CubeX in association with Nicholas Hall & Company (UK), is organizing a conference, Change Your Game in Consumer Healthcare on October 12, 2018. Our keynote speaker and Global OTC expert, Mr. Nicholas Hall, will be giving us a global view of the OTC market. Other experts from the industry also will be sharing their insights to create a bigger blueprint of your OTC business.

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2017 Conference Updates

Some of our esteemed speakers at the OTC conference'17


Mr. Nicholas Hall
Chairman & CEO - Nicholas Hall Group of Companies.


Nicholas Hall has more than three decades of experience in the healthcare industry. He has chaired and moderated over 300 OTC conferences and seminars in 58 countries. He manages the Nicholas Hall Group's consulting business, which has among its clients many blue chip OTC companies, as well as some of the leading local laboratories in Asia, Middle East and Latin America. The Nicholas Hall Group provides a complete marketing and business intelligence support service for consumer healthcare professionals, offering data and analysis on a truly global basis.
Speaker

Ms. Maria Garrido
Global Chief Insights & Analytics Officer - Havas Group.


Maria has 20 years of experience in North America, Latin America and Europe. She manages market research, including proprietary meaningful brands study worldwide. She also leads the advanced analytics practice including decision support solutions, and ROI measurement. She has held both operational and strategic marketing roles at various FMCG blue chips, most notably Colgate Palmolive Co & Mondelez.
Speaker

Dr. Arun Mishra
Executive Vice President - Regulatory Affairs (Indian Sub-continent), GSKCH Ltd.


Arun Mishra has obtained degrees from the Netherlands, Ireland and Harvard. He is an international regulatory expert on drugs, OTC, Cosmetics and Ayurvedic products. He has played a key role in shaping the regulatory framework in the Indian sub-continent and emerging markets.
Speaker

Mr.Subodh Marwah
Group President - Global Consumer Healthcare, Strides Shasun Ltd.


Subodh Marwah has a career spanning over 2 decades and has wide business management, strategy building, execution and brand marketing experience in FMCG, beverages, small appliances, information services and consumer healthcare industry, across the globe, with companies such as Gillette, P&G, Carlsberg and Thomson Reuters. In his last assignment, he led the consumer healthcare business of Sun Pharma (erstwhile Ranbaxy Global Consumer Healthcare) leading the India business towards becoming one of the top 5 companies in this sector and developing the global business.
Speaker
Mr. Amit Shukla
Emerging Market Strategy Lead - ‘Accelerating Growth Together’, GSKCH Ltd.


Amit Shukla has over 20 years of experience in building growth oriented businesses across developing and developed markets such as North America, Russia, Switzerland, Middle East and Singapore over last several years. He is currently based in India and focuses on maximizing GSK’s growth from emerging markets with both, internal and external possibilities. He has worked cross-functionally across supply chain, sales, marketing and most recently as General Manager in Turkey growing that business 5 fold in less than 4 years.
Panellist

Mr. Brijesh Kapil
Director, Healthcare Strategy & Marketing CH-Merck Ltd.


Brijesh Kapil, alumnus of IIM-Ahmedabad, has more than three decades of experience in business, sales and marketing in OTC Pharma and FMCG in India and International markets. Before joining Merck, he was Vice President at Ranbaxy Global Consumer Healthcare, responsible for P & L operations in India as well as for business strategy and marketing strategy support for international markets. He has been awarded 'Outstanding Marketing Professional Award 2012' by Planman Consulting for taking Revital as No.1 brand in IPM. He has been instrumental in growing Merck India’s consumer health portfolio.  
Panellist

Mr. Anantha Nayak
CEO - Cipla Health Ltd.


Anantha Nayak is a Chemical Engineer and an MBA from IIM, Calcutta. Prior to joining Cipla, he was with Procter & Gamble for over 16 years. He had launched Olay and Whisper Choice brands in India. In his last role in P&G, he was leading the Haircare (Pantene, Head & Shoulders, Rejoice etc.) category for developing markets of Asia Pacific. Under his leadership, Cipla Health has launched a portfolio of consumer healthcare products, including Nicotex which has become No.1 smoking cessation brand in India.
Panellist

Mr. Venu Ambati
Managing Director - Abbott India Ltd.


