A BIT ABOUT ME
Marketing, sales & innovation professional with 21 years of experience in CPG (Foods & Beverages). My purpose is to “Inspire Progress & help businesses, brands & teams stretch to achieve their full potential”.
I currently lead P&L, marketing for Diageo’s Indian Whisky portfolio (Retail Turnover: Rs 20,000Cr, NSV: Rs 7000Cr, GM: Rs 2200Cr), have done “C” suite innovation role & led turn-around stories across 2 iconic global organizations – Mondelez & Diageo India. I have led disruptive growth trajectory unlocks across many iconic Cadbury chocolate, confectionery brands & Whisky portfolio for Diageo India.
My upbringing in a middle-class Sikh family in small-town Rishikesh – the land of Yoga & Spirituality has engrained strong values in me. My love & passion for sports & education (IIT -BHU, IIM – Calcutta) & professional journey across the country experiencing different cultures have helped me develop a strong sense of self-awareness & an empathetic leadership approach to building world-class teams.
I define myself as a leader whose core strength is to transform brands, businesses, teams & culture. Being an engineer by background & a marketer, business leader by choice – I have a deep love for anything product & the biggest breakthroughs in my career have come when I have focused on delivering superior & distinct consumer experiences.
I am an eternal optimist looking for the glass half full in every situation. I have an inherent hunger to explore possibilities on how to create a better tomorrow & that’s where my agility & push for innovation & creativity comes from. I have had the good fortune of inspiring, building passionate & talented cross-functional teams leading to many turn-around stories.
Now I am looking to lead a business that is hungry for transformation for the new world & wants to build an organization that is respected, has a growth mindset & is proud of its agile, diverse & inclusive culture.