Naresh Sethi, Chairman, VST Industries India and Special Advisor to SalesForce

Has directly led over 70 countries in Marketing Director or CEO roles. Currently Chairman VST Industries India and Special Advisor to SalesForce.

The Brand Called You brings a new episode of motivation and empowerment with Mr. Naresh Sethi. Naresh who is from London, is the Chairman of VST Industries India. He is a Special Advisor to SalesForce. Naresh is the only Indian/Asian to be a member of the Executive Board of the  British American Tobacco. He was the CEO and  President of BAT Japan. Naresh is a champion in business and digital transformation and has led over 70 countries as a marketing director or CEO. Multifaceted is the right word! Naresh has worked on a broad spectrum of business opportunities and has covered a large number of countries and continents in doing so. In this interview with Asutosh Garg, Naresh shares his professional journey and gives insightful opinions on several topics. He begins with sharing the three key milestones of his life. He talks about his education and his decision to stay back and work in India. Being supremely fascinated by digital transformation, Naresh talks about the changes that digitisation has brought about in the business industry.  He shares enjoyable examples and anecdotes and talks passionately about his work and the experiences gained on this journey. There is also a great deal of discussion around working with millennials and Gen Z’s and how they’re changing the business ways. Naresh shares his ‘pyramid’ mantra and advises youngsters to be open to opportunities and gain endless experiences!

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Has directly led over 70 countries in Marketing Director or CEO roles. Currently Chairman VST Industries India and Special Advisor to SalesForce. 8 years on the Executive Management Board of British American Tobacco – FTSE top 10 company – in various roles – Strategy and Transformation Director ( Global Strategy, M&A, Global IT, Global Business Services, Digital Transformation) and President/CEO West Europe 4 years CEO and President British American Tobacco Japan 10 Years Marketing Director in various geographies incl. Australasia, West Africa and Indonesia Started in ITC Ltd. in 1989 in various sales, marketing and sponsorship roles across India.
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Sales and Marketing, Strategy and Business Transformation, Digital Transformation, Global Business Services, Managing Global Business, C Suite and Board Management, Mergers & Acquisition, Organisation Design & Culture, FMCG

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