Mr. Sunil Vachani
Mr. Vachani has been awarded the Dataquest Aatmanirbhar Bharat Champion for the year 2020. He was associated with Benin for over 10 years as their Honorary Consul General. Mr. Vachani’s hobbies include reading, yoga & meditation and he is also active in the Young Presidents organization which is a global platform for entrepreneurs to exchange ideas on various issues.
Mr. Rajiv Aggarwal
Vice President – Electronics
An experienced hand at public administration in a career spanning 26 years, he has dealt effectively with highly volatile situations and managed mega events successfully.
Mr. Vikas Gupta
Vice President – Large Appliances
Mr. Anuj Poddar
Vice President – Small Appliances
Mr. Shashi Arora
A gold medallist in BE (Textiles), Shashi graduated from the Technological Institute of Textiles and Sciences, Bhiwani, in 1986. Following a brief tenure at Raymonds, Mumbai, he pursued an MBA at XLRI Jamshedpur, getting another gold medal in academics. His journey at Hindustan Unilever began in 1991, with roles including responsibility for soaps & detergent sales in the Northeast region. In 1985, he was promoted to Brand Manager for “Rin” and successfully launched products like “Rin Shakti” and “Surf Excel Matic.” In 1999, he assumed the role of Regional Sales Manager for the Eastern region. Transitioning from FMCG to banking in 2002, Shashi joined Kotak Mahindra as Group Marketing Head, leading the pan-India launch of Kotak Mahindra Bank.
From 2008 to 2018, he played pivotal roles within the Airtel group, serving as Chief Operating Officer and later as Chief Executive Officer for Delhi Circle. In 2011, he took charge as Executive Director & CEO of Airtel’s DTH business, taking the business to the No.2 position in the country. In this role, he was part of the Airtel Management Board (AMB) as well. Subsequently, he became MD & CEO of Airtel Payments Bank, a joint venture between Bharti Airtel and Kotak Mahindra Bank.
In 2018, Shashi joined Havells Group as the President & CEO of Lloyd Consumer Durables, leading the strategic entry of the Company into the consumer durables business. Later, from April 2022 onwards, he joined Blue Star as President & COO. He is an integral part of Blue Star’s Group Management Committee (GMC) and is a Director on the Board of Blue Star Climatech Ltd. He currently serves as the Honorary Secretary of CEAMA and is the Co-Chair of the CII Committee for Warehousing, Logistics & Cold Chain (Northern Region). With a keen focus on digitization, and with his exceptional leadership and extensive industry experience, Shashi continues to drive success & innovation in the business he leads.
Mr. Salil Kappoor
An accomplished business leader with broad-based experience across the consumer products and media industry, Mr. Salil Kapoor has held CXO and leadership roles with marquee brands like LG, Samsung, Dishtv, and Voltas amongst others. He is an active contributor to industry and is passionate about creating brands, technology, and start-ups.
Mr. Salil Kapoor is also an independent director on the board of the Electronics Sector Skill Council of India (ESSCI) and a core member of management committee at CEAMA (Consumer Electronics and Appliances Manufacturers Association) of India.