• Naresh Baluja,      Chief Commercial Officer, Engie

    Naresh Baluja, Chief Commercial Officer, Engie

  • When compared to other countries renewable energy markets, India ranks in the top five. The solar power industry in India is expanding rapidly, and this is mostly due to the country's increased investment in renewable energy. Engie is one of the top organizations operating in the Indian solar sector, and Naresh Baluja is in charge of the company's business development and commercial operations. Below is an excerpt of Naresh's exclusive interaction with CEO Insights magazine. I have overall about 17 years of experience, all through in the Energy sector and across the value chain of the energy business. I started my career in Sales and Marketing with a mid-cap company providing material handling systems for thermal power plants. Then I moved to the other side of the table on the procurement and contracts side with reliance power and handled procurement for over $250 million of key equipment for approximately 5 GW of thermal assets.

  • Naresh Baluja: Seasoned Leader With Diversified Renewable Energy & Thermal Power Experience Throughout The Value Chain Of Energy Business

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Top 10 Chief Commercial Officers - 2022

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  • Top 10 Chief Commercial Officers - 2022

    Given the advancement of science and technology, and several market-oriented reforms, when corporate and industries are faced with significant business challenges today, the C-suite leaders play a dynamic role in driving the companies potentially. Also, it is the Chief Commercial Officer(CCO) who helps across the organizational business responsibly managing the sales, marketing and customer service efforts of the organization. The CCO overseeing all aspects of the company's commercial activities, including product development, pricing strategies, advertising campaigns, and more, ensures the company's sales and marketing efforts align for positive success.

    A CCO sometimes is also referred to as a CBO (Chief Business Officer). Well, the CCO's role can also vary respective of the industry, depending on the organization's size and build-up. Performing the specific job duties as a CCO, the executive reports directly to the CEO and works closely in accord with other C-level leaders, developing commercial and business development strategies that are optimized for both short-term results and long-term strategy.

    Ensuring the company meets its financial goals by maximizing revenue while minimizing costs, a CCO exercises its responsibilities, analyzing the company data, monitoring finances, managing employees, overseeing procedures, assisting with employment decision, leading launches, and assessing customer satisfaction. However, COVID-19 posed the business with overwhelming challenges through time, and it is to be noted that many efficient CCOs proved their dexterity in driving businesses towards growth in the tough times and further.

    In this issue of the CEO Insights magazine, a list of `Top 10 Chief Commercial Officers - 2022' is provided to the readers in corporate and different sectors, for informing on the excellent services leveraged by the Leaders in diverse domains. The listing is prepared by a team of industry veterans, CEOs and VCs, and the CEO Insights magazine editorial board.

Top 10 Chief Commercial Officers - 2022

Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
ShareChat & Moj Ajit Varghese, Chief Commercial Officer ShareChat & Moj Accomplished client centric and digital focused Global Media Leader with a track record of turning around under performing agencies, leading rapid growth and market dominance
CSML India Amit Thapar, Chief Commercial Officer CSML India Helps creating Landmark Indoor Amusement Centers with 20+ years of experience in India
Medtrix Healthcare Aravind Nayak, Chief Commercial Officer Medtrix Healthcare An Experienced industry leader with hands on experience in transforming businesses, currently leading the company towards success as its CCO
Blue Dart Ketan Kulkarni, Chief Commercial Officer Blue Dart With an MBA in Marketing from University of Mumbai, has served the firm for 16 years till now in various leadership roles including VP, Head of Business, CMO and more
Engie India Naresh Baluja , Chief Commercial Officer Engie India He is in charge of the company's business development, land, and commercial operations. In addition, he is liable for the expansion of the team, the development of a pipeline for future projects, and forging partnerships with new strategic and financial investors
Rexel India Nehal Shah, Chief Commercial Officer Rexel India Experienced General Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the manufacturer as well as wholesale industry, skilled in Industrial Automation, Business & Operational infrastructure, which enables
Diageo India Prathmesh Mishra, Chief Commercial Officer Diageo India In the firm he is responsible for Sales, Customer Marketing, Key Accounts, Finance Manufacturing, HR and MIS
Akasa Air Praveen Iyer, Founder & CCO Akasa Air A business leader with career spanning over 23 years. He has held several leadership positions covering Global Operations in fast paced and dynamic consumer focused businesses, having worked both in India and overseas
Pescafresh Saurabh Nakra,Chief Commercial Officer Pescafresh A senior management professional, astute in business and P&L management, has significant GTM, B2B and B2C experience and adept at managing CXO and Board level interactions
SpiceJet Shilpa Bhatia,Chief Commercial Officer SpiceJet An avid women leader and entrepreneur the firm towards upwards integration