Mr. Shashank Srivastava, Senior Executive Officerat Maruti Suzuki,is abusiness leader par excellence and is widely recognized as one of the most influential marketeers in India. having led and steered the Marketing & Sales function at Maruti Suzuki through its most challenging phases of covid pandemic and supply chain disruption.
In a career spanning more than 3 decades at Maruti Suzuki, Mr. Srivastava has workedin both domestic and international marketing, and has witnessedthe evolution ofIndian automotive industryfrom its nascent days to today's hyper competitivephase.
An alumnus of the prestigious IIM Ahmedabad, in his current role, he is transforming Marketing& Sales function at Maruti Suzuki,and preparing it for the disruptivemobilityecosystem ahead. His digital transformation initiatives include making MSIL the 1st automotive OEM globally to be present on Metaverse.
For his contributions to automotive industry at large, Mr. Srivastava has been widely recognized with a slew of awards such Automotive Leader of the Year, CMO Award for 'disruptive marketing excellence', Business World Top 50 Marketers, Impact Digital Top 100and Financial Express Visionary Leadership award.
He is a member of various industry bodies such as CII National Committee on Marketing, Advertising Standard Council of India (ASCI), Indian Society of Advertisers (ISA) and Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC).
An avid social media user and influencer, Mr. Srivastava can be followed on the handle @shashankdrives on Twitter and Instagram.
His interests include Travelling, Reading and Chess.
He is married and has two daughters.
With over 16 years rich experience in media spread across media agency and advertiser- Sonam is currently heading the Integrated Media & Agency Relations for Mahindra's Automotive Dept. Major achievements in the past 3 years - Launch of ScorpioN ,Bolero NEO, The All New-THAR, Mahindra XUV700, Mahindra Electric Vision and now gearing up for XUV400 launch
Her experience spans across categories like FMCG, BFSI,Automotive, Uber Luxury Brands,Consumer Durables,Online Pharmacy Start up, Entertainment parks & Logistic Solution brands.
Shetanshu has been in digital marketing space for almost a decade. Having straddled across both sides of the field (Agency and Brand), he is currently leading Digital communications at Pernod Ricard India. Prior to this, he lead digital creative and content marketing at ITC Foods Ltd.
Sujit is among the few IABC (International Association of Business Communicators) accredited business communicators in India and a three time winner of the IABC International Gold Quill award.He has been listed as India's top ten men in corporate communications by Reputation Today and featured on the PR Week Global Power Book, the definitive guide to PR industry's most influential operators around the world. From 2018 to 2022, he has been listed every year on Provoke media (erstwhile Holmes Report) Influence 100 research and listing of the world's most influential in-house marketing and communications professionals. Sujit is a part of the prestigious Arthur W Page Society.
Sujit is a qualified Instrumentation engineer with MBA in marketing and a Diploma in advertising and PR. He is a regular speaker and jury at various national and international bodies such as the World Communication Forum, Davos, AMEC, ICCO, PR Newsweek Asia, Public Affairs Asia, etc. He volunteers as a guest faculty at various B-Schools, is a weekend farmer, loves travelling, understanding cultures and experimenting with new cuisines. He is passionate about Sparrow conservation and girl child education.
Mr. Kishen Ramaswamy heads brand, content, design & PR at AirAsia India.
He has over 10 years of experience in marketing and he started off in an advertising start-up learning the ropes from the agency-side to then shifting to brand across different industries from a job portal, e-learning, e-commerce to now at AirAsia.
He has been privileged to work on several major brand campaigns and product launches (GTM) at AirAsia over the last couple of years, which he and his team are extremely proud of. He has successfully headed over 10+ product launches in the past year or so, which includes:
#FlexIt with AirAsia.
And being the Voice behind AirAsia’s conversational ChatBot, Tia, which handles over a million queries online. His job is to look at all the touch-points in the consumer journey that help drive loyalty, revenue and create a differentiated brand identity with each of those touch-points and create a holistic experience. As he grows as a marketer, he continues to share the knowledge that he has imbibed over the course of the last 10 years with whoever he can. Years ago someone believed in him and he owes it to them to make others realise their potential too, while we all continue to grow, foster, learn, contribute and adapt to the burgeoning landscape of marketing.