeria & Vice
President, West Africa, responsible for Nigeria and 22 other West/ Central African
countries. In 2013, Manoj moved to Sydney as Managing Director/Vice President, Australia
& New Zealand.
Manoj is an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad.
Angel Investor & Mentor
Angel Investor & Mentor
Aditya is passionate and excited about the confluence of business, technology and
media , thereby the innovative opportunities that it offers.
Aditya, a seasoned people’s person with decade+ rich experience in entrepreneurship,
strategy formulation, e-commerce- consulting and lean retail operations management.
His professional stint at national profiles with some of largest public limited
organizations globally across banking , FMCG, FMCD & luxury retail with brands -
HSBC, Emami, HCL, Gitanjali Gems Ltd & Topps India.
Aditya at his personal capacity has also consulted 7 leading .com’s of repute www.pepperfry.com which
lately raised $100million from Goldman Sachs. Post which the Entrepreneurship bug
bit him and he turned an entrepreneur to build online- Specialty and International
Gourmet store www.FoodTropis which also bagged the Top 10 Startups at IIT Bombay.
Aditya is fairly networked for more than 4 years in the StartUp ecosystem and works
closely with 3 of the largest angel networks in India. He is an active angel investor
and mentor to couple of promising early stage consumer tech companies on sweat-equity
basis based out of Bombay.
He is involved with some large movements on Women Entrepreneurship in India, WEE
Foundation which is IIT Delhi initative. Adityastrongly believes that one should
give back to the community and invests significant time for guest-lectures at top
management institutes and regular speaker at Entrepreneurship forums across categories.
He is also regular at fashion shows of repute Lakme fashion week , IIFW , AIFW and
now planning to build large IPs across genre – literature, entrepreneurship, fashion
Chairman & Editor in Chief
BW Business world
Chairman & Editor in Chief, BW Business world
Annurag Batra is a serial entrepreneur, media mogul, a journalist and an eternal
optimist rolled into one. 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 13 months back Annurag has expanded BW Businessworld
into digital, events and BW communities and has taken into its fold www.digitalmarket.asia,
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 Annurag is building the BW Businessworld business
He is passionate about Magazines and is on the Executive Committee of the Association
of Indian Magazines (AIM). He also wants to give back to the industry and his love
for teaching comes into play in his position as the Chairman of the Advisory Board
of FMCC (Futuristic Media Communication Centre), a leading Media and Communication
School in India.
Annurag believes if you make your hobby your profession, you don’t have to work
and life is a blessing.
Mentor and Consultant
Mentor and Consultant
Delna has studied, lived and worked across the the sub-continents of India, Europe,
United States and ASEAN managing relationships with over 12 nationalities. Her strong
business leadership background has been built through experience in setting up greenfield
projects, turning around weak operations and exiting certain markets.
Delna started her professional career as part of the Tata Administrative Services
(TAS 2001) cadre; completing assignments with Tata Motors, Tata Steel, Tata Tea
(TGBL), Tanishq and TMTC. She held several senior management positions with Tata
Motors with her last assignment being as the Head of Marketing Communication & Services.
She also served as a Director on Board for Concorde Motors Limited. She completed
her Fulbright Fellowship for Leadership from Carnegie Mellon University in 2010
and is an economist at heart. She is the recipient of 100+ industry awards for excellence
in marketing including being recognised as top 50 influential women leaders in the
Delna is credited with building centers of excellence for brand management, consumer
insight, contemporary retail sales network, digital & mobile, media planning, visual
merchandize, virtual reality and retail design technology. She is passionate about
keeping people at the heart of business and developing a longer term strategy for
profitable growth. She keenly believes that ‘what comes from the people must go
back to the people many times over’ which has led her to start a new journey as
a mentor and consultant to enterprises in the field of healthcare, education, emerging
consumer technology, emerging automotive technology, sports management and consumer
Head - Advertising, Digital & Branding
Bajaj Electricals Ltd
Head - Advertising, Digital & Branding, Bajaj Electricals Ltd
Hemal heads the Advertising, Digital and Branding division at Bajaj Electricals. With over 15 year of work experience in advertising and branding, Hemal has been with Bajaj Electricals Ltd. since 2012.
Hemal Vadera started his career in advertising as client servicing professional, his last stint was with R K SWAMY BBDO as GM- Client servicing. He has handled and serviced clients across various categories like Mercedes- Benz, VISA international, IndusInd Bank, Piaggio India, SBI, etc.
co-founder and CEO
co-founder and CEO, CreditMate
Jonathan is co-founder and CEO of CreditMate, a digital lender providing secured
loans on used Motorbikes in India through technology.
He is also an advisory council member of the NGO The Digital Empowerment Foundation
- empowering India and the region with Digital Connectivity and information democracy.
