He has over 19 years of experience working with some of India Inc’s top organisations including B-Tex, Pepsi, Apollo Tyres, Reliance Industries Ltd, Future group (NHBS), and Times of India group. He has a rich experience in Organisation Strategy and Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, Corporate communication and Sales.
Dr Hitesh Bhatt holds a doctorate degree in Branding in Retail from University of Mumbai. After completing his graduation in commerce from Mithibai College, he pursued Masters of Management Studies(MBA) from the University of Mumbai. He also completed Executive Retail Management Programme from IIM-Calcutta.
Prior to joining RAI, Hitesh was Head-Marketing and Communications at TCL - Times Group. He used to also head Marketing and Communication at NHBS, a Future Group company. Dr Bhatt is also Executive Editor of STORAI, the magazine for the retail industry.
At RAI, he has initiated awards for retail and tech startups with the aim of creating world class retail ideas and success stories. He is passionate about branding and new-age business models. In his free time, he likes to share his knowledge as a guest faculty in B-Schools and likes to do social service through BAPS, an international NGO.
Dr. Hitesh Bhatt
Director – Marketing and Communications — Retailers Association of India
Danapur Branch of Patna Circle, Bihar. He has worked in Anjani, Tupudana and J C
Road branches as Branch Head.
His exemplary work as a Regional Manager at Regional Business Office Muzaffarpur
along with his excellent leadership skills landed him at the helm of control as Deputy
General Manager (Business & Operations), Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, from 2012 to 2015
and Deputy General Manager (Business & Operations), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, from
2015 to 2016.
Mishra's successful tenure at Lucknow got him elevated to the post of General Manager
on July 13, 2016. He joined as General Manager (NW-I) Guwahati Circle and thereafter
he was posted as General Manager (NW-I), Delhi Circle. He got promoted as Chief
General Manager on April 24, 2019 and joined Hyderabad Circle on June 1, 2019.
Born on January 28, 1964, Mr Mishra did MA (Eco) and CAIIB (both parts).
Mr. Om Prakash Mishra
Chief General Manager, Hyderabad Circle, SBI
Mr. Reddy is a go-getter and brings a determined focus on revenue, relationship & repute through his leadership, adaptability & communication skills. He is both people & process driven with a sound understanding of business dynamics. His focus on aggressive brand building and sales team development has helped in creating a vibrant workforce. He has been instrumental in setting up a robust and vast distribution network which has been crucial in positioning 'Freedom' as the No. 1 brand in the Sunflower Oil category in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. His clear understanding of the sector and command over marketing has helped GEF win credibility and trust with stakeholders and partners. He was a Jury member for Sakshi Excellence Awards 2018
Mr Reddy is a Commerce graduate from Osmania University. He learned the nuances of business with an exposure to operations, trading, purchase and logistics with ITC Agro-Tech. His last assignment was with Acalmar Oils & Fats Limited as General Manager, Sales & Marketing.
Mr. P Chandra Sekhara Reddy
Vice President, Sales & Marketing, GEF India
He is closely involved with several national level Institutions, presently on the Boards of STCI Finance Ltd, Infiniti Retail Limited (Tata Croma), Max Life Insurance Company, Max Healthcare Institute Ltd, Max Bupa Health Insurance Co Ltd and Max Specialty Films Ltd. In addition, he is associated as Member of Internal Audit & Investment Committees of Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanams and Member on the Cost Accounting Standards Board of Institute of Cost Accountants of India.
Earlier, he was associated as a Director with ONGC(2013-16), IDBI Bank(2001-11), LIC Housing Finance (2005-15), etc. As Chairman of Expert Committee on Urban Co-op. Banks (UCBs)(2002) in AP, he analysed the performance of more than 140 UCBs. Recommendations of the Committee are well received / accepted, being implemented by the concerned agencies.
He has been associated with more than 35 High Level Committees as Chairman / Member both at National & State Level, which include Audit Reforms Implementation Committee on Public Sector Banks, Prasara Bharati Restructuring Committee, Expert Committee on Common Wealth Games, Restructuring Committee of State Level PSUs, Expert Committee on Co-op Credit Institutions, Fiscal Reforms Implementation Committee etc. He was also Adviser (Financial Services) to the Government of AP in the rank of Special Chief Secretary.
Mr. K Narasimha Murthy
Board Member of STCI Finance Ltd, Max Life Insurance Company
USA, UK, Canada and Middle East.
In last two and half decades, she gained experience across diverse sectors such as financial services, insurance services, cement, power, security printing, instrumentation & BPO services, with stints in the USA and India.
Vanitha Datla is active in industry associations. A frequent speaker at various professional & academic forums, Ms Datla is passionate about women empowerment and contributing positively to women’s issues. Apart from her professional career, she has keen networking skills, which has helped her to be elected in industry Associations. She was vice chairperson of CII Andhra Pradesh in 2014. Post the bifurcation, she became chairperson of CII Telangana during 2014-2015 & 2015-2016. Most recently, she was Regional Chairwoman of CII's Indian Women Network (IWN-CII) for Southern Region in 2017-18. She was also Director on Board, School of Management Studies, University of Hyderabad during 2012-2015.
During her long career, she won many awards including 'Business Achiever Award for Excellence' by Andhra Chamber of Commerce, Chennai.
After graduating from St Francis College for Women, Hyderabad, she did Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA) from ICFAI Business School. She stood second in the PGDBA class, earning a Silver Medal. She secured a place on the Dean’s Honor Roll for achieving a perfect 4.0 GPA for three consecutive semesters, while pursuing her undergraduate study at Wichita State University in the USA.