#Superwomen2020: Meet the jury...

Social Samosa
Feb 14, 2020 11:25 IST
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#Superwomen2020 Jury

As the nominations for the 5th edition of Social Samosa Superwomen are going in full swing, we take a look at the esteemed jury panel adjudging the occasion with their presence.

Social Samosa #Superwomen2020 is on its way to celebrate the women trailblazers from the Media and Advertising industry. This section of the series enlightens you with our esteemed jury panel who have taken the reins of the mountainous task to choose the best of the best. Let's have a look...

Jury Members

Babita Baruah - Managing Partner, GTB India (WPP)

In her 23rd year in the industry and with WPP, Babita Baruah leads GTB India as the Managing Partner. Commencing her journey at Wunderman Thompson in 1996, the stalwart has come a long way since then. Her experience extends across categories in FMCG, Finance, and Technology.

Taru Kapoor - GM, Tinder India

Taru Kapoor, a Harvard graduate, is the general manager of Tinder and Match Group in India. She has extensive experience in business development, product and growth strategy, and financial modeling and planning.

Sonia Khurana - COO, Digitas India

A seasoned marketer and strategic consultant, Sonia Khurana is the COO at Digitas India. She juggles between helping businesses drive their digital marketing transformation agenda and creativity. Experienced across sectors, Khurana believes in leading from the front.

Raji Ramaswamy, CEO at Contract India

With over 25 years of experience in advertising, Raji Ramaswamy has built a formidable reputation for herself. Prior to being the CEO at Contract, she headed JWT Kolkata. She helped make Kellogg’s a household name in the country.

Gunjan Arya - CEO, OML

Commencing her journey at the age of 16, Gunjan Arya is now the CEO of OML. With an experience of almost 2 decades in building brands, Arya is responsible for the transformation of OML from a homegrown Indian company to a global company with a presence in over 22 countries.

Kalpana Rangamani - CMO, Watches & Wearables, Titan Company Ltd.

Experienced in handling brands, product development, and impacting brand financials, Kalpana Rangamani is the CMO of Titan Company for the watches and wearable category. She is passionate about launching new brands/products and defining customer experiences.

Sonia Huria- SVP & Head, Corporate Marketing, Communications & Sustainability at Viacom18

Sonia Huria is the SVP & head at communications & CSR at  Viacom18 Media Private Limited. She is responsible for driving brand and corporate communication for the media conglomerate across all its lines of businesses – broadcast, digital, movies, merchandise and live events for the company.

Zenobia Pithawalla, Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather, Mumbai

Commencing her journey as a Trainee Copywriter at Ogilvy & Mather in 1994, Zenobia Pithawalla is now the Executive Creative Director at the agency. With 25 years of experience, she has conceptualized and created advertising campaigns across categories.

Shalini Puchalapalli, Director, Amazon

Apart from being the Director for category management at Amazon, Shalini Puchalapalli is an active participant for women's rights for the last 20 years. As a business leader, Puchalapalli has functional expertise in Sales, Finance, Supply chain, and Human resources along with the experience of leading teams in different parts of the world.

Nadia Chauhan, MD & CMO, Parle Agro

Leading Parle Agro for over 15 years, Nadia Chauhan is now the joint MD & CMO of the company. Chauhan has also been instrumental in helping Parle Agro attain market leadership across every category that the brand is present in. Currently, her focused aim is to continually drive aggressive growth and aim to solidify Parle Agro as the leading beverage player in India and overseas.

Shwetal Basu, Head Marketing - Metro Brands Ltd.

A senior marketing professional with over 18 years of experience in marketing across industries such as FMCG, Telecom, Security Services, and more, Shwetal Basu is currently the Head of Marketing at Metro Brands Ltd. Basu's 5.5 years of deep understanding of the retail sector has made her quintessential to being like a perfect blend of brand marketer and a performance marketer in the industry.

Also read: #Superwomen2020: Unveiling the nomination categories

Are you someone who believes in taking the reins and the ownership of a task till its fruition? Do you believe in juggling roles without any fears? Then don't wait to nominate yourself across the best-suited category.

Wondering how would you be adjudged? Well, the candidates would be evaluated across some pre-defined parameters such as experience and growth, the scale of projects, creativity, innovation, and impact.

The last date for nominations is 19th February 2020. The winners will be announced on the 8th of March 2020.

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