MD/Founder, Citrus Payments
MD, PayU India
MD/Founder, Citrus Payments, MD, PayU India
Jitendra was Founder and MD of Citrus Pay, a leading digital payments company
in India. Post acquisition of Citrus Pay by Naspers, he leads the consumer
businesses at the combined entity, PayU India, as their Managing Director.
He has more than 12 years of work experience in banking and financialservices
industry and considered an expert in payments industry. Prior to Citrus, he was
working with ICICI bank for 7 years, wherein he was part of founding team of
Retail cross sell and Investment banking division in the bank. During his last
stint with the bank, he led the whole initiative of stitching a joint venture
between ICICI bank and First Data in Indian market. This was a unique JV ever
done between a bank and an independent payments company.
In last 4 years, he has grown Citrus in to 300 member+ strong team. Citrus
counted its investors base from Sequoia Capital and E-context Japan to Ascent
Capital in Series C round. He also led Citrus to the largest all-cash deal in the
fintech space in India, with the acquisition of Citrus by Naspers Group in
He graduated from Sydenham College, Mumbai and is a qualified Chartered
Head, Social Samosa
Hitesh Rajwani heads Social Samosa, an online
publication reporting insights, trends and breaking
stories on social media marketing.
An MBA graduate from Symbiosis and an
economics major, Hitesh holds prime expertise in
digital marketing strategy, brand management and
experiential marketing. A passion maven and a
self-motivated entrepreneur, he has co-founded a
couple of ventures. He is the founder and architect
of India’s First Décor Influencer Awards and
Social Samosa 30 Under 30
He propounded the theory of ‘The Social Moment of Truth’; his areas of interest
include social commerce, digital intellectual properties and hyper local commerce. His
innate interests in building digital IP’s has propelled him to build exclusive properties
at Social Samosa.
Over the years, he has consulted small medium businesses with their social media
marketing strategy and handled online marketing mandates for various brands. His
varied exposure is a testimony to his wide array of skills that range across marketing,
communications and business development.
About Social Samosa
Social Samosa is an Online Media Publication which covers the Social Media
Landscape in India. The publication reports insights, trends, breaking stories on social
media along with campaign reviews, case studies and expert posts from industry
Over the years, Social Samosa has enabled the industry with information symmetry
and best practice benchmarking. The Portal promotes and facilitates data-driven
digital marketing. We envisage the importance of content marketing and devising
digital intellectual properties. Our vision is to build and empower an ecosystem where
brands, agencies, tools and talent learn from the shared knowledge base and work
towards developing a thriving industry.
Communications Director, Branded3
Laura is Branded3’s Communications Director, having started the PR team at the agency in 2012 she now oversees PR, Social Media, Content, Design & Front-end Dev. With extensive SEO and social media knowledge, and experience in both traditional and digital PR, Laura knows how to create and execute campaigns which deliver multiple online benefits.
Laura is a regular trainer and speaker at industry events such as Learn Inbound, SAScon and BrightonSEO, where she has delivered the link building/Digital PR training since 2013. Laura also regularly contributes to and is featured in industry publications such as Hubspot expert tips presentations, PRMoment and State of Digital. She won PR Moment’s Young Professional of the Year 2017, was named in The Drum’s 2017 50 Women in Digital Under 30 and has also judged the PRWeek Awards.
Laura has led campaigns for Branded3’s clients that have gained coverage by top international publishers such as BBC, Mashable, Daily Mail and many more.
The MargDarshak Inc
Founder CEO, The MargDarshak Inc
PT leads his own full-service business solutions startup The MargDarshak
Inc. TMD Inc exists to serve the cause of entrepreneurship across
StartUps, SMEs & Corporates setups, so as to offer decisive, speedy and
cost effective one-stop business solutions at massive scale across the
World. Currently TMD Inc works with corporates like Patanjali, Startups like
CrownIt and SMEs like Elite Technologies.
Earlier PT was the Chief Marketing Officer at PayU Payments Limited
responsible for PayUmoney, PayUbiz and PayUprime divisions focused on
B2C & B2B business marketing projects.