Venu Ambati joined Abbott India Ltd. as Managing Director & General Manager in September 2016. He holds an MBA degree from IIM, Ahmedabad and Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Bhopal. He has over 24 years of rich experience with GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare in various leadership positions across the Indian sub-continent, Middle East, North Africa and Asia. With an extensive background in Consumer Goods and OTC products, he brings strong business acumen and the ability honed in both, developed and emerging markets.
Panellist

Mr. Rohan Siroya
Director –Lifezen Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.

Rohan Siroya is founder at Lifezen Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. - an OTC healthcare start up based in Bangalore and Mumbai. Having done his schooling in Dubai, and graduated from the University of Western Ontario in Canada, Rohan presents a global understanding of markets. In 2015, Rohan along with his uncle Shailesh Siroya, forged an association of Bal Pharma Ltd, Rohan’s family driven pharmaceutical company based in bangalore, and BCCL Springboard- the Venture capitalist arm of Times of India- creating his current company- Lifezen Healthcare. The company specialises in marketing OTC healthcare brands that are built on the base of consumer demand.
Speaker

Mr. Kapil Kamboj
Vice President - Customer Development & International Business, J&J Consumer India.

Kapil Kamboj heads the sales function at J&J Consumer India, a company he has worked at ever since he joined them as a Management trainee, after graduating from IIM Bangalore in 1999. In his current role, he is responsible for overall sales and customer development across India and South Asia markets. He is passionate about developing businesses and capabilities in emerging channels like e-commerce and specialty stores and was instrumental in the introduction of Babycenter.com, one of the leading global parenting websites. He also led the team that relaunched India’s No.1 Teen brand, Clean & Clear in 2008.
Speaker

Mr. Anita Nayyar
CEO - India & South Asia, Havas Media Group.

Anita Nayyar is a veteran of the Indian media industry. Her 30+ years in the industry have seen her manage a portfolio of brands across sectors. As CEO, she took on the mandate of expanding Havas Media Group’s footprint in the emerging South Asia markets in 2006. Under her leadership Havas Media Group in India has grown has grown 12 times in 10+ years. It has expanded its offerings as an integrated communications group for traditional, digital, mobile, performance marketing and out-of-home. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and has done her Post Graduation in Advertising and Marketing with a Masters in Management.
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2016 Conference Updates

Below is the list of our distinguished speakers for the conference…


Mr. Nicholas Hall
Chairman and CEO, Nicholas Hall & Co. UK


Nicholas Hall has more than three decades of experience in the healthcare industry and has chaired and moderated over 300 OTC conferences and seminars in 58 countries. He has managed the Nicholas Hall Group's consulting business, which has among its clients many blue chip OTC companies, as well as some of the leading local laboratories in Asia, Middle East and Latin America. The Nicholas Hall Group provides a complete marketing and business intelligence support service for consumer healthcare professionals, offering data and analysis on a truly global basis.
Ms.Susan Josi
Managing Partner, Sorento Healthcare Communications


Ms.Josi is the Founder & Managing Partner of Sorento Healthcare Communications and has more than 34 years of experience in the healthcare and wellness sector. She has more than 20 years’ experience in healthcare communications. She is an eminent name in the industry across APAC and specializes in OTC Marketing and Social Marketing Initiatives.

Prof.Piyush Kumar Sinha
Professor, Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad

A faculty in the area of marketing and retailing, Prof. Sinha has more than three decades of academic and industry experience. He is the Chairperson of the Centre for Retailing at IIMA. He has more than 60 publications to his credit, including a book on Managing Retailing. As the Marketing Manager of an FMCG company, he was involved in myriad activities including new product launches, communication planning as well as media planning and buying.

