Advisory Members


taniya

Tanya Dubash
Executive Director & Chief Brand Officer
Godrej Group

taniya
Tanya Dubash
Executive Director & Chief Brand Officer
Godrej Group

Tanya Dubash, the Executive Director and Chief Brand Officer of the Godrej Groupis charged with evolving the Group to a more Brand driven organization.

Tanya is a Director on the Boards of several Godrej Group companies including Godrej Industries, Godrej Consumer Products and Godrej Agrovet. She is also the Chairperson of Godrej Nature’s Basket. She heads the Strategic Marketing Group (SMG) that guides the Godrej Masterbrand and portfolio strategy, and chairs a Marketing Council comprising of Group Marketing Heads.

Tanya was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. She is a Trustee of Brown University, a member of the Brown – India Advisory Council and on the Watson Institute Board of Overseers. She also serves on the boards of the Customer Value Foundation and AIESEC India. Additionally, Tanya is a member of the CII Council on India@75.

She is AB cum laudé, Economics & Political Science, Brown University, USA, and an alumnus of the Harvard Business School.


Sanjeev

Sanjeev Bikhchandani
Founder and Vice Chairman, Naukri.com


Sanjeev Bikhchandani
Founder and Vice Chairman, Naukri.com

Sanjeev is the founder of Naukri.com, India’s leading job site.

The company also runs Jeevansathi.com, 99acres.com, and Shiksha.com. In addition it has made strategic investments in promising web start-ups such as Policybazaar.com, Meritnation.com, Zomato.com, Mydala.com, Canvera, and Happily Unmarried.

Sanjeev graduated from IIM Ahmedabad in 1989 and quit his job for entrepreneurship eighteen months later.

For the first seven years he drifted and did a number of small businesses – from salary surveys to databases, to feasibility studies, to training. Finally in 1997 the company launched Naukri.com and transformed itself into an Internet company.

Starting off from a servant quarter above a garage and seed capital of two thousand rupees, the company grew and attracted investment from leading venture capitalists. It was the first Internet company to list on Indian stock exchanges. Today The company employs over 3700 people and has a market capitalization of over USD 1.5 bill.

Prior to starting Naukri, Sanjeev had worked in advertising with Lintas and in consumer marketing at Glaxo SmithKline. For a brief period, he was the Consulting Editor of Avenues – the careers supplement of ‘The Pioneer’ newspaper.

He along with his partner Hitesh Oberoi won the “Ernst and Young – Entrepreneur of the Year” award in 2008 for Business Transformation. He also won the Dataquest Pathbreaker Award & the Teacher’s Achievement Award for Business in the same year.

In 2011 he was conferred the Distinguished Alumnus award by IIM Ahmedabad and in 2012 he was honoured with the CF Andrews Distinguished Alumnus award by St. Stephen’s College.

He is a member of the Board of the Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship at IIM Ahmedabad.

Sanjeev has served as the President of the Delhi chapter of TiE [The Indus Entrepreneurs]. He has also served as a member of the Global Board of Trustees of TiE. He serves on the National Executive of FICCI and on the National Council of AIMA. He is Chairing the Internet Council of NASSCOM.

Sanjeev is a founding trustee of Ashoka University.

He is a also member of the Board of Chintan – a not for profit organization that works with waste pickers in Delhi.

Sanjeev studied Economics at St. Stephens College and schooled at St. Columba’s in Delhi


falguni

Ms. Falguni Nayar
Founder & CEO of Nykaa.com


Ms. Falguni Nayar
Founder & CEO of Nykaa.com

Nykaa.com, the one stop online destination for you to sit back, relax and shop at your convenience for some of the best make up, skin care, hair care, grooming products and fragrances with more than 350 brands and over 30,000 products to choose from.The startup now prides itself for offering a comprehensive selection of beauty products to more than 900 cities across the country to almost 9,000 zip codes.

Founded in 2013, Nykaa.com is the entrepreneurial dream of Falguni Nayar, the former managing Director Of Kotak Mahindra Capital Company, India’s leading investment bank. Falguni has received many accolades through her career including the FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO) award for the top woman achiever in the field of banking and the Business Today award recognizing her as one of the top 25 women in business.

She was a Founding Member of the Asia Society in India. She is on several boards, including the Aviva Insurance Board, Dabur India and also serves as an Independent Member on the Tata Motors Board. Nykaa.com has recently raised $9.5 million in a funding round led by private equity firm TVS Capital in 2015.

In addition to being a successful career woman and homemaker, Falguni is a source of inspiration to every member of her young and ever growing team. Her attention to detail, involvement in every aspect of the firm and passion for the business are qualities that make her a great leader. A mantra she lives by is “retail is all about detail” and is often heard propagating the same.Through exclusive launches, product innovation, sharp communication and appealing design elements, Falguni aspires to reach new echelons in terms of her vision.

Reinforcing its position in the online space for beauty, Nykaa.com launches a line of in house beauty products next month starting with Nail Enamels available in an array of colours on Nykaa.com.

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