Unveiling BW Marketing 40 Under 40

A look at future masters that are driving modern marketing’s transformation and keeping their brands ahead of the curve

Marketing is experiencing an overhaul where technology and digitisation are continually revolutionising the business landscape. As the sector gears up to meet challenges, real change is driven by growing talent and leadership. BW Marketing World shines the spotlight on 40 future masters whose strategies and consumer insight have pushed their brands and businesses forward in their growth trajectories.

The winners list was arrived at after a two-phased process concluding with the jury evaluation. The first phase invited entries from the Indian marketing and advertising fraternity. Following a pre-screening, a select number of entrants met the jury chaired by Naveen Soni, President, Lexus India.

The jury panel also included names such as Ajay Kakar, CMO, Aditya Birla Capital; Atit Mehta, Marketing Head, Byju’s; Asha Kharga, Chief Customer & Brand Officer, Mahindra Group; Deepali Naair, Director Digital Sales, India & ASEANZK, IBM; Anjali Malhotra, Founder C-Xcel, Director Founder Institute Accelerator; Anisha Motwani, Founder, StormTheNorm Venture; Shefali Chhachhi, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Hearth Ventures; Girish Kalra, CMO, Tata AIA Life Insurance, Karthik Nagarajan, CCO, Wavemaker India; Sachin Chhabra, Head of brand marketing, ACC; Nitin Sethi, Chief Digital Officer, Adani Group; Mehraj Dube, DGM Marketing, ABP Network and Sumeet Pahwa, Head Brand Marketing, TATA Tele Business Services.

Joining The Elite Club of Under 40

1. Aabhinna Suresh Khare, Chief Digital & Marketing Officer and Head of Strategy, Bajaj Capital

2. Aayush Puri, Founder & Business Head, Anacity

3. Abhinav Chetan, Founder & CEO, Digital for Non-Profits & Digicated

4. Abhishank Babbar, Lead, Channel Communications, Bira 91

5. Aditya Babbar, Senior Director - Head Product & Marketing, Samsung India Electronics

6. Ahmed Aftab Naqvi, Co-Founder & Global CEO, GOZOOP Group

7. Aman Arora, Co-Founder, Director & CMO, Keventers

8. Ameya Padmakar Velankar, Head of Marketing, India & South Asia,Uber Systems India

9. Ankit Khirwal, Head of Marketing, Upgrad

10. Antara Kundu, General Manager - Marketing, The Body Shop India

11. Arushi Awasthi, Director- Brand Communications, Hero Vired

12. Ayaaz Khan, Vice President- Marketing, Max Life Insurance

13. Bhawna Sikka, Category Head- Oral Care, GSK Consumer Healthcare

14. Burhanuddin Pithawala, Head of Growth Marketing, HealthPlix

15. Chandni Davda, Senior Manager - Digital Strategy, South Asia, WWE

16. Chirag Chheda, Head Retail Marketing - Activation & Events, IDFC First Bank

17. Isha Sharma, Head of Brand & Marketing, Wholsum Foods

18. Jaspreet Singh, Head of Marketing & Public Relations, Financepeer

19. Kedar Kulkarni, Vice President- Digital, Puretech Digital

20. Khushboo Solanki Sharma, Founder & Director, Zero Gravity Communications LLP

21. Manisha Dokania, Brand Head, Edelweiss Mutual Fund

22. Medhavi Nain, Head of Marketing- Anastasia Beverly Hills, India, House of Beauty

23. Muralidharan Kannan, Chief Manager - Marketing, ACC Limited

24. Neha Dk., Chief Marketing Officer, Pizza Hut India

25. Neha Kulwal, Managing Director, APAC, Admitad India

26. Nikunj Kewalramani, Communications Lead, Posist Technologies

27. Pranay Swarup, Founder & CEO, Chtrbox.com

28. Prateek Malpani, General Manager & Head of Brand, Wakefit Innovations

29. Puneeth Bekal, Director - Area Marketing, Mastercard

30. Sameer Nanjangud, Chief Manager - Digital Marketing & CRM, Skoda Auto Volkswagen India

31. Saumya Rathor, Category Lead - Pepsi Cola, PepsiCo

32. Shivam Ranjan, Marketing Head - Motorola India and SAARC, Motorola Mobility India

33. Sonam Bikram Vij,  Associate Director & Brand Lead - Quaker, PepsiCo India 

34. Sowmya Iyer, Founder & CEO, DViO Digital

35. Subhamoy Das, National Director, GroupM Media India (ESP)

36. Taniya Biswas, Co-Founder, Suta 

37. Tarun Kankani, Vice President & Head - Brand & Communication, DMI Finance 

38. Vignesh Murali, VP - Head of Marketing, Brand & Corporate Communications, Equitas Small Finance Bank

39. Vikas Chawla, Co-Founder, Social Beat

40. Vishwas Anand, Content Marketing Strategy & Operations Excellence Leader – Global Marketing, Schneider Electric

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