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  • Back in 2009, when the entire global economy was crumbling and various businesses were shutting shops for good, in a quiet corner in Mumbai, Ravi Saxena was laying the foundations of his entrepreneurial venture, Wonderchef. A perceptive businessman and a risk taker by nature, Ravi believes that companies that are born during testing times thrive when the market picks-up. Therefore, undeterred by the testing business environment, he focused on turning the challenge into an opportunity and consequently founded a company that would go on to become India’s largest and most recognized manufacturer of cookware and kitchen appliances.

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  • Top 10 CMOs in India - 2019

    Be it any market or industry – global or international, branding and marketing have always been a rather elusive metric. To measure the strength of a brand or company, most marketers use combinations of analytical, strategical and financial metrics. However, with the growth of IoT that has been playing an increasingly prominent role in everyday life globally, the role of marketing in overall business operations has also grown increasingly prominent. With the customer preferences getting more local and communication becoming more personal, the need for understanding the customer is getting more and more complex. It’s no more a push marketing business, and a CMO plays a significant role bringing-in a unique set of skills to help businesses and brands stay relevant and profitable. Establishing an ongoing relationship rather than a transactional one, vests on the shoulders of every organization’s CMO. It’s no different in India, voicing the company’s growth initiatives, leveraging the required resources, CMOs in India have been playing a prominent role in making companies transform, not just in their marketing functions but also in corporate affairs. Actively asserting a new role as business driver, change agent and customer experience champion, CMOs like Deepali Naair, Abhijit Das, Ravi Saxena, and many others, closely working with the CEOs have always ensured to bring about the best balance between brand vision and operational goals. Acquiring experiential business acumen working at their best across several well-recognized firms, segments, geographies and nations, these CMOs spreading their wings, accelerating along the pace of change have been leading the frequently changing national and international business and corporate affairs. Commemorating the efforts of these sturdy CMOs, CEO Insights brings to you ‘Top 10 CMOs in India – 2019’. In this issue, we bring forth India’s perspective of some of the scintillating tech and business marketers who are acting as the aggregators of the modern market and catapulting the nation’s business and economy towards progression. An expert panel of CEOs and industrialists, along with CEO Insights Editorial Board has performed a diligent evaluation of the industry before listing the front-runners. These inspiring leaders listed are the ones who have distinguished themselves through their life achievements & success and will introduce our readers to the greatness of their journey, thus helping them a take a leaf out of their book to understand the necessities and build their own enterprises based on similar virtues & values.

Top 10 CMOs in India - 2019

Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
Delhi Duty Free Abhijit Das,Head-Marketing Delhi Duty Free A champion in infusing technologies like AI and ML in the field of marketing, he has been changing the dynamics of the advertising and marketing realm through his experience and out-of-the-box strategies
IBM Deepali Naair, CMO IBM Having worked in leadership roles across diverse industries like Marketing, Digital, Analytics, e-Commerce & Inventory Sales, at companies such as L&T Insurance, HSBC, Tata Motors, BPL Mobile, and many others, she is currently spearheading IBM as its CMO
Birla Cellulose Rajeev Gopal, CMO Birla Cellulose A professional leader with a diverse and stable career in fields related to Business Strategy, Marketing, Manufacturing, Sales, TQM, Branding, People Management, Corporate Laws and Outsourcing, he possesses expertise in number crunching and technical/financial details
Wonderchef Ravi Saxena,Managing Director & CEO Wonderchef Once a high flying corporate executive who built memorable brands such as Sodexo India and VIP Luggage, he is leading Wonderchef into becoming a market leader in the cookware and kitchen appliances market
Akamai Technologies Roopesh Balakrishna,Head of Marketing-India Akamai Technologies A marketing maverick transforming the way brands are positioned and create loyalty, while being engaged in creating the next line of marketing leaders
Legrand Sameer Saxena, CMO Legrand A challenger in every sense, he uses his decades of industry experience to drive the growth of the company and mentor the next generation of marketers to sharpen their arsenals
P&G India Sonali Dhawan, CMO P&G India A zealous lady ackowledged & awarded for her expertise in the marketing sector multiple times, beholds the ownership of brand operations across all brands in P&G India
ICICI Bank Sujit Ganguli,Head-Brand & Corporate Communications ICICI Bank Believing that the job of a marketer is to bring alive all the cold hard facts of the business and make them interesting for the consumers, he has worked with multiple companies and is currently heading the ICICI Bank's Brand & Communications Group as its Senior GM
Ability Games Suman Paul, CMO Ability Games A marketing maverick who crafts prolific marketing strategies to take his company to the next level, while challenging himself to sail through the uncharted waters with his conviction
Mahindra & Mahindra Vivek Nayer, CMO - Group Corporate Brand Mahindra & Mahindra A marketer with a strong track record of 30 years on blue chip brands, and varied experiences in both FMCG & automobile industry in India and across the globe, is currently responsible for managing & steering the Masterbrand Mahindra

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