WOW Awards Asia 2020: Presenting the Next Set of Jury Members of the Experiential Marketing Group

Industry Watch | January 22, 2020 | News

WOW Awards Asia 2020 WOW Awards and Convention Asia

The 12th edition of WOW Awards and Convention Asia 2020, the region’s largest business & recognition platform for the Experiential Marketing, MICE, Live Entertainment & Wedding Industry is scheduled from June 25th - 27th, 2020 at Pullman Hotel, New Delhi Aerocity. The WOW Awards Asia 2020 is now open for entries in 65 categories across 3 groups. The three groups of categories are Experiential Marketing, Experiential Celebrations, and Experiential Management.

Also Read: WOW Awards 2020 Open for Entries | Meet The Experiential Marketing Jury

While you enter your best work in the event and experiential domain with the intent to take the coveted metal home, it’s time you meet the next set of jury members of the Experiential Marketing Group of WOW Awards Asia 2020.


Head of Marketing, India

Google Cloud      

Sujit leads marketing for the Google Cloud business in India. His previous stint was as the VP – Global Marketing at Aranca. Before Aranca he was with Amazon where he was part of the initial team that drove the growth for AWS’s business in the Indian sub-continent.

Sujit has consistently built world-class marketing capabilities for the organizations that he worked with while building business revenue and brand. An industry veteran, Sujit has been recognized as one of the 50 Most Talented CMO's of India – 2013 by the CMO Council and World Brand Congress.


Business Head - Electric Vehicles

               Mahindra & Mahindra Pvt. Ltd.              

Ashish is a multi-faceted Sales, Marketing and Business Strategy professional with 25 years of B2C and B2B experience. He has managed businesses of varying scales, complexities, geographies and across multiple categories ranging in size from $35 Million to $2.3 Billion. He possesses the unique experience and in-depth understanding of 5 diverse categories - Foods, Skincare, Automotive, Semi-Durables, OTC. He has worked with highly respected global and Indian companies, and renowned brands such as Kellogg’s, Mattel Toys, Boots Healthcare U.K. and Mahindra & Mahindra. He has also managed over 30 brands in diverse cultures across India, USA, and Australia with 50+ business excellence & brand awards over his career.


Head - Marketing South Asia & Indo China

Western Union    

Lived in three and worked in four continents, Sharad Somani has handled roles in technology, telecom, and financial services space covering brand/product marketing, corporate communications, partnerships & alliances, product management/development, sales, and business development - in both B2B and B2C setting over last 15+ years.

His specialties lie in Strategic Marketing Management, Corporate and product marketing, B2B channel marketing, analyst relations and marketing communication, Corporate Strategy, Retail Payments: Cards ( credit, debit, Prepaid), EFT Switch & Payment Gateway; Telecom: Landline, VOIP & Wireless, SS7 Signalling, SIP/H.248, CDMA, 3G Core & Access. 


Marketing & PR


Namrata Thakker Shah leads the pan-India Public Relations and Corporate Communications strategy for BESTSELLER in India. Her creative mind and clear vision for future goals of the company always help in delivering business objectives. She is responsible for the formulation and execution of the national PR strategy, budget and communication plans.

She develops and maintains strong media relations in the fashion fraternity. Also coordinates and guides PR, digital, advertising, creative and event management agencies to promote all brands in India. Namrata works on a complete communication and development plan around the retail trade universe and solely handles the corporate communications for BESTSELLER India and CEO profiling.


Chief Services & Solutions

TATA Steel Limited

P Anand Joined Tata Steel in 1993 as a Management Trainee and worked in the commercial functions of Tata Steel. His diverse experience includes Sales stints in Kolkata, Ahmedabad, and Hyderabad and as Head of Marketing of various B2C and B2B brands in Tata Steel. He was also responsible for incubating and rolling out the services & solutions businesses of Tata Steel which includes Steel n Style branded furniture, Pravesh wood finish Steel doors, etc. Incidentally, Pravesh has won the Tata Group "Shark Tank" competition a few months back and the Golden Peacock award for innovation.  Currently, he is the Business Vertical Head for Services and Solutions Business and Internationalization of B2C brands in Tata Steel.


