Abhay Rangan is the founder of One Good, one of India’s leading plant-based food companies. Abhay made Forbes 30 under 30 Asia in 2019 and Forbes 30 under 30 India in 2020. Prior to One Good, Abhay founded SARV, a non-profit that did animal rights awareness campaigns.
As a qualified MBA in Marketing and Operations from XLRI, Jamshedpur, Abhinav began his professional career at Wipro Consumer Care as a Management Trainee, quickly progressing to an ASM role, where he was awarded the best branch award and quickly promoted to handle UP & Nepal, one of the largest territories for the company.
His next stint was at Philips Consumer Lifestyle, where he built the Trade Marketing function ground up, gaining early knowledge of Modern Retail in India.
He then moved to a product and business management role at Stanley Black & Decker Inc, where he was instrumental in launching the DIY & Home cleaning category in India, successfully growing the business 80X during his 5 year stint and receiving recognition in the Asian region.
Abhinav’s coffee journey started when he joined Indulge Beverages, a coffee capsule start-up, as head of Product & Operations. He was instrumental in setting up service, supply chain functions, while also launching the coffee equipment under the brand name “Bonhomia”.
In late 2017, Abhinav joined Kaapi Machines, India’s premier Coffee Equipment company, as its CEO, with an objective to equip hotels, cafes and corporates with the best-in-class coffee brewing technology in India.
Over the last few years, there has been a growing interest in the home brewing segment and evolving coffee culture in India. With Something’s Brewing, Abhinav and his team launched the first of its kind e-commerce platform in the country dedicated wholly & solely to coffee. The vision of Somethings Brewing is to educate customers about coffee and provide access to the best coffee, brewing equipment as well as create a vibrant home coffee brewing community where ideas and recipes can be discussed, and knowledge shared.
For Abhinav, ‘Dreaming Big’ means create the biggest platform for All Things Coffee in India. A digital and physical space where coffee lovers find all that they are looking for and new consumers discover their love for coffee and home brewing!
Abhinav stays with his wife and daughter in Bangalore, the home of coffee in India. In his very hard-earned free time, he enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, eating out and traveling.
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/abhinavmathurxl
Abhishek Ganguly is a passionate consumer-focussed business leader with an ambitious bent for strategy, action, speed, and team-building. As a key member of the global leadership team at PUMA, Abhishek has been instrumental in establishing PUMA as the No.1 Sports Brand in India and has a proven track record of driving the successful business in the Sports & Lifestyle ecosystem of 19 growth markets such as India, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Philippines.
As a member of the founding team of PUMA in India in 2006, he built the Sales, Marketing, Retail, Product, Sourcing, and Operations functions of the company. Realizing that there was a significant technology led opportunity in the sports and lifestyle retail in the region, he led digital transformation breakthroughs ahead of the times enabling the brand to cement its market leadership position in India. Keeping the brand relevant, relatable and connected has been key to the success of the PUMA brand.
An active Angel Investor, Abhishek funds and mentors promising start-ups. He is part of the Indian Angel Network and an LP in Stellaris Venture Partners. An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow, Abhishek was recognized by The Economic Times on it’s 40 under Forty list of India Inc.’s top business leaders in 2018.
In his leisure time, Abhishek loves following and playing Sports. He believes in holistic approach to fitness and wellness.
Passionate and enthusiastic fashion retailer with over 20 years experience in retail growth in India across department stores, exclusive brand stores, online format and trade channels.
Specialties: Product Strategies, Planning, Buying, Merchandise, Pricing and Promotion, Data Analytics, Retail Store & Supply Chain Management. Process re-engineering and consulting
Aishwarya Subramanian is an experienced high-impact story teller and brand marketer. She is a thought partner, with experience working with stakeholders across the world and developing global corporate brand reputation programs & strategy. She is the co-founder of Listocity – an online classifieds marketplace with over 60 categories.
In her previous role with The Hershey Company, she served as the Lead for Consumer Insights where she was responsible for driving insights, analyzing complex consumer behavior data and identifying patterns & market trends. Her role spanned global innovation, go-to-market activities, product and concept development, retail store operations, brand strategy —impacting every aspect of Hershey brands for its various stakeholders.
Prior to this, Subramanian was heading Corporate Social Responsibility for Hershey’s international operations. She led the global sustainability efforts in West Africa, Latin America and Asia by creating and implementing programs in each region which include some award winning programs like CocoaLink.
Subramanian has experience in User Research and has worked with Bank of New York Mellon in improving their digital products’ usability especially in the trading department.
Subramanian has a master’s degree in business administration from Delaware State University and a bachelor’s degree in information technology from Anna University.
Akash Valia is the Managing Director of Docon (Pharmeasy), India’s leading Tech-first Healthcare company. In his role, Akash Valia is responsible for managing all operations across Docon SaaS platform and PharmeasyOne services. Akash is also part of the top management of the parent company API Holdings and drives programs across other businesses of Pharmeasy and Thyrocare as well.
Akash is a key advisor to Secret Alchmeist, a leading D2C startup in Aromatherapy & Wellness space, guiding the startup from the initial stages to building it into a structured business valued at more than 5crs.
