A business leader with more than 27 years' of rich and varied experience in strategic leadership, business and finance roles. He is presently associated with HT Media group as Managing Director of HT Media Limited and Hindustan Media Ventures Limited.
The last role in Pepsico was Senior Vice President & GM based out of Hong Kong, where he was responsible for all Pepsico businesses across the North & South East Asia. Prior to that he was the CEO for the Food business, CEO for PepsiCo’s beverage business in India & South Asia, CFO for PepsiCo’s India & South Asia business, Strategic & Financial Planning Head for Pepsico India & South Asia.
Mr. Someshwar is a Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant.
Mr. Sameer Singh, an alumnus of IIM Calcutta, is the Vice-President, Monetization at ByteDance, responsible for leading the Advertising, Sales and Marketing strategies across all products in India.
In a career spanning over 25 years, he has been at the forefront of innovative marketing and advertising solutions. He most recently spearheaded the operations at GroupM as the Chief Executive Officer - South Asia providing competitive advantage with digital leadership and content to clients. Prior to GroupM, he has worked at Google, GSK, Procter & Gamble and IPG across geographies including Palo Alto, Boston, London, Dubai and Guangzhou.
Mr. Sameer Singh in his free time enjoys motorcycling on vacations, golfing, traveling with the missus and reading.
Ms. Suchitra Rajendra has over 25 years of rich experience in HR domain in India, Asia Pac and Australia in a variety of sectors ranging from not for profit to consulting to FMCG. She has both line HR consulting and strategic HR experience. Currently, she is the Founder of QED!HR a boutique consulting firm specialising in HR strategy, Leadership Development, Organisational Effectiveness and Diversity and Inclusion. Prior to this she was the Country Head India and VP Global HR COO for Colt Technologies Services. She was responsible for overall country management, defining the country agenda and enabling all functions to deliver the India organization strategy. She is also responsible for developing the talent strategy and enabling the right culture to ensure Colt operations delivers on its vision, purpose and strategy. Prior to this, she was Vice President and CHRO for PepsiCo India Region, responsible for talent strategy, organization design and building the right culture to drive sustainable business growth.
Ms. Suchitra Rajendra is recipient of multiple awards and recognized across the industry.
She has a Post Graduate degree in HR from XLRI Jamshedpur. She is a speaker at various national and international forums.
Mr. Dinesh Mittal is a qualified Company Secretary and a Post Graduate Diploma holder in Business Administration from IPM, Ghaziabad. He also holds Bachelor Degree in Law from Delhi University and Masters Degree in Law (IPR) from Queensland University, Australia. During his professional career spanning over 33 years, he has worked with renowned group such as Whirlpool of India Ltd. as Executive Director, handling Legal, Tax and Secretarial matters for India and parts of Asia, DCM Shriram Group and JK Synthetics. Currently, he is associated with HT Group since 2006 and working as Group General Counsel & Company Secretary of HT Media Limited. He is also the printer & publisher of the newspapers ‘Hindustan Times’ and ‘Mint’.
Mr. Samudra Bhattacharya, after graduating from the Indian Institute of Management at Lucknow in 1995, has worked across several roles and geographical locations for the last 24 years. He started his career with P&G in India and after 4 years, joined Asian Paints in the Middle East where he served in Sales & Marketing as well as General Management roles for almost 7 years. He then joined PepsiCo India in 2006 and has worked across several assignments spanning, line Sales, Sales & Channel Strategy, Franchise Management and General Management. In his last assignment, Samudra was based at Manila, Philippines, with PepsiCo as the General Manager for the PepsiCo Joint Venture in that country. Presently, he is the Chief Executive Officer of Hindustan Media Ventures Limited, a fellow subsidiary company.