Online travel company MakeMyTrip (MMT) has appointed Sunil Suresh as its new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for MakeMyTrip and Goibibo. He replaces Saujanya Shrivastava, who was promoted as Chief Business Officer (CBO) in February this year.
Suresh will drive the company’s marketing efforts to support overall strategic objectives, overseeing all initiatives across the marketing funnel, including brand, social, performance and innovation marketing tracks.
Commenting on Suresh’s appointment, Vipul Prakash, COO, MakeMyTrip, said “We are excited to have Sunil on board our leadership team as he brings to the table 18-years of rich experience in marketing, delivering growth across technology, consumer goods and retail businesses. With a unique blend of expertise in multiple domains, deep understanding of consumer behaviour and how businesses can leverage the power of digital, we are confident that he will help propel MakeMyTrip’s next phase of growth.”
Previously, Suresh was Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer at Capillary Tech for two years and was responsible for driving growth and profits through the strategic transformation of the company. Prior to that, he held crucial positions of Chief Digital Officer and CMO at Yum! Brands (Pizza Hut) wherein he led teams for more than six years delivering growth in the Middle East, Africa, Pakistan and Turkey. He has also worked with Unilever for a decade wherein he held various positions in sales and marketing.
A graduate from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Roorkee, Suresh holds post-graduate diploma from Indian Institute of Management (IIM) - Lucknow.
Commenting on his new role, Suresh said, “I am delighted to join MakeMyTrip, one of the most iconic Online Indian brands of our time. The growth story of the company has been synonymous with the growth of travel industry in India. With ambitious plans lined up for its next phase of growth, I am looking forward to be a part of this exciting trip.”