Previously, Akash was the Head of Ecommerce for Wuerth India, a German MNC’s India arm, which was leading supplier in the automobile aftermarket & construction space. Akash scaled the ecommerce business through a zero to 100 journey across Wuerth’s own platform and other marketplaces.
Akash did his MBA from Mannheim Business School, germany post which he worked at Addidas in the marketing procurement department. Prior to his, he was working at Larsen & Toubro in B2B marketing post his B.E Production Engineering from Mumbai University.
A seasoned business leader and marketing expert, Alamjit Singh Sekhon is the Commercial Director at Bel India. Bel is a 150-year-old company in the dairy and healthy snacking category with iconic brands like The Laughing Cow, Kiri, Babybel, Boursin, Nurishh, Pom’Potes and GoGo squeeZ. Alamjit was the first employee appointed in Bel India and has been responsible for setting up the company and leading the business in the region. He is also on the Board of Directors for Bel India.
Alamjit has close to 2 decades of experience with prominent global F&B conglomerates. He successfully held several leadership roles at Nestle, the world’s largest food company. He handled the Maggi Noodles portfolio across India and the South Asia Region. He worked on some of Nestle’s most iconic, award-winning campaigns such as the ‘Me and Meri Maggi’, that made the brand a household name across India. He also excelled internationally at Nestle, in a global role at their headquarters in Switzerland, working on the upcoming food trends and innovation.
Alamjit also worked with another Fortune 500 company Kellogg’s, where he helmed the launch of Pringles in India and led several successful marketing campaigns for the company.
In his current role as Commercial Director with Bel India, he is building the business like an entrepreneur. He successfully led the Indian launch of The Laughing Cow, a 100-year-old iconic brand. The brand is getting loved and well recognized by consumers in a short span of time. The brand has enjoyed tremendous recognition, winning 10 different awards in 2022, including the prestigious French Group of The Year award from the French Ministry of Commerce.
An adventure sports enthusiast, Alamjit has had the privilege of hoisting the Indian Tricolor in the Arctic region with the National Geographic Channel, by winning an adventure reality series – Mission Arctic. He also co-founded Cheshtha, an NGO that works to uplift the underprivileged.
Alamjit has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Thapar institute, Patiala and an MBA from IIM Lucknow. He teaches marketing courses at business schools and serves as the Chairman of the Consumer Goods Committee of the Indo French Chamber of Commerce.
In a career driven by passion across Piramal’s, Google, Future Group & Tata’s, Alok has driven growth strategies to help purpose driven brands bring big ideas to life. He believes in marrying the practice of digital strategy with marketing creative & has acquired an in-depth understanding of the Indian, global & the “glocal” consumer.
He inspires, motivates & educates businesses on how to leverage brand narrative, digital & martech to stand out from the noise & reach the millennial gen Z consumer.
At Piramal’s, he was heading the digital, integrated media marketing & PR function for the consumer products division.
At Google, Alok led the CPG & FBR business for North America with a business book of $120Mn. He collaborated with global business leaders to develop unique digital marketing programs & utilised global media, research and creative best practices to effectively adapt them for partnering businesses. He was responsible for campaign management, creative excellence, media strategies across search, display, YouTube, partnerships network & driving digital effectiveness measurement.
In his role at Future Group, he lead the digital efforts at a group level across formats, categories & brands. From fashion to food, brand innovations to corporate personality, he focussed on creation of “Phygital” business models & demand generation by synergising online and offline ecosystems (O2O) He led contribution of INR 450Cr & under his leadership the revenue contribution through digital grew to 17%.
As part of TATA’s vision to be the largest home provider in India, the 1st step was to use the fastest growing digital ecosystem to sell homes online. Bringing about a revolution in the industry, he led the digital efforts to build the ecosystem to sell homes online & was a part of the core team that created first of its kind “Online selling of homes” through Google, Facebook & Snapdeal. By selling 1000+ homes online & sales volume up by almost 100%, this was a paradigm shift in the real estate industry.
Brand & advertising strategy, digital marketing, storytelling, demand generation & performance, communications & PR, media & reputation, SEO, SEM, PPC, content marketing, UI, UX mobile marketing, social media.
Shweta is currently working as the Head of Supply chain and Planning for Flipkart Health+, to elevate the health of a billion lives through affordable, caring and innovative solutions. She has a decade’s experience in the Indian ecommerce space where she was earlier a part of the early success journey of OLA launching OLA OFT and Foundation.
Currently Head of Product with Urbanladder, been with Ecommerce for more than 9 years now, worked with brands like Jockey, Mast Global(Victoria secrets). Cofounded a kitchenware commerce platform oyekitchen.com. Has been a consultant, product manager, cofounder in my journey for multiple brands working at varied levels worked on various products.
Vinit Bhansali lives in Bangalore with 1 wife, 2 kids and 2 rabbits.
Vinit is currently the Senior Vice President at Orios Venture Partners. Orios is an early stage investor in Indian Technology startups, managing close to Rs. 2000 crores and has invested in startups such as PharmEasy, GoMechanic, Country Delight and more.