Mr.Subodh Marwah
Head, Consumer Healthcare, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

In a career spanning two decades in India and globally, Mr.Marwah has immense experience in business management, strategy building and brand marketing across various industries, apart from healthcare. He has spearheaded the launch of Gillette in India. He joined Sun Pharma's Consumer Healthcare (erstwhile Ranbaxy Global Consumer Healthcare) about three years ago with a vision to make it one of the top five companies in India.
Mr.Swapneel Naidu
Vice President, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Mr.Naidu has 20 years’ experience spanning sales, marketing & general management responsibilities across diverse industries and brands such as Ray-Ban, Shell, Lacto Calamine, i-pill, Candid Powder, Scalpe Plus Anti-Dandruff, VWash Plus and many more. Associated with OTC marketing for the last 12 years, currently Mr. Naidu is Vice President, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and leads the OTC initiative of Glenmark in India as well as global markets.
Mr.T.Gangadhar
Managing Director, MEC-South Asia.


With over 20 years in the field of marketing and advertising, Mr. Gangadhar has worked with leading companies such as Hindustan Unilever, Britannia, Reckitt Benckiser. As Head of Marketing for SET MAX, he conceived the iconic ‘Manoranjan ka Baap’ campaign for the launch of the Indian Premier League. 
MEC is a founding partner of GroupM globally and operates in over 90 countries. MEC's client roster includes Colgate Palmolive, Britannia and Reliance Group- to name a few. 

Mr.Dalveer Singh
CEO, GroupM Dialogue Factory


With over two decades of work experience, Mr.Singh has been a pioneer in implementing and replicating the Indian model on Rural and Low Income Consumer Marketing in 10 other emerging markets. After having served at leadership positions in agencies like Ogilvy Action, 141 Worldwide and Reliance ADAG, he channeled his expertise to successfully set up Dialogue Factory – a GroupM experiential marketing agency.
Mr.Dinar Mhatre
Head Integration, Johnson and Johnson Consumer


Mr.Dinar, currently head integration at J&J Consumer, is an outstanding personality with a great sense of OTC marketing. He has been instrumental in driving key business initiatives for the OTC unit previously at Sanofi-Aventis apart from leading companies like Abbott India and erstwhile Novartis Consumer Healthcare. He is an extremely talented marketer who understands the pulse of the market.
Mr.Kedar Rajadnye
COO, Piramal Enterprises

Mr.Rajadnye is the COO of the consumer healthcare business of Piramal Enterprises. Prior that he worked at Hindustan Unilever for 8 years in the sales and marketing function. Under his stewardship, Piramal Healthcare has built a wide category presence in the Indian OTC market. In addition to organic strategies, he has also been instrumental in acquisition of key brands from MSD, Pfizer Ltd. and Little's babycare.

2015 Conference Highlights - Speakers

Below is the list of our distinguished speakers for the conference…

Session 1: New Thinking, New Realities in the OTC Industry


Mr. Nicholas Hall
Chairman and CEO,
Nicholas Hall & Co. UK


Nicholas Hall has more than three decades of experience in the healthcare industry and has chaired and moderated over 300 OTC conferences and seminars in 58 countries. He has managed the company’s consultancy practice, which has among its clients many blue chip OTC companies, as well as some of the leading local laboratories in Asia, Middle East and Latin America.
Ambi Parameswaran
Advisor, Ex-Executive Director
FCB Ulka, India


In a career spanning three decades Mr. Ambi has handled assignments in marketing, sales and advertising across various companies before dropping anchor at FCB Ulka Advertising over two decades ago. Ambi has been contributing articles to premier business publications, has conducted seminars and holding branding workshops for Indian/ MNC organizations and has eight books to his credit currently.

Ajay Macaden
Executive Director
Nielsen India

Mr. Macaden is a veteran in the Consumer Research industry. He has dawned many positions across IMRB and Nielsen and is now the Executive Director at Nielsen India.
Nandini Dias
CEO, Lodestar UM, India


Ms. Dias has lead Lodestar UM to be crowned the Media Agency of the Year title several times in the biggest Indian award shows. She has won the Media Planner of the year award many times and has been recognized at Cannes and Spikes on more than one occasion.

