Rajesh Ramakrishnan, MD, Perfetti Van Melle India

Today on The Brand Called You we have with us the Marketing Director of Van Melle India, Mr. Rajesh Ramkrishnan. Starting off in sales and marketing, Mr. Ramkrishnan has worked with renowned FMCG brands. These brands include Cherry Blossom, PepsiCo, Leher and Kurkure! He has made a lot of progress in all these brands over the years. 

According to Mr. Ramkrishnan, the key lies in research. A good mixture of research along with your marketing instincts or gut help in understanding the consumer needs widely.  He also outlines the importance of differentiation and availability of products .

In the fast running digital age, Mr. Ramkrishnan believes that keeping ideas consumer centric will help in keeping up with ecommerce in the long haul. He looks up to Indra Nooyi (CEO, PepsiCo) and admires her ability to combine performance with purpose.

A firm believer of self reflection, Mr. Ramkrishnan remarks that,

“Self reflection is very important and if we’re able to do that and act upon it, I think we’ll all be in a good place”

He is a visionary who believes in grabbing every opportunity on the path.


I am a professional with over 25 years of diverse experience in Sales, Marketing and General Management in Asia across categories like Personal Care, Household Care, Foods & Beverages, Confectionery and Media.

I strike a good balance between Strategic thinking and Operational excellence. I am a firm believer of the fact that Great leaders are those who are able to inspire their team to have confidence in themselves – I have successfully recruited and mentored talent over the years, who are doing exceedingly well in the corporate world. I am passionate about what I do – my work, my photography and my fitness regime. This passion shows through in my ability to effectively manage complexities to deliver results with speed and impact.

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