As an entrepreneur, Vinit founded the HomeDepot of India, Buildkar.com in 2014.
In 2007 he co-founded CopperSpiral RFID, one of India’s top three
independent RFID companies. Prior to this, Vinit was a Partner at New Jersey
and Florida based Adeena LLC, designing innovative supply chain software for the American and European transportation industry.
Buildkar was successfully acquired in 2018 and Adeena in 2007.
- B2B , Retail & E Com B2B Specialist witha career of over 24 years in FMCG industry at a National Level delivering P&L responsibility, Sales / Business Portfolio development /Consumer Behaviour/Supplier management/Category growth/Brand strategy/ Pricing Strategy/ Store Profitability/ Company EBIDTA Management / Visual Merchandising/ People development & training/ go-to-market through a collaborative management style
- Currently Heading ElasticRun FMCG business as Director for Brand Engagement. Previous engagement was as Asst Vice President for JioMart B2B business.
- 13 Years as a Business Head Merchant across FMCG Food and HPC categories in Reliance Retail, JioMart B2B & Metro Cash & Carry
- 11 Years FMCG Sales & Distribution experience at National Level with P&G, ITC Limited, General Mills with consistent success in building, growing and improving sales and people
- Expertise in driving strategic objectives like 1.Category Management 2.Store Profitability & Footfalls 3, Supplier Negotiations 3.ABV & NOB growths 5, New Store Launches 6, Forecasting 7, Event Management 8, Inventory Control 9, Private label business 10, Planogram and Range Review 11, Vendor led promotions 12, AC Neilson reviews.
- Skilled in developing Joint Business Plans with FMCG Giants like HUL, P&G, Colgate, Godrej, Marico, Nestle, Kellogg, Britannia, Dabur, Cavinkare, Unicharm, Reckitt Benkeiser, etc.
- 1 Sales & RGM contribution to the Organizations business model till date and also Ranked No. 1in AC Neilson Report for 2 consecutive years in 2017 and 2018.
- Held INR 8000+ Crores of Joint Business Negotiationswith HUL, P&G, Colgate, Nestle, Kellogg, Godrej, ITC till date and achieving 700+ Crores of RGM profits to Reliance Retail and Metro Cash & Carry since 2007
- Certified Advance Negotiation Expert and Trainer
Specialist in HoReCa merchandising and Contract management
I was born and brought up in Delhi and I love working and learning in e-commerce more than anything. I started my position as an e-Commerce executive and now working as head of e-commerce in COBB APPARELS with experience of more than 7.8 years. COBB based in Delhi has indulged in men’s and women’s fashion for the last 15 years with revenue of more than 500 crores (5000+ million INR) from 500+ exclusive stores.
In COBB, I’m responsible for cross-functional collaboration to manage and direct all aspects of the e-commerce business, including:
– Building a strategy, planning, developing, and executing content plans.
– Overseeing the generation of promotional materials and campaigns.
– Monitoring performance analytics, website traffic, and product performance.
– Other responsibilities, depending on the company or industry.
– Maintaining supply chain
I’m experienced in :
– D2C brand sales management
– 3PL logistics
– Omnichannel Implementation
– Marketplace Expert
– Negotiating with vendors
– implementing strategies and plans to reduce cost
– Change Management
– Supply Chain Management
– P&L Management
– Operations Management
– Team Building
and integrated campaigns to deliver increased conversion rates and overall order size, managing margin performance across a variety of products/category lines. I have also vast experience in maintaining user experience, including site navigation, content development, sales checkout funnel, and promotional campaigns.
Retail Experience :
– Yes! I also have experience in franchise management. I was responsible for opening new franchise and company stores in India. Also implementing strategies and plans to increase per square foot sales.
IT Experience –
– Certified Information Security Expert
– Certified PHP Developer
– Self-build software (in PHP) for my company to maintain DSR (Daily Sales Report) and much more.
– Shopify Expert
– WooCommerce Expert
– Magento Expert
Builds a Successful E-commerce Team
– I build myself from scratch a team including but not limited to Digital Marketing Manager, Creative team, Fashion Designing Team, Marketing Team, Customer Support Team, and IT team.
About my strengths :
– Quick Learner
Things I love most:
– Let me remind you, e-Commerce too. 🙂
With due respect. I don’t think it should be shared with anyone. Some are still left, and some are overcome.
Still, want to know more about me? You can download my CV or Let’s talk directly.
Ankur is AVP and Head of Partnerships and Strategy at Pine Labs. His focus is on driving growth via strategic partnerships and product solutions for the online business.
Ankur brings over a decade of professional experience working with technology-first companies across the globe.
He was previously at Stripe leading Partnerships & Business Development for India. Prior to that, he has been associated with pre-eminent e-commerce consumer brands such as Swiggy, Myntra, Quikr – leading product and business roles, assimilating a rich experience across internet commerce, payments, digital growth, and product development.
Ankur is an Engineering graduate from VTU, Bangalore and holds an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur.
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