Prior to this, PT worked as GM – Marketing for Passenger, Brand &
Shoppe portfolio in CEAT Ltd. CEAT campaigns have won many awards
including Effies, Emvies, Abby’s under his leadership.
PT started his sales and marketing career with classical FMCG setup of
Marico Ltd, where he held different positions of increasing responsibility in
marketing and sales functions for 5 years. Post Marico stint, he launched
blockbuster brands of Danone dairy, World’s No. 1 fresh dairy company, in
India as their Head Marketing for the startup.
PT, an active member of many CMO Peer Group Forums, has contributed
to the marketing fraternity, as the jury member for many awards including
Effies, Emvies, Impact etc and through panel discussions/ speaker
Regarding his academic credentials, he's B-school batch of 2004 from IIM
Bangalore. He won J&J award for excellence in marketing as marketing
topper of his IIMB batch.
He is passionate about new learnings, story-telling and public speaking. He
does voluntary work with Isha Foundation and Landmark Education in his
Marketing Director Consumer PC's, Asia Pacific Japan
Marketing Director Consumer PC's, Asia Pacific Japan, HP
Lloyd Mathias is the Marketing Director for HP’s Consumer PC business across Asia-Pacific
& Japan region.
Prior to joining HP in May 2014, Lloyd co-founded GreenBean Ventures an advisory that
helped accelerate growth for early stage companies in the technology & telecom domain.
Lloyd was instrumental in the launch of Tata Docomo as President, & Chief Marketing Officer of
Tata Docomo, between 2008 & 2011.
Between, 2005-2008, Lloyd was the Senior Director, Sales & Distribution for Motorola Inc.
Lloyd had his basic grounding in consumer goods spending 12 years with PepsiCo. His last role
was Executive VP Marketing for PepsiCo India’s beverage business.
Lloyd is a science graduate from St. Xavier’s College, Bombay & has an MBA from the
University of Bombay.
In 2007 he named among the worlds top 15 marketers, by Inter national list magazine – a list
that celebrates those international marketers behind outstanding cross border campaigns.
Chief Integration Officer - South Asia
The Leo Burnett Group
Chief Integration Officer - South Asia, The Leo Burnett Group
Analog Heart. Digital Soul. Multi-award winning brand strategist. Team builder. Love Advertising, Single Malts, Beer and Books.
As the Chief Integration Officer of The Leo Burnett Group, South Asia, operationalizing and scaling up Leo Burnett's unique methodology, PLAY, which puts context at the heart of creating content is my key role. The larger mandate is to integrate offerings across Leo Burnett, Orchard, Indigo Digital, Arc Worldwide, Prodigious within the Leo Burnett Group for the South Asia market as well as Publicis.Communications India which includes agencies like Publicis Ambience, Publicis Capital, Publicis Beehive and MSL Group. I am also a key bridge between Publicis Communications and Publicis.Sapient, responsible for bringing the best of Publicis.Sapient to all Publicis Communications clients.
In my 19 years across the hospitality, space selling, advertising, entertainment and digital industries, I have built two heavily awarded digital agencies from the ground up. I have managed teams ranging from 5 to 100 cross functional specialists, launched and built brands both in the offline and online mediums and have been instrumental in inspiring work that has driven business for my clients and won accolades at national and international award festivals for my agencies.
Across my experiences, I have learnt that Data can yield rich behavior insights. Content should be inspired by Culture. Context should drive Conversations. Technology should give Creativity wings to fly. I love working with people and building teams that are excellence driven. I am a strong believer in the fact that brands today don’t need a digital strategy. They need a strategy for a digital world. This calls for a fundamentally new approach to brand building that also impacts business strategy.
Rob Aalders is a serial entrepreneur managing six companies varying from coaching stock traders, business owners and a logistics coach for companies wanting to set up modern e-commerce facilities. The latest company is an internet marketing company which helps entrepreneurs of small and medium sized companies gain more expertise on on-line marketing activities. The company is also a Diamond Partner for SALES manago in the Netherlands whereby a comprehensive automated internet marketing platform helps these entrepreneurs.
