From Nike to Red Bull and Dove are some of his favourite brands
My role in the organisation allows me to leverage my skills and make a difference to the business, the people and the community. There is a high level of independence and empowerment that comes with it. We have fun brands in our portfolio — Alpenliebe, Mentos, Center Fruit, Center Fresh, Happydent and Chupa Chups — that lend themselves well to interesting innovations and communication ideas. So, there is never a dull moment!
It also gives me the opportunity to meet a great bunch of people with different sensibilities and creativity, and allows me to learn from them.
I believe we need to continue to embrace technology in all aspects of our business to drive efficiency and effectiveness, and keep up in the fast-paced world. We need to continue to adopt best practices and raise the bar.
My typical day starts with either yoga or badminton in the morning on alternate days. Then I have a light breakfast and leave for work. Work during the day involves many meetings, calls and responding to emails. I ensure that there is a right balance between the time I spend on short-term and long-term initiatives. I also make it a point to walk around the office every now and then, and meet up with people. Dinner is usually with the family. I occasionally catch up on a Netflix show before retiring for the night.
I love to follow my exercise routine over the weekend as well. I also get together with friends and family over dinner. I am passionate about photography and use the weekend to work on my latest project.
The gadgets that I love are my phone, which I also use for taking pictures, my camera and my laptop.
The brands that I admire are Nike, which encourages you to push your limits; Red Bull, which redefines possibilities; and Dove, which redefines beauty.