After being associated with Kellogg Company as Chief Commercial Officer for the near to five-and-a-half years now, Shekar Khosla is all set to join Google India as VP-Marketing.
He joined Kellogg Company as Chief Marketing Officer (Asia Pacific and Africa) in December 2014 and was later elevated to the role of CCO (Digital Transformation, Revenue Growth Management, Sales and Marketing) at the company in July 2018.
Khosla was also working as the Chief Mentor of IdStats Research and Consultancy from July 2014 to December 2018.
He began his career in July 1994 when he joined Hindustan Lever as Management Trainee. Over time, he was elevated to the position of Area Sales Manager, Mumbai Metro, HLL India; Senior Brand Manager (Tea Brands); Regional Sales and Customer Manager (Beverages)- South India Branch Head and Regional Sales and Marketing Manager (Foods)- South India Branch Head.
In his over two decades association with Unilever, he also served multiple roles such as the Global Director (Fair & Lovely) and Director- South Asia Skin Care; VP- Skin Cleansing and Care- South East Asia, Australasia; VP- Skin Care Business, South East and North East Asia, Australasia and Global Ponds Cleanser.
Commenting on Khosla’s appointment, Simon Kahn, VP-Marketing (APAC), Google, said, “Delighted to welcome Shekar Khosla to Google to lead our marketing efforts in India, as VP, Marketing. Shekar brings a wealth of experience in developing purpose-driven brands across both emerging and developed markets of Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa.
“He is a strong advocate of inclusion and allyship, which is central to our Culture at Google. Joining us from Kellogg, Shekar has a proven track record of delivering spectacular results with experience in Sales and Marketing holding senior leadership positions including at Unilever. I can’t wait for him to start and work with our enormously creative, committed, and high performance teams in India,” he added.