My roots in the stock markets stem from 2013 when I immersed myself into learning how to earn an income from trading on a daily basis. This provided me with the tools to gain large financial capital and secured my future. With the knowledge I gained here I was able to transfer sound financial principles to my businesses.
Internet marketing helped me with my on-line commercial activities and now I coach and train many people in the fields of marketing, sales and business development on the internet.
From offices in Amsterdam and Rotterdam regular seminars and workshops are given so that people and companies learn about the advantages of automated internet marketing, sales funnels and the creation of content so that the system works for them.
Sabyasachi is the founder and managing Director of ibs, one of India’s leading and most awarded digital marketing companies. He started his career with Asian Paints in 1996 fresh out of IIMC where he specialized in marketing. After a seven-year sting at Asian Paints where he anchored startup initiatives like the Asian paints Colour World and Home Solutions he started ibs in 2003 when digital in India was in its infancy. Over the next fourteen years he has guided ibs to become one of India’s most respected digital marketing companies. With over 170 awards and 15 agency of the year awards, ibs today handles digital transformation and marketing mandates for some of India’s biggest brands.
Oracle Marketing Cloud
Director, Oracle Marketing Cloud
Sumit Aggarwal has worked across leading digital media publishers, marketers, media agencies and with ad-tech & mar-tech partners, that puts him in a unique position to view and appreciate every stake holders point of view in digital business and help drive success across digital media P&L. Being a veteran in India digital eco-system, he enjoys strong network with CMOs, agency leaders and publisher CEOs across India and SEA.
Some of his contributions to Indian digital eco-system have been - Building DAN’s first programmatic agency- AMNET in India, Driving data management platform thru Industry leader- Bluekai at Oracle, building ad ecosystem & GTM for reliance Jio, leading digital media solutions at Yahoo! In India for key corporate accounts across Travel, E-com, Telecom and BFSI, besides contributing to large Indian media conglomerates like: TOI and HT for their digital ventures.
Head of Strategy - India
Head of Strategy - India, DigitasLBi
Chief Marketing Officer
Chief Marketing Officer, Yatra.com
Associate Vice President
Associate Vice President, HCL Technologies
Vishal is an IIT IIM business leader and has led sales for a suite of digital transformation products for digital marketing, eCommerce, social collaboration and social analytics that were offered either as licensed sale or as SaaS in outcome-based pricing models on public or private cloud. He has also managed partner relationships. He currently leads clients in their journey towards Gen 2.0+ outsourcing by harmonizing digital and enterprise IT transformations. He also guides boards and clients on innovation, business operations and leadership.
Vishal specializes in selling innovative products and solutions, establishing new business segments, and creating new engagement models. He has worked globally with leading IT product and services organizations, a Big 4 management consulting firm and with a university research based start-up.
Vishal is focused on the business of IT and has significant expertise managing accounts for Fortune 500 clients, in heading strategy and business operations for a 200 MUSD business unit and in leading large scale program management and strategic outsourcing & offshoring. He is extensively traveled and has had major stints in the US and in India.
& Partner, Firki Productions
Managing Partner, Grey Space
& Partner, Firki Productions
Yateesh is a multi-faceted professional with 29 years of diverse experience in marketing & communications, human resources and operations with a focus on voice of consumer and digital transformation.
As an early convert to ‘digital thinking’ Yateesh had set up an entrepreneurial Internet venture as far back as 2000 in the area of city-specific content & commerce. He has spent time at Rediff.com looking at opportunities for monetizing content and increasing adoption of E-commerce. In 2009 he launched iTerm, India’s first online life insurance while at Aegon Religare Life Insurance and was responsible for Ecommerce at the company till he left in March 2015 set up his own consultancy The Grey Space.
Yateesh is an active member of industry digital & marketing forums such as IAMAI, Ad:Tech; iMedia and DMAI.
Yateesh is a voracious reader; a home chef and has myriad interests.
He lives in Mumbai with his wife and son.
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