Employers Council Members - Marketing
Mr. Anurag Gupta has done his management studies from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies. He has over 13 years experience in advertising which includes stints in Grey, Lowe, Unilever, Draft Worldwide East Africa and Ogilvy Action. He is utilising his experience and Capabilities for brand building in the corproate.
During his years in Activation he created some award winning work like Lifebuoy Swasthya Chetna - the largest and longest running health awareness campaign in Unilever India, Clinic Plus Mother Daughter Day (which won a Gold ABME), Madhya Pradesh Grameen Yuva Kendra (which won Gold Emvie and Ogilvy Action Red ball award), Sunlight - Quest for Kenyan National Dress which ended up giving Kenya its national dress.
Mr. Nitin Ghadiyar has done his Masters in Management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute. He is widely regarded and recognized as an expert in the OTC/self-medication healthcare business in India and specializes in start-ups and turn-around of companies.
Mr. Nitin has a work experience of more than 30 years mainly with Multinationals and large Indian Corporate like Glaxo, Colgate Palmolive, Parke-Davis, Reckitt Piramal, Johnson & Johnson and Dabur. He has been instrumental in helping build over 20 national brands in the Indian Consumer products, OTC and Pharmaceutical space. These include Halls, Chiclets, Listerine, Benedryl, Gelusil, Saridon, Lacto Calamine, Honitus Cough Syrup, the Dabur Ayurveda range and the Erythropoietin mega brand, Eprex.
Mr. Suresh Iyer is a B.Sc. in Physics and B.Sc. (Tech) in Computer Technology and brings more than 20 years of experience in Application Management and Product Engineering.
He has consulted at leading organizations such as Hewlett-Packard, Northern Telecom, Glaxo Laboratories & Pacific Life and has successfully executed large multi-year projects in domains such as Technology, Travel & Hospitality, Manufacturing, Banking, Financial Services and Insurance. His exposure to countries such as USA, UK, Belgium, India and Malaysia has enabled him to define and successfully execute dual-shore strategies for a number of Fortune 1000 companies.
He has worked on outsourcing strategies, product definition, product development & implementation programs, quality programs, legacy transformation programs and process improvement models.
Mr. Kewal is a bachelor of commerce from the Mumbai University and PGDBM form the Chetana’s Institute of Management and Research – Mumbai. He has served as the Vice President & heads the Corporate Brand for Aditya Birla Financial Services Group. Prior to that he was a part of retail banking services for Deutsche Bank AG in India.
Mr. Kotian has been senior Account Director at Ogilvy & Mather and has handled the advertising & communication requirement for Castrol India Ltd, Darjeeling Planters Association, and Bajaj Auto. He also represented the Ogilvy India team on the regional coordination committee with Castrol as well as Ogilvy offices (UK, SA, UAE, and Turkey).
During his career, spanning across advertising and marketing roles, he has worked with leading advertising agencies like SSC&B LINTAS and Madison DMB&B, where he handled clients like Unilever (HUL) and Procter & Gamble (P&G).
Mr. Senthil Govindan is a Post-Graduate from IIM Ahmedabad, holds a Master of Science degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona and a Bachelors of Engineering degree from Annamalai University.
Senthil has honed his skills in customer insights based on stints in software product organizations like Oracle Corporation, Siebel Systems and i2 Technologies where he worked in Account Management and Best Practices consulting roles. In the capacity of Territory Marketing Manager and in-charge of Western India, he has been involved in Marketing activities for the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Goa. He has extensive experience in various organizations spread across the US, Japan and Australia.
Mr. Rajendra Pratap Gupta
Mr. Rajendra Pratap Gupta is a Global Healthcare thought leader. He is an advisor to the World Health Care Congress – USA & Europe and sits on a five member international Task Force of DMAA, USA.
Mr. Rajendra Pratap Gupta has served on the CII sub-committee for Private Public relationships for Healthcare and has been recognized globally for preventive care and chronic care management. He became the first person from Asia-Pacific to be nominated to the prestigious board of the DMAA- The Care Continuum Alliance, Washington, DC.
He has had executive education from IIM-A, Kellogg School of Management and Harvard Business School, USA. He writes for international journals and magazines and is a much sought after speaker in national and international forums. He has served at the Advisory level in USA, Europe, Africa, Middle East & India across sectors like retail, healthcare, hospital chains, pharmacy chains, disease management, diagnostics, pharmaceutical R&D, Dermo-cosmetics, telemedicine companies etc.
Dr. A. K. GARG is a M. Com from Vikram University, Ujjain. He completed his MBA from Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidyalaya - Indore. He is also a Doctorate in Philosophy.
He joined Kores in 1986 as a Sales Trainee, moved up the ladder and was elevated to the position of Vice-President - Marketing & Sales in 2006.
He is a member of the District Rotary Club in Mumbai and spends time on social work and other welfare activities. He has also been appointed as a “Trustee” to Vartak Nagar Shikshan Mandal, Thane. He is on the Editorial advisory board of the monthly stationery magazine ‘Paper and Stationery Samachar’ Delhi.
Shakti Chakraborty has graduated in commerce from Kolkata University. He did an Advanced Management course from Harvard University, Boston.
Mr. Shakti started his career as a Medical Representative in Kemp and Co. (Now known as Nicholas Piramal).
His 30 years of successful pharma selling and marketing career saw him heading the marketing and sales functions of Aristo, Alkem and Wockhardt. At present he heads the entire formulation business of Lupin Limited for India region as a group President.
Mr. Himanshu is currently working with Forbes & Company Limited (formerly Forbes Gokak Limited), Mumbai as General Manager – Marketing.
His key areas of specialization include Channel & distribution management, Customer relationship management, Team management and Key account management.
He has an extensive experience of over 25 years with the company. Mr. Himanshu is B.E. Mechanical from Gujarat University.
Mr. Vinod Dua has been associated with the Pharmaceutical Industry since 1975 and is presently the CEO of Salud Care India Pvt. Ltd. He has been associated with various organizations like Ind Swift Ltd., and Alkem Laboratories Ltd. During his tenure, he has identified new business opportunities in terms of new products, new In-licensing alliances and other co-marketing opportunities.
Mr. Dua began his career as a Professional Service Representative with U. S. Schering and having worked in some of the best MNCs and Indian companies, rose through the ladder to become the CEO at Salud Care. He is a Post Graduate (M.Sc.) in Biological Sciences and has done Post Graduate Management Programme in Marketing (Master in Marketing Management-MMM) from JBIMS, MUMBAI.