Giridhar Seetharam, President, Pidilite Industries Ltd.
With 19 years of successful delivery across multiple functions (marketing, sales, business strategy), multiple geographies (India, South East Asia, global) & multiple teams (country, regional & global), Giridhar Seetharam is an XLRI Jamshedpur alum. He has been instrumental in stewarding global and local brands worth a billion dollars across Asia Pacific in key leadership roles over the last 6 years. Giridhar has worked with brands like Cadbury Dairy Milk, Mondelez, Kraft Foods, Danone and Mahindra Holidays before joining Pidilite. He brings a rich experience of vision and leadership as well as value to the mix. Ask him about business strategy, revenue management, growth and lots more!
Rahul Sinha, CHRO, Pidilite Industries Ltd.
Rahul pursued his PGDM in Marketing & Strategy from IIM Bangalore. Prior to joining Pidilite, he served with blue chip organisations like ITC, Kotak Mahindra Group and Aditya Birla Group and has leadership level exposure in FMCG and Financial Services. Moving to HR after 25 years in Sales and Marketing was a choice Rahul made at Pidilite. Having spent over 9.5 years with Pidilite Industries ensures that he understands the company. Having been a business head means that he also knows the challenges and opportunities. Rahul’s interest areas include: Brand Management, Communication Development, Media Planning and Buying, Product Development, Corporate Communications, Loyalty Program Development, Channel Marketing.
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- The Bond With Pidilite Competition: the dos & don’ts
- How to crack a PPI/ PPO with Pidilite
- The importance of case competitions
- Settling into b-school life
- Starting placement interviews on the right note, just 1-2 months into b-school
- Learn about how to maintain a balance between acads and other activities
- Get to know about joining clubs and committees at b-school
- Anything else you'd like to know!