Manager, Events – Internal Communications


Intern turned veteran, Amanda Sequeira is currently heading internal events (leadership, engagement, and special events) at Flipkart; ranging from large events such as Flipkart Annual Day to smaller, more frequent events such as Flipster Connect. Responsible for end-to-end execution of company events at Flipkart for the last 8 years, Amanda is on a mission to create unmatched employee engagement through her attention to detail, and excitement for new designs and experiences.

When not busy hustling between agencies and clients, or preparing for the next big event, Amanda can be found balancing her time between her two favorite things, her doggo Bailey and food.


Group Chief Marketing Officer

Muthoot Pappachan Group

Sanjeev Shukla is the Group Chief Marketing Officer of the Muthoot Pappachan Group and brings to the WOW Awards Asia 2018 Jury over 25 years of remarkable experience in the marketing domain. He has previously served as the custodian of brands like Hero MotoCorp, Ford, Hero Honda, Hyundai India, and others.


Chief Revenue Officer


Apurva Chamaria is the Chief Revenue Officer of RateGain, one of the world’s leading SaaS company’s serving over 20,000+ customers in the travel and hospitality industry across 100+ Countries. In his role, he leads sales, marketing, alliances and customer success across the world. His specialties include Business Strategy, Sales and Marketing Strategy & Operations, Account Management and Client Servicing, Brand Management & Integrated Marketing Communications, Digital Marketing, Sales and Marketing Training, Teaching at B-Schools, Key-noting.


Marketing & Communication Specialist


A seasoned Marketing and Communications professional with over 15 years of experience across PR, Banking, Luxury Retail and E-Commerce sectors – with major in the luxury industry. Currently, working with Bulgari as India Marketing & Communication specialist for their Direct Operating Stores & Wholesale business. His work style encompasses discipline, business mindedness, sales strategies, strong networking skills, media relations, marketing communications, advertising, training, and team engagement.


Fritz Fernandes

Head – Events

Conde Nast India Private Limited

Fritz Fernandes is the Head of Events at Conde Nast India Private Limited and has directed & produced over 40 iconic IP's for the group annually with a team of the best event managers in the country. He has previously played a key role in launching FC Pune City by putting together all the SOP's to ensure the smooth functioning and operations of the club - Indian Super League (season 1 & 2), Senior Manager Marketing for DNA Networks and Marketing Consultant for EMI Music.

Abhineet Kothari

Senior Marketing Manager

Castrol India Pvt Ltd

Abhineet Kothari is the Senior Marketing Manager at Castrol India Pvt Ltd and has over 6 years of experience in consumer and B2B marketing, route-to-market, sales, and distribution. He has previously managed channel/distributor sales in 3 states in the North, operating through 3 channels of sales: Retail, Rural, and Institutional and led a team of 7 managers and 10 account executives to serve 5000+ customers through 14 distributors. He sailed across the seas while working as a marine engineer onboard VLCC and VLGC class of motor and steamships.

Bhaskar Dangda

AVP Vertical Head


Exploring the dynamic landscape of small screen revolution. Bhaskar Dangda is an Assistant Vice President, Vertical Head at Hotstar. He has previously served as the custodian of brands like Lava  International, Idea Cellular, Aircel and Reliance Communications. His specialties include Data-Driven, OTT, OEM, Digital Media, Telecom.

Ayaaz Khan

Assistant Vice President Marketing

Max Life Insurance Company Limited

Ayaaz Khan is dynamic, versatile and a result-focused team player with over 13 years of work experience in handling large scale businesses and projects. Proven track record and skilled in brand and project management, creative and content excellence, brand activation, integrated marketing communications, channel marketing, brand re-purposing, relationship management, and innovation. 


Senior Brand Manager - Black Dog 

            Diageo India              

Anirban Basu is a result-oriented Marketing Professional with varied experience of Core Branding and Consumer Insights. He has 7 years of relevant experience(both Qualitative + Quantitative) in providing insights for business development through a detailed diagnosis of consumer preferences pattern and behavior for actual and potential products and services. Responsible for identifying the biggest trends, big ideas, biggest conversation worth leveraging which can transform lives in a meaningful and relevant way. His current role includes handling brand performance, media planning, ATL+TTL planning and ensure robust growth for the brand.

While you enter your best work in the event and experiential domain with the intent to take the coveted metal home, it’s time you meet the next set of jury members of the Experiential Marketing Group.

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