A leading Public Affairs & Communications, Sales & Marketing professional with a career spanning over 32 years across top Multinational Companies
Recognized as an industry leader in Policy Advocacy, Crisis Management, Reputation Management, Stakeholder Engagement, Sustainability and Marketing Programs
Successful at developing the vision, direction and strategies required to develop new business categories and creating partnership models to influence public policy ,build a positive corporate reputation and new sales distribution models. Possess a strong business and marketing acumen with a clear sense of purpose and urgency when faced with diverse situational challenges. Diverse experience in FMCG sales / marketing
Ability to partner with cross-functional senior-management teams, quickly reverse strategies to ensure continued progress towards corporate goals, undertake new or unique challenges, and build and maintain productive relationships within multi-cultural environments, superior planning, organizing and project management skills.
With an Advanced Management Program (Batch 69) from Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, Deepak in his last corporate role was responsible for Venturing and Emerging Brands (VEB) in India and South West Asia for Coca-Cola India. In January 2016, was awarded Best Communicator of the Decade by Public Relations Council of India (PRCI)
Deepak is currently the Vice Chairman of the Faraday Club of The Institution of Engineering and Technology
Dr. Praveen Aggarwal has an experience of over 30 years in managing overall businesses, Corporate & Public Affairs, Corporate Social Responsibility in leading MNCs and Indian Companies and Foundations across India and South West Asia.
He has worked in leadership positions in several organizations including Swades Foundation, Coca-Cola India and South West Asia, Jain Satellite Television, MGF Group and has successfully conceptualized and implemented strategic roadmap for driving CSR and corporate affairs for sustainable businesses besides managing P&L.
Between 2002- early 2012 led CSR/ Sustainability and Corporate Affairs for Coca-Cola India and Sout West Asia with increasing responsibilities.
From June 2012 till May 2016, he led Swades Foundation as its Head & COO and transformed Swades into one of the largest and most upcoming NGO, creating a unique model of Rural Development covering over 2100 villages through a team of over 350 full-time professionals.
Praveen has been part of various prestigious forums and committees such as CII, FICCI and AMCHAM during his entire tenure.
Currently Praveen is serving on the Advisory Boards of NGOs- READ India, FUEL and FORCE.
Dr. Murthy is a doctorate in Civil Engineering (Water Resources Management and Engineering Geology) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India (IIT, Kanpur); M.Tech in Applied Geology from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT, Roorkee) and Bachelor’s Degree from Andhra University, Waltair
Dr. Murthy started his career as a Scientist with Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and contributed to the development of water resources development of the country. His domain expertise in hydrogeology, ease with the minor irrigation and wide experience in environmental assessment helped various government, industry, international agencies (such as UNDP) and domestic users over a period of 15 years
He moved to industry as an environmental and water resources manager and supported the food and beverage industry (Coca-Cola) for nine years in six countries. Handled various techno-legal cases at both Central and State agencies/ departmental levels
In total Dr. Murthy has over twenty seven years of wide-ranging experience in hydrogeology, environmental management, mathematical modeling, water resources management, project management, rural development, disaster risk reduction, technology management, groundwater hydrology, watershed development, Managed Aquifer Recharge, micro irrigation, waste water treatment and geospatial modeling