In addition he holds investment or advisory positions in the following Indian and
YonderBeyond – a listed digital product incubator, Global
OverCart – a ‘re-commerce’ business, India
Reverieinc – a language technology business, India
GoAbra.com – a peer to peer borderless money transfer service, USA
mPaani.com – a hyper local loyalty and CRM program, India
AstroBuddy – a digital Astrology service
He is a Mobile and Internet expert, having spent over a decade leading Vodafone’s
mobile Internet operations and strategy in developing markets including India, the
Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe.
Before Vodafone he was Commercial Director at Internet advertising start-up Real
Media (sold to WPP) and was Business Development Director for Reuters New Media.
He is originally from the UK but has lived in Mumbai for the past 7 years and Cairo
for 3 years.
Head Of Marketing
Franklin Templeton Investments
Head Of Marketing, Franklin Templeton Investments
Chief Marketing Officer
Parag Milk Foods Ltd
Chief Marketing Officer, Parag Milk Foods Ltd
Director Marketing & Chief Digital Officer
Max Life Insurance
Director Marketing & Chief Digital Officer, Max Life Insurance
Manik leads Digital Transformation, E commerce sales, Marketing and Product Management
for Max Life. Max Life is India’s 4 th largest Life Insurance Company and has been
on a steady growth path for the last half decade (having grown at 28% in the fiscal
Along with a passionate team, Manik works to understand consumer behavior and tailor
intuitive journeys to create value in core business of life insurance. They deploy
process and digital capabilities to improve how the company attracts and services
customers for greater life time value. They are tasked to innovate to discover value
from new frontiers through customer experience, Proposition design and a combination
of these to tell compelling stories in the Indian marketplace.
Manik has 18+ years of experience of which the last 12 have been with Max Life.
In these years he has worked in a variety of roles spanning from sales to product
management. In his last role as the strategy leader, Manik set up Business Analytics
as a center of excellence, contributing immensely to all areas of the business value
Manik is passionate about attracting and developing talent and relentlessly pursues
excellence in each part of the business that he has been responsible for. A management
graduate from IMT Ghaziabad, he has worked in financial services with the ICICI
group (consumer banking and Life Insurance), ABN AMRO Bank.
Chief Business Officer
Chief Business Officer, Craftsvilla.com
Manish Kalra is the Chief Business Officer of Craftsvilla, one of the largest ethnic
online store in India. He is responsible for managing the overall business at Craftsvilla
while leading Marketing, product, technology, supply, operations, and category management
functions and has been associated with the company since February, 2016.
Bringing over 15 years of experience, Manish is an e-commerce specialist having
been associated with e-commerce giants like Makemytrip and Amazon where he has developed
an expert understanding of the Indian consumer and the digital commercer industry.
Prior to Craftsvilla, Manish was the Integrated Marketing Director for Amazon in
India and led marketing for Amazon, Junglee and Kindle businesses. He was involved
in the launch of some of the most iconic campaigns such as Aur Dikhao, Kindle campaign
and won three Effies for the marketing work done in 2015. Earlier he was the Marketing
Head for MakeMyTrip.com, covering E-Commerce, Online marketing, Brand, PR, Channel
marketing and Alliances between 2010 and 2014.
Manish was also associated with Dell, where he was a part of the SPEED Program-
an accelerator program targeted at high potential Managers by providing multifunctional
exposure. He won the Marketing Summit Award at Dell- Highest Marketing Recognition
in the year 2010. At PepsiCo International he worked as a territory Development
Manager in Kolkata, HP and Haryana and won the ASIA RING of HONOR for exceptional
sales performance across Asia Region.
Recognizing his contribution, Manish won the "Marketer of the Year" Award
for the Travel Category by International Advertising Association. He has also been
awarded the Top 50 Most Talented Brand Leaders of India by CMO Asia in 2013.
Manish is also a keen photographer, fitness enthusiast, and avid reader. He is an
alumnus of XLRI batch of 2001, with specialization in Marketing and Finance and
a passion for growing businesses.
Chief Operating Officer
Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance Company Limited
Chief Operating Officer, Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance
Shalabh is a founder member & currently heads Marketing and Corporate Communication,
Operations, Information Technology & Customer Retention. An MBA in Marketing, he
has previously worked with Standard Chartered Bank and ING Life Insurance.
AHe brings with him a strong retail financial experience of 22+ years in Consumer
Banking & Life Insurance Industry. Through his career, he has run large profit centre
& SBU’s across various business lines in the Life Insurance & Retail Banking. Core
competence & exposure revolves around Distribution set up & handling sales in large
business environment, Marketing, Strategic Planning, Customer Retention, Alliances
& Acquisitions, Channel Relationship Management, Market Expansion & Distribution
Strategy, Customer Services & Operations.
Shalabh in his current role handles four key functions of the company. Marketing
(Brand, Digital Marketing, Public Relations), Operations, IT and Customer Retention
(Customer Engagement, Customer Experience & Satisfaction). The focus hence is on
creating an enabling environment for the brand and working in parallel on various
initiatives focused on the Customer. The belief also is that brand equity in business
like Insurance can be created by positive customer experience pre and post sale
of the product and it is hence critical that work on each of the customer touch
point is refined.
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