“If you can be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else, it is the greatest accomplishment.”- Gaurav Suri
In this episode, Ashutosh Garg engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Gaurav Suri, Head of Marketing & Products and Sr EVP at UTI Mutual Fund. Gaurav is an alumnus of XLRI Jamshedpur and has worked with Britannia, MetLife, and Perfetti. He is a part of the ‘Mutual Funds Sahi Hai’ campaign. Gaurav Suri shares with us the three key milestones of his life. The senior VP talks about his experience working with MetLife at the time of its inception, when it was a small company. Gaurav, for the audience, simplifies the concept of mutual funds and tells why one should invest in mutual funds. He addresses an enigmatic challenge new investors often run into- whether to invest in mutual funds or equity. The mutual funds guru comments on choosing modes of investment adapting to distinct goals.‘Mutual Funds Sahi Hai’ campaign is everywhere these days. As someone who runs the campaign, Gaurav addresses the challenges and magnitude of success of the campaign. In the section that follows, Gaurav defines his leadership style and core values when it comes to doing business. Before concluding, Gaurav shares with us his biggest learnings from failures in life.
Gaurav Suri, Senior Executive Vice President Head-Marketing & Products, UTI Asset Management Company Ltd
Gaurav Suri provides leadership to the marketing and communication functions ( which includes Brand , Channel , product marketing and Investor education initiatives) along with Business Intelligence unit which serves to build data led decision making in the firm & Digital Eco System ( which includes all the mobile , web assets and contact centre) for creating a digital business model for UTI Asset Management Company Ltd. In addition to this he oversees product development and communication as well. His previous assignment was as Director Marketing and Product Development, Metlife. Having worked with a variety of companies such as FMCG Majors (Britannia Industries Limited-Danone group and Perfetti Van Melle}and the Insurance industry, he has over 25 Years of diverse experience.