Dinar Mhatre
Head Integration
Johnson and Johnson Consumer, India


From his early days of handling Benadryl at Parke Davis, Mr. Mhatre has indeed come a full circle as he just moved from handling Benadryl at J&J to his new role as Head of Integration at J&J Consumer Care. He has been instrumental in driving key business initiatives for OTC previously at Sanofi, Novartis Consumer and Abbott Consumer. He is an extremely talented marketer who understands the pulse of the market in India.
Gerard Fernandes
Consumer Healthcare Head
Boehringer Ingelheim, India


With an experience of more than 22 years in OTC business in India and across Europe, Mr. Fernandes has successfully managed many OTC brands in his tenure. As the Consumer Healthcare Head at BI, he is now steering the successful OTC marketing of their two flagship brands Dulcoflex and Buscogast.

S. Raghunandan
Director and CEO
Jyothy Laboratories Limited, India


He brings to the table his vast industry experience in areas of sales, marketing and strategic & tactical planning. He has worked with FMCG players like Unilever, Dabur, Paras and Reckitt Benckiser in the bigger league.
Ajay Rawal
National Marketing Head
JK Ansell, India


He is a professional with a unique combination of Rx, OTC and FMCG sales and marketing experience. He has worked in Indian and MNC organizations and has grown some of the iconic Indian and Multinational brands like Moov, ItchGuard, RingGuard, Krack, D’Cold, Calcium Sandoz, Tiger Balm, KamaSutra and many more.


Brijesh Kapil
Executive Director, Merck Consumer Healthcare India

Having previously steered OTC Operations at Ranbaxy Global Consumer Healthcare, he comes with almost 3 decades of business, sales and marketing experience in OTC Pharma and FMCG in India and International markets, He has been awarded the 'Outstanding Marketing Professional Award 2012' by Planman Consulting. With his experience, Neurobion Forte is the first brand of Merck to hit 100 crores and become India's largest units selling brand.
Shishir Bhartia
GM, Brand Capital

An alumnus of London School of Economics, he now heads the portfolios for Healthcare, Wellness, Home Décor, Consumer Durable and Education sectors in Brand Capital since 2008. Working closely with early stage organisations and high growth MNCs, he has helped them achieve exponential growth through brand building, resource strengthening and business development strategies.
Dr. Jayesh Lele
Family Physician, President Elect,
Indian Medical Association

Currently the President Elect of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Maharashtra and soon to be the President for the year 2015-2016, Dr. Jayesh Lele has held various positions at IMA State and Branch level. He has been the State Secretary for 4 years previously and has conducted many medical camps as well as CME camps for the state.
Bhavik Kumar
Co-Founder, Medibox Technologies

He has over 14 years of work experience with specific contributions in distribution, supply chain solutions, marketing and International trading for pharma/healthcare as a CEO in his previous company. He has co-founded Medibox Technologies which is a digital platform for OTC, pharma & healthcare products in India.
Radhakrishna Hemmad
Regional Director, Asia Pacific,
Probi AB, Singapore

He has over 18 years of experience spanning Consumer Healthcare (OTC) and dietary supplements in the Asia-Pacific region working for organizations like Ranbaxy Consumer Healthcare, Orkla Health & Boots Healthcare International to name a few. Radhakrishna has honed his skills in business development, market –entry strategy & distributor management.
Tina Mistry
Marketing Director Abbott Nutrition, India

In a career spanning over 20 years, .Tina has handled leadership assignments in Marketing and Sales across companies like Nestle, Unilever and Johnson and Johnson. She has successfully built strong brands in competitive and challenging categories of personal care and foods.
Sanjeev Singhai
Business Director, Indian Subcontinent, Buchanan Group

His vast multiple industries sales and marketing experience of 30 years provided him deep consumer insight using which he created unique advertising platforms like Brand Power, Medifacts and Zoot Review. Sanjeev enjoys monopoly in third party advertising in India and has created more than 150 TVCs and hundreds of YouTube Videos for practically all the leading FMCG and OTC clients of India which has been instrumental in driving additional sales and market share for their brands.
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